Turkey

  • Iowa Turkey Hunters Killed Fewer Birds Than Last Spring

    According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, hunters killed nearly 11,800 Iowa birds this spring, roughly 400 birds fewer than 2016. Iowa's five spring turkey seasons kicked off April 8 with the youth season. The regular spring turkey season ended on May 21. On the upside, Iowa hunters purchased...

  • Maryland Turkey Hunters Set a Record This Spring

    Maryland rarely comes up in conversations about turkey hunting, but hunters there set a record for the state this past spring season. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) has announced that hunters reported taking a record 4,175 wild turkeys during the 2017 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons...

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Realtree Video: How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Squirrel hunting is full of tradition. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. Some states like Kentucky offer springtime squirrel seasons. As always, check your wildlife regulations. 2. Move slowly along wooded game trails, two hours after...


15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


Ohio Spring Turkey Season Kill Tops 21,000 Birds

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) shared some great news about this past spring turkey season: Ohio hunters checked a total of 21,015 wild turkeys during the combined 2017 spring wild turkey south zone hunting season; northeast zone hunting season; and the youth wild turkey hunting season, April 22-May...


5 Things to Do Since Turkey Hunting Season is Over

It's official. Turkey hunting season is over. Part of you feels a little sad it all ended, and part of you is probably relieved . You've been running for weeks, working hard to cover the monthly bills, trying to locate birds for the morning fly-down, roosting turkeys and surely getting...


Near Record for Virginia Spring Turkey Season

Wind. Rain. Heat and cold. Forget about it. For some states, this past spring turkey season has been one of the best on record. First, we reported on the great news about Kentucky's spring turkey season . And now, word comes from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries...


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Your Hunting Dogs

When you love something, you want to show it off. That's why we asked you to submit a photo of your canine hunting companion so we could share it here on Realtree.com for all to see. Check out these photos of the pups doing what they love to do --...


Great News About Kentucky's Spring Turkey Season

The news on Kentucky's spring turkey season from Kevin Kelly of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources is great. His full report follows: Turkey hunters in Kentucky encountered wind, rain and wild temperature swings this past spring season but did not let factors out of their control keep...


The Best Setup for Bowhunting Turkeys

By: Patrick Meitin "How should I set up for bowhunting turkeys?" This is a question I'm asked. Here are my thoughts: I generally shun short bows whether they're compound or traditional. But when the subject turns to turkeys I lighten up on that conviction. This is directly related to how...


Why You Love and Hate the End of Turkey Hunting Season

Admit it, you both love and hate the end of turkey season. A few words follow on why. Early on, you love the early risings, driving through a sleeping town to an all-night gas station for early coffee and doughnuts, where you run into a few other camo-clad hunters and...


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7 Pieces of Archery Gear That Will Improve Your Accuracy

Bowhunting is a growing sport. Men, women and kids are flocking to the archery scene. And for good reason, too. It’s fun. It’s educational. And it’s a way to put some healthy meat on the table. My question — who wouldn’t want to do that? And for those of you...


Turkey Hunting Track Scouting Tip from Rachelle Hedrick

What's one way to help you tell a gobbler track from a hen's footprint? Rachelle Hedrick offers a video tip on scouting turkey tracks. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting tips . Follow us on Facebook .


What You Should Know About Lyme Disease

I don’t want to scare you or discourage you, and I am certainly not trying to talk you out of going turkey hunting, but Lyme disease is serious business. The reported cases are increasing at an alarming rate, up from 4,000 in 1994 to over 30,000 a year in 48...


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