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How to Hunt the Wild Turkey Breeding Phases

The Wild Turkey (John Hafner photo) I’m primarily a “ deer guy .” But I’ve long been a turkey hunter, too. It’s my second greatest passion — behind whitetails — in the outdoors. And I feed that desire to hunt every spring. There’s one thing I love most about turkey...


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 .


Snakes! Turkey Hunting Encounters

Snakes. Just the thought of them makes some folks quiver in their boots. But, thanks to the irresistible lure of the longbeards, even the most snake-wary turkey hunters find themselves trekking through prime snake habitat come spring. If you’ve turkey hunted long, you’ve no doubt had some snake encounters —...


How to Find a Wounded Turkey

You scouted, located and called a strutting longbeard into range. All the excuses in the world won’t help you now though – loaner gun, twisted shooting position, iffy choke, sketchy shotgun load, bad bow shot, head-jerking birds, whatever. You shot, and the turkey briefly fell . . . then shockingly...


How to Kill Turkeys in Any Weather

Not every spring day is clear, calm and warm. In fact, those days are the exceptions. But never fear. Here's your guide to turkey hunting in any weather. Even in the worst weather conditions, turkeys are out there somewhere. But finding them requires thinking like those birds. Paying close attention...


Bill Jordan Takes Giant Buck Over a Rub

Bill Jordan, the founder of Realtree camo, was hunting on Realtree Farms in Harris County, Georgia, when a great buck hit his radar. He patterned the big southern whitetail with his Spartan cameras along a creek bottom. Finding a big rub left behind by the deer, Bill hung a treestand...


David Blanton Takes Massive Buck at Close Range with a Bow

Hunting near Abilene, Texas, David Blanton is in the blind with his Bear bow in search of a big southern buck. Watch this hunt and follow along as a giant buck with character comes strolling into Blanton's setup. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you...


Whitetail TV: A Big Buck Double in Oklahoma

This week, we head back to Oklahoma to get the full story of a buck Kyle Barefield calls "Terminator." After multiple encounters, Kyle adjusts his strategy and takes it down to the last day of the muzzleloader season before he closes the book on an old target buck. From there,...


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How to Get Inside a Wild Turkey's Comfort Zone

Imagine you’re a wild turkey. Imagine what it’s like to be the main course on every predator’s menu from the time your egg cracked until the day you are the meal. Imagine your only defenses are your eyes, ears, feet, wings – and wings don’t apply until you’ve survived several...


Have You Learned These Things 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...


Spring Thunder: Two Charging Alabama Strutters and the Georgia Turkey Opener

Watch and see how Nate Hosie finally catches a break on Day 3 in Alabama. Phillip Culpepper and family also have a beautiful hunt in the hardwoods on opening day in Georgia. More Realtree Turkey Hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


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