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Turkeys now inhabit everywhere from valley river bottoms to vast expanses of mountain forest. Depending on the location, hunts can range from busting through brush and wading rivers, to something resembling a full mountain hunt, with miles covered and thousands of feet of elevation gain. Just like in big game hunting, you may have to move fast and then sit for hours.
For most turkey hunting applications, having a system of clothing with good stretch, moisture management, and durability will keep you comfortable and focused on the hunt. Here’s our list of the must-have KUIU gear and clothes for the serious turkey hunter.
Turkeys see in full color, head to toe camouflage is more important than for any other hunting pursuit.
VALO is the top choice before the spring green up. Its muted tones and lower contrast pattering disappear into the dormant hardwoods and understory, making it perfect for early season turkey hunting.
VERDE (Spanish for green) is a great match for the spring woods. The green color matches new foliage while greys blend in well with trees. The high-contrast breakup pattern works well in shadowed light of the spring woods.
VIAS is a great match for dry arid regions and areas before the spring-green foliage comes through. The tan, grey, and brown colors match rocky open terrain, dead foliage, and blends in well with the grey bark on trees. Like Verde, its high-contrast pattern works well to break up your outline.
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Regardless of what species or animal you’re hunting, KUIU’s approach to hunting apparel centers around a technical layering system, and turkeys are no exception. The layering system enhances your performance in the field by scaling your layers up or down during low or high-levels of activity.
Our entire layering system is built to compliment how you hunt and withstand the elements you're faced with and can be summed up in three parts: A next-to-skin base layer, mid-layer insulation, and outer-layer protection. The combination of the three allows you to adapt to any style of turkey hunting. It’s an entire system built to compliment how you hunt and withstand the elements you’re faced with.
PELOTON 118 BASE LAYERS
These base layers are ideal for the colder temps in the early season or as an outer layer if it gets hot. The Peloton 118 lineup is durable, lightweight, and dries quick if it gets wet. Available in short and long sleeve T’s, briefs, and bottoms that zip off without having to remove your pants or boots.
STRONGFLEECE HYBRID 210 OR 260 MID-LAYER
Your mid layers are worn under an outer shell or rain gear to provide insulation/added warmth in cold conditions. Or, worn on top of a base layer for cool temperatures. The StrongFleece lineup is durable and water resistant, making it ideal for variable spring weather.
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TALUS HYBRID PANT
Veteran turkey hunters know the benefits of hunting before, during and after stormy weather conditions. The Talus Hybrid Pant features waterproof paneling across the seat and from the knees down. These features allow you to walk through wet grass and brush and set up quickly and sit anywhere without getting soaked.
For a warm or dry weather alternative, the Attack Pant is a top choice. Its 4-way stretch adds comfort and mobility, while the durable Primeflex fabric takes on brush and difficult terrain with ease.
KENAI VEST & GUIDE JACKET COMBO
This combo is ideal for its versatility in colder conditions—it will keep you warm on frozen mornings yet remain breathable and durable while walking to and from calling locations. The Kenai Vest traps heat around your core while the Guide Soft Shell Jacket provides more insulation and protection from wind, light rain, cold.
KUTANA STORM SHELL RAIN GEAR
For those rainy days when a soft shell won’t be enough—lightweight and durable rain gear is a must. The Kutana Storm Shell Rain Gear features a 3-layer fabric that’s breathable, waterproof, and durable. It’s light enough to go in a pack, but durable enough to handle busting brush.
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For running-and-gunning turkeys, the PRO 1850 or PRO 2300 are ideal for packing your essentials. They both offer ample organization for calls, gear, food, hydration, and extra clothes. The pack gun holder or bow holder attach to the pack and make carrying your weapon a cinch.
If you’re packing a lot of gear, especially a blind, look to the PRO 7800 pack. It’s large enough with the extra shroud capacity to carry full body and partial strut decoys. It offers easy bow or gun carry, plenty of extra pockets for calls and blind materials. The lid is also removable for a more streamlined configuration.
All our PRO Packs feature a load sling design, full pop up blinds can fit between the frame and pack bag, extending both above and below the pack bag.
Keeping concealed is vital to a successful turkey hunt.
StrongFleece 220 Gloves – Durable, water resistant and can be worn while shooting.
ULTRA Merino Balaclava – Great for concealment and added warmth.
KUIU Air Mesh Flexfit Cap – Lightweight and breathable with minimal logos.
PRO Bino Harness – Protects and conceals your binoculars and doubles as storage for carrying calls and other accessories.