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These 5 Animals Can Ruin Your Spring Turkey Hunt

We've all had unexpected things happen while turkey hunting. Sometimes other wildlife messes with your plans. Here are five animals that can ruin your spring turkey hunt. 1. Bobcat Attacks An uptick of bobcat attacks – on both wild turkeys and turkey hunters – has been on the social media...


NWTF Convention: The New Banded Turkey Vest in Realtree EDGE

Realtree licensee Banded had its new turkey hunting vest at the NWTF Convention. Click through this turkey blog post to see it and learn more about its features.


Charles Daly Shotguns in Realtree Camo from the NWTF Convention

We caught up with Realtree licensee Charles Daly to see what shotguns they had on the NWTF Convention show floor. Here's what we found.


Realtree Video: Turkey Hunting in the Wind

Treetops shake. Branches fall. Strong gusts whip past your head. Turkey hunting in the wind takes your ears away. Same goes for the big birds you're chasing. Still, there are some tactics for adjusting to this challenge. Check out these Realtree video tips for turkey hunting in the wind. Go...


New Strut Commander Turkey Calls from the NWTF Convention

We're on the NWTF Convention show floor, seeing longtime friends, making new ones and catching up on new turkey hunting gear for the 2018 spring gobbler season. Strut Commander has four new turkey calls. Please click through our blog post to see these new mouth diaphragms and locator calls. Go...


5 Tough Shots You'll Take While Turkey Hunting

Tough shots come your way while turkey hunting. You're sometimes seated at the base of a broad-trunked tree, anticipating where the gobbler will slip into view. Trouble is, wary spring turkeys have other plans. Whether you're on your butt, sitting in the woods, or in a blind, watching a field,...


How to Pattern Your Turkey Hunting Shotgun

Patterning your turkey hunting shotgun, turkey chokes and various shotshells is essential to success in the field. Steve Meyer, Winchester Ammunition's supervisor of new shotshell development, has tips on how to pattern your turkey gun in this click-through blog post.


Top 5 Scoring Rio Grande Gobblers

To many of us, Rio Grande turkey hunting means Texas, Oklahoma and that part of the country. You'll also find them roosting above the lush California vineyards north of Los Angeles and even across the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. And many other states west of the Mississippi River. Check out...


How to Hunt Early Season Turkeys

Editor's note : This revamp post is from the classic Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (2001) . Written by the late Aaron Pass, the printed book still contains solid advice for hunting turkeys in the early season. We honor his memory here with this click-through blog post. – Steve Hickoff...


Top 5 Scoring Osceola Wild Turkeys

Osceolas are a hard-gobbling, sharp-spurred, swamp-loving subspecies of wild turkey found only in Florida. There are also Easterns and hybrids along the northern intergrade line. That said, I love Osceolas and I'll hunt them this spring. For many hardcore turkey hunters, it's the first stop at the beginning of another...


Everything You Need to Know About the NWTF Convention

As always, the Realtree team will attend this year's annual NWTF Convention & Sport Show. We'll be there February 14-18, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee, covering the event. Go to Realtree turkey hunting for new posts on gear and happenings. For now, here's all you need to know about the NWTF...


6 Reasons Your Turkey Hunting Buddy Won't Kill a Bird This Spring

There are turkey hunters and there are turkey hunters. Some are deer or duck hunters looking for something to do in spring. Some prefer bass or trout over gobblers, but go out to do "something" other than sitting on the couch watching The Walking Dead reruns. That's cool. It's all...


Turkey Hunting: How to Use a Slate Call Video

Ever wonder how to use a slate call for turkey hunting? Check out our Realtree classic how-to video and learn more. Any questions? Please comment below. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Top 5 Longest Wild Turkey Subspecies Beards

One of the first physical details you size up when a gobbler walks into view is the beard. Beards are often a matter of shooting a legal bird in the spring, as "bearded bird" state regulations also include bearded hens ; other states are "gobblers only" and one, no jakes...


10 Reasons Why You Suck at Turkey Hunting

Some folks just can't figure out the turkey hunting tradition for trying. Oh, they're good bass anglers, even deer hunters, but the little things you have to put together to kill a spring gobbler – or even a fall turkey where legal – are lost on them. Little things are...


SHOT Show: Turkey Hunting Gear for the 2018 Season

Check out this photo gallery of new turkey hunting gear at the 2018 SHOT Show. More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Top 5 Heavyweight Wild Turkey Gobblers by Subspecies

Turkey hunters love to get down to the details of spurs, beards and even weight. We pulled together the top five heavyweights of each wild turkey subspecies, and lined them up in this photo blog. Check out the top weights for Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam's, Gould's, and Osceola turkeys as...


Shot Placement for Turkey Hunting

This revised post is based on "Guns, Loads & Sights," written by Aaron Pass, and originally published in the Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (2001). Our post has two intentions: how-to instruction for where to aim your shotgun at a turkey, and to advise patterning your firearm and load for...


SHOT Show 2018: New Yamaha ATVs in Realtree Camouflage

We caught up with Realtree licensee partner Yamaha at the SHOT Show in Vegas. Here's what we found new for 2018. Go here for more Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


ATA Show 2018: Hunting Gear for All of Us

Okay, if you ask me, and many of my friends, we identify as turkey hunters. Growing up in north-central Pennsylvania, guys my age now used to whisper in hushed tones: "Oh, yeah, he's a turkey hunter ." It was a badge of honor to be called that. And I'm honored...


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