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For Stupid Turkeys They Sure Aren't Dumb

This past weekend I got to spend time with my bride and really close friends at the Star B Ranch in Texas. It has quickly become one of my favorite places on this side of Heaven. There is something so beautiful about that slice of Hill Country to me that...


Spring Thunder: 3 States, 3 Gobblers, 3 Days

Turkey hunting in the South is starting to heat up: 3 days, 3 states and 3 birds. Check out these awesome hunts in our video. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


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Rules Every Turkey Hunter Should Know

Corky Pugh is the former director of Alabama’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. He is also a certified turkey hunting nut. I have been fortunate enough to hunt with Corky on many occasions. As you can imagine, a large part of our friendship revolves around wild turkeys and hunting them...


Important Things You Learn from Missing Turkeys

Have you missed a turkey? Join the club. Here's how to improve your shooting skills. 1. Quick Shot The flock suddenly appeared, materializing on the high Pennsylvania ridgetop. Driven by target panic, I raised my gun, swiftly took aim at a legal turkey, and fired. While I fully expected the...


Turkey Hunting in New Hampshire

New Hampshire, as with neighboring Vermont and Maine, offers quality turkey hunting. Total land area open to our spring tradition is good to excellent throughout the Granite State, and widespread. According to the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, "Based on long-standing tradition, nearly all lands in the state of...


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How to Bowhunt Turkeys on the Run

You don’t need a ground blind to arrow a spring gobbler. With the right approach, run-'n'-arrow ploys produce results. Editor's note: In the interest of safety, take precautions when repositioning while bowhunting turkeys. Always make sure your arrows are safely contained when on the move.


Rare White Wild Turkey Taken by Tennessee Hunter

As reported by WVTM 13 News , Tennessee hunter Cameron Bond tagged a 20-pound white gobbler this month. The late Lovett E. Williams, Jr. wrote extensively on color mutations in wild turkeys: Off-colored wild turkeys are seen from time to time. The "smoke gray" mutant is the most commonly reported...


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Ammo Field Test: New Federal Premium Turkey Hunting Loads

In the past two years, Federal has completely overhauled its lineup of high-performance turkey loads in three different, distinct product families. In 2018, the company revamped its turkey shotshell lineup with a long list of new products that offer performance benefits beyond any hunter had ever seen. That meant all...


Turkey Hunting in Vermont

Vermont has some of the highest quality turkey hunting in New England. The overall population is much smaller than, say, New York's, but then, so is the total land area. There is a two-bird limit in Vermont (both can be taken in one day), and fairly priced licenses. Public land...


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5 Worst States for Turkey Hunting

At Realtree's Turkey Hunting Nation , we've worked hard to include information to help you hunt states better. We've also tried to be honest with our comments, as a turkey hunter might in camp. In many cases, there are other great things about those states, even if turkey hunting isn't...


Spring Thunder: A Special First Turkey

As Phillip Culpepper said, “There are very few times I pray for a successful hunt; this was one of those hunts.” We take one of the coolest kids we’ve ever met hunting with his family and friends. Brady Dearth’s outlook on life is contagious. See for yourself when his first...


How to Get a Wild Turkey Into Gun or Bow Range

Calling wild turkeys to your setup position is the essence of this tradition. But sometimes it's not enough. Tired of that longbeard tossing you courtesy gobbles? Sure, that bird might be henned up. It might also not like the view between where it struts and where you sit. Your yelps...


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5 Food Plots to Help You Tag More Turkeys

Not just for deer, a good food plot will draw in turkeys and hold them in your area, vastly increasing your odds at tagging a longbeard this spring. While food plots are most often associated with fall deer hunting, a green spring plot can be absolutely deadly on spring gobblers...


How to Kill a Turkey When Time is Running Out

Shooting a turkey always makes the old emotions flow. There’s much joy for the success achieved, some measure of relief from the hunt's intensity (especially those make-or-break closing minutes as a gobbler finishes his approach), and even a little regret for removing such a creature from the face of the...


Turkey Hunting in Massachusetts

Bet you didn't know the Massachusetts state game bird is the wild turkey, while the official "state bird" is the black-capped chickadee. It can get complicated in these parts. As with many states across Turkey Hunting Nation, serious wild turkey hunters both live and visit here, despite the political perception...


Turkey Hunting in Rhode Island

Hunt Rhode Island if you want your six-state New England Slam. Definitely try it if you have friends or relatives there with private land. Otherwise the smallest state in the union (1,045 square miles) only offers limited turkey hunting opportunities. While the three-day non-resident hunting license/turkey permit is definitely affordable,...


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North America's Easiest Turkey Hunts

I get a chuckle listening to 300-pound dudes with tobacco-juice-spattered chins drawling on about how smart their local turkeys are. Because, you know, they’re the only ones with talent enough to tag them. Chat up most turkey hunters and they’ll insist their turkeys are considerably smarter than yours. Now, I’ve...


Wild Turkey Causes Deadly Motorcycle Crash

According to ABC 7, WXYZ News, a motorcyclist died this past weekend after a turkey collision. As the story goes, a number of birds were crossing the road, as flocks so often do. Apparently, one of the turkeys took flight, hitting the rider in the chest. The 70-year-old man hit...


7 Reasons Why You Won't Tag a Turkey This Spring

Turkey season is upon us -- or soon will be, depending on where you live. The landscape is starting to green up. The dogwoods will soon begin to bloom. And, if this season is like years past, you’ll be preparing yet another list of excuses for why you didn’t get...


Spring Thunder: Gobbler Breeds Hen and Demolishes Decoy

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation’s flagship fundraising event of the year is the Tennessee Governor’s One Shot Turkey Hunt . The guys head to Tennessee to be a part of the fundraiser and have a hunt of a lifetime. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


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