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#7127202 - 03/29/18 01:26 PM Turkey Hunting must haves
Gulfgoose Offline
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Registered: 01/10/18
Posts: 53
I'm pretty green (extremely green) in the turkey hunting world. 21 years of waterfowl experience but finally getting to go chase turkeys next weekend in Lasalle county for the first time.

What are some of the things that you guys recommend I really need to have? Picked up a primos bombshell call, have a gun and choke for it, a couple old cheap decoys, and getting some new shooting sticks. What am I missing that I really really need? TIA

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#7127208 - 03/29/18 01:36 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1820
insect repellent.good stuff like ben's or something.
drinking water.

don't call every 2 seconds like they do on television.
less is more.

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#7127218 - 03/29/18 01:47 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 14267
Loc: Big D
Becareful using those dekes. Using them can hurt you too. Not like you see on TV plus old and cheap are just that. Get a pad or little seat. Never needed shooting stix with a shotgun. Popup blind can help if you want to hunt a spot for a long time.

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#7127232 - 03/29/18 02:02 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
Gulfgoose Offline
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Registered: 01/10/18
Posts: 53
Firm believer in less is more on the calling side.

I'm probably going to pick up a good hen decoy today. I want to maximize my chances at success. Not one to half way hunt anything that I'm after.

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#7127255 - 03/29/18 02:30 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
TGalyon1 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 673
Loc: Texas
Snake boots
some kind cushion to sit on.

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#7127502 - 03/29/18 07:29 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
gusick Offline
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Registered: 07/19/13
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Face mask and gloves.

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#7127504 - 03/29/18 07:32 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
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Bird Dog

Registered: 08/27/13
Posts: 492
Face mask, gloves. Pattern your shot gun before you hunt, it might not shoot where you think it will. Forrest

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#7129568 - 04/01/18 11:10 AM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
howl Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 02/23/18
Posts: 33
Loc: Georgia
It helps to know what turkeys sound like and what the sounds mean. lovettwilliams.com will sell you a set of CDs.
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trying to figure out Rio gobbler and javelina hunts in TX

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#7129570 - 04/01/18 11:10 AM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 1076
Loc: Wimberley, Tx
A good light chair. Patience and faith.

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#7130054 - 04/02/18 07:48 AM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
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gumshoe

Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16873
Loc: North Texas
Have a backup call in case you lose your main call, break it, get it wet, leak mosquito repellent all over it, etc. Also, I carry a small folding saw or a hand pruner for clearing any small limbs or briars from wherever I set up to call from.

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#7130566 - 04/02/18 04:32 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
Gamblinman Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
Posts: 1014
Loc: Yantis, TX
ThermaCell, ThermaCell, ThermaCell.

A good pair of comfortable snake boots.

A comfortable turkey chair.

A good box call. Good high pitch, with a good rollover.
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" I don't hunt turkeys because I want to, I hunt turkeys because I have to."

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#7130596 - 04/02/18 04:52 PM Re: Turkey Hunting must haves [Re: Gulfgoose]
Gulfgoose Offline
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Registered: 01/10/18
Posts: 53
I appreciate all of the feed back guys. Getting more excited by the day to hopefully put the smack down on a gobbler this weekend.

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