For the birds

Gun for gobblers with the latest shotguns, loads, calls, decoys and other accessories

Whether you hunt Eastern or Merriam’s wild turkeys, here’s a roundup of all-new accessories designed to help you get your gobbler this spring

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SX4 NWTF CANTILEVER TURKEY

Clad in Mossy Oak Obsession, this 12-gauge turkey gun comes with an Invector-Plus extra-full extended choke, Truglo fibre optic front sight, adjustable rear sight and cantilever optics rail. A portion of each sale goes to the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Learn more: Winchester Repeating Arms, 1-800-945-5237; www.winchesterguns.com

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GRAND SLAM

These copperplated buffered shotshells feature Federal’s FliteControl wads for improved pattern density through all chokes. Available in three-inch 20-gauge, and three- and 3½-inch 12-gauge loads, each hull sports a scale for measuring your tom’s spurs.

Learn more: Federal Premium, 1-800-379-1732; www.federalpremium.com

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TR18

Great for running and gunning, this turkey pack quickly converts to a comfortable hunting chair, enabling you to set up wherever needed. Features include specialized pockets for shells and calls, and two hand-warming pockets. It comes in Realtree Edge camo.

Learn more: Tenzing, 1-800-226-9868; www.tenzingoutdoors.com

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THUNDER SHAKER GOBBLE

Add tom talk to your turkey-calling repertoire with the easy-to-master Thunder Shaker Gobble. To create realistic gobbles, just grab the durable, bellows-style call by the diaphragm and give it a good shake.

Learn more: Flextone Game Calls, 1-800-847-8269; www.flextonegamecalls.com

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NET JACKET

Dissolve into your surroundings with the extremely lightweight, hooded Net Jacket. Made from 100 per cent polyester, the camo mesh jacket packs up small and is completely silent. A cape, pants, balaclava and gloves are also available.

Learn more: X JAGD, (205) 417-8635; www.xjagd-usa.com

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HALF-STRUT JAKE

New to the Avian-X LCD line of turkey decoys, the Half-Strut Jake resembles a young male posturing to assert his dominance. Mix him in with some hen dekes and you’re sure to attract boss toms spoiling for a fight.

Learn more: Avian-X, 1-877-534-2263; www.avian-x.com

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BILLY YARGUS GO-TO TRI-PACK

Handmade by three-time NWTF Grand National Calling Champion Billy Yargus, this set of three diaphragm calls covers the bases when it comes to mimicking hens to lure in lusty toms.

Learn more: Flambeau Outdoors, 1-800-232-3474; www.flambeauoutdoors.com

 

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HEAD-BANGER LONG RANGE TURKEY CHOKE

Made to handle Hevi-Shot, Federal Premium 3rd Degree, Winchester Long Beard XR and other high-performance turkey loads, this new choke from Truglo promises to punch an average of 305 pellets (#6 shot) into a 10-inch circle at 40 yards.

Learn more: Truglo, 1-888-887-8456; www.truglo.com

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TALL TIMBER GABRIEL

Made of exotic sapele and purpleheart wood, this hand-tuned premium box call from Primos Hunting features dual thumbhole positions and curved striking surfaces for sending out realistic clucks and cutts.

Learn more: Primos Hunting, 1-800-523-2395; www.primos.com