Photo: Rhino Blinds Rhino-150

This is an exciting time for the turkey hunter. It’s a time to start dreaming about those hunts to come. It’s also a time to test and gather those last-minute gear items.

Here are three the gobbler crowd seriously needs to consider:

Rhino Blinds Rhino-150

A durable 75-inch by 75-inch five-hub ground blind capable of holding three hunters comfortably, the Rhino-150 is ideal for bowhunting, and the Mossy Oak Break-up Country pattern adds a touch of class. Zipper-less entry makes it easy to get into the blind without alerting birds roosted close by, and the shoot-through mesh windows and dark interior provide in-the-blind stealth. Brush loops for adding natural cover line the blind. The Rhino-150 tips the scales at just 18.6 pounds, so it can be easily toted using the included backpack. Perhaps best of all, the blind’s price point is an affordable $150.

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ThermaSeat D-Wedge Series Supreme

Many modern-day turkey decoys allow for run-and-gun bowhunting, and of course, there are plenty of bowhunters who prefer the challenge of skewering a gobbler outside the confines of a ground blind. Enter ThermaSeat’s D-Wedge Series Supreme. Wedge technology has been incorporated into the seat and backrest to help the hunter sit comfortably, quietly and motionless for hours. The fabric, which comes in an array of camo patterns, is waterproof Silent Touch, and the over-the-shoulder carry strap with side-release buckles allows for easy transport and setup. Breathable mesh boosts overall comfort, and the seat can be purchased in Supreme Compact ($70) or Supreme Full ($85) models.

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BioShield 4-Ounce Spray

Insects can ruin a turkey outing in a hurry, and some, like ticks, can infect bowhunters with serious illnesses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Protect yourself from mosquitos, ticks, fleas and bedbugs with BioShield’s all-natural repellent. Powered by NeuroRX, this proprietary formula was developed by a pharmacist and promises prescription-strength results. The spray works by attacking octopamine, a neurotransmitter found only in insects. This causes a complete shutdown of an insect’s central nervous system and instant death. The 4-Ounce Spray, perfect for any hunting adventure, can be purchased for $7.