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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 .


Turkey Hunting: Did Hens Ruin Your Spring Season?

As a turkey hunter, is your glass half full or half empty? In Florida this season, right after fly-down, a boss hen clucked, yelped and laid on some forceful cutting back at our every call. More birds flew down and gathered around this loud-mouthed hen turkey — more hens and...


Realtree's Spring Thunder: Triple Bearded Turkey and More

Chris Loeh takes a triple-bearded gobbler in Illinois. Olivia McManus puts down her first turkey in Iowa and doubles with her husband Jason. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Turkey Hunting: Chess Match in the River Bottom

"Turkey hunting is not a game that needs a score or a scorekeeper and does not require the production of a dead turkey to qualify as a success." — Tom Kelly, "Ethics," The Season I turkey hunted in Florida this past March, several April states, and like many, I'm still...


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...


Use Turkey Decoys for Deer Hunting Where Legal

Assuming it's legal where you deer hunt, turkey decoys might just work to pull in some venison for your freezer. Yes, in some states you can't do so legally. It's always best to double-check. But if archery or gun seasons for both fall turkeys and whitetails are open at the...


Unavoidably Dumb Stuff You Do While Turkey Hunting

Sometimes while turkey hunting, you just do stupid stuff. Cliff Jump First, we scattered the big Wyoming spring flock after a long, steep climb on a skinny game trail to the top of a mountain. Accidentally. The guide groaned. An avid fall turkey hunter — a tradition where intentionally breaking...


Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt: Ozark Mountains Turkey Hunt

Follow along in this episode of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt as Phillip Vanderpool of The Virtue goes turkey hunting in his home state of Arkansas. You don't want to miss this Ozark Mountains turkey-hunting action. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Cool Old-School Documentary on the Wild Turkey Success Story

It's hard for some to believe the wild turkey was once threatened with extinction. This "Return of the Wild Turkey" documentary by the Missouri Department of Conservation, and posted on YouTube by "MObirds," will take some of you back to a time when America's greatest game bird was less prominent...


Video: Feral Kitten Attacks a Wild Turkey

Feral cats do plenty of damage to wild bird populations. This fact is well-documented . Watch as a feral kitten attempts to do just that in this "tarpon534" YouTube video. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting . Find us on Facebook .


Turkey Hunting: Big Timber Gobblers

On the road, around the country, I'm often out there well before fly-down time. Locally, in Maine where I make my home base, I often don't leave the cabin until an hour or two after fly-down. That's what I did on opening day. Why? The early window of time lets...


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Photo Gallery: What Gobblers Do While Hens Lay Eggs

Spring breeding season for wild turkeys is a stressful time, especially for dominant gobblers. Most of a gobbler’s energy is focused on displaying, gathering hens, breeding and battling rivals. As the season wears on, hens enter the egg-laying period. Gobblers are left to spend a portion of the midday hours...


Video Footage of Gobbling and Strutting Wild Turkey HEN

"As a die-hard turkey hunter," Anthony Virga says in the video, "having what we had happen just now, is absolutely incredible." A strutting and gobbling wild turkey hen captured on video? Yeah, it's pretty uncommon (see another video below showing this as well). Does this wild turkey hen strut and...


Turkey Hunting: How to Tag a Gobbler You Just Missed

You’ve called a strutting spring gobbler into range, aimed at his fist-sized head and fired. Problem is, the bird flopped then got up like a boxer in the ring with some fight left in him, and is running, or worse: flying off. It’s your move, now or never. Most of...


Realtree's Spring Thunder: Giant Longbeard at 5 Steps

Realtree's Phillip Culpepper calls in a giant longbeard within five steps. See what happens next. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Why You Should Sit in the Shadows While Turkey Hunting

Watch this video to see why you should sit in the shadows while turkey hunting. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


A Good Read on Why We Love Turkey Hunting

The alarm chimes as the clock strikes five in the morning. Before the big hand reaches five past the hour, I am pulling the last knot tight on my snake boots and walking across the creaking wood floor at my parent’s house to the door. It has become tradition for...


Turkey Hunting: 5 More Excuses for Why You Missed Turkeys

Missing turkeys is part of the game. All veteran turkey hunters have been there, and if you haven't yet, brace yourself. It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping up into range – and the 10 inches of swinging beard running off after you pull your shotgun's trigger – will haunt...


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Turkey Hunting: How to Make Turkey Beard and Spur Ropes

It’s the gobble that pulls us out there, but it’s the adrenaline rush that keeps us there. And it’s the sight of that magnificent bird, just before we set him to flopping, that makes the whole thing worthwhile. But after it’s all over with, we have things left over. What...


3 Late Season Turkey Hunting Tips for Gobblers Running Together

At first, it seems like a perfect hunting scenario: you find several gobblers or more running together. Not a single hen is yelping in hearing distance. And you haven't seen one in days. But wait. It’s late in the spring turkey season. Your hen clucks and yelps now echo along...


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