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Whats in your Turkey Vest????
Posted: 13 February 2012 02:45 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Curious what calls everyone puts in the ole turkey vest, For me its Owl hooter, 3 diaphrams, 2 slate calls,sqealing hen mouth call, crow call…And 3 decoys…along with afew snacks and a redbull energy drink:)

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Posted: 13 February 2012 04:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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WTF, I do have a flashlight, decoys, an extra decoy stake, extra box of shells, range finder, an extra head camo cover (always seem to leave mine in a dark vehicle) and of course cashews.  Gotta have my cashews and breakfast bars.

I have all kinds of diaphram calls….  I just wish I knew how to use them better.  Anyone have any tips on how to use a diaphram call better.  I always seem to choke on the dang things.

Purring on my slate calls have given me the most success over the years.  Heck biggest turkey I ever shot I didnt even us my calls.  Jake and two hens decoys did all the work.  Last year my “Pretty Boy” did bring in my gobblers for me.  Pretty slick and fun day.  I use my Pretty Boy with a real tail dried out from a previous hunt..

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Posted: 13 February 2012 06:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Pretty much the same, decoys, one jake and one hen, a couple of diaphram calls, food, drink, binocs, some 3 1/2 inch 5 shot, knife, turkey tag, face mask and gloves, headlight, etc, and i am sure a bunch of other crap once i get all ready.  The one goofy thing about my calling is that i only use a diaphram call, i really want to splurge and get a slate call.

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Posted: 14 February 2012 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Box call, chalk, shells, deeks, Marlboro Lights, lighter, camera, plus all my normal fanny pack stuff.  I also have a few mouth calls, but can’t for the life of me figure out how to use them properly.  I get jealous everytime I watch a turkey show on the tube and see those guys making it look so easy.

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Posted: 14 February 2012 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Marlboro reds for me:)Forgot that!!!!

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Posted: 14 February 2012 01:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Mine must have poison ivy in it…I always seem to get it after wearing it…

And let me guess Galena Bob, you don’t get poison ivy?...

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Posted: 14 February 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Camo bandana.  It has an endless amount of uses, forgotten hat, face mask, something to wipe hands on or other body parts.  Very cheap and does not take up much room.  I got one in my turkey vest and with my dear hunting gear.

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Posted: 14 February 2012 04:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Mostly the same but I also bring bug spray, bug spray and then more bug spray! Two ThermaCell’s are a must as well. (oh and I spray the hell out of my turkey clothes with Permethrin the night before. Helps with chiggers and ticks.) Can you tell I hate being on any bug’s menu?

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Posted: 14 February 2012 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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IREPLYING forgot one important item. I take a small piece of abbrasive cloth to rough up my slate calls. Or I take a little 220 grit sand paper. This helps my calls especially if they get a little wet. Also a couple of quart size zip lock bags.

Outdoorlivin…what’s up with the poison ivy comment?

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Posted: 14 February 2012 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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GalenaBob - 14 February 2012 06:55 PM

IREPLYING forgot one important item. I take a small piece of abbrasive cloth to rough up my slate calls. Or I take a little 220 grit sand paper. This helps my calls especially if they get a little wet. Also a couple of quart size zip lock bags.

Outdoorlivin…what’s up with the poison ivy comment?


Cashews contain urushiol which is the irritant in poison ivy… So they say that people that consume alot of cashews build an immunity to poison ivy…

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Posted: 14 February 2012 08:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I learned something new today…  God I love those costco cashews.

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Posted: 15 February 2012 07:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I usually have an unfilled tag in mine.

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Posted: 15 February 2012 05:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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jcurri - 15 February 2012 07:30 AM

I usually have an unfilled tag in mine.

LOL Me too. but i do go prepared. wood witch glass call. h&s box call. a few diaphram call. sand paper and scotch brite. refreshments and snacks. hen decoy. extra shells. and i have worn out more boots than calls or tags.LOL

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Posted: 15 February 2012 11:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Outside of what’s been mentioned, a compass or gps and TP.  Always carry plenty of water, too. 

One thing I’ve been looking for and have not found yet that I would like to carry is a thermos shaped like a flask so I could conveniently bring in some hot coffee.

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