The right turkey hunting gear is more important and more appreciated than in almost any other type of hunting. A turkey hunter must be fully concealed, warm, mobile, nimble, have access to a wide variety of tools, silent, flexible, and able to excel in unexpected circumstances. On today’s episode, I talk about what kind of gear is needed for a beginner, and what you can do without to get started.
- You need full camo from head to toe, or at least ankle.
- Remember turkeys can see all colors, you must not wear anything bright!
- Never ever wear red, blue or white. These are the colors that a gobbler’s head can have on them in the spring, every hunter in the woods is looking to shoot at things this color.
- Go with light but sturdy footwear that you can cover ground in. And wear Toe Warmers if it’s cold.
- Have a pair of light camo gloves and a heavier pair so you can adjust based on temperature.
- Get a cheap Camo Face Shroud that can cover your head, ears, face and neck.
- You do not need a turkey vest to get started, but you do need pockets in your coat/jacket and pants.
- A small camo, brown, or black backpack is usually needed until you can get a turkey vest.
- You must have a seat to sit on. For mobile hunting get a Cheap Light Ground Cushion or a Deluxe Ground Cushion with Back.
- For stationary hunting get a nice folding Turkey Ground Chair.
- Always make sure you have your hunting license, turkey tag, a knife, and some string to attach the tag.
- Water is worthy of mentioning, you may cover a lot of ground and it’s easy to forget to hydrate.