Basic Turkey Hunting Clothing
The turkey is an animal with very keen eyesight, this means that you have to conceal yourself and minimize your movement to capture your prey within shooting range. Your surroundings will dictate your choice of pattern for your hunt, but I believe that a good lightweight rain suit is a practical and logical choice. Buying your jacket and pant a bit larger will allow you to layer with your long johns if needed, and by giving you a versatile option.
This is a Bone-Dry product that is windproof, waterproof and breathable membrane, which is a quiet polyester outer shell with a mesh lining in the inside. The jacket features a full zip with a storm flap and snaps. The visor hood has bungee draw chords, fleece lined hand warmer pockets, below pockets for accessories along with nylon cuffs on the wrists.
The pants have a snap and fly elastic waist with buttons on the inside to allow you to wear pants with button suspenders. The pants are mesh lined to the knee and then nylon down to the ankle for easy on/off with boots.
The other option available is the bib, which has adjustable suspenders, front zip with storm flaps with snaps, side gusset panels and bottom snaps on both legs. These products are machine washable.
The stretch rainwear is a lightweight polyester spandex, waterproof/breathable product, allowing 4-way stretch movement ranges but packs into its own small pouch. This is available in a jacket with adjustable hood. Two slash zip pockets. The pants feature elastic waist snaps on ankle cuffs. This product is to be hand washed.
Redhead Gore-Tex Pro Light Rainwear:
This product is a lightweight performance shell, waterproof/windproof as well as breathable. These pieces pack into their own pockets for easy storage. The jackets have a zip off visor hood, underarm ventilation zip hood and loop cuff adjustments. The pants have elasticized waist with belt loops, front fly with snaps and side leg zips with a hook and loop closures.
These are a selection of base layer t-shirts, which possess the lowest shrink rate, a comfortable fit and versatile piece for every hunter regardless of their prey. These shirts come in both short and long sleeve in 5 various patterns and are machine washable. Other features include ribbed neck/cuffs along with a single chest pocket. Washing instructions are printed on the garment so that there are no annoying tags.
If you require a second layer you should consider the Henley, mock t-neck or the t-neck. Again these have the lowest shrink rate, comfortable fit that make these products a must for the hunter in your family.
Redhead Silent-Hide Shirt and Pants:
The silent-hide collection is known for its breathable, durability, quietness coupled with its lightweight fabric is an excellent choice for the turkey hunter. The shirts come in various patterns in sizes S-6XL. The back yoke, collar and cuffs are all lined adding to your comfort. There are also 2 button-flap front pockets.
The pants are sized from S- 6XL in various patterns and include an adjustable waist tab, belt loops, below cargo pockets on each thigh.
Also offered are bibs, which are roomy with a reinforced seat, drawstring cuffs. Again these are the silent-hide line, which is the breathable, lightweight quiet fabric.
The boots that you will need will be dependent on where and when you hunt. But, a good rule of thumb is to invest in boots that will be versatile for your various hunting needs. The boots that I recommend would be ones that are waterproof and lightly insulated. Another good rule of thumb is that it must be big enough for you to put heavy socks on in colder weather conditions without hurting your toes or heels. I opt for a high boots for support and protection; you can always touch your pants leg into the boot.
The 7” jackal boot is non-insulated, lightweight and has the Gore-Tex comfort lining. Rugged and lightweight these boots would be a must have for any hunter.
Another non-insulated boot option would be the redhead silent-hide stalker boot, bone-dry (windproof/waterproof/breathable), quiet, flexible and quite durable. These boots are compact for packing away after use.
For an insulated boots, I would opt for the Tracker boot by RedHead, either the 8” leather/nylon 800 gram insulated boots or the 8” 40 gram insulated boots. These boots both have Gore-Tex with moisture wicking abilities. Also these boots have the RedHead comfort pad, which absorbs shock while aiding in comfort.
Face and Hands
When turkey hunting, it’s especially important to conceal your face and your hands. If your hands are moving and your face is shiny the gobbler will notice. For face concealment there are many options to choose from, having said that I will give you a couple of recommendations.
The RedHead short-billed cap with face mask is my personal favourite, the mesh is attached to the edge of the hat so that is does not sit right on your face. The hat is short-billed so as not to hamper with your shooting.
The second option is the RedHead form fit full-facemask; it’s cool, breathable nylon mesh adjusts to fit with an elastic headband. This is one size fits most, and is easily stored in your pocket when not needed.
The RedHead strut zone gloves are lightweight, moisture wicking and have rubber grip palms coupled with acrylic knit shell. These gloves allow you the manual dexterity needed in the field.
The gobbler gloves are polyester/lycra lightweight fabric with coolmax capabilities, control dots on palms to aid in gripping. Another feature is the extra long cuff for concealment.
Happy Turkey Hunting;