You may have found out by now that hunting turkeys is harder than it appears if you’re a beginning or intermediate hunter. A turkey in the wild is a hard bird to hunt and pursue, even with it’s name. They may have a humorous name, but the turkey has an unexpected intelligence and sharp vision. It is extraordinarily hard to get close to and sneak up on a turkey and can take many years for a hunter to cultivate the skills it takes to perform this difficult task. However, with a superior form of cover, you can significantly raise your odds in turkey hunting and have the upper hand. This decreases the visibility for the turkeys and allows the hunter to get in close enough to make the shot.
For the hunter out on the field, the most effective kind of camouflage out there is the ghillie suit, which was developed over 150 years ago in the forests of Scotland. It’s a suit that you can place over your regular clothes to drastically alter your form and dramatically lower your visibility to animals out in the wild. Strands of material like jute or burlap hang down all over the suit, making it hard for game to locate you. This blends the pattern and frame of the human wearer and makes them meld in to their environment. Ghillie camo is so efficient that it is possible for animals to come right up to a wearer that is being perfectly quiet.