Bowhunting

  • 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...

  • The Day a Trespasser Tried to Kill Me

    Big deer. Sadly, some people will do anything to kill them — including breaking the law. As you probably noticed, the title of this post was pretty inflammatory. But a few short weeks ago I was out checking some of my treestands and I found where someone had tampered with...

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The Ages and Stages of a Trophy Hunter

To be a trophy hunter you must understand the deer . More importantly, however, you must gain a true understanding of yourself. This article takes you through the stages of trophy hunting, and the information will enable you to stay the course until success is achieved. I love the story...


5 Tips for Bowfishing

Put more rough fish in your boat by shooting the best bowfishing bows, arrows and equipment Getting into bowfishing isn’t difficult. You can purchase a bowfishing kit, pick up a garage sale bow and be ready for the water with less than $150 out of pocket. But after you spend...


Turkey Hunting: 5 Things You Learn from Missing Turkeys

As the saying goes, "If you haven't missed a turkey, you aren't hunting enough." I did plenty of research to write this piece – all of it unintentional. Lessons learned from such experiences follow here . . . 1. Shooting Too Fast The flock suddenly appeared, materializing on the high...


Realtree Original Video: Stupid Turkey Hunter Excuses

We've all been around guys like this in the woods. Watch the video to see who we mean. Bonus Read : 5 Turkey Hunters You Love to Hate More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


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How to Hunt Pressured Turkeys

Few game animals are tougher than a wild turkey that’s been pressured . They can give even the most seasoned longbeard killers fits. It’s just how things are. But one thing is for sure: Pressured turkeys are still killable turkeys. You just have to adapt your tactical approach to fit...


Why Turkey Hunters Hate Cows

Cows seem to love and/or hate turkey hunters. That’s a problem sometimes. Cover Scent Turkey hunting legend Preston Pittman has had his challenges with cows while turkey hunting, too. He once told me the story of a tough field gobbler and a bunch of calves that kept sniffing out his...


Flash Hunt Your Spring Turkey

Flash hunts often insist that you know the land well enough to anticipate what a gobbler will do when you call. You can read terrain by scouting year-round. You can study roost locations as they shift. What path will a flash hunt turkey take to you? Will it chance at...


5 Quick Tips for Hunting Merriam's Turkeys

Eventually, most hardcore wild turkey hunters venture out West in pursuit of the Merriam's subspecies. Check out these turkey blog tips on how to make the trip successful.


Realtree's Spring Thunder, Episode 10: Banded Wild Turkey

This week, we join Josh Sparks and Drake Lamb as Josh wraps his tag around a gobbler on public land in Iowa. Then, we head to Tennessee to join Lee Hughes and Sam Klement for a banded gobbler with a radio transmitter. The next day, Realtree's Phillip Culpepper and U.S...


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5 Tactics for Hunting Turkeys in Hot Weather

People chase turkeys in May. Therefore, turkey hunting in hot weather is common this time of year. And this isn’t just restricted to those who hunt in May. Florida in March can be flat-out brutal. Georgia in April can produce a sizzler, too. Regardless of when and where you’re hunting,...


Deer Aging Criteria: Is That Buck Mature?

If you want to start a debate, put a group of hunters in a room and state your opinion on white-tailed deer. Should we shoot does? What is the buck-to-doe ratio in a given area? When should the season open and close? What age class bucks should be targeted? These...


How to Shoot Uphill and Downhill

The world isn’t flat, as mankind believed before Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, nor is it perfectly round — at least from the perspective of bowhunters faced with an important shot at mountain game, or from elevated positions. The Earth’s surface is an irregular juxtaposition of topographical ups and...


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