Tip :: Packing Suggestions for Gould's Turkey Hunts

The following factors affect what you pack:

  • The weather is cool at the elevation you will be hunting.
  • Expect lows around freezing on early hunts.
  • The terrain is steep in places but you have options and won’t have to climb.
  • The ground is dry.
  • Flying insects are few.
  • You will stop at a store for beer and snacks as you depart El Paso for camp.
  • Safe drinking water is supplied.

The following items are suggested:

  • You must have a passport to visit Mexico.
  • Also carry on your person a photo ID such as a driver’s license.
  • No special vaccinations are required, but a tetanus shot is recommended.

Many of the items below are furnished by the outfitters but to be certain of having what you want, bring the following with you:

  • Usual winter/spring turkey hunting clothing and boots
  • Binoculars, small
  • Calling device—yelpers, etc.
  • Turkey decoy (collapsible type) if you use them
  • Flashlight
  • Hand compass or GPS
  • Camera and film & small video camcorder
  • Cigarette lighter or matches
  • Photo copies of documents--passport, tickets, etc. pack separately from the originals
  • A zip-lock bag for bones if you want a yelper made from them
  • Toiletries including bath soap
  • Sleeping bag
  • Bath towel and wash cloth
  • Medical--prescriptions, band aides, iodine, antibiotic cream, anti-diarrheal drug.
  • Moist towelettes (“baby wipes”)
  • Knife—be sure to pack it in your checked luggage, not carry-on
  • A cardboard box, flattened, for your turkey skin. Pack in bottom of your suitcase.
  • A heavy-duty garbage bag for your trophy skin
  • Cash for tips (about $60 total is suggested). U.S. dollars are OK.
  • Booze if you use it or you can ask the outfitter to stop at a liquor store

The following items are not needed:

You will not need--rubber boots, summer clothing, back pack, supplies to prepare your trophy, or shotgun ammo. Be sure not to inadvertently leave rifle or shotgun ammo in a suit case.

The following is important contact information for this hunt:

Lovett Williams or Heather Thomas

P.O. Box 552
Hyde Park, NY 12538

E-mail: lovett@lovettwilliams.com
Web address: www.lovettwilliams.com
Phone: (518)788-7342

Tip :: Packing Suggestions for Gould's Turkey Hunts

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