Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.

    Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.

  • 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

    Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.

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Near Record Indiana Spring Turkey Season

The 2009 spring season harvest was Indiana's second highest since modern-day turkey seasons began 40 years ago, exceeding the 2008 harvest by 789 birds. Of the approximately 59,000 hunters who pursued wild turkey in the state this spring, 12,993 were successful.


Adobe Lodge Report

“Who’d a thought you could even find a turkey during a dust storm with 40+ m.p.h winds?” Skipper Duncan said in his recent end-of-season report. “Here’s proof that even unfavorable weather can still produce results.” It’s been a handful of years since I sat around the fire ring at Skipper’s...


The Wild Turkey in Alabama

"The Wild Turkey in Alabama" is a new publication available from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF).


Photos and Videos?

Q. I am a huge hunting enthusiast and I am beginning to film more and more hunts. I'm sure you receive pictures all the time, but I have one from this year that is of my cousin's first turkey. We have land bordering the Missouri River in South Dakota and...


Good Eating

Eating well extends the turkey season . . . I love making use of the entire wild turkey. The following recipe can work as an entrée or an appetizer. First, soak 10 oz. of Hurst's “HamBeens” brand beans in a bowl of water overnight. To a stovetop lobster pot add...


Last ’09 Spring Gobbler Taken?

My buddy Dan had 40 minutes left in his Maine season. He couldn't hunt the next day, June 6, the LAST day, with family (two young kids and his wife Kate), and work obligations getting his attention. He had to get it done, right then and there. Sure enough, he'd...


Pennsylvania's Fall Turkey Hunting

Fall 2009 turkey seasons for Pennsylvania's Wildlife Management Units have been announced: WMUs 1A, 1B and 2A (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Oct. 31-Nov. 14; WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) – Oct. 31- Nov. 21; WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 4A and 4B – Oct. 31-Nov. 14;...


West Virginia Turkey Kill

Preliminary figures indicate West Virginia hunters harvested 9,485 bearded turkeys statewide during the recently completed 2009 spring gobbler season. This year's spring harvest is approximately four percent below the 9,929 birds taken in 2008. The top five counties in 2009 were Mason (422), Preston (378), Harrison (310), Upshur (296) and...


Sure-Bet, Last-Day Longbeards

Turkey hunters spend all spring season looking for that sure-bet gobbler. Then gametime arrives, and that longbeard has other ideas. Like being a longshot winner in a month-long race. New Hampshire's four-week spring turkey season ended at noon yesterday, May 31. Two days before, Friday May 29, my buddy Big...


Late-Roosting Turkeys

Q. This morning in Ontario where I live, we were out and set up well before daylight, close to where we thought some turkeys usually roosted. In the past few weeks the toms have always started gobbling about exactly at shooting light, which is a half hour before sunrise, and...


Late-Season Birds

Q. I have a question. My dad and I have had two straight weekends where we barely saw a hen. Before we saw gobblers all the time and lots of jakes and hens. Now it's like they're gone. We have one more weekend left in the season and my dad...


Kentucky Turkey Hunters Set Record

Frankfort, Kentucky - Kentucky's spring turkey hunters set a new state record this year. Hunters telechecked 29,006 birds during the 23-day season, which ended May 10. This surpassed the previous record of 28,797 birds in 2006. "Despite the bad weather, turkey hunters are dedicated sportsmen and sportswomen," said Karen Alexy,...


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