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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Mouth Calling 101

Why choose a diaphragm? Hands-free operation. Realistic sounds. Cost effectiveness. Just ounces to carry, you can hide one in your mouth. Running your mouth call with the right number, rhythm, length, volume, spacing, and pitch of notes will improve your calling game this season. (1) Number Listen to enough wild...


Hunt Big Country

Want to get away from the crowds, and find unpressured spring gobblers? Hunt big country. To look at the big picture, break your hunting property down into sections back at camp. Use all available map options, from old-school print sources to computer-generated custom options. (1) First, determine how far you...


Ohio Spring Turkey Hunting

COLUMBUS, OH - Spring wild turkey hunting opens in all 88 Ohio counties on Monday, April 20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The season continues through Sunday, May 17. "Based on brood observations, hunters can expect statewide harvest numbers that are similar to...


Kentucky Predicts Best Turkey Hunting in a Decade

FRANKFORT, Ky. - When Kentucky's spring wild turkey season opens April 17, hunters can expect to find a bounty of gobblers. "It's looking like one of the best seasons in the past eight to 10 years," said Steven Dobey, wild turkey biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife...


Texas Rios, Adobe Lodge Style

[Friend Skipper Duncan of Adobe Lodge got in touch from Texas before their spring turkey hunts begin with this note and video. It's from 2007, but gives you a good idea of how they hunt 'em down there. --Realtree Turkey Site Manager.] Amigos – It is too bad that this...


Texas Spring Turkey Season

Hunters should temper expectations for this spring's turkey season after back-to-back years of dry conditions negatively impacted nesting success across much of Texas, resulting in fewer gobblers on the ground. The good news is 2007 produced a bumper crop of birds and that carryover of mature toms in South Texas...


Toughest Turkey Subspecies?

The 2010 spring turkey season has started for some of you . . . Hawaii's is underway for their island Rios (March 1-31). Florida's for Osceolas began Saturday, March 6 (South Zone: March 6-April 11), and will open soon for both Osceolas, and panhandle "intergrade" birds, including Easterns (Central/North Zones:...


Georgia Spring Turkey Hunting

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA - Turkey hunters across the state are practicing their yelps and clucks in preparation for the upcoming turkey season.


Mississippi Spring Gobbler Hunting

Dates: Youth Season, March 6 - March 12, 2010 on private lands only; Regular Season, March 13 - May 2, 2010. Bag Limit: 1 adult gobbler (or gobbler with at least a 6" beard) per day; 3 per season. For hunters 15 years of age and younger, one of the...


Sneaky Gobblers

You've all been there. You cluck and yelp. The bird gobbles back. You think he's coming but he doesn't show. At least you don't think so. After 45 minutes you stand up to stretch. Amazingly the strutter flushes right behind your setup, and sails away like a Stealth Bomber. Busted...


NWTF Callmaking Contest Winners

Here's a complete list of recent winners in the 2010 NWTF Callmaking Contest: 2010 Grand National Hunting CallsChampion of Champions – Neil Cost Award: Scott Basehore - Denver, Pa. Best of Show – Callmaker of the Year Award: Edward Terefencko - Pottsville, Pa. Best of Class I – Gibson Award:...


Senior Division Calling Champ Crowned

One highlight of the National Wild Turkey Federation's annual convention includes the calling events held in Nashville this past weekend. You can bet these guys can't wait to get out there this spring like the rest of us. For now though, it's such competitions that allow them to practice their...


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