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#1180306 - 02/14/09 08:31 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: showmehorns]
6 Point

Registered: 12/08/03
Posts: 746

 Originally Posted By: showmehorns
A LOT.....

Once you start spending usually it's more than you really need.

Buy the basics and you'll kill just as many gobblers as a big spender. Heck I've got maybe 1500.00 tied up. Half of the junk I
never used.

Just have fun.
if u let'em go they'll grow... QDM

#1180330 - 02/14/09 08:50 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: Tenbears]
12 Point

Registered: 08/06/00
Posts: 5871
Loc: Rockvale,tn

scope ( Ya dont "need" a scope. Many longbeards die to a bead/fiber optic sights every year.
scope mount ( Dont "need" unless you cave to the scope)
patterning targets (I been using free cardboard boxes for years)
turkey loads
vest ( worth its weight in gold)
snakeboots ( another optional item. When was the last time you heard of a hunter getting snakebit that wass not messing with the snake?)
a few calls
strut seat 100% Optional... your vest has a pad)
a decoy or two just in case
Thermacell ( Optional but darn nice to have)
Sawyer Permethrin ( A must have in my county)
rangefinder ( Optional, use your decoys as your range finder)
GPS ( Pure option, learn to read a map and they are CHEAP online)

Edited by Fordman (02/14/09 08:51 PM)

#1180845 - 02/15/09 08:49 AM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: Fordman]
10 Point

Registered: 10/04/06
Posts: 3896
Loc: bradley county,TN/Lancaster,SC

Funny stuff, my Dad started 15 years ago. He bought nothing but a box call and a slate call, headnet and gloves I think one foam hen decoy. Total of probably 50 bucks, he likes the cheap stuff. Add 2 boxes of shells, remington and winchester. He only bought those because he wanted to see which one pattenered the best. Oh yeah, he was shooting a remingotn 1100 2 3/4" shells with an Improved cylinder choke. His range was 25 yards and he killed doing this.

There was a total of $50 bucks spent that year and the only money spent after that the following years was a new box of shells.

You dont "NEED" anything but a couple good sounding calls, camo if you dont already have it, maybe a decoy or 2, and a box of shells. Throw in some bug spray and you can kill turkeys like anyone else.

Edited by Buckblaster (02/15/09 08:52 AM)

Turn your caps lock of goober, we can hear you.

#1187042 - 02/17/09 10:57 PM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: Buckblaster]
6 Point

Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 779
Loc: putnam co

yall are making me laugh!
gun $350
shells $20
box call $25
slate call $20
mouth calls $10 for a couple
decoys $30

wasting away my life in the woods (as the wife says) priceless

#1187164 - 02/18/09 06:33 AM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: fastbs]
Wes Parrish
16 Point

Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19470
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

 Originally Posted By: fastbs
yall are making me laugh!
gun $350
shells $20
box call $25
slate call $20
mouth calls $10 for a couple
decoys $30

wasting away my life in the woods (as the wife says) priceless

And if you already have a shotgun, you just added up $105.
Take away the box and mouth calls, you're down to $75.

 Originally Posted By: fastbs
wasting away my life in the woods (as the wife says) priceless

It is priceless.

Whether you choose to spend thousands on your turkey hunting, or just a few dollars . . . . .

#1187387 - 02/18/09 08:22 AM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: Wes Parrish]
8 Point

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2171
Loc: Russellville

I think it is alot cheaper than Deer Hunting.
Thank god for kids.

#1187629 - 02/18/09 09:31 AM Re: Cost of Turkey hunting.. [Re: RussellvilleRob]
Buzzard Breath
8 Point

Registered: 07/31/06
Posts: 1672
Loc: East

I've owned all the junk at one time. Someone decided to break into my house and make it theirs. I now hunt with a shotgun, shells, couple of mouth calls, and something to sit on. Sure feels good not carrying all that stuff through the woods.
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