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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 .


Tested: Realtree's Tyler Jordan Reviews the BOG CLD 3 Camo Shooting Tripod

Realtree's Tyler Jordan reviews the BOG CLD 3 Camo Shooting Tripod he used this spring while turkey hunting. This product frees your hands while the shotgun is mounted against your shoulder. Buy now: BOG CLD 3 Camo Shooting Tripod Also seen in the video: New Remington V3 Turkey Pro in...


President Jimmy Carter on Road to Recovery After Breaking Hip on Way to Turkey Hunt

President Jimmy Carter is recovering well after falling and breaking his hip Monday, just as he was about to leave his home for a turkey hunt with Bill and Tyler Jordan at Realtree Farms. But, according to Tyler, it'll take a lot more than a broken hip to keep him...


Tested: OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft-Sided Cooler in Realtree EDGE

Watch this video from the recent spring turkey season as Phillip Culpepper reviews the OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft-Sided Cooler in Realtree EDGE . It features the same OtterBox quality, reliability and smart design features that made its phone cases so popular. The Trooper LT 30 features a largemouth opening...


Spring Thunder: Tough Late-Season Gobblers

It's the bottom of ninth as spring gobbler hunts go. Late-season hunting can be tough, but Phillip Culpepper and Michael Pitts stick with it and bag two Georgia longbeards. Go here for all Spring Thunder episodes this season . More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


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5 Excuses and the Truth: Why You Missed Turkeys This Season

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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Backpack Hunting Public-Land Turkeys

Eastern hunters sometimes view terrorized turkeys as a net positive. Egos are inflated by the belief that “my gobbler is smarter than yours.” Truth is, turkeys are turkeys, and whether or not they’re “call-shy” is influenced more heavily by repeated conditioning than genetics. But I’m not too proud to admit...


3 Reasons 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...


Spring Thunder: 3 Merriam's Afternoon

The Realtree crew heads from Wyoming to eastern Montana with Michael Waddell and has one heck of a first afternoon of turkey hunting. Find more Spring Thunder videos here . Learn more : Top 5 Merriam's Turkey Hunting States Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


5 Tips for Hunting Tough Gobblers

If your spring turkey season is still open, and you're still carrying a tag, you likely have a few tough gobblers on your mind. Here's how to tag one. 1. Get Tight Get tight to its roost tree well before sunrise. Call softly with a no-hands mouth call, if at...


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Easy Does It: 5 Expert Tips for Bowhunting Turkeys

There was a time when I thought I’d never kill a turkey with a bow. They hung up out of range, or caught me tugging into full-draw when they got close. When I did get a shot, they all too often escaped, even when hit well. Those were different times...


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