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So, You Want a Job in the Hunting Industry?

One of the most common — and difficult-to-answer — questions I get is, “How can I get into the hunting industry?” Before I respond, let me say I consider myself one of the most fortunate and blessed people. I’ve worked at Realtree for almost 30 years. It’s been an incredible...


The 10 Commandments of Public Land Turkey Hunting

Some folks have private honey holes. Filling spring gobbler tags without too much outside hunting pressure is pretty much assured. And then there are the rest of us, the guys who hunt public land turkeys with everyone else. It’s busy. It’s crowded. Some special strategies are in order — and...


7 Ways to Get Permission to Hunt Private Property

One spring turkey season ends and another will begin soon enough. Deer. Duck. Fall turkeys. You name it. In these COVID-19 days of "social distancing," you might need to make some accommodations to the following advice on getting permission to hunt private property. Then again, ever hopeful, an e-mail or...


Do You Know Your Turkey Hunting Mouth Calls?

A look at the most popular mouth-call cuts for turkey hunting. Make Mine a Mouth Call Some guys enjoy turkey call history and trivia. They follow the custom call circuit. They make their own wingbone yelpers. They display calls under glass. That's not me. I love to turkey hunt, and...


15 Archery Tips from the Pros

Deer season is in the rearview mirror with months to go until opening day. Every bowhunter should be proficient with their archery equipment. Likewise, they should strive for growth, and to become better than they were last season. With that in mind, we consulted with numerous archery professionals to compile...


Tips for Nighttime Predator Hunters

Hunting at night can be one of the most effective ways to take coyotes. Like most predators, they tend to be more active after dark, so chances are good that they’ll be up and searching for food while you’re calling to them. Hiding under the cover of darkness makes it...


How to Kill Turkeys in Any Weather

Not every spring day is clear, calm and warm. In fact, those days are the exceptions. But never fear. Here's your guide to turkey hunting in any weather. Even in the worst weather conditions, turkeys are out there somewhere. But finding them requires thinking like those birds. Paying close attention...


10 Reasons Why You Suck at Calling Turkeys

Turkeys aren’t difficult to call. People keep telling you that. Yet, you know they don’t gobble at you much. Even when they do, they don’t come to you. You’ve never had any luck “blind calling,” and truth be told, you watched a group of jakes, supposedly the dumbest creatures in...


Tough Turkey Hunts and Your Next Move

Some wild turkey gobblers just don't play fair. The most paranoid game bird on the planet might like your expensive fakes one day ... then run from a hen, jake and strutter setup the next. Henned-up longbeards can seem content as college kids on spring break. Hung-up toms strut through...


How to Buy Turkey Hunting Boots

As any seasoned hunter knows, turkey hunting involves a lot more than simply sitting down against a tree. Selecting the right boot shouldn’t be taken lightly. Next to your firearm and your camo pattern, there is no gear decision that is more consequential. Picture this: it’s 5:30 a.m. on a...


Set Up a Coyote Hunting Shotgun

All we could do was stare at each other. My youngest son and I had set up at the top of a narrow, brushy draw that ran through the center of a picked bean field. Our plan was to hit the call and hopefully catch a coyote using the cover...


Call a Hen and Get a Gobbler

You try to play fair. You float some soft, sweet yelps hoping to pull that gobbler to you, right off the roost. He flies down, gets fired up, and then the boss hen strides in out of nowhere and intercepts your bearded bird of future bragging rights. Roosted ain’t roasted,...


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