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5 Things You Need in a Good Hunting Camp

I've been fortunate to hunt wild turkeys around the United States and down in Mexico. Some camps are memorable for all the right reasons. Others, well, you'd best soon forget them. Fortunately the latter deal is rare. Check out these five things you need in a good hunting camp. A...


3 Reasons You Shouldn't Use a Decoy for Fall Turkey Hunting

The use of turkey hunting decoys in the fall is smart or stupid, depending. First, some reasons why you shouldn't use decoys when fall turkey hunting. 1. Either-Sex Turkey Hunts In many of the 42 states permitting fall turkey hunting, either-sex birds are legal to take.This means it's important to...


Turkey Hunting Harvest Numbers Falling Across Southeastern U.S.

Habitat loss. Lack of predator control. Disease. Declining hunter numbers. Poaching. These are some of the influences both wildlife managers and hunters mention when talking about the drop in turkey harvest numbers for some states, including the southeastern region of the United States. The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission recently...


4 Turkey Calling Tips for Fall Gobblers

Gobbler yelps are deeper and have a slower cadence than the higher-pitched hen yelps we often use in the spring. In my fall hunting experience, friction calls imitate gobbler yelps best, though resonant diaphragms also work. Try these tips this fall: Calling Tip No. 1 Often three deeper, slower yelps...


How to Pop Up a Ground Blind

Ever have trouble getting a pop-up ground blind to pop up? Rachelle Hedrick offers some great tips for how to do this easily. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting and deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


5 Tips to Keep Your Hunting Dog Happy

Between early September and late December, I'm on the road, most often in my pickup truck, hunting multiple states for fall turkey flocks. And ducks. And geese. And all those smaller upland birds. We get out plenty here at home as well. My English setter Luna, like my canine hunting...


Video: How to Set Up a Low-Poundage Bow

Fall turkey seasons often run right along with archery-only deer dates around the country. A low-poundage bow is a great option for the big birds as well as whitetails – so long as you first check legal archery-tackle regulations for both and maximize your bowhunting gear. Both youth and older...


Maryland Spring Turkey Kill Down from Last Year

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) recently reported hunters took 3,861 wild turkeys during the 2018 regular spring and junior hunt turkey seasons. This year’s total was 8 percent lower than the record 2017 harvest, but well above the 10-year average of 3,406. Why “Turkey populations continue to grow...


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...


Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt: 15 Action-Packed Turkey Kills and Misses

Follow along in this episode of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt as Realtree's own Josh Honeycutt shows you a bit of his world of hunting with family and friends. Here, he highlights some turkey hunts from seasons past. It's not about the kill, though. It's about the time spent...


One for Diddy: Death, Sacrifice and a Promise

The story of Lee McCubbins, who was tragically killed serving his country overseas, and the promise made by a friend to introduce his daughter, Logan, to the world of hunting and pass his love for the outdoors down to her. While stationed together, Darren and Lee would often talk about...


Huntin Grounds: Turkey and Coyote Stalk and Shoot

We end the 2018 turkey season with an epic turkey hunt and close coyote encounter. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


The Chronicles: Best Friends Chase Osceola Longbeards in Central Florida

Chasing Osceola turkeys is one of the most exciting kinds of turkey hunting you can experience, especially with a bow. Brian Stephens and his best friend Billy Lawson travel by airboat to their favorite hunting spot in Florida. Will they find what they're looking for, or will those longbeards get...


Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt: Turkey Hunting with Winchester Long Beard XR

Follow along in this episode of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt as Winchester's Jason Gilbertson and company go turkey hunting in northeastern Missouri. It's not about the kill. It's about the adventure. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


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Memorable Photos of a Wild Turkey Named Cool Whip

As hunters we sometimes encounter wildlife with notable physical characteristics or behaviors that beg for a nickname. Wild turkeys are no exception. Lover Boy , Squints, Selleck and Curly were some of my favorite photography subjects who earned a special moniker that set them apart. Turkeys I’ve hunted that shame...


Video: Hen Turkey Attacks Big Snake While a Gobbler Struts Nearby

Wild turkeys are notorious for finding strut zones on well-groomed golf courses. That said, this YouTube video posted by "techknowledge" might be a first. Watch as a turkey hen attacks a big gopher snake while a strutting gobbler does his thing nearby. And the snake fights back. And she gets...


Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt: Bad Weather Turkey Hunting

Follow along in this episode of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt as Realtree's own Dodd Clifton and Steve Hickoff hunt turkeys under bad weather conditions in Kentucky. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Huntin Grounds Video: Thunder Gobblers

We slept in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas and had some awesome encounters with thunder gobbling turkeys. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


Realtree's Spring Thunder: Season Finale

It's hard to believe another turkey season has come and gone. This was a season of many ups and downs for the guys and one to remember for sure. This week we take a glance back at some of the most memorable hunts from the 2018 season, as this will...


Huntin Grounds Video: Pennsylvania Strutters

Turkey season is open in Pennsylvania and Tyler Benninger is fine-tuning a plan to get close to some Pennsylvania strutters. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


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