Turkey Hunting

Gobble, gobble, y’all. What makes Realtree.com the best online resource for turkey hunters? Spring and fall. Bow and shotgun. Calls and decoys. We cover all things turkey, right here.


 Editorial
  • 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...

  • 5 Things You Learn from Missing Turkeys

    As the saying goes, "If you haven't missed a turkey, you aren't hunting enough." Lessons learned from such experiences follow here . . . 1. SHOOTING TOO FAST The flock suddenly appeared, materializing on the high Pennsylvania ridgetop. Driven by target panic, I raised my gun, swiftly took aim at...


 Blogs
  • 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...


 Galleries

  • Turkey Hunting Nation

    Turkey populations. Public land acreage. License fees. And an overall hunting grade. New state profiles posted every day of the season.

  • Strut Report

    Spring is finally here, and the turkeys are finally gobbling. Tell us what the toms are doing in your area, and keep tabs on gobbling and strutting activity all across the country with the Realtree Strut Report.

  • The Gobbler Guide

    A step-by-step guide to help you work your way through a classic spring turkey hunt. From roost to strut to boom.