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Just outa couriosity, what all do you carry into the woods?

My pack is at least 30lbs, maybe more.

I carry:

Turkey vest with:

Box

Flat slate

Slate Pot

Acrylic pot

Glass and wood strikers

Scouring pad to retexture friction calls

5 Diaphragms with different cuts

Brush clippers

Bug Spray

Hunter orange vest, in case I get lucky
5 extra shells
2 Granola bars
Bottle of water
Camo poncho
Two rubber hen dekes and one jake
Rubber bands and twist ties (for tagging)
Head net and 2 sets gloves (cause you always leave one somewhere…)
Add to this my two man pop up blind and Mossberg.
Makes me tired just thinking about it… but also rather happy!
 

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The original Mossberg 835
about 9 shells
up to 10 mouth calls
one or two slates have a great glass slate
2 or 3 strikers
sandpaper and scouring pads
3 decoys
simple ground blind
extra gloves
extra face mask
2 bottles of water
pen in tags in ziplock bag
usually wear a camo that if rain resistant.

always try to remember tick spray but forget it every year.
may need to carry oxygen this year im getting old
Thank God turkeys can't smell the icy hot after the first day of running and gunning or I would never see a bird.
 

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Bought the turkey barrel for my Encore. Best thing I did to reduce strain/weight. Pro's: Very, very light. It's short/maneuverable. Great range (last bird taken at 55 yards, open/flat field). Con's: It's kick will make a grown man cry. But, worth every bruise if you run and gun!

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Hunting License and turkey tags obviously
remington 870 express
5 rounds of 3 1/2" Federal Turkey Loads
slate call
2 diaphragms
1 box call
cell phone
knife
and ties
Less I carry the less chance i have of making unwanted noise
 

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Hunting License and turkey tags obviously
remington 870 express
5 rounds of 3 1/2" Federal Turkey Loads
slate call
2 diaphragms
1 box call
cell phone
knife
and ties
Less I carry the less chance i have of making unwanted noise
Truffing,

I'm with ya' on the 'less is more'. All my birds have come via 1 box call, and/or 1 slate, and 1 cartridge. Yet, I own an extra special turkey vest, with lots of specialized pockets (and a compass in the stock) and LOAD IT UP just in case I encounter a dozen of the toughest beard dragging toms ever encountered by mankind. (Truth is, I just want to look cool.) Love my vest with the butt-saving pad, but might go your route and 'lighten-up' by emptying the pockets this year.

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Mossberg 535
10 shells (5in gun 5 on butt of gun)
A glass slate
A mouth call
Crow call
Small pice of sand ppr for glass call
License / tag
No vest but I am looking at them but they cost to DANG much I got a heat a seat I put my belt through the handle and it dangels behind me just fine
Cell phone /water knife chew and I'm lite and good
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Every time I go out: headnet, gloves (quite often mittens that hold hand warmers), 3 calls (slate, push and one other) plus sand paper, license/tag/pen, orange carry bag, brush trimmers, seat cushion, 3 shells for in the gun + 3-5 extra shells, gun, cell phone.

Add to above - Most every time I go out: camo crazy creek chair (ahhhhh, zzzzzzzz? LOL), water bottle, packs of hand warmers.

Only on special occasions: porta-roof umbrella, 1-3 decoys, red light source, compass, snacks, waterproof calls, crow call, gobble call, bug spray

And since they changed the start date of turkey season and made it earlier several years back, I've only needed my Thermacell once or twice in all those years. Maybe this year with the later start and warm spring (so far), I'll actually get to use it again.

I'm sure there is something more. Seems like when I first started I carried everything but the kitchen sink. Now lately I try to carry less and less.
 

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Gee, am I the only one that keeps some toilet paper in my vest?:confused:
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No, you aren't. In addition to that I carry:
1 slate call & striker
1 small plunger rod type call
license and permit
tape and zip lock bag
golf pencil
2 decoys & stakes
extra fleece jacket for after the walk in
6 - 3" #5s
Browning Gold Hunter covered w/ camo tape
Orange safety vest (the pull over $5 ones)
Small camera w/ Gorilla pod
1 bottle of water
head lamp
cell phone (turned off)
 
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