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The Turkey Hunter's Holiday Gift Guide

Do you need a new turkey vest this year? Maybe a good pair of boots? What about a comfy chair to ease your aching back after a two-hour standoff with a hung-up bird? Maybe you don't need any of that. You've got your turkey, and just want some ways to...


Great Wild Turkey Recipes

Classic Thanksgiving stuffing. Pumpkin pie. Cranberry sauce. Sliced turkey breast. Yeah, man, and make mine wild please. Sure, farm-raised turkeys shared with family and friends are a holiday tradition, as not everyone hunts wild turkeys with the same passion we do. But our birds carry memories of the hunt that...


Federal’s New Online Custom Ammo Shop

Want custom-made TSS turkey loads? Federal makes it possible. The company has introduced its new online custom-loaded ammunition shop. In addition to custom turkey loads, waterfowl and upland game loads can also be ordered. Big game hunters can choose from several different centerfire rifle offerings with a wide selection of...


3 Offbeat Tactics for Fall Turkey Hunting

Maybe you're in a bit of a rut. Sitting on the edge of a field day after day, waiting for a flock of turkeys to walk by, gets pretty old. These three tactics are more exciting, and they just might help you put a tag on your fall bird. 1...


3 Bits of Fall Turkey Hunting Nonsense

I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody told me they don’t hunt fall turkeys because: (1) There's no gobbling happening then, (2) They don’t like killing young birds and (3) It’s not fun (this is the worst). In baseball, that’s a strikeout, because they’re wrong on all...


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Become a Fall Turkey Hunting Teacher

It's tough to beat the sheer beauty of October sunlight falling through the red and yellow leaves of hardwood timber – unless, of course, you add to it a dose of kee-keeing and soft yelping from a scattered flock of turkeys. Then you have the recipe for something unrivaled in...


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How to Make a Deer Antler Turkey Tote

You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old gobbler is big. Really...


Pick a Fall Gobbler Fight

Are you stuck in a rut making kee-kees and kee-kee-runs to call in young turkeys of the year? Try reaching out to autumn gobblers with fighting purrs and other bad-boy tactics. Title Bout The hunt involved three guys, a turkey dog and a gang of fall longbeards. A friend had...


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How to Call Fall Turkeys

In spring, you make hen yelps to fool gobblers. When you're fall turkey hunting, it pays to do the opposite. You should call like the turkey you want to pull into range. Want a young fall gobbler? Call like one. Targeting autumn longbeards? Gobbler cluck, yelp and gobble. Let’s break...


Should You Shoot a Hen This Fall Turkey Season?

Memories are many in the fall turkey woods. Decisions are often based on specific hunts and personal decisions. Call me a softie, but I've called in an autumn brood hen and its single bird-of-the-year – failed to decide in that passing moment whether shooting the adult or juvenile turkey (both...


Why 42 States Have Fall Turkey Seasons

As of this writing, 42 states offer some form of a fall turkey hunting season. A number of these even extend it into winter. Why then do the others not offer a "second season" on the most popular game bird on the planet? The reasons are many. Wild turkey management...


Find Land: 7 Ways to Get Permission to Hunt Private Property

One spring turkey season ends and another will begin soon enough. Deer. Duck. Fall turkeys. You name it. One common complaint by those who hunt less or even quit is the lack of hunting access. Truth is, you might have to work for it these days. Stay humble, put in...


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How to Build a Turkey Spur Skinning Knife

Every turkey hunter loves a long, sharp spur. And we love to show those spurs off on necklaces, key chains, hatbands and meter-long assemblies of hooks. But what about turning the leg of your trophy tom into a useful hunting tool? This knife, crafted with a turkey leg handle, is...


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How to Build a Tabletop Turkey Fan Display

From simply pinning the fan to the wall of your hunting camp to elaborate plaques designed to show off the fan in all its glory, there are countless ways to hang a turkey fan. But what if you want to display your fan on your desk, or on a table...


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The Trouble with Jakes

Some hunters get aggravated by jakes. Their immature antics smack of teenage boys stumbling their way toward manhood. They can be both funny and endearing, yet frustrating and overbearing as they come of age. Check out the gallery for a light-hearted look at how jakes live the “teens” all in...


Spring Thunder: Late-Season Wisconsin Gobblers

Late-season spring gobblers in Wisconsin? You betcha. In this episode, watch as Realtree’s Phillip Culpepper, Drake Lamb, and friends from Realtree United Country, Travis Hamele and Jason Syens, get after some birds. “We call these gobblers, Mile-or-Mores,” Culpepper says as they owl up some turkeys and start the hunt. Watch...


Spring Thunder: Late-Season Georgia Gobblers

First Turkey Alert: It's the late season in Georgia, and the foliage is thick. But the gobblers are still working, and the crew is still after it. In this episode, Matt Paradis, with the Carolina Panthers, is after his first longbeard. He's in for a show. Check out all the...


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Clean Your Turkey Gun in 5 Easy Steps

Turkey season is over in many states and will be soon in others. Memories of strutting longbeards are still fresh in your mind, and hopefully there’s some fresh turkey breast in the freezer. But before putting your gear away, take a few minutes to clean your shotgun and ensure it’s...


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Crop Check: What Do Wild Turkeys Eat?

Wild turkeys have big appetites. From large-bodied adults to broods of rapidly growing poults, they require considerable amounts of food. Their diets are varied, not only by region but by the season. Think of them as foodies of the bird world, with about a hundred different dietary items on the...


Tested: Realtree's Phillip Culpepper Reviews the onX Hunt App

Realtree's Phillip Culpepper gives a few tips on how and why he likes to utilize the onX Hunt app when in the turkey woods. Buy now: onX Hunt App Watch all Spring Thunder videos here . More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


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