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Best New Turkey Hunting Gear 2018

Best Turkey Gear 2018

What is the best new turkey hunting gear of 2018?

There's a reason we call our turkey hunting camo pattern OBSESSION. Because we're obsessed with turkey hunting and the new turkey hunting gear for 2018. Starting with the NWTF Convention, we set out to find cool, new turkey hunting products to better your spring gobbler hunt. As the season progresses, we'll add even more new turkey hunting gear.

 

Ol' Tom

Ol' Tom technical turkey gear is designed by hunters and offers features turkey hunters need. The pants features two call pouches, removable knee pads and Dura-Lite technology. Ol' Tom gear is available in Mossy Oak Obsession and Bottomland and features the NWTF logo.

 

Allen Company

THE SHOCKER GLOVE

Allen Company has designed a glove specifically for turkey hunters, The Shocker ($17.99). This lightweight, Mossy Oak Obsession glove features a diaphragm call pocket, smartphone compatible fingertips, great grip and a built in spur measure.

Allen Company gloves 

Peregrine Field Gear

LONGBEARD TURKEY HAMMOCK

Peregrine Field Gear makes it easy for you to get your turkey out of the woods with a packable turkey hammock ($24.99). The turkey hammock is a convenient, easy and safe way to transport your bird out of the woods. The thin, lightweight fabric is washable and holds up to 30 pounds. 

 

Tenzing Outdoors

Tenzing turkey recliner vest

Turkey hunters can set up anywhere when running and gunning or when a fast set-up is needed, all the while staying completely comfortable, with the new TZ TR18 turkey vest from Tenzing. The extendable legs easily store themselves by small hooks on the side of the vest. When the time comes to sit down, a simple pull of the legs is all that is needed and it is ready to be used in the sit-down position. The TZ TR18 keeps calls, shells, decoys and other critical gear secure, quiet and accessible because of its well-designed individual compartments. The material is a tough fabric that lasts, and best of all, it is Tenzing’s lightest turkey hunting pack/chair ever, weighing only 5.25 pounds.

The turkey recliner from Tenzing will be available in early spring at tenzingoutdoors.com and other retailers for $219.99.

 

Nomad

Nomad Mg turkey vest

NOMAD Authentic Hunting Apparel proudly announces its new Meleagris gallopavo (Mg) turkey vest. The Mg vest is designed for the turkey hunters who have the utmost passion for the wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). With input from hunters, guides and professionals across the wild turkey’s range, the NOMAD Mg Turkey Vest is engineered from decades of first-hand experience in the turkey woods. Designed to allow you optimum organization of your gear, while providing comfort and ease of mobility on the hunt, the NOMAD Mg Turkey Vest is built by turkey hunters for turkey hunters.

MSRP: $129.99

Available in Mossy Oak NWTF Obsession, Bottomland, and Greenleaf. Greenleaf is only sold online at nomadoutdoor.com and at Dick’s Sporting Goods

 

 

LaCrosse

BOTTOMLAND GRANGE BOOT

LaCrosse Grange boot Bottomland

Waterproof, durable and comfortable – the Grange has been a staple on turkey hunts for generations. We’re proud to partner with the National Wild Turkey Federation to introduce the Grange in Original Bottomland. With every pair of these boots purchased, LaCrosse gives a portion back to the NWTF to support wild turkey conservation.

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VENOM SNAKE BOOT

LaCrosse Venom Snake Boot NWTF Obsession

It's no secret that in some regions, turkey territory is also snake territory. With any luck, you'll never need the protection afforded by the Venom’s ultra-flexible Snake Guard. But if you ever happen to stumble upon a venomous snake while you're chasing long beards, you’ll be glad it's there. And with our partnership with NWTF, a portion of every purchase of our Venom snake boot goes back to help support wild turkey conservation.

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Alps Outdoorz

IMPACT VEST

Alps Outdoorz Turkey Vest

The functional design of the NWTF Impact Vest gives hunters a versatile, lightweight, sit-anywhere hunting vest — ready at the flip of a seat. The Impact Vest boasts numerous pocket 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 soft, durable Brushed Tricot fabric reduces noise, and Mossy Oak Obsession blends seamlessly into your surroundings. The Impact vest provides hunters with all the convenience of a metal-frame vest while remaining lightweight and versatile.

MSRP: $109.99

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DECEPTION BLIND

Alps Outdoorz Deception Blind

The uniquely-designed NWTF Deception blind is the only hub-style blind of its kind on the market. Featuring a low-profile of only 46 inches, the Deception is lightweight blind perfectly suited for low profile chairs providing you an exceptional vantage point all while keeping you concealed. The smaller footprint and unique 4- hub design make for easy and quiet set-up. The aluminum hubs are constructed with engineered tips and pins and the frame uses strong, flexible fiberglass poles. Durable polyester fabric in Mossy Oak Obsession with blacked- out backing help keep you concealed. The Deception also features a 270-degree SILENT-Trac window system for limitless window positions and an extra-large door opening for easy access while carrying gear. An oversized number 10 zipper on the door ensure smooth and hassle-free operation. Two interior gear pockets keep you organized and ready for action. The Deception includes stakes and ties downs to secure your position. A convenient shoulder strap carry bag make for easy transport and storage.

MSRP: $139.99

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Banded

Banded turkey vest

  • Rip-stop polyester main body for brush busting abrasion resistance
  • Straps made from heavy strength military grade webbing that is light and strong
  • High quality easy pull up memory foam seat
  • Built in decoy/blind large back compartment has maximum storage capacity
  • Rip-stop polyester clip on pouches for everything you need

Accessory Attachments:

  • Flash light
  • Box call
  • Slate/friction call holds 2
  • Striker pouch
  • Large gear pouch
  • Knife pouch
  • Cell phone/map/license pouch
  • Thermacell pouch
  • Gun Shoulder rest
  • Diaphragm pouch

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Primos

Primos Turkey Vest Green Leaf

The Gobbler Vest Gen 2 is the perfect vest for turkey hunters who want it all when it comes to comfortable concealment, smart storage, and durable construction. Customized and quiet pockets keep everything you need in the field organized and at-the-ready, including special pockets for four pot calls, mouth calls, decoy stakes, and much more!

  • Updated fabric
  • Zippered pockets
  • Molded pot call pockets; hold two pot calls each
  • Mouth call purse pockets
  • Decoy stake pocket
  • Updated back padding for a comfortable sit against any tree
  • Thermacell/accessory straps
  • Available in Mossy Oak Greenleaf
  • MSRP: $98.45

PRIMOS MOUTH CALLS

 

Flambeau

KING STRUTTER TURKEY DECOY

Flambeau King Strutter turkey decoy

The King Strutter — a new dynasty of turkey decoy innovation that wears the crown of unparalleled realism in the field. Modeled upon a design by award-winning Master Carver Dave Constantine, the King Strutter dictates the captivation and enraged spite of lurking gobblers with an anatomical accuracy that is only missing a heartbeat. Featuring an innovative keyhole stake plate that permits a fixed position or a natural side-to-side full strut rotation of 60 degrees in a breeze, when mounted with either Flambeau’s high-definition synthetic fantail or a real fantail, the realism becomes so alive that dominant Toms respond with fury right into your sights. Rule the roost and hold a new court this spring with REALISM THAT GETS RESULTS from Flambeau.

 

HS Strut

HS Strut Strut Lite decoys

Strut-Lite Decoys from H.S. Strut offer a lightweight, foldable hollow body construction for easy transportation and storage. Best-in-class detail in the decoys' flake-resistant paint job makes for extremely realistic decoys that fool even the wisest old toms. The 3 included 2-piece ground stakes allow for quick set- up and removal when things are happening fast in the woods.

The Strut-Lite Hen's upright position is perfect for positioning as if she is read to be bred, and the Jake's semi-aggressive position brings in toms for an easy fight. The Feeder Hen's relaxed feeding position lets other turkeys know that the area is safe. Use individually, as pairs or use all three Strut-Lite Decoys together for the "flock" effect.

In 2018, the Strut-Lite Decoys offer a consumer mail-in rebate of $10 back on an individual decoy or $20 back on a decoy 2-pack or 3-pack. They can be purchased at Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops.

 

 

FoxPro

 

BOX CALLS

COUNTER STRIKE

The Counter Strike box call offers incredible volume with high-quality sound. The Counter Strike box call is a two-in-one call with a slate calling surface on the bottom. The Counter Strike comes with a solid, one-piece hickory striker that is securely stored within the box call. This allows you to locate distant gobblers with the box call and seal the deal when they get close by using the slate surface. The Counter Strike box call is lightweight and compact, yet still offers incredible volume and long-range capabilities. The FOXPRO Counter Strike box call is proudly made in the USA

  • Walnut bottom, poplar sides with a cherry lid
  • Ambidextrous calling for comfort
  • Slate calling surface on bottom of call
  • Comes with a solid, one-piece hickory striker (securely stores inside box call)
  • Great volume with high-quality sound capabilities
  • Compact and portable
  • Proudly made in the USA

THE MIGHTY BOX (walnut paddle)

FoxPro Mighty box turkey call

The Mighty Box call offers incredible volume with high-quality sound. The walnut paddle Mighty Box call has a solid bottom for a classic box call sound. The walnut paddle features a laser engraved design. The Mighty Box call is lightweight and compact, yet still offers incredible volume and long-range capabilities. The FOXPRO Mighty Box call is proudly made in the USA.

  • Laser engraved walnut paddle finish with solid bottom
  • Ambidextrous calling for comfort
  • Great volume with high-quality sound capabilities
  • Compact and portable
  • Proudly made in the USA

THE MIGHTY BOX (osage paddle)

Foxpro turkey call mighty box osage

The Mighty Box call offers incredible volume with high-quality sound. The osage paddle Mighty Box call features a cut-out bottom for increased volume and range. The osage paddle features a laser engraved design. The Mighty Box call is lightweight and compact, yet still offers incredible volume and long-range capabilities. The FOXPRO Mighty Box call is proudly made in the USA.

  • Laser engraved osage paddle with cut-out bottom
  • Ambidextrous calling for comfort
  • Great volume with high quality sound capabilities
  • Compact and portable
  • Proudly made in the USA

POT CALLS

OSAGE POT CALL

foxpro pot call osage

FOXPRO’s Osage pot call is a great addition to any serious turkey hunter’s arsenal. The Osage pot call is capable of superior sound quality, volume, and realism, The Osage slate pot call is available with a one-piece hickory striker OR a diamondwood striker. The Osage crystal pot call is only available with a two-piece purple heart striker. Both the Osage slate and crystal pot calls feature a glass tone board underneath the calling surface. The Osage pot call is able to produce soft and subtle purrs, putts, and tree yelps, yet still offers incredible volume for cuts, clucks, and loud yelps to locate gobblers. The Osage pot call features sound ports on the back of the call for increased volume and sound projection. The Osage pot call is proudly made in the USA.

  • Makes high-quality hen and turkey sound variations
  • Burnt osage pot
  • One-piece hickory striker OR Diamondwood striker (Slate) Two-piece purple heart striker (Crystal)
  • Available in slate with glass toneboard OR crystal with glass toneboard
  • Preconditioned calling surface
  • Laser etched design on back of call
  • Sound ports on the back of the call for increased volume and sound projection
  • Proudly made in the USA

DAGGER SPUR GLASS

FOXPRO’s Dagger Spur glass pot call is a two-in-one call which offers versatility and realistic sound. The Dagger Spur is offered in glass over slate and comes with a two-piece purple heart striker. The Dagger Spur is a tip-over call, meaning you are able to make a sound on each surface of the call. This gives you a slate call and a glass call all in one. The FOXPRO Dagger Spur is proudly made in the USA.

  • Offered in glass over slate
  • Plastic black pot
  • Two-sided calling capabilities
  • Two-piece Purple heart striker
  • Preconditioned calling surface
  • Laser etched design

DAGGER SPUR SLATE

foxpro turkey call dagger spur

FOXPRO’s Dagger Spur slate pot call is a two-in-one call which offers versatility and realistic sound. The Dagger Spur slate comes with a two-piece hickory striker. The Dagger Spur is a tip-over call, meaning you are able to make a sound on each surface of the call. This gives you a slate call and a glass call all in one. The FOXPRO Dagger Spur is proudly made in the USA.

  • Offered in slate over glass
  • Plastic black pot
  • Two-sided calling capabilities
  • Two-piece hickory striker

DIRT BOX

The Dirt Box slate pot call from FOXPRO is a one-of-a-kind “coffin” shaped call that offers versatility and realistic sound. The Dirt Box pot is made of pine and comes with a two-piece hickory striker with laser-engraved logo. The back of the Dirt Box has 4 sound ports and features laser-engraved artwork of a hand-drawn turkey skeleton dressed as a stately gentleman, complete with monocle, derby, suit, and bow tie. The Dirt Box is the perfect size to fit easily in the palm of your hand, or your vest. The Dirt Box produces great putts and purrs that will be sure to put that Ol’ Tom into the dirt. The FOXPRO Dirt Box is proudly made in the USA.

  • Unique “coffin” shape
  • Perfect size for portability
  • Hand-drawn, laser-engraved artwork
  • Two-piece hickory striker

MOUTH CALLS

CROOKED SPUR SERIES GHOST SPUR COMBO PACK

foxpro mouth calls ghost spur

FOXPRO’s Crooked Spur Series Mouth calls offer a wide range of tone, pitch, and realism and are easy to use. Turkey hunters know when prophylactic is stretched properly it can produce the most realistic sounds available in a diaphragm call. Our Crooked Spur Series calls offer a combination of prophylactic and latex to give you the best advantage in the woods. They feature a pad printed design on each call and are offered in their own unique color for quickly choosing the right call. Each Crooked Spur Series mouth call is individually stretched and hand made to ensure a perfect call every time. The Crooked Spur series is proudly made in the USA.

WHITE V-CUT SLASH

  • Crooked Spur Series PAD print on tape
  • Regular frame design
  • 3 reed prophylactic
  • Super easy to use
  • Offers great clucks, cuts, and purrs with incredible volume

STRUT CUT

  • Crooked Spur Series PAD print on tape
  • Regular frame design
  • 3 reed prophylactic
  • Super easy to use
  • Offers great clucks, cuts, and purrs with incredible volume
  • Similar to a combo cut with extra ease of use

WIDE V-CUT

  • Crooked Spur Series PAD print on tape
  • Regular frame design
  • 3 reed prophylactic
  • Super easy to use
  • Offers great clucks, cuts, and purrs with incredible volume
  • Smooth running of a batwing cut, with added rasp

STRIKERS

DIAMONDWOOD STRIKER

foxpro diamondwood striker

FOXPRO’s Diamondwood striker is a one-piece design constructed of diamondwood. An enthusiasts favorite due to the increased control the user has when contacting the surface

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ELECTRONIC CALL

TurkeyPro

electronic turkey call foxpro

The FOXPRO TurkeyPro gives you the ultimate advantage while chasing down that elusive ol’ tom. The unit comes with 16 turkey sounds, 19 predator sounds, and holds 300 sounds total. The TurkeyPro uses a single, high- efficiency Mylar cone speaker. Connect an external speaker to the jack on the side of the call for even more volume. In turkey hunting, it is common for that gobbler to hang up on you. Additional TurkeyPros can be placed strategically behind you to coax that gobbler into your range. The system controls up to 3 TurkeyPro units from one remote for directional advantage.

The TurkeyPro remote features an elastomeric keypad for effortless use, even with gloves. It also has category files for easy navigation through sounds. The remote has a power on/off switch, volume up/down buttons, scroll up/down buttons, a mute, and much more.

The TurkeyPro is backed by a 3 year limited warranty, FOXPRO's unmatched customer support, and is proudly made in the USA!

  • Comes with 16 turkey sounds, and 19 predator sounds (holds 300 sounds)
  • Full-function remote with LED display
  • External speaker jack
  • Auxiliary jack
  • Operate up to 3 TurkeyPro units from one remote control for directional advantage
  • Rugged housing straps to a tree to get the sound away from you
  • Single, high-efficiency, Mylar cone speaker
  • Power/Low battery indicator
  • Operates on 8 'AA' Batteries
  • USB port to reprogram sounds

 

TRUGLO

HEADBANGER LONG-RANGE CHOKE TUBE

truglo choke tube

  • Multi-phase groove technology engages the shot cup and guides the pellets into a tight and consistent pattern, shot after shot
  • Extend your effective range with lethal patterns that reach out farther
  • Rated for HEVI•SHOT®, Winchester®, Long Beard XR™, Federal Premium® 3rd Degree™ and other high-performance turkey loads
  • Heat-treated steel for increased strength and durability with powerful turkey loads
  • CNC–machined for optimum precision
  • Polished end face for better seating and sealing, providing maximum power without pressure loss
  • MSRP: $62

TRU-POINT XTREME SHOTGUN SIGHTS

truglo shotgun sight

  • For the serious turkey and deer hunter
  • Universal fit for ventilated rib shotguns
  • Includes two interchangeable rear sights
  • All-metal construction
  • Full windage and elevation adjustment
  • Front diameter is .060"; rear diameter is .029"
  • Endorsed by the National Wild Turkey Federation
  • MSRP: $55

HIP-SHOT

truglo hipshot

HIP-SHOT was first introduced as a Crossbow supporting device. The first kill using the HIP-SHOT was a Mirriam’s turkey, and we immediately saw the advantages of this support for shotgun applications. HIP-SHOT helps hunters brace the shotgun for better accuracy and stability without the bulk of a typical bipod. By bracing against your hip or the ground, you can take advantage of a stable 3-point support that works while sitting, standing or kneeling.

MSRP: $40

HECS

HECS SteathScreen technology is patented and proven to block the natural occurring electrical fields that our bodies produce through heart rate and muscle movement. It is proven that birds see these fields visually and use them to distinguish living movement from inanimate movement. HECS blocks these fields and allows hunters can get away with most slow movements even when they are in the open and the birds are looking at them. HECS 3-Piece suit comes complete with pants, long-sleeve shirt and head cover

FEATURES:

  • Fit Guaranteed
  • Ultra-lightweight, breathable HECS Stealthscreen fabric
  • 86% polyester construction, 14% carbon yarn grid
  • Top: cuffed neck and sleeves with thumb-hole
  • Bottom: premium elastic waistband with internal drawstring, hemmed cuffs and fly
  • Adjustable head cover is lightweight and comfortable
  • Machine washable

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HEVI-Shot

MAGNUM BLEND

Magnum Blend features our award winning HEVI-13 moly-coated pellets, in a mix of shot sizes launched at higher speeds, creating a cone of lethality at any range. Ideal for open field hunting when you don’t have time to scope shot distance and have to decide quickly on the shot.

 

JEBS Chokes

Our JEBS Head Hunter choke tubes are designed for serious turkey hunters, and now you have the option of purchasing a choke tube in a camouflage that most turkey hunters are seriously obsessed with - Mossy Oak Obsession. Delivering world-class patterns down range and at longer distances, these tubes also feature our famously patented interior-bore design allowing for better shot & wad-cup separation, thus equaling denser patterns on your intended targets. JEBS produces long- lasting, high-quality choke tubes to fit just about any make and model of shotgun.

 

Woodhaven Calls

ANODIZED NINJA

woodhaven andonized ninja

The new “Anodized Ninja” pot call has all the great attributes of a great friction call customers have come to expect from WoodHaven. The “Anodized Ninja” is built with a YellowHeart pot with a treated black anodized aluminum surface which is extremely user friendly. This “Anodized Ninja” is designed to call soft, but also has the ability to get extremely loud. The “Anodized Ninja” has the ability to produce high-pitched yelps and cutts to really reach out and cover a lot of ground when calling. The “Anodized Ninja” comes with the new YellowHeart “Ninja Stick” striker as well as our hickory striker.

MSPR: $129.99

NINJA CRYSTAL

woodhaven ninja crystal

The “Ninja Crystal” is built into a walnut pot with a YellowHeart soundboard which offers a very true to life turkey sound. This call comes with two hand-matched strikers, one being our new YellowHeart/walnut “Ninja Stick” and the other being hickory that that will offer each hunter the ability to sound like two different hens. The “Ninja Crystal” produces great two-tone yelps as well as great cutts, cackles, and purrs. This call affords you the ability to call both loud and soft. The all new “Ninja Crystal” is a killer call that is soon to be a favorite among turkey hunters.

MSRP: $129.99

NINJA HEN

woodhaven ninja hen

The “Ninja Hen” consists of a walnut bottom in conjunction with a matched YellowHeart lid that is pure turkey! The “Ninja Hen” produces great two tone yelps as well as sharp, crisp cutts and cackles. This call has the ability to call both loud and soft. The all-new “Ninja Hen” comes chalked and ready for action. So if you’re in the market for a new box call that’s easy to run with a great turkey sound, you will love the new “Ninja Hen”!

MSRP: $129.99

NINJA STICK

New For 2018, the new YellowHeart/walnut “Ninja Stick” striker has totally different tones and pitches and it is running great on all of our friction calls. If you love pot calls and custom strikers, then you need to give the new “Ninja Stick” a try for yourself!

MSRP: $21.99

NINJA MOUTH CALLS

 

HEYBO

CANEBREAK QUARTER-ZIP

heybo quarter zip

Our Canebreak Quarter-Zip is as versatile as it gets when it comes to looking for an all around hunting jacket. If you are headed to the deer stand, hooking up the boat to go chase ducks, or hiking through the hardwoods in search for a gobbler, this open country technology designed jacket will keep you warm and dry. It features Mossy Oak Bottomland Camo, a magnetic call pocket, zippered hand pockets up high and down low, and adjustable watertight cuffs.

  • Quarter-Zip
  • Waterproof
  • Wind blocker
  • Chest zip pocket
  • Call pocket
  • Adjustable watertight cuffs
  • YKK Zipper
  • Mossy Oak Bottomland Camo




If you liked this list and are looking for information on the absolute necessities for any beginning turkey hunter, take some time to review our list of Top 5 Must Have Turkey Hunting Gear Essentials. And if you want to learn more about the National Wild Turkey Federation  or the Grand National Calling Competition, be sure to check out our article showcasing commonly asked questions and yearly results form the  NWTF Calling Competition

 

Higdon Decoys

Coming in Fall 2018, Higdon, best known for its waterfowl decoys and calls, is entering the turkey hunting arena with a line of turkey decoys and turkey calls. Check them out.

 

Federal Premium Ammunition

HEAVYWEIGHT TSS TURKEY LOADS

Federal Premium's Heavyweight TSS turkey load is the densest tungsten you can buy. The denser the shot, the further it carries. The density allows for downsized pellets which means more pellets in your shot. An added feature is the capability to measure your spurs with the shell that has a tape measure on it. Part of the proceeds of the purchase of the TSS turkey loads goes to the NWTF.

 

Dixie FowlCompany

Dixie FowlCompany apparel and accessories help you rep your state. With logo hats and apparel, now available in Bottomland, Dixie provides items that showcase your favorite hunting pursuit and hunting state. There are a variety of options available.

 

Justin Boots

SHRUBLANDS SNAKE BOOTS

The 17-inch Shrublands Square Toe boot from the Justin Stampede™ Collection, designed for keeping your feet dry and protected in any conditions, is equipped with a full waterproof bootie construction and Justin’s Snake Guard technology. The Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo upper provides clever concealment. Inside, the Stampede Orthotic comfort insole delivers all-day comfort, while the Stampede Dual Density Rubber Outsole provides sure-footed traction in wet and muddy conditions. This boot is designed with a wide square toe and meets ASTM F2892-11 EH safety footwear standards.

Justin Shrublands Snake Boots

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