12 Great New Products For Turkey Hunting Season

Brad Fitzpatrick, GetZone.com Contributor

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When winter ends and the first spindly green shoots of spring grass work their way out of the soil there’s one thing on the minds of most hunters — turkeys. Before long jakes and toms will be strutting their stuff and traveling in search of receptive hens, and that’s a fantastic time to be in the woods. Before that first pre-dawn gobble thunders through the hardwoods, however, you need to make certain you’ve got all the gear you’ll need for a successful season — the right gun, ammo, clothing, vest, decoys and calls to stack the odds in your favor when opening day rolls around. Here’s a list of 12 of the very best new products for the 2018 turkey hunting season.

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1Bass Pro Shops Reality Series Remote Crazy Jake and Mating Hen Turkey Decoy Combo

What really brings those dominant toms on the run is the sight of a Jake courting a receptive hen. Bass Pro Shops new remote-controlled Crazy Jake and Mating Hen Decoy Combo combines realistic-looking dekes (the head and eyes are taxidermy quality) with movement that will fool even the wariest old longbeard, and the whole kit — the Crazy Jake decoy, collapsible Mating Hen Decoy, Remote Strut Stake Gen-2, and standard 2-prong metal stake — come in a convenient Redhead Turkey Decoy Bag Pack Carry Bag with backpack straps, an orange safety flag and a Remote Strut Stake pocket. The Crazy Jake’s ¾-strut position challenges any older toms in the area and prompts them to come looking for a fight. Remote range is 50 yards and the unit runs on 4 AA batteries. MSRP: $99.99. www.basspro.com