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5 Tips to Plan Your 2019 Spring Turkey Hunts

What you do now – especially the questions you ask – can help make next season's gobbler-chasing campaign successful. 1. Permit and Lottery Hunt Deadlines? Such details can easily be forgotten during your busy days deer and duck hunting. Spring's hunts are far from your mind but shouldn't be. Check...


Ol’ Tom Time & Motion Easy-Rider Turkey Vest in Realtree Timber

Realtree Timber will hide you well while waterfowl hunting, but it's also effective for turkey hunting. New for this coming spring turkey season, the Ol’ Tom Time & Motion Easy-Rider Turkey Vest in Realtree Timber. Ol' Tom product literature includes the following intel on this new turkey vest for the...


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SHOT Show 2019: New Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber

I've hunted wild turkeys around the country with all manner of Remington shotguns, from the iconic 870 to the Versa Max. This new Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber definitely has my interest. Check out our blog gallery for details.


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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...


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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...


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What Kind of Turkey Hunter Are You?

Sure, it's wrong to stereotype us turkey hunters, but . . . Certain qualities tend to appear in all of us as the long season wears on. Are you one of these turkey hunters? Know somebody like this? Check out this click-through blog post to see.


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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...


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5 Things You Need to Know About Bowhunting Turkeys

Watch Realtree.com contributor Patrick Meitin's excellent video on bowhunting shot placement for turkeys. View it again if you already have, and on a regular basis. Memory, both muscle and mental, are essential for bowhunting turkeys effectively. – S.H. When another hunter asks me if I've bowhunted much, I always reply:...


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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...


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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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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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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...


SUV Driver Helps Kid Escape Aggressive Turkey Gobbler

Aggressive wild turkey gobblers seem to make viral news on a regular basis these days. As birds continue to spread into suburban neighborhoods, such "attacks" have become commonplace. A Wisconsin boy recently felt the brunt of a longbeard bent on establishing pecking order. Go here for the rest of the...


8 States Where You Can Turkey Hunt in January

Now that deer season is over for some of you, but still underway just a bit longer for others, the notion of turkey hunting has probably crossed your hunter's radar. Got the urge to travel for winter turkeys, or to hunt your home state if it includes the following places?...


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Top 5 Winter Turkey Hunting States

For some of us, wild turkey hunting isn't just a spring deal. We think about the bird every day. We build calls in the off-season. We plan hunts, watch turkeys and go to sleep thinking about them. Opportunities for pursuing the greatest game bird on the planet exist in fall...


DIY Planning Tips for Your Out-of-State Spring Turkey Hunt

You’re thinking about spring turkey hunting away from home. The time to plan is now. Turkeys to Hunt Does the state have good turkey populations? Think of this first before planning your trip. A state with high bird numbers might mean greater hunter competition, of course, especially on public land...


Vermont Peacock Leaves Home to Run with Wild Turkeys

A Vermont woman's pet peacock has run away. For over six weeks now the bird has been in the company of wild turkeys. Last week, she even requested the help of Vermont Fish & Wildlife (VF&W). And VF&W in turn posted this on Facebook: As reported by WCAX3 this past...


3 Ways to Salvage Your Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Maybe you're in a bit of a rut. Field sitting day after day can get pretty old as turkey hunting goes. Try these three tactics to put your tag on a fall bird. Locate by Cold Calling Fall turkeys before fly-down – or moving on the ground, even if silent...


Give Thanks

Almost always after killing a wild turkey, I whisper: "Thanks." Sometimes I'm alone; sometimes I'm with a buddy. I'm moved. I'm grateful. My hands are almost always shaking, even after all these years. It never gets old. I'm forever amazed I got to do it one more time. And I'm...


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My Top 5 Favorite Turkey Recipes from Realtree's Timber 2 Table

Cooking wild turkey you've hunted and tagged extends the experience by putting food on your family's table. It adds meaning to Thanksgiving Day . Realtree's Timber 2 Table blogger Michael Pendley is an avid wild turkey hunter, father of three hunters, and husband to another. He knows his way around...


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