One of the most important items turkey hunters can own is a good turkey vest. Turkey vests are important in helping to keep your gear organized and accessible.
Most come with a variety of pockets designed for calls, strikers, extra shells, a face mask, gloves, binoculars, rangefinders, a knife, and even a snack in case you get hungry. Some even have attachment systems that keep everything you need within easy reach to minimize movemen. Large pouch pockets in back work great for decoys, stakes, and even a monster gobbler.
My favorite turkey vest has a built-in seat with back support that allows me to set up anywhere and be comfortable and still. Some vests have features such as padded flipdown seats, fold-out safetyorange strips, and adjustable padded straps.
I have hunted turkeys for a lot of years and sometimes I wonder how I ever got along without a vest that had back support.
By Larry Whiteley, Host of the award winning
Outdoor World Radio