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DIY Turkey Hunting: How to Build a Corn Cob Striker

Look back at photos of the early pioneers of turkey hunting. In a great many of them, the hunters are running a slate call with a corn cob striker. Over the years, these strikers gradually gave way to solid hardwood or plastic and wood models. These newer strikers held up...


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Turkey Hunting: Gobbler Body Language and What It Means

Wild turkeys communicate three ways — vocalization, body language and behavior. Beyond mastering turkey calls and their messages, an understanding of turkey body language and behaviors can be a strategic tool when hunting. Turkey “talk” in all forms communicates mood, status and/or intent. Some signals are subtle. Some not so...


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DIY Turkey Calls: Build Pots and Pegs with Kids

As we wandered the crowded aisles of the NWTF Convention in Nashville, all three of my kids homed in on one booth in particular. It belonged to Brookside Game Calls and it was adorned with all manner of call-making supplies. As the kids ogled the pot blanks in various woods...


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How to Make a Turkey Hunting Tote from a Deer Antler and Paracord

You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old bird is big. Really...


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Why Turkey Hunting Beard Lengths are Controversial

Beard lengths matter to turkey hunters. You know how we hunters like to measure everything. One of the first things a turkey hunter does – after giving thanks and feeling all is well with the world – is to check the length of a gobbler's beard (or yes, in some...


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7 Tips for Turkey Hunting with Kids

The bulk of my time in the turkey woods these days is spent in the company of one or more of my kids. I still enjoy time alone in the woods, but sharing a love for the outdoors with them is a lot more fun. Trouble is, in today’s fast-paced...


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How to Buy the Perfect Turkey Hunting Blind

For some turkey hunters, slipping through the woods in search of a vocal gobbler is the preferred way to hunt. Get a bird to answer, find a big tree for a backrest, then go to work with the call. But, in states where it's legal, there are times and situations...


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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,...


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Hear More Gobbles While Turkey Hunting

The gobble of the wild turkey is one of the most unique sounds in nature. To the experienced turkey hunter, there is no other sound like it. To the novice, it can be hard to discern, especially at a distance. Even harder to detect are the more subtle sounds made...


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Turkey Hunting: Cool Photos of Gobblers Fooled by Decoys

Turkey decoys are all the rage. The designs are endless including mounted real birds, hardbody, softbody, photo-realistic, silk-screened and inflatables. Fakes are a key tool in a turkey hunter’s bag of tricks. They can deceive the wariest of wild turkeys. Some gobbler and hen fakes are so realistic that attacks...


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New Shotgun: The Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber

Interested in a new turkey-hunting shotgun for the 2019 spring season? You came to the right place. 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.


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Best Turkey Hunting Planning Tool Ever

Heading out far and wide for a gobbler adventure is easy when you use Realtree's step-by-step Turkey Hunting Planning Tool. No matter how many turkeys you've shot, there's always someplace new and exciting to try. Maybe you've bagged a few gobblers near home or elsewhere in your own state, and...


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SHOT Show 2019: Boots in Realtree Camo for Turkey Hunting

Our editorial team was on the SHOT Show 2019 floor, checking out new and proven gear, including the best boots for turkey hunting in Realtree camo. Check out our longform gallery.


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SHOT Show 2019: New and Proven Realtree Camo Turkey Hunting Shotguns

Our editorial team visited the 2019 SHOT Show floor to cover new and proven turkey-hunting shotguns in Realtree camo.


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Cool Photos of Fighting Wild Turkey Gobblers

Turkey gobbler dominance battles vary from simply a menacing look, threatening body posture and chase, to full-blown, down-and-dirty combat. Wing flogs and spur jabs are the more common behaviors in gobbler fights. Beak stabs, facial and wattle pinches, beak-gagging throwdowns and shoving matches are the hallmarks of a serious and...


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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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SHOT Show 2019: Best Turkey Hunting Binoculars in Realtree Camo

Glassing wild turkeys while hunting is a given. Have you seen these SHOT Show 2019 binocular options from Vanguard?


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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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How to Build a Turkey Hunting Wingbone Call Case

By the end of the season, high-pressured birds have heard just about every trick in the turkey hunter’s handbook. The answer? Give them a sound they haven’t heard before. To do that, many hunters turn to a call used by some of the earliest turkey hunters on this continent. Those...


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