To get an earlyedge on a longbeard this spring, make sure you have what you need to create theperfect setup–from decoys to camo. The following items will get youstarted.
1 PRIMOSB-MOBILE The Primos B-Mobile packs tight, looks real, sets up quickly and features afold-up silk fan that reflects sun and responds to breezes like a turkey’s tailfeathers do. Want to use a real fan? There’s a flexible base where feathers canbe inserted. ($80; primos.com)
2 MONTANA DECOYSMATING DECOY Unfolding with a single twist, Montana Decoys Mating Turkey is the most compactgobbler-on-hen deke setup you’ll find. From any distance, it looks like thereal act taking place. ($35; montanadecoys.com)
3 LACROSSEBROADSIDE GTX Reduce your concern for snakes while increasing your comfort with LaCrosse’s17-inch Broadside GTX. Fabric and leather combine to create a lightweight bootthat’s completely snakeproof and waterproof. An aggressive lug sole lets youtackle rough terrain. The Quad Comfort cushioned platform boasts four layers ofpadding. ($219; lacrossefootwear.com)
4 UNDER ARMOURLINER GLOVES Skintight yet comfortable, Under Armour’s Cold Gear liner gloves won’t affectyour ability to work a call. The fabric is quick-drying and boasts a highwarmth-to-weight ratio. ($20; underarmour.com)
5 UNDER ARMOURVENT POLO Under Armour’s performance polo features a microfiber fabric along the side andbeneath the arms. It’s treated to enhance moisture transport and temperatureregulation. This is the coolest shirt to wear when the weather turns warm.($70; underarmour.com)
6 MOSSY OAK DIXONLIMITED EDITION VEST Dedicated to late Mossy Oak staffer Bob Dixon, the limited-edition vestcombines some of the best features ever seen. Claw rubberized gunsling-stylestraps hold the vest over the shoulders. Ten external front pockets, as well asinternal and back ones, house everything from box calls to strikers. A generous3-inch-thick seat cushion is held in place by silent magnetic closures. ($159;mossyoakapparel.com)