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2009 Turkey Hunters Equipment Guide

The 2009 Fall Turkey Hunters Equipment Guide offers the latest products to give you an advantage in the field. Stay in tune with new products year-round with a subscription.

Here are the fresh perspectives for this year:

• There are many reasons why the diaphragm has become the most widely used turkey call. First and foremost, it works, says Jim Spencer.

• Gobblers don’t play by the rules, so why should you? Even the score this spring with Brian Lovett by using some dirty tricks with box and friction calls.

• Yes, new rifle-type stocks make turkey guns ugly, but Phil Bourjay says they also make them more effective in the woods.

• Finding the best turkey killing recipe takes some experimentation. Jim Schlender offers considerations to help you put together the most efficient shotgun possible.

• Scott Bestuls welcomes to the modern age of turkey decoys, where realism has reached new heights and full-strut decoys are becoming more common.

• Modern commercial blinds help turkey hunters hide their movements and stay
afield longer. John E. Phillips tells how to make them even more effective.

• The author has learned many lessons through the years, but none were as important as how to listen for turkeys.

• Lightweight transitional clothing is a necessity for any turkey hunting trip. John E. Phillips looks at some of the best.

• Five veteran turkey hunters reveal their favorite must-have accessories for the spring woods.

• Bow-hunting for turkeys is here in a big way, and it’s here to stay. Scott Bestul explains how to make the switch to archery gear.

• Tom Carpenter's dirty, neglected truck badly needed a good cleaning. The main gear had been put away, but the dregs remained. So he went to it.

Click here to read editor Brian Lovett's column, "Toting Gear is Personal Choice."

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