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Are Pure Turkey Hunting Grand Slams Nearly Impossible?

Wild turkeys move. They roam. They don’t stay put in one place – especially jakes and young hens during the annual dispersal. This phase sends them on a kind of walkabout. Tracking studies have shown range can shift dramatically. A big part of wild turkey restoration around the country relied...


Turkey Camp Debate: Belly-Crawling, Fanning or Just Calling?

Fanning, belly-crawling or simply calling your gobbler in while turkey hunting? That is the question. Safe? Stupid? Smart? Using turkey fans and decoys to move on gobblers and henned-up flocks is really nothing new, unless you count the marketing spin. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Heck, historical evidence shows...


Knight Muzzleloading Shotgun in Realtree Xtra®

In a SHOT Show exclusive, Realtree.com editor Will Brantley checks out the Knight Muzzleloading Shotgun in Realtree Xtra. Have you ever tagged a spring gobbler or fall turkey with a muzzleloader? Comment below. Steve Hickoff is Realtree's turkey hunting editor and blogger.


Tenzing TZ TP14 Turkey Pack

The Tenzing TZ TP14 Turkey Pack premiered at the ATA Show. The Tenzing TZ TP14 Turkey Pack, available in Realtree Xtra, is pictured here. It's got two silent, spring-loaded legs and a padded seat with magnetic fasteners. The company calls it "a self-supported hunting chair." Pockets number 28 all told,...


A New Place to Go Elk Hunting

What you notice first about Santa Fe and remember later is the smell: a clean whiff of mesquite, juniper and piñon pine that drenches the dry desert air. But that isn’t the only homegrown blend the city distills. Sante Fe is equal parts Wild West and New Age, Native American...


Realtree Rewind: A Picture Perfect Buck

Location: Northwest Indiana Hunter: Bill Konway Realtree Photographer/Writer When: Late October Weather/Season Phase: Mid-40 temps with overcast skies. Deer in the area have moved into the pre-rut phase of the season. Species: Whitetail Weapon/Gear: Hoyt Xtec, Tru-Glo site, Grim Reaper Broadheads, Arctic Shield outerwear in Realtree Hardwoods. Terrain: Small farm...


Realtree Rewind: A Major League Whitetail

Hunters: Ned Yost, manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and David Blanton Location: Alberta, Canada with Ron Nemetchek of North River Outfitting Dates: October 28-November 5, 2006 Weapons: Guns and bows Weather: Snow with temps dipping to 10 degrees The reason I enjoy hunting in Alberta so much is because of...


Vital Shot Placement Tips for Bowhunters

Over the years, I've seen or heard of many bow-taken deer that were shot through the liver. Had the arrow been a touch farther back, chances are the deer would never have been found. I've also heard horror tales of deer that were hit too low or too high in...


3 Off-Season Archery Tips

It's easy to become complacent during the off-season. But you can't do that. Here are three tips for staying on top of your game. Don't Get Grounded It's often difficult to think of fall bowhunting early in the year, but regular archery practice can never begin too early since it...


A Royal Deer Hunter

EDITOR'S NOTE: Every day here at Realtree, we get e-mails from hunters who want to provide feedback or share their hunting experiences with us. We love to received these e-mails and look forward to responding to them. Sometimes we receive very unique e-mails that really catch our attention. Recently, a...


America's Best Redneck Reveals His True Hunting Colors

The following phone interview took place about a couple of weeks ago. At that time, Willy and Billy were on location in Willy's basement. Willy was gratious enough to spare a few precious minutes to let you all in on a little secret. The secret is this: THE INCOMPLETE DEER...


Outfitting The Fridge

Every now and then, pop culture in America gets a permanent fixture. In the case of NFL Legend William “The Refrigerator" Perry, he’s more of an appliance than a fixture, but he seems permanent nonetheless. BORN TO PLAY HARD You really didn’t have to be a Chicago Bears fan to...


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