Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • Guns and Camo

    Guns and Camo. From the basic to the advanced, we will cover the world of firearms (and maybe the occasional slingshot and air rifle) in a manner that puts hunting and in-the-field practicality first. Editorial in the name of powder, steel, and ammo. Heck yeah.

  • The Duck Blog

    Realtree waterfowl editor Brian Lovett has been an obsessive duck and goose hunter for more than 30 years, chasing his passion on the Dakota prairies and the marshes and open water of his home state of Wisconsin. He's been a writer and editor in the outdoors industry since 1991.

  • The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

    Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.

  • Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

    There’s work to do after the trigger is pulled, but the cleaning and the cooking can be fun as the hunt itself. Timber 2 Table is where Realtree’s experts will teach you to skin a squirrel in 1 minute, cape a buck for the wall, grill a delectable wild turkey popper and so much more.

  • Turkey Blog with Steve Hickoff

    Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

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Maine Fall Turkey Hunting

Q.: Do you need a turkey tag in northern Maine to harvest a turkey during the Fall hunt and when does it start? Thank you for your time. --Caleb S. Brown A.: Thanks for your question.


West Virginia Fall Turkey Hunting

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources predicts a slightly higher harvest of wild turkeys during the 2009 fall hunting season compared to the fall 2008 harvest of 1,206, according to Paul Johansen, Assistant Chief in Charge of Game Management for DNR.


Fall Turkey Hunting In New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. -- New Hampshire's five-day fall shotgun turkey hunting season takes place Monday through Friday, October 12-16, 2009, in 8 select Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in the Connecticut River Valley and southwest portions of the state (WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2 and K). The fall archery...


Plan B Fall Turkeys

While scouting for the upcoming Maine fall turkey season, I suddenly remembered an unexpected turn in a hunt last year. It was Saturday, October 18, 2008. York County, Maine. Opening day broke frosty and cold, the sky full of stars. Roost pitting around daybreak told me treed turkeys were alerted,...


Shooters Aim For World Title at the Wild Turkey Center

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will host the NWTF World Wild Turkey Still Target Championships at the Federation's headquarters on Oct. 2 to 3, 2009. Many of the best shooters in the country will meet at the Wild Turkey Center to prove who is most proficient...


Two Fall Turkey Myths

Fall turkey gun seasons begin in places like New York state and elsewhere around the country in October. Some archery-only opportunities have been open for weeks. Nevertheless, some guys don't mess with the fall flocks due to some bad publicity. Here's the straight goods on two notions that need some...


Indiana's Fall Turkey Season Begins Soon

Indiana's 2009 fall turkey season begins October 1, with the opening of the archery-only portion of the season. From Oct. 1 through Oct. 20, fall turkey hunters are limited to using archery equipment. From Oct. 21 through Oct. 25, hunters may use firearms or archery equipment. The bag and possession...


To Flush or Not to Flush

The idea of flushing fall turkey flocks to gain a tactical advantage isbased on the notion you want to call your turkey to your setup afterthose birds have been scattered. But yeah, if you’ve patterned or happened into fall turkeys—and a birdis in range, and you want it—sure, take the...


Wisconsin Extends Fall Turkey Hunts

The 2009 Fall turkey hunting season will run from September 12 - November 19. The proposal to add an extended fall season for Zones 1-5 has been approved. The 2009 Fall turkey EXTENDED hunting season for Zones 1-5 ONLY will run from November 30 - December 31. To hunt wild...


Tri-State Wild Turkey Study

The Pennsylvania Game Commission will be completing the fourth and final year of a tri-state study examining the spring harvest rates and annual survival rates of wild turkeys. Joining Pennsylvania in this research effort are New York and Ohio, as well as the generous support of the National Wild Turkey...


New Hampshire Turkey Brood Survey

Brood survey results from New Hampshire are in. Ted Walski, the longtime Turkey Project Leader for the N.H. Fish & Game Dept., reports that some turkey breeding behavior was noted as early as mid March in this northern region of the country. This made for some early brood sightings. As...


Calling All Gobblers

Tired of making kee-kees and kee-kee-runs for turkeys of the year? Pecking order, and the desire of gobblers to hold their rank within it, is alive and well in autumn. Just as you’ve seen certain longbeards take on a jake or tom decoy in spring, the same fighting urge holds...


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