TUP Editor-in-Chief Nate Granzow wanted to give turkey hunting a try, but he didn’t want to spend a lot of money. He set out with $75 in his pocket and managed to get a pot call ($15), a turkey choke for his shotgun ($20), a box of premium turkey-hunting ammo ($20), and a decoy ($20), all within that budget. “We’ll see if it’s adequate, but I think it’s a fun challenge to see how much you can get for how little,” Nate said.
Founder Karl Hylle talks reloading your own ammunition for better accuracy, cheaper shooting, and availability of components, particularly in times of civil unrest and uncertainty. “Take a .270 hunting round: You’re gonna be looking at $1.50 a shot from a store. I can handload my super-customized, exactly-how-I-want-it rounds, designed specifically for my rifle, for less than 50 cents a round. Less than a third.”
To wrap things up, the two men lament Illinois’ banned hunting on state land in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.