I see in the post everybody has most of the essentials,,,,,,,,compass, whistle, food, drink, matches, sometime a GPS. What about a topo map?[;)]
Never leave the truck without a topo. Don't carry a decoy, nor a GPS though, to me a GPS is just another thing needing batteries and may or may not work if I take a fall in one of the creeks. So I carry (2) compasses, a ball compass pinned to the vest and a traditional compass in the vest.
I also take a short box and paddle box, couple pot calls I made, a trumpet and a wingbone call. I only run one mouth call these days, a stacked frame call.
Tools: pruners, DEET, and a couple of plastic bags the newspaper came in to wrap the bird's head to keep the walk out clean.
Water, snacks, a small Case pocket knife for cleaning duties, and a walking stick.
"So much of this business of hunting turkeys, you stupid it up right at the last.
You do everything right for an hour and a half, and then you sit down here
and there's nothing you can do about it, you made a mistake."
Tom Kelly, [i]Turkey Tales