Predators & Small Game
Opening Day Prep
Hopefully most turkey hunters will have their stuff together long before opening day. I'm talking about the total turkey hunting package, not just the obvious items. Sure you have your calls, gun and loads, but what about all the other "essential" gear that can make or break your hunt? Do you know where your flashlight is? Are the batteries in your flashlight fresh? How about the batteries in your camera? Is your turkey vest packed? Besides your turkey calls, how about locator calls? How about chalk for your box and/or sandpaper for your slate? The bigger items need to be packed too. Remember a rain parka or a rain suit. Decoys and the blind need to be ready to go and I mean packed in immediately transportable form. Turkey hunting often means a lot of walking. Are your hunting boots well broken in and freshly waterproofed? There's a lot more to gobbler hunting than just calls and guns. Make sure you have it all with you.