For many years when I would go turkey hunting, I would find a tree to lean up against and sit down in front of it to get set up for the hunt. Most of those times, the ground would be wet either from a recent rain or frost or dew, so I would end up getting a wet seat. But I loved the hunt, so that was just a minor detail I overlooked.
Another minor detail that I would try to overlook, but was not so easily to forego, was how uncomfortable I would get if I had to stay in that position for a very long time, which an important key to a successful turkey hunt is patience and staying power. With the turkeys’ keen eyesight, it’s very important to remain as still as possible, although that was next to impossible after sitting in that position for an extended amount of time.
I was very excited when I saw the Turkey Chair MC by ALPS OutdoorZ at a National Wild Turkey Federation banquet this spring. It looked to fit the bill of all the needs of comfort for a great hunt, with the following specs:
- Seat Dimensions: 23″ wide x 12″ deep x 21″ high
- Fabric: Realtree AP HD
- Weight: 6 lbs.
- Capacity: 300 lbs.
- Seat Height Front/Back: 8″ F / 7″ B
- Back Height: 21″
- Total Width Back/Arms: 23″ B
- Seat Width: 20″
- Seat Depth: 12″
- Seat Width: 20″
- Seat Depth: 19″
Features at a glance:
- NWTF Approved
- Powder Coated Steel Frame
- Folds Flat for Transportation & Storage
- Call Organizer Pocket
- Includes Padded Shoulder Carry Strap
I contacted Doug Eckelkamp at ALPS OutdoorZ and they provided the Turkey Chair MC for this review. It definitely made a huge difference in my comfort and ability to wait out the ever wary gobbler. I appreciate companies like ALPS OutdoorZ, always looking for ways to outfit sportsmen and women in our quests and adventures in the great outdoors.