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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Kentucky Fall Tom

Pretty cold around here for the late shotgun season, but it had the turkeys on their feet. I shot this 2-yr. old at around 8:30 yesterday morning on a white oak ridge. He and three other longbeards (best I could tell) were scratching with a big group of hens and...


Ohio Fall Turkey Results

COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio's fall wild turkey season ended November 29 with 2,180 birds killed during the seven-week season. Tuscarawas County led the state with 135 birds taken, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. Last year, 2,012 birds were taken. The fall turkey season...


Fighting Purr-fection

Spring turkey hunting is a winter away but transitional seasons are still available in some parts of the country like Kentucky, Virginia and Wisconsin. Check your state's regulations. You might have an opportunity too. Right now, here in early December, family flocks might still hold either-sex birds of the year,...


Fall Turkey Transitions

Look for fall jakes to leave family flocks for a period of time this fall. Use kee-kee-runs with gobbles tagged on the end to pull these birds into range after a flock scatter or simply by cold calling.


Arizona Officials Announce Drawing Results for Spring Hunts

PHOENIX - The more than 35,000 hunters who applied for a tag to hunt spring turkey, javelina, buffalo or bear in 2010 can find out if they were drawn by visiting the Arizona Game and Fish Department's Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw or by calling (602) 942-3000 (option 2). Game and...


Shooting Better Turkey Photos

The key to self-timer photos, and others you or buddies snap in the field: (1) Shoot a lot. Some images will be good.


Oklahoma Fall Turkeys

With the excitement of deer season and the onset of seasons for several other species, such as quail which opens November 14, Oklahoma hunters may overlook the unique opportunity to hunt turkeys this fall. With generous bag limits and the chance to harvest a turkey with a firearm, the fall...


Ultimate Fall Turkey

The slanting Halloween rain and gusty winds pushed through leaving a cold and clear morning November first. My longtime buddy Pete Clare and I eased up the hardwoods, his turkey dog Clyde casting ahead. “You hear that?” I asked of the far-off yelping. “Yeah, I did.” It sounded like a...


Pennsylvania Fall Turkey Season Approaching

HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania Game Commission is expecting hunters to encounter a sizeable wild turkey population when they head afield for the opening day of wild turkey season on October 31. And, because of the abundant acorn crop this year, finding birds this fall may be more difficult than it...


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...


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