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#1165716 - 02/05/09 01:57 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: muddyboots]
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Just bought my son a 535 mossburg for $240 so by the time you add calls,decoys,snake chaps...$500 you should by well stocked.
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#1166234 - 02/05/09 07:27 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
You don't need all of that to get started.

You don't "NEED" Thermacell, Sawyer Permethrin


Im not sure where you hunt, but I dare you to come to the Hatchie Bottoms without a Thermacall and treating your clothes with Sawyers. The ticks will eat you alive, if the mosquitos and black flies dont carry you off first. And these Hatchie Bottom pests think Deep Woods Off is a "come and get it, supper's on" aroma.


One thing that has supprised me about turkey hunting is I have only had 1 tick in 5 years turkey hunting on me. ONly seen 1 black snake (now i'm screwed ! ha) Never had a mosquito problem either... But then again, maybe we know why you are call "Swamp" hunter. I hunt in the high mountains! Never had any issue with these....

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#1166241 - 02/05/09 07:35 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
You don't need all of that to get started.

You don't "NEED" a vest.


He is correct. You can put your calls, strikers, locators, decoys, bottle of water, snacks, Thermacell, etc. in a Wal-Mart bag and carry it in. LOL

I prefer having everything organized and readily available. Not to mention the attached butt cushion and back cushion.


Now i'm now saying I don't use a vest. It is nice just not a have to have for a beginner. You can fit everything you "NEED" in two side leg pockets just as good. I like the vest, but I take my off more than on.




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#1166245 - 02/05/09 07:38 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
cruff10
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
You don't need all of that to get started.

You don't "NEED" a gps.


That depends. If you are hunting 25 acres, you dont. If you are hunting 2500 acres and go to any gobbling bird you do. I mark the truck when I get out and turn it off. Then, for the rest of the day, if he gobbles I can move on him wherever hes at and never worry about where the truck is until quittin' time.



The guy has said he was a bow hunter, If he needs a gps for deer hunting then he will know he "needs" a gps for turkey hunting. But if your a hunter of any kind you don't "NEED" a gps. Sure it is nice to have one when your lost. But you don't "NEED" one.

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#1166252 - 02/05/09 07:42 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
cruff10
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: cruff10

You don't "NEED" a scope!!!! I don't use one.


He is correct. A scope is not a neccesity, but one heck of a convenience.


I only see a scope as a inconvenience. More the weight and more that can mess up on ya. Such as being knocked off sight. If red dot the battery dieing. Just makes more that can go wrong.

Now don't get me wrong. I know alot of people that LOVE THEM and i'm "NOT" knocking it. I just don't need it...

So it is not a NEED!

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#1166259 - 02/05/09 07:45 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
On second thought, dont buy the snakeboots, Sawyers, or Thermacell. Just spend you day in the woods looking for snakes, picking off ticks, and swatting mosquitos and black flies. Sounds like fun to me.



Tell ya what... You go hunting without these things.. Tell me how it turns out.

I already have all that stuff from deer hunting.. Have fun picking the ticks...
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#1166260 - 02/05/09 07:45 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
cruff10
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 Originally Posted By: Swamphunter
 Originally Posted By: cruff10
strut seat (worth its weight in gold)


True. But for less than $20, why not be comfortable?


For me this still is not a "NEED". For my type of turkey hunting, i'm a run and gunner. Never stay still until they are comming in hot a heavy. I do more walking and riding my 4 wheeler than anything.

I don't deer hunt for turkey. (Just sit and wait on one to come up) Not my style. If they ain't gobbling and coming give me a show I don't care about shooting them.

STill the seats are nice. But just some more weight to get in the way hiking in the woods for me.

Still you don't need it to kill a turkey.

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#1166266 - 02/05/09 07:46 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ShaneHallum]
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I got some coon huntin' boots... they work wonders.
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#1166273 - 02/05/09 07:51 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: cruff10]
cruff10
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All in all, I just want people to get out in the woods and enjoy turkey hunting as much as I do. I think alot of info on here was misdirected. If someone else was to read all of this that has never turkey hunted might get the wrong impression and think it is tooo expensive for me to try it. That is why I make the comments like I did.

I know in today's time it is hard just to go out and buy a gun and all kinds of hunting stuff just for a bird.

Sorry if this got out of hand.

All in all it can be as expensive or as "Cheap" as you want to make it. Just like anything else.

All in all enjoy the woods in the spring it is a blast!!! Best time of year for me to be out there!!!!

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#1166986 - 02/06/09 09:50 AM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: ]
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A gun that you have patterned and know it's effective range, shells, camo, basic call ( I recommend a slate), land, patience and time.
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