Increase Your Turkey Hunting Success With The Right Gear
Overland Park, Kansas - Spring turkey seasons are heating up all over the country and hunters are eager to get into the woods. By now most hunters have checked their gear to make sure they have the right camo clothing, hunting vests and turkey calls. They have patterned their shotguns and purchased the latest turkey loads. Successful and knowledgeable turkey hunters will also add quality optics to their equipment list. Here are some tips from the experts at Bushnell Outdoor Products.
Optics for Turkey Hunting
Be sure to include a good pair of compact binoculars when you head afield this spring. They are essential for locating turkeys through the spring foliage. A good choice is the Excursion 8x28mm binocular. It combines high performance and high value with fully multi-coated lenses, BaK4 prisms, rubber armoring and waterproof/fog proof protection. The Excursion is ideal for locating turkeys in the woods or checking out a trophy tom across the meadow.
Improving your Aim
Even the best shotguns can be tough to pattern. Some shoot high, some low while others throw patterns to the left or right depending upon the choke and load. The best way to ensure consistency is to use a low power scope or sight.
Scopes can easily be mounted on shotguns and it doesn't take long to adjust the windage and elevation to make sure your pattern is centered on your target. Bushnell has several camouflaged riflescopes and sights that are ideal for the close range hunting demands of turkey hunters.
A long-time favorite of turkey hunters has been the HOLOsight. For 2008, the HOLOsight has been upgraded to make it even more reliable and effective. It is now available in Realtree® AP camo and it has a dedicated On/Off button and memory chip that remembers the last brightness setting for the reticle.
In the Trophy line, the 1.75-4x32mm riflescope with Realtree AP Camo is an ideal choice for targeting turkeys. Available with a Circle-X or Multi-X reticle, it offers a wide field of view and a clear view under any lighting condition. If you are a fan of red dot scopes, the Trophy 1x28mm Red Dot scope is a good choice. It lets you find your target quickly and then make an accurate shot. It also has an auto On/Off switch to conserve the battery after the gun has been turned on its side.
Novice turkey hunters and seasoned veterans will appreciate the new Turkey Stix from Stoney Point. It eliminates the need to balance a shotgun on your knee until that tom turkey comes into view. The Turkey Stix is simple yet effective. Constructed of durable aluminum shafts with a quick assembly shock cord system, it attaches to the barrel of the shotgun with a non-marring friction clamp that stays in place as you pick up your gun. Assembled it is 25 inches high, yet folds to half its height for easy stowing in your turkey vest.
Spring turkey hunting is exciting and challenging. Be sure to increase your odds of success by adding quality optics and accessories to your list of equipment. All these products are available at Bushnell dealers nationwide. For more information on these and other Bushnell products, visit http://www.bushnell.com.
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