Whats in your vest?

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Whats in your vest?

Postby swpatrkyhunter » January 21st, 2009, 9:22 am

This time of the year I always start getting my vest organized for the up comming Spring season.At the end of every season I always tell myself that I will cut down the amout of stuff I take with me in the woods. LOL! But in the off season I always find something new to buy. I usually end up taking a Box call, a slate, alum pot, 3-4 strikers, 2 fighting purr boxex,owl hoot tube, crow call, wood pecker call,4 mouth calls,2 decoys, cap light, 2 pair of gloves, face mask, pruning shears, orange game bag,Ground blind,Water,snacks,Strut seat, feild glasses,gobble shaker,and good knife, deep woods off,and a push pull box to stake under decoys. Depending on weather I may also carry a pop up blind or just rain gear. So. What do you carry into the Turkey woods?

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grunt_doc
 
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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby grunt_doc » January 21st, 2009, 10:38 am

you forgot feed for the pack mule you need to carry all that!!

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turkeytracks
 
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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby turkeytracks » January 21st, 2009, 11:56 am

I don't really have money for all of that since I am only just starting but I have 3 mouth calls, camo clothing, sometimes a pop-up blind, a push-pin call, and my dad. Oh and my gun, but thats a givin.
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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby wisturkeyhunter » January 21st, 2009, 11:59 am

I use to carry alot more than I do now. I've found my a lot more comfortable without a ton of stuff.

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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby grunt_doc » January 21st, 2009, 1:47 pm

<edit> and I'm the one making the pack mule dig!
 
Primos Jackpot-Glass
Primos Jackpt-Slate
HS Tripple Beard-Glass
Primos Boxcutter
Primos Heartbreaker
Strikers/sandpaper/chalk
Whatever diaphragms I happen to buy in the next week or two.
Water!
Chow
IFAK (more on that later tonight when I get a chance)
Home-made turkey handle
license/back tag
10 Ga New England (Kick's GT .695) 3-4 shells

Not a Primos kickback, but that's just what I have accumulated over the few seasons I have hunted.  I really like that JP glass, though.  I would like to strictly roll custom, but that can get expensive......[;)]
The calls fit individually in my vest in their own pouches, so it's not really thay much when I'm loaded up. 

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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby swpatrkyhunter » January 21st, 2009, 2:14 pm

My box call, crow call, slate and alumminum pot , mouth calls, orange game bag, owl hoot tube, gobble shaker, and my face mask are all Hunters specialties products. The other slate is a Primos. Woodpecker call is a Quakerboy. LOL! Somehow I find a way to carry everything comfortably. Sometimew I do just grab a couple key calls and head out. You never know what a bird will respond to so no matter what it's a crap shoot!

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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby Turkeybuster » January 21st, 2009, 5:14 pm

I carry one box call,slate,three mouth calls,crow call,headnet,gloves,7 shells, toilet paper,
gatoraide and some snacks,stone and chaulk 1 winchester and lots of chewing tobacco.
 
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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby grizzly » January 22nd, 2009, 12:41 am

three calls wood wise waterproof slate call primos old glory frictonnate call and a primos box cutter a ben lee scrach call box a crow call pair of gloves mask four stikers one hickory ,purple heartwood,composite ,maple  6shells buck folding knife box of strike any where matches in a plastic bag bottle of water and last but not lease a turkey tote just in case i get lucky

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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby shaman » January 22nd, 2009, 2:01 am

I'm on the backside of my quest for cargo.  Twenty years ago, I was at the peak of my practice of "success through acquisition."  I bought a vest and tried my best to carry every call and gadget I could.  Turkey hunting was becoming a grueling task.

Then I went down to Mississippi and hunted with the uncle of a friend of mine and all that started to change.  Bobby Leatherman was the patriarch of a turkey hunting clan that hunted their lands near Tunica.  He hunted with a single box call, carried in a bread bag.   That is all he carried, outside of a wheelbarrow inner tube that he used to sit on. When I got home  I put a truck inner tube around my neck and had my buddy take a Polaroid. I wrote  "Graduate of the Bobby Leatherman School of Turkey Hunting" and sent it to Bobby as thanks.  Bobby liked that.  Bobby's gone and the farm has been turned into a casino.

It took a few years for me to figure out the merit of Bobby's strategy.  I'm still not there, but about ten seasons ago, I ditched the vest and I have been winnowing out my gear ever since. 

At the end of last year I took a quick inventory of what I had:

[ul][*]About half-a dozen mouth calls[*]An Heirloom Double Barrel friction call
[*]An Heirloom Dixie Darlin'box call[*]Various strikers
[*]A crow call.  I do my own hooting[/ul]Non-call stuff:
[ul][*]6 rounds of Federal #4 Magnum Turkey loads 12GA 3"[*] Emergency Whistle[*]Lockback knife[*]License, tags, and pen for filling out same.[*]Pin-on compass[*]Flashlight, 2 AA cell, with change of batteries[*]2 small foam pads-- 1 for back, 1 for butt, attached to bag with carabiners
[/ul]
In the musette bag:
[ul][*] walkie talkie-- I switch to a cellphone when I'm all alone[*]Toilet Paper[*]4x6 leaf-cut camo blind --2sided camo (brown/green)[*]3 dekes -- 2 hens and a jake[*]Stakes for same[*]Hunter orange turkey bag[*]My lunch, and a book
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RE: Whats in your vest?

Postby trkyklr » January 22nd, 2009, 3:17 am

if you ditched the vest then what do you carry all that stuff in?

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