Must-Have Turkey Gear for 2019

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posted on April 9, 2019
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Be prepared when you enter the turkey woods this spring with this year's must-have gear.

Montana Decoy Co. Wiley Tom
This lightweight and foldable decoy opens up with a full fan and 3D fire-engine-red head. The two-part stake can be used as a hand-hold for up-close hunting, or pushed into the dirt to make your stand. Bring it to life by adding real fan and wing feathers from a big old longbeard or a vulnerable jake. Eye slot allows you to see from behind while using the decoy as cover. Carry pouch with strap included. MSRP: $89.99; montanadecoy.com.

Alps OutdoorZ Scout Seat
Ideal for the minimalist hunter, the Scout is a lightweight, adjustable and waterproof stadium-style seat with a thick foam cushion and padded backrest. Detachable front pouch has a pocket for a pot call, two strikers and diaphragm calls. Backpack straps turn this seat into a pack for hauling decoys and gear into the woods, and hauling out a big longbeard. Covered in Mossy Oak Obsession camo. MSRP: $89.99; alpsoutdoorz.com.

Primos Turkey Calls
The Revival is a hand-tuned, hardwood, long-box call that has length to hold loud yelps longer than other calls. The Rare Breed sports a hard glass surface on a premium wood pot, and comes with coarse and fine-grit abrasive, and a hardwood striker. A throwback reed-and-barrel mouth call, the Foggy Bottom Snuff Tube produces the cutts, yelps and even gobbles used to rule the roost. MSRP: $80.99 Revival, $29.99 Rare Breed, $15.99 Snuff Tube; primos.com.

Ol’ Tom Shirt and Pant
The Mesh Back Flyway Shirt sports a UPF-50-plus sun-protection rating, multiple pockets and a removable back pad that cushions your spine against a big oak. Super quiet, the Tech Stretch Turkey Pant is made from the same lightweight polyester reinforced with durable material on the knees, seat and ankles. Features an integrated belt system, eight pockets and removable knee pads. Available in the new Realtree Timber camo. MSRP: $69.99 shirt, $89.99 pant; drakewaterfowl.com.

Rocky King Snake Boot
The new King Snake boots combine 16 inches of leather and nylon fang protection with a seriously comfortable boot. The no-lace BOA system makes these boots quick to “tie” and provides ample room to get them on and off without a fight. Features include a high-walled and durable Vibram sole and a removable memory foam Air-Port footbed. Breathable, waterproof and decked out in realtree Edge camo, they carry a one-year waterproof performance guarantee. MSRP: $269.99; rockyboots.com.

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