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Old 05-14-2004, 09:03 AM
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Just curious what kind/brand of rain gear you use when hunting turkeys. I have so far avoided hunting in the rain but know that turkeys often gather in fields during a good rain. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 05-14-2004, 09:55 AM
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I used the low price packable ones from cabelas this season and loved it
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:49 PM
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I head for the open fields with my double bull blind and a couple of decoys when its raining when I wake up!!!
Last week I woke up one morning and the weather was threatening to rain so I grabbed my buck wing tree umbrella and headed for the gobbler I had roosted the nite before. As soon as I got there it started to POUR and the lightning was hitting all around me.... After ten minutes or so it let up...the gobbler sounded off and eventually flew down...I worked him right in to me and ....I MISSED.... [:@][>:][:'(][&o]
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Old 05-14-2004, 08:02 PM
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I'd recommend Cabela's MTO50. Take care of it and you'll
be set to hunt in the rain for years to come. I also have a
set of rain gear from 10X, Shikari Cloth, which is also
Gore-tex. I've had it almost 10 years, but it has kept me
dry on many rainy days....including today. It's a bit
heavier than my MTO50, so I only wear it when the temp
is below 50 degrees.

If at all possible, I'd suggest spending the extra money
and buying a quality rainsuit. I won a Mad Dog (jacket
& pant) rainsuit last year in a 'big gobbler contest', I believe
they sell for around $100 for both pieces. It has a great
camo pattern and is lightweight, and very comfortable.
I thought I'd give it a try this spring. I found out why it
costs less than half as much as my other two rainsuits...
...it would not keep me dry in anything other than a light
mist, and the camo pattern wore off both knees after several
days of hard hunting in wet conditions.

Hope you find what you are looking for...

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Old 05-17-2004, 09:17 AM
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Hey Sour01. I bought a set of Frogg Toggs in camo this spring because they are light weight and packable, but didn't use them all season. I'll give them a try this fall sometime. They're not to expensive if you shop online. They're supposed to be breathable fabric similar to gortex, but very lightweight.
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Old 05-17-2004, 09:33 AM
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I have the Cabela's raingear (Dry Plus??MTO50??) in Mossy Oak camo, and I love it!!! I've used it for 3-4 years so far, several times a spring and several times a fall--turkey hunting, duck and goose hunting, fishing, and any other time I'm outdoors in foul weather (including high school football games!!). So far, it remains in excellent condition. It is a bit heavier, so I also sometimes wear the jacket as a "spring weight" jacket on cool, but not cold mornings, even if there is no rain in the forecast. I also carry a camo umbrella or my Ameristep Doghouse if the forecast is for rain when I'm spring turkey hunting. For me, buying the rainsuit was a great investment, and I'd recommend the Cabela's brand to anyone (including you, Sour01) who asks. (And no, I'm not affiliated with Cabela's!!)
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Old 05-17-2004, 04:31 PM
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MT050 - Mossy Oak Breakup.

Now as far as field testing - I judge dogs! and we don't stop for rain! I have worn this 5 years and looks like new!

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