Check out these awesome new loads, dekes, calls and more
Time to replenish your turkey-hunting arsenal? From loads to calls, here’s a roundup of some of the latest new offerings.
Twelve- and 20-gauge turkey loads are the latest introduction from Browning’s emerging ammunition family. These nickel-plated buffered loads are available in three- and 3½-inch for the 12, and three-inch for the 20. Select from shot sizes #4, #5 (20-gauge only) and #6, all leaving the muzzle at 1,200 fps.
Learn more: Browning, (514) 333-7261; www.browning.com
SPIN-N-STRUT MOTION DECOY
By simply varying the tension on a pull string, you can make Mad’s Spin-N-Strut gobbler decoy rotate and assume realistic half- or full-strut postures. And that’s just the ticket for firing up incoming dominant gobblers and keeping their eyes fixated on the their decoy challenger, not you.
Learn more: Flambeau, 1-800-232-3474; www.flambeauoutdoors.com
LONG SPUR TURKEY VEST SYSTEM
Not all turkey-hunting situations are identical, so versatility in the gear you tote is a benefit. Enter this modular vest that allows you to quickly add or remove strategically designed pockets, as well as the shoulder harness and waist belt, as needed. Whether you’re settled in or running-and-gunning, this system has you covered.
Learn more: Alps Outdoorz, 1-800-344-2577; www.alpsoutdoorz.com
XTREME TURKEY BROADHEAD
Promising to anchor turkeys in their tracks, Rage’s 100-grain Xtreme Turkey Broadhead sports two stainless steel blades engineered to inflict a slap-cut entry hole of almost three inches. The cut-on-contact tip, meanwhile, is designed to quickly slow the arrow on impact, with the aim of impairing one or both wings.
Learn more: Rage Broadheads, 1-866-387-9307; www.ragebroadheads.com
THUNDER SERIES TURKEY DECOYS
If you’re looking for lightweight, flexible, realistic, affordable and easy-to-pack decoys, consider the Thunder series. Choose from feeding or upright hen models, the quarter-strut jake or the upright jake, which can accept the included tail fan (or actual feathers) to really incite approaching gobblers.
Learn more: Flextone, 1-800-847-8269; www.flextonegamecalls.com
SEALRITE TURKEY COMBO PACK
Featuring the Tearjerker Box Call and three SealRite mouth calls, Quaker Boy’s SealRite Turkey Combo Pack promises to keep hunters at the ready to produce the full gamut of wild turkey yelps, cutts, purrs and more. And for even more pronounced calls, the unique port on the Tearjerker’s lid allows sound to escape from the box.
Learn more: Quaker Boy, 1-800-544-1600; www.quakerboy.com
20-GAUGE LONG BEARD XR
Now that Winchester Ammunition has introduced its Long Beard XR in 20-gauge, turkey hunters who prefer toting the lighter-gauge shotgun afield can also now take advantage of the vaunted Long Beard’s extended ranges. The three-inch shells come loaded with either #5 or #6 shot.
Learn more: Winchester, 1-800-333-3288; www.winchester.com
10X ULTRA-LITE APPAREL
For those warmer days in the turkey woods, the new Ultra-Lite line of apparel from 10X includes a quarter-zip pullover (pictured), long-sleeve shirt, packable jacket and pants, all in Mossy Oak Obsession. Also suitable as outer layers on chilly mornings, the apparel is quiet, quick-drying and breathable.
Learn more: 10X, 1-844-259-255, www.10xgear.com