When a hunter plans a hunting trip, he cannot just grab a shotgun or whatever other arms he owns and walk into the fields and bushes with his jeans, t-shirt and sunglasses. The reason this is not a very good choice in clothing for a hunter is that turkeys actually have very good eyesight. Therefore, to fool a turkeys eye, much disguise is needed to succeed in shooting a bird.
Besides the fact that turkeys can see color, some studies have shown that a turkey seems to be able to perceive everything within its range of vision in an instant. Therefore camouflage is just as necessary as the skill of holding and sitting still.
and apparel is a big business and for good reason. The appropriate dress when hunting can mean the difference between failure and success. Take a look and you will see what is available and recommended to wear when going for a turkey hunt. Start by discussing different boots options. It is important to say that generally, it is best if camouflage-colored boots are used instead of regular black or brown boots. If the hunter is able to pull the pant legs down or have other precautionary covers that will hide the boots well, he might be able to use a pair of the brown and black variety.
It is also important to note that turkey hunting season is in many states in spring and fall and temperatures, as well as rainfall, can vary greatly. In spring, for example, a hunter might need lighter boots. In the fall, closer to winter, an insulated pair of boots might be the best choice. There are also rubber boots available, which are preferred by some hunters that hunt in the more moist areas of the Deep South. If the budget is an issue, the midway, a lightly insulated boot, might be the way to go. Warm socks might be more economical for the wallet. Also keep in mind that the hunter might have to walk many miles in his boots to get to the hunting place and back and this is why comfort is one important factor. Also, if the hunt is in an area where there is a snake problem, snake safe boots or snake-proof protection around the lower legs is highly recommended.
Pants and coats should be of camouflage color, since the hunter does not want to be seen by the prey so early that he never has a chance to get even one shot off. The most popular option is a lightweight, maybe lightly insulated pants, where hunters have the option to wear warm shirts and long underwear under it for those cold days. Often times, hunters also purchase a waterproof camouflage pants and rain jacket to be able to hunt in sun shine as well as rainy weather. Some of the manufacturers even offer pants that are more tear and poke proof to keep the hunter safe from cacti and other poky plants.
The jacket, as mentioned above, also depends on when the trip is planned. In early spring and late fall, the jackets should be much more insulated and keep the hunter warm, which may be important in late spring or early fall.
Many hunters also prefer to wear a camouflage vest. The vest needs to have a multitude of pockets of different sizes to store different hunting tools such as the different calls of the turkey. Even though it seems that many hunters forget or do not even consider concealing their head, it is one of the most important parts of the body to be concealed. A turkey can easily spot a bright, shiny face with no difficulty. Anything from ski mask, net masks, to baseball hats and warm winter hats are available in the beautiful camouflage color.
If the hunter does not like facemasks, camouflage paint can also be used. Newer on the market are camouflage glasses. These glasses prevent the turkey or any other game that is hunted from seeing the bright white or other colors, and shine in the hunters eyes and therefore the animal will not run away.