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.

Shop
Phantom Leafy Suit Top
Save this product
First Lite

Helps you disappear when you get close to your quarry.

Phantom 3D Balaclava
Save this product
First Lite

Used in conjunction with the Phantom Leafy Top, this balaclava takes your concealment to the next level in the turkey woods.

3-Pack Diaphragm Turkey Calls
Save this product
MeatEater x Phelps

A killer 3-pack including Steve Rinella's signature Jake Brake, Janis Putelis' signature Latvian Eagle and The MeatEater Loud & Clear.

Timberline Boot
Save this product
Schnee's

The mountain boot for your next light and fast adventure.

Get the latest in your inbox
Subscribe to our newsletters to receive regular emails with hand-picked content, gear recommendations, and special deals.
Our picks for the week's best content and gear
For the whitetail obsessed, with Mark Kenyon
Redefining our connection to food, with Danielle Prewett
Your one-stop for everything waterfowl, with Sean Weaver
Get out on the water with the MeatEater Fishing crew
Technical hunting apparel
Purpose-built accessories for hunting and fishing
Quality elk, turkey, waterfowl, and deer calls
Save this article