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  • Road-Killed Waterfowl? The Struggle is Real

    While constructing a recent blog post about lightning killing snow geese in Idaho, I thought about other odd ways in which waterfowl die. Diseases play a big role. In some high-density situations, boats might fatally strike roosted birds before dawn. And most folks are aware of aircraft smashing into geese...

  • Turkey Hunting: Did Hens Ruin Your Spring Season?

    As a turkey hunter, is your glass half full or half empty? In Florida this season, right after fly-down, a boss hen clucked, yelped and laid on some forceful cutting back at our every call. More birds flew down and gathered around this loud-mouthed hen turkey — more hens and...

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Goose Attacks High School Golfer

We're not laughing at him, we're laughing with him. Sixteen-year-old Isaac Couling's good sense of humor has come in handy after photographs of him being attacked on the golf course by an angry goose have gone viral. In fact, more than a million people have seen images of the Concord...


Why Turkey Hunters Hate Cows

Cows seem to love and/or hate turkey hunters. That’s a problem sometimes. Cover Scent Turkey hunting legend Preston Pittman has had his challenges with cows while turkey hunting, too. He once told me the story of a tough field gobbler and a bunch of calves that kept sniffing out his...


Georgia Teen Wins National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

An acrylic painting of a swimming emperor goose by 18-year-old Rayen Kang of Johns Creek, Georgia, recently topped 52 other entries to win the National Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest . Kang’s image will appear on the 2019-2019 Junior Duck Stamp, which raises money to educate and engage youths in...


Flash Hunt Your Spring Turkey

Flash hunts often insist that you know the land well enough to anticipate what a gobbler will do when you call. You can read terrain by scouting year-round. You can study roost locations as they shift. What path will a flash hunt turkey take to you? Will it chance at...


5 Quick Tips for Hunting Merriam's Turkeys

Eventually, most hardcore wild turkey hunters venture out West in pursuit of the Merriam's subspecies. Check out these turkey blog tips on how to make the trip successful.


How to Choose a Broadhead for Crossbow Hunting

Crossbow hunting has taken the country by storm in recent years. It continues to gain popularity by hunters of all ages. It's a great way to get people outdoors that might not have the ability to go with any other weapon, too. And that's a positive thing. Anything we can...


Dutch Oven Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potato Recipe

One of the best things about cooking in a Dutch oven is the ability to let it do most of the work while you enjoy camp life. This one-pot recipe is enough food to feed eight hungry campers and fits in our 12-inch Lodge Dutch oven. The pork chops braise...


What to Say When Your Duck Hunting Buddy Whiffs

Every waterfowl hunter misses now and then. There’s no shame in that, especially when you consider the rugged environs we hunt, the awkward positions we often assume and the speedy, twisting nature of our targets. Practice and repetition help us miss less and hit more. Experience guides us in choosing...


Video: Wild Turkey Hen Fakes Injury to Protect Her Young

Wild turkey encounters can happen suddenly during late spring and summer days. You might be walking in the woods, or even in a suburban area where human habituation may have taken place. Each day their young will grow bigger and wiser to the natural world. After all, predators are trying...


Video: How to Get Women Into Hunting

Realtree's deer hunting editor Josh Honeycutt is one heckuva turkey man, too. In this video, he guides his wife Kathryn to her first turkey, and we hear from her about how we can get more women into the hunting tradition. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting and follow us...


Pet Raccoon Overdoses on Illegal Drugs

What does one do with a stoned raccoon? Take it to the local fire station, of course. Firefighters are no strangers to emergencies, especially those involving overdosing on illegal drugs. But, one overdose victim created quite a stir at an Indianapolis fire station earlier this month. A distressed woman brought...


Shagbark Hickory Syrup Recipe

Mention hickory trees in relation to food, and most folks automatically think of hickory smoke on low and slow barbecued meat. Or maybe they think of hickory nuts with their sweet meat that is a perfect snack by itself or blended into pies or baked goods. But great barbecue and...


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