• 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.


Gobble Call Effectiveness

Q. Are gobble calls more effective at first light, or later in the morning? Jon Squires A. Thanks for the question Jon. Gobble call effectiveness is based on the kinds of turkeys you're calling. A gobble can bring a hen to your position, and drag a strutter along behind. A...

Tyler Gabbert's Spurs

Here's a photo of the limbhanger spurs taken by Tyler Gabbert on his recent West Virginia hunt. Way to go Tyler! Cool bird.

West Virginia Hunt

My husband & son went spring gobbler hunting at Wallback, WV on Tuesday, April 28. My 13-year-old son got a very unusual turkey. We have shown several people the pics, and none of them have seen a bird with this much white. Here is what my son journaled about the...

Loudmouthed to Shutmouthed Gobblers

Q.: The scenario here in Pennsylvania is this: from about 5:30 a.m. until approx. 6–6:15 a.m. we are hearing quite a bit of gobbling then nothing or very little after that. Can you give me some advice as to what I should be doing or not doing? Thanks for the...

Vermont Spring Turkey Opener

The Boston Celtics lost Game 6 of their current playoff series by a point. In triple overtime. Against the Chicago Bulls. I turned in. Couldn’t sleep. Why? Surely not just a little bitty hoops loss. The Vermont spring turkey opener began the next morning—this morning—May first, just two road hours...

Maine Spring Turkey

AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s spring Wild Turkey hunting season opens Saturday (May 2) with a Youth Only Day to encourage young people to learn about the sport, and for adults it opens on Monday (May 4). Hunters must have a valid Spring Wild Turkey Permit and a valid Maine resident...

Badlands Birds

If you haven't hunted here you need to put it on your wish list. South Dakota’s spring gobbler opportunities can include classic Black Hills hunts to Badlands turkey time that seems like you’re trying to locate birds on the moon's surface. Currently open, the 2009 season runs from April 11...

Pennsylvania Turkey Season Underway

HARRISBURG – This year marks the 41st anniversary of the Keystone State’s spring gobbler hunting season, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission is reporting turkey hunters should expect to find exciting opportunities afield . . . The general spring gobbler season is April 25 to May 25.

Noah's Hunt

I’m supposed to be a "professional." My job is one that actually requires me to spend time in the woods hunting for whatever is in season – primarily whitetails and turkeys. You’d think I’d have this thing down to a science. Yeah, well, don’t ask my son about the science...

New Hampshire Spring Turkeys

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's turkey hunters can expect a productive spring gobbler season, according to New Hampshire Fish and Game Department turkey biologist Ted Walski. The spring season opens Sunday, May 3, and runs through May 31 statewide. The N.H.

Oklahoma Bow Bird

The picture says it all . . . John Dudley checked in with us here at the Realtree Turkey site to share this photo. Here's the man himself, his bow, his arrow, and his Oklahoma longbeard.

Talking Turkey with the Brush Country Monsters

As I boarded the Boeing MD-80 and nestled into the cramped seat I would be confined to for the three hour flight into McAllen, Texas, my mind began to wander. Though I have flown many times, I still get that uneasy feeling just before the aircraft lifts into thin air...