Must-Have Turkey Gear for 2020

posted on April 21, 2020

Be prepared when you enter the turkey woods this spring with this year's must-have gear.

Millennium TU02 Run 'N’ Gun Turkey Seat

Millennium TU02 Run 'N’ Gun Turkey Seat
Not only do the legs of the Millennium TU02 Run 'N’ Gun Turkey Seat keep your butt off wet ground, they adjust independently allowing you to turn any tree, even one on uneven ground, into the perfect ambush spot.  A powder-coated aluminum frame keeps weight to a manageable 4.2 pounds, and the  Comfortmax seat fabric, covered in Mossy Oak Obsession camo, provides the comfort needed to wait out a wary tom. Carry strap included. MSRP: $69.99;

Rocky Sport Pro Pull-On Rubber Snake Boot

Rocky Sport Pro Pull-On Rubber Snake Boot
Vulcanized rubber construction and a 2mm neoprene upper keeps these boots waterproof, and molded rubber reinforcement along with Rocky's Briar and Thorn Guard make them stand up to the spring woods. Best of all, these boots are made for snake country, incorporating lightweight and flexible Realtree Timber high-abrasion, snake-guard material to its full, 16-inch height. MSRP: $165;

Nomad Leafy Turkey Clothing

Nomad Leafy Turkey Clothing
Made from lightweight moisture-wicking, quick-drying, antimicrobial, four-way stretch fabric, the Leafy ¼-Zip top and Pant from Nomad come finished in Mossy Oak Obsession camo, complete with 3D leaves to further break up your outline, rendering you invisible to keen-eyed turkeys. The top features a drawstring hood, elastic cuffs and waist, and a zippered front pouch. The pants sport six pockets and an elastic waist. MSRP: $99.99 jacket, $99.99 pant;

Carlson's TSS Turkey Choke Tube

Carlson's TSS Turkey Choke Tubes
Previously available in 12- and 20-gauge models, Carlson’s expanded its TSS Turkey Choke Tube line to include the increasingly popular .410-bore. In testing, the .410 TSS choke tube kept nearly 200 No. 9 TSS pellets in a 10-inch circle at 40 yards. All Carlson’s TSS Turkey Choke Tubes, regardless of gauge, are CNC-machined from solid 17-4, heat-treated stainless steel for extreme durability. Available for most shotguns. MSRP: $44.95;

Primos Foggy Bottom Box Call

Primos Foggy Bottom Box Call
The Foggy Bottom Box call from Primos sports a double-sided, two-tone box, allowing users to sound like two different hens. Ideal for yelps, cutts, clucks and purrs, this call is accented in MossyOak Bottomland and tuned and assembled by hand at the factory so you can immediately start bringing in the birds. MSRP: $44.99;

Ben's Tick Repellent Spray

Ben’s Tick Repellent
Ticks carry a litany of diseases, namely Lyme disease, and the bite of the Lone Star tick can even cause a red meat allergy. Using a formula with the EPA-registered active ingredient Picaridin, Ben’s Tick Repellent claims to keep ticks at bay for 12 hours. Picaridin is safe to use on clothing, gear and skin.  Another plus, the non-greasy formula won't ruin sunglasses or other synthetic materials such as your raincoat or shotgun. MSRP: $9.49 (6 ozs.);


Model 1895 Guide Gun
Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

Ruger has announced the reintroduction of the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun. Formerly known as an “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop), this model is Ruger’s first reintroduction in the Guide Gun family of rifles and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy steel Marlin rifle with a blued finish.

Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Limited Edition Rifles

Henry Repeating Arms has announced two limited-edition models celebrating the company's twenty-fifth anniversary. Available at dealers nationwide while supplies last, the rifles pay tribute to the beginnings of Henry Repeating Arms as a company and the origins of the lever action rifle's enduring legacy in America.

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#SundayGunday: Winchester SX4 Left Hand Waterfowl Hunter

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Recipe: Venison Top Sirloin and Chimichurri Sauce

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DIY Skull Cleaning on the Road

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