Turkey Hunting Clothing

| Last Updated September 15, 2020

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When it comes to clothing for turkey hunting, first and foremost, you want to be comfortable. If you're not comfortable, you're going to start fidgeting and moving around. That's a sure way NOT to have a successful wild turkey hunt. Turkeys are the easiest wild game to spook, so being immobile is essential.

When it comes to clothing for turkey hunting, use simple common sense. Dress warm if it's cold, with a good base layer. Remember, you may be sitting for a long period of time. If it's warm, then the total opposite is true: wear clothes that will "breathe" and wick sweat. Indeed, that's a good rule for both cold and warm weather clothing.

Manufacturers now make a wide range of clothing that will fit any weather situation. And, oh yes -- there are always those "pesky skeeters." Mosquitoes can drive you absolutely crazy, and if you're swinging and swatting, the turkeys will be running off in all directions. A good solution is to buy one of those little Thermacell, silent, battery-operated insect repellent units. They're about the size of a hand-operated GPS, and they emit an odor which repels insects -- and mosquitoes.

Being concealed and clothed properly is a "gimme" for the successful turkey hunter. While good camouflage clothing is necessary, most hunters are now, in addition, solving lots of problems by using an in-ground blind. Any number of manufacturers make them. They are like a hub-style pop up tent, with four walls, totally camouflaged, and windows from which a hunter can see clearly, and can open when it's time to take a shot. They're comfortable. You can move around a bit, and you won't be whipped by wind or rain. Very good investment, and will save you a lot of hassle and effort.

As for camo clothing, try to pattern your clothing to the particular area you're hunting. If it's "green," or "brown/tan", then go that particular route. Blending in is the secret. Turkeys are creatures of habit, and will immediately notice anything even a little bit "different" in the locales they frequent. Therefore, you don't want to "stand out from the crowd." Using a face mask and blackening your skin areas is still a good idea, even if you're in a blind. Of course, you don't have to wear the face mask, unless you go outside to heed a call of nature, or something like that.



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