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April 1, 2013

Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Walleye migration under way

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Miscellaneous

To add to your comfort and success, make sure you include these other items among your turkey gear. There’s nothing worse than forgetting you seat cushion and plunkin’ down in a low spot next to a big oak and getting’ a wet bottom.  

n Lo-Boy Lite Seat: This short, sturdy stool keeps you off the ground and is as comfortable as lounging at a cookout.

n Ratchet Cutters: Use these to quickly and quietly cut small limbs and clear shooting lanes around your setup.

n Rain Gear: A lightweight, packable rain suit can be put on quickly for total protection if you’re caught in a sudden downpour.

n Compact Binoculars: These are great for scanning fields, distant wood edges and even the woods around you before you make a move.

n Gun Rest: The small V-shaped cushion that straps to your leg is ideal when you’re waiting on a slow-to-approach gobbler.

n Decoys: Collapsible or inflatable are the most commonly used. Lightweight, easy to pack and quick to set up, decoys add a dose of realism to your setup. For optimal results, mix a Jake with a pair of hens. Be sure to check state laws concerning decoy use.

n Blind: A short, fence-style, foldout camo blind is ideal. It can be set up quickly and provides about two feet of added concealment, which makes it easy to work calls or shift your legs.

Now that you’ve got the essentials all you have to do is find some turkey’s, yeah right, not as easy as it sounds. But that’s another subject that we may just discuss next week. In the meantime remember, pass it on or it will surely pass on.

Sunderlin is a freelance writer from Geneva. Reach him at djss@roadrunner.com.

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