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2019 ATA Show: Arrows, Release Aids and Quivers in Realtree Camo

We recently attended the 2019 ATA Show in Louisville, Kentucky. We scoured the show floor looking for the latest and greatest in the archery world. We came across a lot of great stuff, including great new arrows, quivers and release aids. Here is the cream of the crop.


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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...


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Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) for Turkey Hunting

I killed my first turkey with an old Savage double-barrel 20-gauge shooting a 2¾ inch, No. 6 high brass pheasant load. Following a 70-yard standoff where the tom strutted, gobbled, and finally began inching closer after what seemed like an eternity, I pulled the trigger and killed him dead as...


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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.


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Use the Realtree Half-Ton Hauler at Turkey Camp This Spring

The Realtree Half-Ton Hauler Lift-Assist and Swivel Utility Dump Cart by OxCart is the ideal cart for use around turkey camp this spring. Use it to haul equipment, blinds, decoys, firewood or anything else you may need for a great turkey season. Best of all, the Half-Ton Hauler makes hauling...


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17 Cool Photos for Advanced Wild Turkey Gobbler Identification

High-quality optics, effective camo, woodsmanship skills and calling play a big role in tagging a boss gobbler. Scouting helps hunters identify individual birds by a unique gobble, body size, and/or beard and spur length. The digital camera age, (think cell-phone cameras), and high-resolution trail cameras, have enabled the turkey hunting...


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2019 ATA Show: Best New Hunting Clothing Apparel in Realtree Camo

Bill Jordan revolutionized the hunting culture when he introduced Realtree camouflage more than 30 years ago. Since then, it’s only gotten better with each new pattern he created. Today, Realtree patterns can be found on virtually all of the big-name hunting clothing and apparel brands. Here is but a small...


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2019 ATA Show: New Compound Bow Cases for This Year

Have a bow that needs protection? Looking for a way to keep it safe and sound from natural and man-made damage threats? Luckily there are many new options for 2019. Here are eight of the best bow cases that we found on the show floor at the 2019 ATA Show...


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Top 5 Merriam's Turkey Hunting States

Some turkey hunters say Merriam's are easy. Not in my experience. Spring snows are often factors. High altitude. Dangerous cats. Birds that walk miles from the roost. Steep mountain climbs up skinny elk and deer trails. You earn it. Oh, you can arrange for easy hunts. Chip shots. Outfitters, eager...


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Photo Gallery: Weird Looking Turkeys and Odd Bird Behavior

If you chase wild turkeys long enough with a camera, there will be images that can only be categorized as weird oddities, maladies and/or misfits. The following collection illustrates some of the more unique feathered characters I’ve been blessed to encounter.


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Turkey Hunting: New Federal Premium 2019 Shotgun Loads

HEAVYWEIGHT® TSS extends its deadly reach on gobblers with five new offerings, including blended loads that combine No. 7 and 9 or 8 and 10 Tungsten Super Shot. Editor's note: As always, be sure to check current shot-size regulations for the state you're turkey hunting.


Grand Slam Gobbler ID Guide

Each of the four Grand Slam turkey subspecies looks, acts and hunts a little differently. Knowing those differences going in will make you more successful. Experiencing them firsthand is what makes a Grand Slam so special. [Editor's note: This interactive post was first published on March 17, 2014.]


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