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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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...


Toughest Turkey States

You’re at turkey camp; fall or spring, no matter. It’s afternoon—some guys are napping, but the rest of you are shooting the breeze. The subject of the country’s toughest turkeys comes up. What states are on your list? Here are three of mine: Alabama: Half a million wild turkeys, and...


DEC Announces First Wild Turkey Season on Long Island

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) todayannounced the dates for the first Long Island wild turkey hunting season. The opening ofthis season is a direct result of over a decade of wild turkey reintroduction efforts by theDepartment. The season will be limited to a five-day fall hunting...


Special-Opportunity Florida Spring Turkey Hunts

Applications are being accepted for special-opportunity spring turkey hunts. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting 2010 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. (EDT) September 8. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight (EDT) October 13. Applications may be submitted at www.wildlifelicense.com , county...


Seven-Year-Old Completes Turkey Grand Slam

At age seven, Adriana Armstrong may be the youngest girl to harvest the grand slam of turkeys. Her older sister, 11-year old Alli, also scored a grand slam in the spring of 2009. Although many hunters strive to achieve this coveted milestone, the two Illinois siblings are believed to be...


Best Shotgun Range?

It’s the inevitable supper table debate that takes place in almost every turkey camp I’ve ever visited, spring or fall: What’s the best shotgun range for dropping a spring gobbler or autumn turkey? My answer: 20-35 yards. Shots taken at under 20 steps, the payload stays baseball-tight, and misses are...


Three Kinds of Fall Gobblers

Whether you do it from a treestand with a turkey permit in your wallet while also hunting archery whitetails, or chase flocks in autumn season mode, you’ll encounter three kinds of male turkeys in the fall. 1. Fall Jakes Born roughly 5-8 months before — as fall seasons vary across...


The Other Turkey Season

That summertime honey-do list is finished (well most of it!). Time to start scouting for fall. Are you a "beards in the spring; antlers in the fall" guy? Here are some reasons you should turkey hunt this autumn . .


Volunteers Needed for Turkey Brood Survey

Waterbury, Vermont - The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is again seeking help in determining this spring's turkey nesting success by asking volunteers to record wild turkey sightings during August using the department's web-based survey. Turkey production is highly variable and is directly linked to success of the spring nesting...


Got Water?

Want turkeys? Get yourself some water, and work hard to keep it. According to Texas Parks & Wildlife (TP&W): “Turkeys, like all other terrestrial animals, require water for survival. Wild turkeys are able to get water from green plant material, fruits, insects, dew and free water from puddles, ponds, creeks...


The Squirrel-Turkey Connection

No matter where you chase fall turkeys, especially during some of our early hunting seasons, squirrels will likely be nearby. And if just the squirrel season is open, but not the turkey-hunting opportunity, you'll be able to get out early and scout for flocks. As a teenager first hunting my...


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