Turkey camo and calls

cjswartley

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Hey guys,

I want to get my turkey gear together, but wont be going out till Spring here in PA. My area doesnt allow fall Turkey. This is my first time going out, and I have two questions.

I will be stalking and not sitting in a blind so I was wondering if guys have had success using Kuiu Verde 2.0 in their Turkey hunts?

Also, what kind of calls do you guys like best?

Thanks!
 
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Woodhaven makes some really good calls. Their slate is super easy to learn on(watch the video that comes with it-sweet spot on the slate) and I really like their reeds when you are ready to transition to that.
 
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cjswartley

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Nice, thanks for the info. I’ll check out their site! Do you hunt in a blind typically?


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N2TRKYS

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Fall turkey hunting is against my religion.

I like Mossy Oak New Bottomland camo and Houndstooth game calls.

My shotgun is dipped in the new bottomland and it nearly disappears in this pic.

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FSUBowhunt

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A veteran turkey hunter once told me that if hunting wooded terrain, everything above the waist should blend into the tree (treebark style camo) and everything below the wast should blend in with the ground (leaf style camo). Makes sense if you’re posting up against a tree most of the time!
 

ESmith_10

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I second bottomland camo and Woodhaven calls. I love to run and gun to find hot birds, but also, if you learn to be patient, you'll kill birds.
 

tt_johnsclist

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As long as you can sit sit still just about any camo, including kuiu, will work great. I think pot and striker calls give beginners the most versatility of call types with the easiest learning curve.
 

Tacobros

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I would agree. I’ve been out with a buddy of mine before season in jeans and a white tee shirt and called in turkeys. ( scouting, not hunting )
 

tugrivercopper

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Look up Hunter Ridge Custom Calls on facebook, I am kin to him and he makes some awesome calls.

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As far as camo, any should do as long as you sit super still, that being said google up turkey camo etc. and u will get a wide array of options specifically made for turkey. Mossy Oak, Nomad, Old Tom, Bottomland, etc. Your choices aren't limited.
 

Superkodiak38

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Eastern's are the toughest bird you will hunt, they will pick you off in a heartbeat MOVEMENT IS KEY camo that breaks up you outline and is muted is best but they can and will still pick you off hands, face and anything that shines and you are done. Get a box call and a slate and practice, if you get an answer sometimes less is more, let the bird hunt you if he is coming. I would tell you to stay away from decoys, for the most part. Easterns are not those dumb ones you see people shooting out west but if you find one that is hot and wants to die you can sometimes pull it off.
 

Superkodiak38

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@Tacobros I normally run and gun and don't take a decoy. If I am sitting a field edge I might put out a hen. I stay away from the full strut decoys. It's kind of like rattling deer, not all of them want to fight but if they can slip in a steal a doe they will. A lot of times I have had birds hang up gobble and strut but not come in with a strutter decoy. And I have had birds flank us and sneak in looking for a hen to steal.
 

Tacobros

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Fair enough. I don’t always use them but I generally have a few with me. I don’t have a full strut decoy either. Just jakes and hens.
 

Adam12

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Any pot call is going to be easiest for you. Woodhaven are great but expensive. 90% of hunters call too much
 
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