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The 20 Best Photos You'll Ever See of the Wild Turkey Breeding Season

Action is nonstop in the turkey woods from late winter through early summer. Gobbler and hen flocks converge to settle their respective pecking orders, defend territories, court, breed, nest and just be turkeys. Learn every phase of the wild turkey’s spring breeding season on your hunting grounds. Use good ol’...


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Top 5 May Turkey Hunting States

Southern turkey hunters get an early start on the rest of the country, often beginning their spring season in March. Up North, chances are some snow still covers the ground. Gobbler chasing often doesn't begin until late April or early May. In other parts of the country, it starts early...


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5 Reasons to Buy the New Elite Valor Budget Bow

There are a lot of great new bows on the market today. Problem is, most of them that offer flagship-level performance will also pillage your pocketbook. That makes the new Elite Valor worth a serious look. “We heard dealers and bowhunters around the country asking for an affordable bow that...


No 2019 Buck Tag in Famous Boone and Crockett County?

No 2019 buck tag. That could be life for the Buffalo County, Wisconsin, deer hunter this season. If the Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council gets its way, that is. They voted 4-1 (in favor) of the proposal last week. According to Paul A. Smith and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,...


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Best New Budget Compound Bows for 2019

Budget bows — the compounds that are under $1,000. We all like to save a little money when we can. The good news is you can save money on bows, too. You don’t have to spend over $1,000 on a bow if you don’t want to. Plenty of great options...


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For Stupid Turkeys They Sure Aren't Dumb

This past weekend I got to spend time with my bride and really close friends at the Star B Ranch in Texas. It has quickly become one of my favorite places on this side of Heaven. There is something so beautiful about that slice of Hill Country to me that...


Spring Thunder: 3 States, 3 Gobblers, 3 Days

Turkey hunting in the South is starting to heat up: three days, three states and three birds. Check out these awesome hunts in our video. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


DIY Planning Tips for Out-of-State Waterfowl Hunts

Every hunter’s heart holds some wanderlust, and waterfowlers are no different. In fact, we seem to love setting off for far-flung destinations and exotic locales. But our schemes must delve deeper than just identifying a spot, dreaming up a great hunt and filling the gas tank. Address these considerations before...


2019 Whitetail Report: The Current Status on Deer Processing

Deer processing. It’s a tradition and heritage unlike any other. But is it in jeopardy? Is it threatened by the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? It’s quite possible that’s true. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) shed light on this in its 2019 Whitetail Report . “Considering that around...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Most Non-Resident Deer Hunters Are Going Now

For those who aren’t aware, license sales foot (most of) the bill for conservation. A host of other things such as excise taxes and grants help fund it, too. But, by in large, it’s the direct sale of licenses, tags and other state-required documentation that keeps the lights on for...


2019 Whitetail Report: New Deer-Related Automobile Accident Trends

Busted bumpers. Bashed grills. Scratches. Dents. All-out totaled cars. Safe bet — deer and highways don’t mix. It’s become enough of a problem that the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) made note of it in their 2019 Whitetail Report . “We compared the number of accidents in the most recent...


2019 Whitetail Report: What Fawn Recruitment Rates Look Like Today

I remember when every doe I saw had two (sometimes three) fawns — even into fall and winter. Today, that’s a rare sight for most hunters. In fact, in some states, it’s more common to see a doe without a fawn than with one. That’s a scary truth that is...


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