Turkey season is opening soon in states all across the country. Now is the time to put the finishing touches on collecting gear, restocking the turkey vest pockets, and adding replacement gear with some of the best turkey hunting products to ever hit the market. To give you a look at what’s new, as well as some of the classic favorites among turkey hunters each spring, we’ve gathered a list of some of the top turkey gear to consider adding to your arsenal this spring.
Read below for a closer look at some of the best turkey hunting gear for 2023.
Finisher Series Turkey Vest
Blocker Outdoors has launched their new Finisher Turkey Series. Their new Finisher Pro II Turkey Vest is a great option to organize and keep all your turkey tools at the ready for when you need them. You’ll find ample pockets throughout the vest, as well as a padded, drop-down seat cushion for added comfort on your back side. Better yet, the detachable seat cushion is also water resistant to keep you dry. Instead of a thin strap, the vest runs wide across the shoulders to maximize comfort and balance your load. The padded back adds comfort when leaning back against a tree while you wait out your bird.
Price – $99.99
Tethrd/THP M2 Turkey Vest
One of the hottest turkey vests to hit the market for 2023 is the new M2 Turkey Vest from Tethrd and the guys at The Hunting Public. M2 stands for Mobile and Modular. Two years in the making, the vest was designed with a proprietary Whisper Tough fabric in Mossy Oak Bottomland camo. It’s a super tough, quiet, and durable fabric built to handle years of abuse in the turkey woods. “There’s nothing else quite like it,” says Aaron Warbritton of The Hunting Public. “It’s designed to be mobile, fit nice to your body, and without all the moving around and noise that come with a lot of turkey vests.” The vest will be available at the THP and Tethrd websites.
Price – $299
Take a closer look at the M2 Turkey Vest in the video below.
Mossy Oak Mr. Fox Turkey Vest
The Mr. Fox Turkey Vest, from the crew at Mossy Oak, lived up to all the hype built up prior to the recent NWTF Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The limited edition vest was designed to honor Mr. Fox Hass, father of Mossy Oak founder, Toxey Haas. But it was also built to be a fundraiser for conservation. There were 400 vests sold to the public at this year’s show at a price of $450 each. The #5 vest was auctioned off at the show at a price of $31,000! That’s a good chunk of change that’ll go a long way toward turkey conservation. The remaining turkey vests will be sold at future Mossy Oak events coming in the weeks ahead. The vest is built like a tank. Quality materials and attention to detail are second to none on this vest. So whether you buy to use it throughout the spring season, or hang it up for the sake of nostalgia, this vest is sure to be one that’ll be passed down from generation to generation.
SITKA Equinox Turkey Vest
Stepping away from the traditional turkey vest style, the crew at Sitka took a pack-like approach and developed a comfortable and efficient vest to meet the demands of mobile turkey hunters. It’s built to handle all your organizational needs of run-and-gun turkey hunting with plenty of storage, yet in a minimalist design to keep you on the move. You’ll find pockets for your box calls, pot calls, strikers, and other tools you’ll utilize throughout the season. Adjustable straps on the vest allow you to create a customized fit, and the drop-down seat deploys quick and easy to keep you comfortable while you wait out your bird.
Grounded Impact 2.0 Turkey Vest
The Grounded turkey vest has gained a lot of attention over the last few years as the new brand has found its place in the turkey market. Their all-new Impact Vest 2.0 is an improved model of the company’s original Impact Vest. The 2.0 comes with the same features turkey hunters love, but now with two changes to make it even better. First, you’ll find the anchored buckle on the shoulder straps were replaced with a locking buckle and moved down to a more comfortable spot. Second, the guys altered the seat attachment connection points so the webbing runs through the seat rather than being sewn to the seat in order to provide a more durable seat cushion. The 2.0 comes in Mossy Oak New Bottomland or Mossy Oak Green Leaf camo patterns.
Price – $220
ALPS Grand Slam Turkey Vest
The Grand Slam Turkey Vest won the award for Best Turkey Vest for Long Sit by Outdoor Life. It’s built to maximize comfort with a unique kickstand frame that can be removed to lighten the load when you don’ t need it. It has adjustable legs in a fast-locking design. Extra comfort is found in the removable memory foam seat. It’s got ample pockets to keep all your gear organized and within easy reach.
Price – $189
Finisher Series Jacket and Pant
The Blocker Outdoors Finisher Turkey Series now includes a super comfortable Jacket and Pant. It’s built with super DWR-treated fabric to repel moisture and keep hunters dry no matter the weather conditions. The jacket is built in a three-pocket design that offers plenty of storage for essentials, and the hooded design does double-duty for camouflaged concealment and additional weather protection. You’ll also find internal stretch cuffs to guard against ticks and other insects.
The pant features lots of stretch for easy movement in the field and a brushed backside for additional comfort. Like the jacket, the pant is super DWR-treated to repel moisture and keep hunters dry no matter the weather conditions. Knee and seat overlays offer additional durability and delivers years of use.
Price – $129.99 (Jacket) and $129.99 (Pant)
Avian-X Turkey Decoys
Avian-X turkey decoys are hard to beat when it comes to quality construction and detail with lifelike features that’ll make you look twice. And they’re tough on the eyes of turkeys Duping countless longbeards each spring season. You’ll find a variety of options in the lineup with both the HDR and LCD series of decoys. From jakes to hens, and even a strutter, these decoys have you covered with a decoy for most any presentation.
Price – $99 – $249
DSD Preening Hen Decoy
Another decoy that delivers lifelike realism is all-new Preening Hen Decoy from Dave Smith Decoys. The new Preening design is a first among turkey decoys, delivering a confidence decoy like no other. Think about it. When a flock of turkeys are cool and calm, they’ll be doing one of two things – feeding or preening. Both positions offer the perfect option to display confidence in your decoy presentation.
Price – $149.99
Zink Hick Talker
The Zink lineup of turkey calls deliver some incredible sounds in a unique call design. The Hick Talker Box Call and Wicked Series of pot calls are tough to beat when going head to head with longbeards in the spring season. The beauty of these calls are their ability to simply produce a variety of realistic sounds across the wild turkey vocabulary. These are definitely two calls you’ll want to keep within easy reach in your turkey vest this spring.
Price – $59.99
HS Turkey Chest Pack
If you want to ditch the turkey vest and go with a smaller pack option, we’ve got you covered. Organize all your turkey hunting essentials, in a pack designed for the minimalist, with the Turkey Chest Pack from Hunter Specialties. It provides easy access for your calls with pockets for your pot calls, strikers, and even a box call pocket. The drop-down design makes grabbing your gear while on the go quicker and easier than ever.
Price – $39.99
ALPS Outdoorz Vanish Chair
If you’re planning to hunt in one place for a long period of time, there’s no better way to stay comfortable than a turkey lounger chair. ALPS Outdoorz makes a great one in their Vanish chair with a low-profile design that sits low to the ground for comfort and concealment. It’s built with a powder-coated steel frame in a folding design for easy transport.
Price – $69.99
Primos Wing Man Turkey Chair
Another great turkey lounger chair option is the Wingman chair from Primos. It features a steel frame design that folds up quick and easy for mobile hunting. The high back design allows for all day comfort with a mesh back for greater ventilation in warmer weather.
Price – $59.99
For the turkey hunter that wants to go light, yet still maintain a little comfort for your back side, you’ll want to check out the Flat Back and Big Cheeks butt cushions from Hunter Specialties. They are lightweight, flexible, and water resistant, providing a great way to keep you comfortable for long sits.
Vortex Diamondback HD Binos
A lot of turkey hunters fail to carry binos with them while hunting. Big mistake! Binos can be a game changer when it comes to confirming birds in a field, what move to make, and whether or not you have a huntable bird in the flock. A compact pair of binos can truly be worth their weight in gold for the turkey hunter. The Vortex Diamondback HD 10×32 binos are a perfect pair to keep tucked in your turkey vest. They are light, compact, and affordable, with plenty of the Vortex features you’ve grown to love, with the same quality Lifetime Warranty.
Price – $269.99
Primos Pursuit Energy Drink
Need a little boost of energy for your all-day turkey hunts? Check out the Pursuit Energy drinks from Primos in a package that’s designed specifically for the turkey hunter. You’ll find flavor options like Original, Wild Turkey, and Blazin’ Orange in a 16 ounce can. It’s a great beverage to give you an energy boost on your hunt, while adding a unique nod to the wild turkey.
Peg Leg Pot Call
The new Peg Leg Pot Call with Purpleheart Striker from Rolling Thunder looks as pretty as it sounds with a beautiful wood design with a turkey track on the bottom. The call easily produces incredibly realistic yelps, clucks, cutts and purrs of the wild turkey language.
Price – $75
Vortex Crossfire HD 1400 Rangefinder
Regardless of whether you’re hunting turkeys with a bow, or gun, you better be sure of the range to your target before you pull the trigger. And when it comes to turkeys slipping across a field, in or out of strut, distance judging can be tougher than you might think. That’s why a compact rangefinder in your turkey vest is a great idea. The new Vortex Crossfire HD 1400 rangefinder delivers plenty of power, as well as multiple modes for the ultimate in accuracy. Best yet, it weighs in at just 4.8 ounces.
Price – $269.99
When it comes to fighting mosquitoes, you can either cover yourself in stinky mosquito spray, or use a Thermacell. We recommend the Thermacell. It simply works when it comes to doing battle with mosquitoes. The Thermacell MR450 creates a 15ft x 15ft zone of protection in minutes that lasts for hours, so you can create a mosquito free zone around your turkey hunting seat or blind. The grill design maximizes air flow, prevents oil build up and can be run in the near-vertical position.
Price – $34.99
With diseases like Lyme Disease and Alpha Gal on the rise, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself, as well as your family, from ticks. No other product allows you to do that like Permethrin. Sawyer Permethrin is an easy option to treat your clothing and gear with superior protection from disease-carrying biting insects. The active ingredient, Permethrin, not only repels insects, but will actually kill them on contact. A single application lasts 6 washings. Permethrin is odorless when dry, and during the drying process, it tightly bonds with the fibers of the treated garment. It will not stain or damage clothing, fabrics, plastics, finished surfaces, or any of your outdoor gear.
Price – $16.99
Nukem Grab & Go Blind
When you need the concealment of a blind, but don’t want to be restricted in visibility or hearing capabilities, check out the Nukem Grab & Go Blind. It offers a unique design built for mobility and concealment for most any hunting scenario. It sets up and tears down in seconds, offering the perfect blind option to hide a child (or fidgety adult) when run-n-gun hunting for turkeys.
Price – $109
NAP Spitfire Gobbler Getter
The Spitfire Gobbler Getter from NAP was designed specifically for the bowhunting turkey hunter. It delivers legendary Spitfire performance in a unique design for anchoring turkeys at the shot. The Spitfire head, combined with a rounded point, delivers maximum shock to drop your bird in its tracks. The 100 grain heads come in a 3 pack.
Price – $39.99
Tetra AmpPods were designed by turkey hunters to help specifically enhance the sound of gobbles, clucks, and purrs of the wild turkey. But don’t be fooled into thinking these are just hearing aids for old guys. These pods will help any hunter hear what they’ve been missing when it comes to turkey talk in the distance. AmpPods will not only help you hear at greater distances, but also judge the distance, and better pinpoint the location of the birds you hear.
Price – $849
The gear mentioned above are among the best of the best in tools for the turkey hunting trade. Check them out as you prepare to head back to the woods to do battle with a longbeard.