The last day of deer season is always a disappointment, but turkey season is fast approaching and now is the time to start gearing up. We have the majority of our turkey gear in the store already and more is arriving every week. I thought I would touch on a few of our products this year and give you some insight into what is going to be hot.
First and foremost, the most exciting thing for me is the new camo pattern from True Timber, HTC Green. The majority of our products will be available in this pattern and the green is going to be extremely important this year with the mild winter we’ve had. By mid-April, the majority of the buds are going to be blooming out and by May, the natural greens should be on in full. Grab your Green!
The RedHead Turkey Lounger is by far the best Turkey vest available. This vest has room for all of your calls, a game pouch for decoys or your bird, a hydration pouch which will hold a 2 liter bladder (not included with the vest), and there is room for anything else you want to take with you. The vest is made with waterproof material. The game changer with this vest is the attached seat. This vest will allow you to sit down where ever you want, there is no need to find a tree to lean against; just lean back in the seat and you are all set. Most importantly it is comfortable. It is my turkey vest of choice and I think once you try it on and sit down, you will agree.
Next on the list is the RedHead Stalker Lite ¼ Zip. I am including this because this shirt is perfect for warmer climates and I am pretty sure we are going to be looking at warm days in April here in Northwestern Ohio. It is made out of 100% polyester which wicks away moisture and is fast drying. We also have the Stalker Lite pants.
The one thing new this year in our store, by popular demand I might add, is the Hot Shot Deluxe Ghillie Suit. It is a three piece suit that covers you from head to toe. The main layer of the suit is a mesh material to help with breathability. The suit is fully customizable and the polypropylene string that covers the suit can be cut to match the environment you are hunting in. There is also a gun wrap and a storage bag included.
There are a lot of choices when it comes to turkey calls. Mouth calls take a lot of practice, but once you get it down, they are extremely effective. My brand of choice would be Quaker Boy. They have a mouth call for everyone including those with a narrow pallet. The sound quality and consistency make their calls stand out above the competition. For turkey hunting beginners, you should start out with a box call or a friction call. The Primos Box Cutter Turkey Call has a thumb groove that allows you to perfectly position your thumb so it can act like a spring. This allows you to make the sweetest cuts that a box call can make.\
Avian-X spends countless hours in the field studying birds and they use their findings to design ultra-realistic decoys. Specifically, the Avian-X LCD Laydown Hen Turkey Decoy presents a lifelike lay down posture. This pose attracts big gobblers by locking into the toms’ breeding instincts. They are lightweight and collapsible making the decoy easy to fit into a turkey vest. If you are looking for big toms, Avian-X is the way to go.
I could literally ramble on and probably write an entire essay on everything we have in the store for turkey season, but I wanted to highlight these few items, because honestly I’m very excited about them. If you have any questions on anything do not hesitate to ask one of our associates, we will be glad to walk you through your selections.
On Saturday April 9th, we will be hosting two seminars specifically aimed on turkey hunting. The first one will be at 1:00 pm on Calls & Decoys. The second seminar will be at 2:00 pm on Selecting the Right Gun, Ammunition, & Choke Tube for the Job. Those who attend the seminars will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win an Avian-X Laydown Hen Decoy, but you must be present to win.
If you do not have your 2016 hunting license you can get them in the Rossford Store for both Ohio and Michigan, and do not forget your turkey tags while you are at it. If you are hunting archery like me, we have the indoor range available, just bring your bow in (stop at our greeter to get it checked), walk up to the archery counter and ask to use the range.
Now let’s all get tuned or patterned up and put some Thunder Chickens on the dinner table.