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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Other Fall Calls?

Q.: Is there any other calling technique utilized for the fall turkey season other than the kee-kee whistle? -Chuck Stephenson A.: Thanks for your question Chuck. The kee-kee and kee-kee-run are used to call young birds of the year into range (jennies/jakes), often after flushing the family flock. Other vocalizations...


Florida Spring Turkey Deadline Coming

Hunters looking to turkey hunt on Florida's wildlife management areas during the 2010 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning 10 a.m. Nov. 1. Quota hunt permit worksheets are available now from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) regional offices and online at MyFWC.com/Hunting...


Maine Fall Turkey Opener

“Nine turkeys?” I asked my wife, almost knowing the answer. On this, more shortly. Fall turkeys are easy some spring gobbler chasers like to say. Not. For the Maine shotgun opener, we stayed local. It was my dog Luna’s first in-season hunt. We had some turkeys scouted. One flock was...


Ohio Fall Turkey Season Underway

COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters harvested 438 wild turkeys during the first five days of Ohio's fall wild turkey hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The season opened on October 10 and will run through November 29. Last year, hunters killed 547 birds...


You Might Be a Fall Turkey Hunter If . . .

With apologies to comedian Jeff Foxworthy (a hardcore deer chaser), you might be a fall turkey hunter if: You routinely argue with “beards in the spring, antlers in the fall” buddies who don’t believe male birds gobble in the fall. You turn down a college pal’s bachelor party in Vegas...


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...


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