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11 Must-have Items for Turkey Hunting

Are you excited for turkey hunting yet? I know I am. When it comes to hunting, the best way to get ready for the season is by knowing about the latest and greatest hunting gear. So whether you’re a run-and-gun hunter or more of a traditionalist, you’ll surely find something on this list that will improve your hunt and help you succeed in the field.

Guide Gear Magnum Turkey Chair

Made from a lightweight 600-denier fabric, the Guide Gear Magnum Turkey Chair makes it easier and more comfortable to sit still while you’re waiting for that moment of truth to arrive. For easy carrying, it weighs just 7 lbs. and includes a storage bag with shoulder strap that makes it easy to haul out to your favorite hot spot.

  • Powder-coated steel frame
  • 600-denier fabric
  • Foam-padded armests
  • Pivoting feet
  • Storage bag with shoulder strap

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Knight & Hale Run And Gun 300 Turkey Vest

The Knight & Hale Run-and-Gun 300 Turkey Vest features a 10-point adjustment system that provides a comfortable, non-restricting fit for all body types. Lightweight Turkey Vest fits close to your midsection to minimize snagging, and features plenty of pockets for your calls and other small accessories. Plus, it even has a 6-layer cushion to plop down when you find that perfect honey hole.

  • 10-point adjustment system
  • (2) pot call pockets, (1) box call pocket, diaphragm pockets, and accessory pocket
  • Striker slots
  • MOLLE attachments
  • Cushioned seat

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Primos Double Bull Surroundview Stake-out Blind

You might think all ground blinds are created equal. But we’ve never seen anything quite like the Primos Double Bull Surroundview Stake-Out Blind. It’s quick and easy to set-up thanks to its lightweight design with 2-hubs, plus it’s made with Primos’ SurroundView™ one-way see-through walls so you can see everything in front of you without having to peek above the blind to steal a glance.

  • SurroundView™ one-way see through walls
  • Double Bull™ material and construction
  • (3) triangular shooting windows
  • 2-hub design
  • Easy to set up and takedown

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Montana Decoy Fanatic Turkey Decoy

If you’re the type of hunter who likes to run-and-gun when things get slow, you’ll love this Fanatic Turkey from Montana Decoy. Not only does it double as an actual decoy, but thanks to a see-through viewing window it can be used as a blind to stalk hung-up birds. And the best part? It folds down to the size of a paper plate, yet still offers true-to-life details and a realistic size when unfolded.

  • Lifelike size and photographic realism
  • Folds down to the size of a paper plate 
  • See-through viewing window offers total concealment
  • Stalking handle for easy 1-handed operation
  • Can be staked into the ground and used as a traditional decoy

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Avian-X LCD Feeder Hen Decoy

Developed after years of careful study and design, the Avian -X LCD Feeder Hen Decoy has everything you need to draw big birds in close. Perfect for mid to late season when you often see lone hens feeding with a strutter waiting nearby.

  • Rugged Dura-Rubber construction
  • True-to-life body posture
  • Lifelike feather detailing
  • No-flake paint scheme
  • One-piece folding stake system

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Knight & Hale Turkey Magnet Box Call

Traditional Box Calls are a must-have for your turkey hunt, but they make it hard to stay ready for the shot when you’re calling away. That’s not the case with Knight & Hale’s new Magnet Box Call that actually attaches right to your shotgun via heavy-duty magnets. This unique design allows you to produce realistic sounds without taking either hand off your shotgun.

  • Produces realistic yelps, clucks, and purrs
  • Allows you to keep both hands on your firearm
  • Attaches to steel receiver shotguns with heavy-duty magnets
  • Designed by Travis “T-Bone” Turner

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Guide Gear Men’s Full Body Ghillie Suit

For optimal concealment during your turkey hunt, give this Guide Gear Ghillie Suit a try. This complete set includes everything you need to stay stealthy on the hunt—jacket, pants, hood, and firearm warp.

  • 100% polypropylene strings
  • Lightweight mesh inner lining
  • Storage bag
  • Includes Jacket, Pants, Hood, and Weapon wrap
  • Storage bag with shoulder strap

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NOMAD NWTF Woven Turkey Hunting Shirt

For those who wait patiently for hours propped up against a tree waiting to outmaneuver that gobbler, this NOMAD NWTF Turkey Hunting Shirt & Pants is for you. It’s made with lightweight-yet-durable NOMAD canvas that’s built for comfort and top moisture-wicking performance. And since NOMAD is the official licensed apparel of the National Wild Turkey Federation, a portion of the proceeds go toward supporting NWTF conservation efforts.

  • 60/40 cotton/polyester
  • Advanced moisture-management technology
  • Bellowed chest pockets
  • Available in 2 camo patterns

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NOMAD NWTF Turkey Hunting Pants

Designed to go along with the NOMAD NWTF Turkey Hunting Shirt above, these Turkey Pants offer the same comfort and moisture-wicking properties. And just like its counterpart, a portion of the proceeds go toward supporting NWTF conservation efforts.

  • 60/40 cotton/polyester
  • 2 cargo pockets
  • Articulated knees
  • Reinforced seat
  • Available in 2 camo patterns

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Guide Gear Country Pursuit Snake Boots

For those who head deep into rattler country, the Guide Gear Country Pursuit Snake Boots offer top protections against fangs and aggressive snakes. Plus, they’re incredibly comfortable thanks to their pinch-free fit, thick OrthoLite insole, and mesh lining that wicks away moisture like no other. Boots come in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country® and measure in at 16″h. and approximately 33 oz. each.

Guid Gear Snake Boots
  • Leather and Nylon uppers
  • Guide Dry 100% waterproof lining
  • Snake Guard fabric
  • Aggressive rubber outsole
  • 16″h., 33 oz. each

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Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey

Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey is designed with Shot-Lok™ technology that launches your round in a near perfect circle for hard-hitting and extremely tight long-range patterns. The result? 10% greater penetration over standard lead loads beyond 50 yards and twice the number of pellets in a 10″ circle out to 60 yards.

  • Advanced Shot-Lok™ technology
  • Provides 10% greater penetration over standard loads beyond 50 yards
  • Provides twice the number of pellet in a 10″ circle out to 60 yards

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What’s your favorite gear for turkey hunting? Tell us about it in the comments below. Thanks for reading and good luck on your hunt this year!

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One Response to “11 Must-have Items for Turkey Hunting”

  1. Joe W.

    This is a great list. I have almost everything listed. I have done much better since I purchased a Ghillie suit. I have had other hunters walk right past me without knowing I was there. I would recommend this for any turkey hunter and also bowhunter.