Great Gobbler Gear
Check out these hot picks from the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, and check back daily to see what the T&TH staff uncovers as they comb the show floor like kids in a candy store.
Ameristep Ground Blinds
Hunters who prefer ground blinds will have two new models from Ameristep to choose from this year, the Distorter and Deadwood Stump, both with a new internal hub design, which makes it easy to set up or take down the blinds, and have you hunting in minutes. A unique feature of the Distorter and Deadwood Stump blinds is the shape, which is not square or rectangular. It’s more of what Ameristep describes as a “kick out” design, which changes the silhouette of the blind, and is big enough for three hunters and their gear. Add native vegetation to brush it in and you’re ready for your next ambush. Info: www.Ameristep.com
Turkey hunters will have two new multi-purpose Mossberg shotguns to choose from this year: The 930 and 835 Ulti-Mag Multi-Purpose Field models, available in black and Mossy Oak Bottomland camo. Both guns can be purchased with 26-inch or 28-inch barrels, and come equipped with Mossberg’s versatile ACCU-CHOKE (930 model) and ACCU-MAG (835 Ulti-Mag model) choke tube systems, plus a turkey-designated choke. While these guns are great for turkey hunting, they can also pull double duty for all of your small game, upland bird and waterfowl needs — whenever you need a reliable, dependable and performance-driven shotgun. For more information on these and other popular Mossberg turkey shotguns, visit www.Mossberg.com
Winchester Ammo 20 Gauge LongBeard XR
Looking for a kinder, more gentle approach to turkey hunting this spring? Then why not ditch that 12 gauge in favor of a 20 gauge? With the advance in shotshell technology you’ll hardly know the difference when it’s time to drop that old tom turkey in his tracks. One such offering is Winchester’s ground-breaking Long Beard XR ammo — now available in 20 gauge. The new 20 gauge Long Beard XR comes in a 3-inch shell loaded with either No. 5 or No. 6 shot — 10 rounds to a box.The key feature behind Long Beard XR’s long-range capability is the shell’s Shot-Lok technology. Instead of traditional buffering materials, Shot-Lok is injected as a liquid resin into the hull among the lead shot during assembly. That resin then hardens to keep pellets locked in place until the round is fired. Upon firing, Shot-Lok immediately fractures into a micro-buffer that protects the shot from deformation caused by set-back forces. This ensures the shot exits the muzzle nearly perfectly round, which provides tighter and more uniform patterns at extended ranges. Info: www.Winchester.com