There were quite a few of our loyal NWTF partners in attendance who were eager to share their new-for-2023 products, but we also scouted some non-turkey-centric gear that could come in handy this spring.
HEVI-Shot has several new offerings this spring. These additions include HEVI-18, Magnum Blend, HEVI-Bismuth Upland, and HEVI-Hammer Upland & Dove product lines. HEVI-18 TSS brings best-in-class performance to the turkey market with 18 g/cc density pellets in No. 7 and 9 shot. The loads provide high pellet counts, long-range lethality and incredibly tight patterns thanks to the friction-free, sealed-in-the-shell spherical buffer. New loads are now available in reduced-recoil 12- and 20-gauge loads, as well as 28 gauge. Like the original HEVI-Shot load, Magnum Blend offers three shot sizes (5, 6 and 7) in a single shell. The 12 g/cc cast tungsten lets you drop one shot size from lead for the same lethality. These heavy loads really pack some punch — 437 deadly pellets in a single 12-gauge, 3-inch shell. New loads are now available in 3-inch 28 gauge.
Primos is introducing the Rare Breed Aluminum Pot Call. From its successful line of Rare Breed glass pot calls, the new aluminum model offers hunters and more durable option out in the rugged woods. These calls are crafted with the same musical-grade hardwood as turkey hunters expect, but offer the ability to produce higher yelps, cuts and clucks, but can also produce a wide range of other authentic turkey sounds. For mouth call users, Primos has expanded their Select Series of calls with the introduction of the PS5 diaphragm call. This call traces its design back to the classic calls the Primos team has been using for decades. Primos also is introducing upgrades to many of their other tried-and-true products like shooting sticks, bi-pods and many others.
Spypoint the leader in trail and game cameras is introducing the latest in their cell camera series with the Spypoint Flex-S. The Flex-S coming this summer, will offer the same performance and flexibility Spypoint users have come to appreciate in the Flex cameras with the added benefit of having an integrated solar panel which charges and internal lithium battery to keep trips to the field to a minimum. It also provides 33 MP photos ad 1080p video and will connect to virtually any cellular network thanks to a true dual-sim configuration and optimized antenna.
Gear Keeper provides retractable leashes for your gear. Gear Keeper’s range finder pouch with an integrated retractor is easily one of their coolest products and may be a hit for turkey and archery hunters alike. The pouch is easy to attach to your turkey vest and keeps your range finder from becoming a lost piece of necessary equipment. Gear Keeper also have a variety of other tethers in varying strengths and varying latch styles to keep most any gear handy and secure.
Falco Holsters provides premium holsters for securely carrying your firearm whether you are concealing or open carrying. In addition, Falco offers a premium, hand-carved option in their holster line. These holsters are hand made by a craftsman who has been dedicated to the leather craft for decades. All of their OWB holsters are made one at a time by superior craftsmen and offer money-back-guarantees and warranties.
Gun Tote’n Mamas has styles to fit every woman’s taste and requirements in their concealed carry bags. From simple small “phone” style bags to large tote bags, each has one ultimate purpose, keeping your firearm safe and at the ready in times of trouble. And, they are made of superior quality materials that stand the test of time and travel. Gun Tote’n Mamas has not forgotten about the guys either. They carry several styles, just for men.
Sabre carries many types of protection devices, including their newest, glow-in-the-dark pepper spray. They manufacture pepper sprays, gels, stun guns and other personal and outdoor protection products. Their personal alarms are suitable for men, women and children and you are able to carry them, even in places where weapons or pepper sprays are prohibited such as airports. Available in various sizes and attachment styles, they make an excellent addition to your personal safety plan with a piercingly loud 130dB alarm.
Peregrine has plenty of hunting gear that can have you covered from the wetlands to the turkey woods. One product specifically for turkey hunters is their Long Beard Turkey Hammock. The hammock can easily and securely hold a turkey weighing as much as 30 pounds while keeping hunters safe with its blaze orange coloring. Prior to use, the hammock can be conveniently stored in an attached Mossy Oak Obsession carrying pouch, making it a breeze to keep with your other gear. Peregrine also carries a silent spin bucket seat and insulated bucket back packs to stow all your gear for easy transport and provides a comfortable seat for blind hunting.
Bollé has eye safety covered. While they provide glasses and goggles for many fields, their shooting glasses are also top notch. Various styles, colorations and sizing makes it a breeze to find shooting glasses that fit every member of the family. While finding a perfectly fitting pair of shooting glasses is important, Bolle’s PLATINUM anti-fog coating makes them the perfect addition to your safety gear.
Alpine Innovations has many hunting related items that are sure to peak the interest of turkey hunters. Their new Gun Slicker is perfect to keep your shotgun dry during spring’s unpredictable weather. The slicker weighs in at less than 6 ounces and takes up less space than a pair of socks. So, adding it to your pack is a no brainer.
Urban Carry has a holster for every application and carry position. Their Urban Carry G3 is designed to allow you to carry concealed comfortably, while still providing nearly instant access to your firearm. Urban Carry’s new Lockleather holster provides security of kydex with the comfort and durability of premium leather.
Carolina Hosiery supplies socks made for the outdoors. From boot socks made with Merino wool to chase away the chill of those early-season, frosty mornings to a simple cotton crew, Carolina Hosiery carries styles for men, women and youth, so you are sure to find something for every hunter in your life.