Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • 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

    Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

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Vermont Spring Turkey

WATERBURY, VERMONT- Vermont offers some of the best turkey hunting in New England according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. Vermont hunters have established new spring turkey harvest records in eight of the last eleven years. In 2008, Hunters took a record 5,454 turkeys in both the youth weekend...


Ohio Spring Turkey, Day 1

COLUMBUS, OHIO - Ohio hunters harvested a preliminary total of 1,712 bearded wild turkeys on the first day of the spring turkey-hunting season, which is open statewide through May 17. Steady rain over most of the state kept the preliminary figure 39 percent below last year's opening day harvest number...


New York Spring Turkey Season

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today reminded hunters that the 2009 spring turkey season opens on May 1, with the annual special Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend set for April 25-26. "Turkey hunting is a challenging and exciting activity that is enjoyed by thousands of...


Shutmouth Gobblers

Q. What do you do when the birds refuse to gobble? Been having that trouble in SE Georgia. Any advice or tips? I know the birds are there. I see them every day during the day. --Clint Sheppard A. Thanks for the question Clint. Go bass fishing! Kidding aside, If...


When to Call?

Q.: Hello. When is the best time to start calling for turkeys? At the break of daylight or before daylight or a little while after daylight? Thanks ... John Maynor from W.Va... Our turkey season opens April 27th here. Thanks again. A.: Hi John. Thanks for the question. It's a...


Missouri Spring Turkey Hunting

As my trips around the country each spring go, some of the most intense, hard-gobbling, dagger-legged, thick-bearded turkeys I have ever encountered came to my setups in the Show-Me-State. Things change. According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, poor nesting weather over the past several years has been the major...


Clay County Turkey Fest, Day 2

Day two of Turkey Fest started like day one except that it was accompanied by more rain, lightning, and 50 mile per hour winds. For yet another morning, the same tom we chased yesterday humbled Bubba and I again.What we needed was a change of scenery. So this afternoon, we...


Clay County Turkey Fest, Day 1

The first day of the Clay County Turkey Fest ( www.claycountyoutdoors.org ) was a fun one but the turkeys had us beat.On two separate occasions, Bubba and I had a tom headed our way when a trio of hens cut the tom's trail and he followed them into the mesquite...


Why a Wingbone Call?

No matter where you live and hunt in turkey country, you invest some time, often a lot, and some money too. It has paid off recently. You’ve gotten a wild turkey by the feet. There’s no greater feeling for many of us afflicted spring gobbler chasers, but now what? We...


The First Bird Is the Sweetest

I had killed a Texas longbeard on the north zone opener right after fly-down just like that, a kamikaze two-year-old that ran in to the setup with a half-dozen other male turkeys, but we were paying some dues now . . . Legal in Texas but not Maine where I...


Another Opener, Another Longbeard

In order to call wild turkeys to your position you usually have to set up where they're comfortable going. Yup, we had that woodsmanship in a local guide who knew how to put us into spring turkeys, an essential component for the traveling hunter. "We" also being one guy from...


Florida, Part Deux

I recently shared central Florida turkey camp with a couple of hardcore gobbler chasin’ friends, the way you guys do each spring. That’s a big part of all this: good company, grillin’ steaks, burgers, and trading stories. Tim Herald scored first in the thick, heavy fog of opening morning in...


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