Steven Rinella's Turkey Hunting Kit

Steven Rinella's Turkey Hunting Kit

Turkey hunting in a place as notoriously difficult as South Carolina requires a few specific pieces of gear to aid in a successful hunt. Going out with wild turkey aficionado Robert Abernethy certainly helps your chances as well.

First Lite Phantom Leafy Suit In a state where the gobblers have been hunted long and hard, visual blending is a crucial aspect of the hunt. First Lite’s Phantom Leafy Suit Top can help you hide from the wariest of gobblers. This lightweight mesh top uses three-dimensional camo to break up your silhouette. It's also intentionally oversized to fit over any layering system.

Phelps Three-Pack Diaphragm Calls When the spring thunder lights up the woods, you need to be ready to respond. Once you get a turkey in close enough with a pot call or box call, you need to free up your hands to aim. This is where reliable diaphragm calls come into play.

Phelps offers a 3-pack of diaphragm calls ranging from medium to loud in volume. With these calls, you can talk turkey with your shotgun ready. Purr, cluck, and yelp your way to landing a real rope-dragger.

Schnee’s Timberline Boots Despite some folks' ideas that turkey hunting is just leaning on trees and watching ticks crawl up your legs, it’s really an active hunt that requires a fair amount of walking. Schnee’s Timberline Boots are an awesome all-around, warm-weather boot. They’re extremely lightweight but tall and rigid enough to offer support in nasty country.

For a full accounting of what Steve used in this episode, check out the complete gear list here. And if you haven't seen it yet, head on over to Netflix now.

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