• What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

    I don’t want to scare you or discourage you, and I am certainly not trying to talk you out of going turkey hunting, but Lyme disease is serious business. The reported cases are increasing at an alarming rate, up from 4,000 in 1994 to over 30,000 a year in 48...

  • Realtree Pro Staffer Anthony Virga Kills No. 2 All-Time New Jersey Turkey

    Like all hunters, we spring gobbler chasers text each other during the season, often on a daily (and nightly) basis. My phone has been lighting up with messages since early March. One of the most recent, received last Friday, May 19, included this note from Realtree pro staffer Anthony Virga...


Photo Gallery: Weird Looking Turkeys and Odd Bird Behavior

If you chase wild turkeys long enough with a camera, there will be images that can only be categorized as weird oddities, maladies and/or misfits. The following collection illustrates some of the more unique feathered characters I’ve been blessed to encounter.

10 Ways to Increase Your Effective Kill Range

As bowhunters , we’re constantly working to hone our craft. And when we aren’t, we should be. It’s easy to let it slide. Busy lives often make archers who practice an endangered species. Nonetheless, it’s important we try to get better. Other people might not have that problem. Maybe they...

Video: Wild Turkey Hen Fakes Injury to Protect Her Young

Wild turkey encounters can happen suddenly during late spring and summer days. You might be walking in the woods, or even in a suburban area where human habituation may have taken place. This time of the year, some hens are with poults, if they've bred successfully. Depending on where you...

Turkey Hunting in Kansas

As do most hunters, I dream of hunting foreign lands and horizons unknown. Going places I’ve never been and hunting groups of birds I’ve never hunted is something I dream of on those cool spring nights. Not only that, but sharing hunting camp with old friends and new is what...

How to Pop Up a Ground Blind

Ever have trouble getting a pop-up ground blind to pop up? Rachelle Hedrick offers some great tips for how to do this easily. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting and deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

5 Things You Learn from Missing Turkeys

As the saying goes, "If you haven't missed a turkey, you aren't hunting enough." Lessons learned from such experiences follow here . . . 1. SHOOTING TOO FAST The flock suddenly appeared, materializing on the high Pennsylvania ridgetop. Driven by target panic, I raised my gun, swiftly took aim at...

The Chronicles: Turkey Hunting in Nebraska

The Chronicles host Brian Stephens finishes up his best turkey hunting season ever in the state of Nebraska. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .

Wild Turkey Leg Barbecue

We call this one Walter's Wild Turkey Barbecue. Good friend and hunting buddy Travis, known to everyone in camp as Walter (long story), brings a batch of his turkey bbq to camp each fall. We reheat it on the smoker while everyone is out for the morning hunt. A wild...

Scenes from Turkey Hunting Camp

Each spring I look forward to getting to our farm in eastern Kentucky and chasing the turkeys that have been teasing me for months, and enjoying good times with friends who drop in: some for a meal; others for a couple days of hunting. Each year is different, but each...

7 Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...

How to Bowhunt Turkeys from a Ground Blind

Bowhunting turkeys is a fine art. And bowhunting them from a ground blind is, too. It isn’t easy. But nothing worth doing ever is. That’s why we’ve got a step-by-step list of the things you should do in order to be successful. 1. Locate turkeys. Decide where the most likely...

Watch David Blanton's Texas Spring Turkey Hunt

David Blanton calls in a North Texas gobbler . . . watch what happens next. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .