Great Gobbler Gear
As the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas comes to a close, we’ll wrap it up with these three new products — but we’ve only scratched the surface of the turkey-centric gear that will hit the store shelves this year. Be sure to check back here each week for more new product highlights.
Primos SurroundView 360-Degree Ground Blind
Tired of playing peek-a-boo with turkeys? The revolutionary Double Bull SurroundView 360° Blind from Primos solves that problem. It’s the only blind without a blind spot. The SurroundView is constructed with exclusive one-way see-through walls that let you see all of your surroundings without being seen. Now you can spot all the movement you miss with traditional blinds, yet remain just as concealed. The SurroundView 360° comes with four one-way see-through walls with one movable black-out wall to place on any wall you choose. Weighing in at just 23 pounds, it has a 180-degree full front shooting window and five shoot-through ports. Info: www.Primos.com
Avian-X Trophy Tom
New from Avian-X in 2018 is the unique and versatile Trophy Tom. Sittin’ pretty on the wall one day and in the field drawing the ire of dominant gobblers the next, the Avian-X Trophy Tom serves double-duty as an affordable and beautiful way to display the tail fan and beard of your trophy gobbler, as well as the ultimate portable strutting or stalking decoy. Molded in intricate detail and finished with a striking, true-to-life paint job, the Trophy Tom looks just like the real thing. The one-piece design holds the dried tail fan and the beard from any gobbler and is easily hung on the wall. Better yet, the Trophy Tom takes up little space, extending from the wall only slightly farther than a large, framed print. This means hunters can proudly, beautifully and easily display their trophy gobbler just about anywhere in their home or office. The attached carry handle and included collapsible mounting stake make transportation and field use easy. Info: www.Avian-x.com
Flextone Diaphragm Calls
Fit isn’t something most hunters take into consideration when they pull a mouth call off the rack at the sporting goods store. For the most part, these highly popular turkey calls fall into the one size fits most category. Too bad, because not all turkey hunters have the same size palate. Fortunately, the ace call designers at Flextone have come up with a line of calls that provide a better fit for smaller mouths and narrower palates. Of course, they sound great, too. The Flextone Lil’ Nasty and the all-new Lil’ Double and Lil’ V are custom crafted for hunters who are tired of stuffing a full-sized diaphragm into their mouths when there isn’t room for one. These new undersized diaphragm calls feature the same traditional cuts and reed configurations found in full-frame calls, but offer a more streamlined profile and compact design. Easy to blow, these calls are perfect for women, youths or any turkey hunter with a smaller palate. Info: Flextonegamecalls.com