The 2020 NWTF Show is in the books, and it’s been another great show supporting the wild turkey, hunting and conservation. We spent a few days running the aisles to check out the best of the best in turkey hunting gear and equipment.
We found everything from calls, decoys, apparel and unique gear designed for chasing gobblers in the spring. Here’s a look at some of our top picks for best turkey hunting gear at the 2020 NWTF Show.
The crew at Higdon continues to find themselves among the best of the best when it comes to quality, lifelike decoys, particularly when it comes to realism through motion. They’ve done it in their waterfowl line and now they’re doing the same in their turkey decoy lineup.
For 2020, they’ve unleashed their Higdon TruBreeder and TruFeeder Decoys. As the names imply these decoys are built to present a breeding pair scenario as well as the motion action of a feeding hen. Motion can make all the difference when it comes to sealing the deal with a hard-headed gobbler, and these decoys are going to do just that. The TruBreeder pair sells for $249.99 and the TruFeeder sells for $199.99.
Avian-X HDR Hen
Hunter's Specialties Hedge Cutter
Bone Collector Turkey Tool
One of the coolest products we came across at this year’s show is the new Bone Collector Turkey Tool. The Turkey Tool serves a variety of functions, including the ability to measure spur and beard length, spread your tail fan for photos, and it keeps your fan spread out for the drying process.
No more pinning the fan down to cardboard! It even has a built-in hanger for when the fan is ready to display on the wall. The Bone Collector Turkey Tools sells for $14.99.
Primos Rivers Cut Pot Call
One of the prettiest calls we came across at this year’s show was the new Primos Rivers Cut Pot Call. The call is crafted from the most exotic woods, detailed with intricate engraving, and finished with a premium glass surface. My first impression of the call was that it was far too nice to carry to the woods. But it’s rich, hardwood turkey sounds will no doubt make you think twice on whether to keep it on the shelf in your mancave, or in the top pocket of your turkey vest.
Originally designed for Wilbur Rivers Primos, the call comes with two strikers, each chosen to create a distinct tone. Both strikers hold a cut knurled guide made for the perfect finger placement while calling. Due to the rarity of these exotic woods, the River’s Cut Pot Call will only be available for a limited time. This limited edition calls sells for $112.99
LaCrosse Alpha Agility Mossy Oak Greenleaf
The revival of vintage camo is one of the hottest things going in apparel and footwear these days for hunters. Knowing this, LaCrosse made the move to deliver their super-comfortable Alpha Agility boot in the Mossy Oak Greenleaf camo pattern for 2020.
It looks great, feels incredible on your feet, and will keep you high and dry this spring, no matter where your hunt takes you. The Alpha Agility is priced at $130.
Memories of Spring Book by Ron Jolly
Power Calls Fuel CTi
Pack Rabbit Elite Turkey Hunter Vest/Chair
We’ve seen a lot of turkey vests over the years, but we’ve never come across anything in the vest category quite like the Pack Rabbit Elite Turkey Hunter. It’s a comfortable turkey gear hauler built on a frame that easily converts into a comfortable chair.
It’s a quick and easy setup that allows you to run-n-gun like never before. At 3400 cu-in. it has plenty of room for all your calls, decoys and gear. The built-in chair keeps you high, dry and comfortable for long sits as you wait out your bird. Prices on this system range from $119.99 – $259.99.
HybridLight NAV Headlamp
Houndstooth The Ace Mouth Call
Woodhaven Pot Calls
Woodhaven has been making championship calls for a lot of years. They know how to make calls that sound like the real deal. You’ll find it in their new Red Ninja Glass and Mahogany Crystal pot calls. The Red Ninja Glass is extremely user friendly and can replicate very authentic hen turkey sounds.
The Mahogany Crystal is built in a mahogany vision cup with a purple-heart sound board. It’s a beautiful call with a killer turkey sound. Each Mahogany Crystal is hand matched with a hickory and purple-heart striker. These pot calls are priced at $99.99.
Best Turkey Hunting Gear at the 2020 NWTF Show - Conclusion
We’re anxiously looking ahead to the spring turkey season! It’ll be here before you know. Are you prepared? Do you have all the gear you need? What gear do you plan to add to your turkey vest this season? Comment below and let us know.