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I want to go turkey hunting but have no equipment What type of gun/load is good for a beginner ( have shot up to 270 caliber)?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with Sharkfin answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • alpettibone
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    Take your bow, some camo, a call, and go get 'em!

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  • tmanhill
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    12 gauge with number 4 mag turky loads

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  • kolbster
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    i would go with a Mossberg 835 ultra mag, you can get a used one for about $250-$300.

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  • buckhunter
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    Ground blinds are a nice option in the spring. Don't forget you can shoot them with archery equipment also.

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  • herbie57_57
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    Like Simien said you need a locater call, I use a duck call and think it works better because lots of people use owl hooters to locate with.

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  • wsimien
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    I think an owl hoot would be useful for locating Tom's on the early morning roost. A butt seat or soft pad helps keep you comfy when setting up on a tree. Later in the spring season be mindful of ticks.

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  • pumakitchen
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    I think sharkfin has it about right, I would only add a good pair of binoculars, and maybe a good pair of water proof boots.

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  • Christian Emter
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    Good answer shark fin.

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  • Sharkfin
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    You need good camo, a shotgun that will shoot at least 3" shells, preferable 3.5" magnums. I use a 12ga. and wouldn't go lower than 20ga. Most of the time the tightest choke possible is the norm but I've heard some get a better pattern with mod. You'll need to pattern your gun with the shells you'll hunt with. Probably need a box or slate call and practice calling a lot. I like to use decoys, a jake and a hen or two. Lots and lots of patience. Will you be starting off all by yourself?

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