Still shopping for the perfect gift? Turkeyhunting.com is here to help. We’ve got a list of some of the best turkey hunting gear in the business to make the shopping chore much easier. Check out our Great Gifts for Turkey Hunters guide as you prepare to buy for the turkey hunter on your list this season.
Decoys always seem to make a great gift idea. Turkey hunters can never have too many. One great decoy option from the folks at Hunter Specialties is the Strut-Lite Decoy series. They offer a lightweight, foldable hollow body construction for easy transportation and storage. They boast incredible detail and the decoys’ flake-resistant paint job makes for extremely realistic decoys that fool even the wisest old toms. Use individually, as pairs or use all three Strut-Lite Decoys together for the “flock” effect. The included 2-piece ground stakes allow for quick setup and removal when things are happening fast in the woods. hunterspec.com / $99
One of the deadliest turkey decoys in the woods can be a jake decoy. And the guys at Avian-X have another killer looking option if that’s the decoy you want to put in the game. The LCD Half-Strut Jake tells the tragic tale of a young gobbler living dangerously outside the pecking order. His sub-dominant head and relaxed feather positioning show he’s fearless in his pursuit to establish dominance. Not to be tested, wild gobblers will be all too willing to teach him a swift lesson. This decoy is especially good for the early season when turkeys are working through the pecking order. avian-x.com / $119
Rinehart, makers of some of the best 3D targets in the world, have also jumped into the decoy market. Their latest offerings include the Doloma Jake & Hen Combo. Their unique design and sculpture is sure to fool the eyes of a gobbler when the spring season rolls around. rinehart3d.com / $99
Federal Premium Heavyweight TSS
Kill gobblers at longer distances than ever before with Federal’s HEAVYWEIGHT TSS. Its payload of No. 7 or 9 HEAVYWEIGHT Tungsten Super Shot provides the highest pellet counts possible—up to double those of lead No. 5 loads of the same weight. The tungsten-alloy material’s 18 gm/cc density is 22 percent higher than standard tungsten and 56 percent more than lead. The result is the most energy and highest velocities at extreme range. Its rear-braking FLITECONTROL FLEX wad performs flawlessly through ported and standard turkey chokes for the most consistent, deadly patterns possible. A new day has dawned in the world of long-range turkey loads. You’ll be amazed at what you can do with these loads. federalpremium.com / $56.95
Mossberg 500 Turkey Tactical Shotgun
One of the baddest looking turkey guns to ever hit the market is the Mossberg 500 Turkey Tacttical shotgun. Mossberg says it’s the most prolific and reliable shotgun in the world, with a model to fit every season and every hunter.
Features of the gun include: dual extractors, positive steel to steel lockup, twin action bars, and an anti-jam elevator to ensure smooth operation. One of the hottest features of the gun is the top mounted safety which provides for ambidextrous operation. Select models offer the revolutionary Lightning Pump Action (LPA) adjustable trigger. mossberg.com / $623
The turkey vest is one of the essentials when it comes to keeping your gear at the ready in the spring turkey woods. The all-new TZ TR18 carries everything you need to slip in, set up and work the birds. This re-envisioned turkey recliner features a patented spring-loaded leg system that instantly converts into a well-equipped hunting chair, complete with a padded fold-out seat.
Additionally, the TZ TR18 is loaded with multiple specialized, strategically-located pockets that provide quiet, efficient access to all your calls and shells. Two hand-warming pockets have also been included so you can comfortably wait for your shot to develop. tenzingoutdoors.com / $199
The NWTF Impact Vest from Alps Outdoorz gives hunters a versatile, light-weight, sit-anywhere hunting vest — ready at the flip of a seat. The Impact Vest boasts numerous pockets for a variety of calls — a slate call pocket for two slate calls and three strikers, a silent box call pocket, five shotgun shell loops, and three diaphragm call pockets. A removable front pocket features a shoulder strap for run-and-gun style hunts and the seat conveniently folds away or completely detaches when not in use. The Impact Vest also includes a game bag on the back of the vest which features a pocket inside for decoy stakes. The Impact vest provides hunters with all the convenience of a metal-frame vest while remaining lightweight and versatile. alpsoutdoorz.com / $99
Walker’s Silencer Rechargeable Ear Buds
The Silencer Rechargeable Ear Buds from Walker’s are a great way to protect your ears from the boom of your shotgun, but works equally well as a sound amplifier to help you hear the sounds of approaching game. These ear buds are also Bluetooth capable so you can tap into your smartphone to listen to music, hear audio from videos, etc. You’ll get year-round use from these ear buds when you put them to work for you in the deer stand, duck blind, at music concerts, and more. Average battery life is 14 hours before recharging. walkersgameear.com / $299
;A ground blind can be the deadliest advantage a turkey hunter can have when heading to the woods. They work incredibly well when it comes to fooling the eyes of tough turkeys. Fortunately there’s plenty of great options when it comes to quality blinds for turkey hunters. Two you’ll want to be sure you give a look are the HME Executioner and the Primos SurroundView ground blinds.
The HME Executioner 3-man blind is one of the lightest blinds on the market making it a great option for run-n-gun turkey hunting. It also has great visibility so you can keep your eyes on the game. It’s a spacious blind with all the room you’ll need for several buddies, camera gear, and your bow or gun. huntingmadeeasy.com / ($169)
The Primos Double Bull SurroundView Blind is said to be the Blind Without A Blind Spot. It’s constructed with exclusive one-way see-through walls that let you see all of your surroundings without being seen. Now you can spot all the movement you miss with traditional blinds, yet remain just as concealed. It’s available in a 360, 270 and 180 versions. primos.com / ($499 / $399 / $299)
LaCrosse Venom Snake Boots
This is the one gift you hope you’ll never actually need. But should you walk up on a venomous snake, you’ll be glad you got them. The Venom boots feature an ultra-flexible Snake Guard protection. They keep you protected while maintaining comfort throughout. Scent Dry is LaCrosse’s highly engineered lining that wraps the entire boot for 100% waterproof protection with an antimicrobial treatment applied that fights odor forming bacteria, keeping scent minimized. The side zipper featured on these boots make for easy on/off before and after the hunt. lacrossefootwear.com / $200
The Custom Craft Box Call is a user-friendly box call design that easily reproduces the sounds of raspy yelps, excited cutts, and simple fly down cackles. The call is compact and light, easily tucking into your pocket or vest. It’s built on a blend of walnut and poplar woods for a killer sound quality that rivals many of the high-dollar custom box calls out there. hunterspec.com / $29.99
Primos has been making mouth calls for about as long as anybody out there. Will Primos changed the call making world forever with the ideas and concepts his company created for speaking the language of wild game. The company is still shaking things up these days with innovation in their call designs. A turkey hunter can never have too many mouth calls, and that’s what makes them the perfect gift. A quick look around the hunting community will confirm that pretty much every product looks better in camo. That’s why Primos took their mouth calls to another level with the introduction of Mossy Oak camo on their mouth calls. It’s a really great concept that hunters seem to love. The camo patterns is offered in a variety of the more popular calls from Primos, with Mossy Oak Bottomland, Obsession, and Green Leaf patterns helping you organize and recognize your calls like never before. primos.com / $13.95
Make your gift buying easier this holiday season with the gifts mentioned above. The turkey hunter on your list will thank you for it all spring season long. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family. Hunt safe…shoot straight.