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Turkey Hunting: 5 More Excuses for Why You Missed Turkeys

Missing turkeys is part of the game. All veteran turkey hunters have been there, and if you haven't yet, brace yourself. It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping up into range – and the 10 inches of swinging beard running off after you pull your shotgun's trigger – will haunt...


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Turkey Hunting: How to Make Turkey Beard and Spur Ropes

It’s the gobble that pulls us out there, but it’s the adrenaline rush that keeps us there. And it’s the sight of that magnificent bird, just before we set him to flopping, that makes the whole thing worthwhile. But after it’s all over with, we have things left over. What...


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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,...


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8 Tips for Turkey Hunting Rio Grande Gobblers

Tips for turkey hunting Rio Grande gobblers follow in this photo essay.


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Turkey Hunting in Kansas

As do most hunters, I dream of hunting foreign lands and horizons unknown. Going places I’ve never been and hunting groups of birds I’ve never hunted is something I dream of on those cool spring nights. Not only that, but sharing hunting camp with old friends and new is what...


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7 Setups for Public Land Turkeys

Public land. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it. We love it because of the access to hunting it provides us. We hate it because the game we chase on it is generally much smarter than their private-land counterparts. Try these seven unique setups on your next public...


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5 Weird Ways to Kill a Turkey

I like change. I realize many people don’t. But being that I do, I like trying different methods of hunting. Over the years, enjoyment for trying different tactics has opened up doors to new ways of killing turkeys . And some of them might sound weird . All of that...


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Photo Gallery: See How Feral Pigs Are Raiding Wild Turkey Nests

These four-legged demolition teams are literally taking over, damaging nesting and brooding habitat and competing for food sources. Feral hogs are not welcome on the Randle Farm. Since 2010, our Alabama county’s been a hotspot in their range expansion. We’re in an all-out war with pigs to salvage the habitat...


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How to Hunt Big-Timber Turkeys

Big timber. It isn't like hunting open-country turkeys . It can be a real pain to chase turkeys in. When all you have is acre after acre of standing timber and forest floor to work with, things can get difficult. But there are things turkey hunters can do in order...


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Turkey Hunting Camp Emergency Kit

Save a buddy’s turkey season, or maybe your own, with this easy to put together emergency kit. With all apologies to Mr. Disney and his theme park, turkey camp is the "Happiest Place on Earth." Or it least it should be. But even turkey hunters are human, and the hurried...


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14 Memorable Photos of a Wild Turkey Named Lover Boy

As turkey hunters, we’re known for nicknaming gobblers, especially the Houdini-like, nearly unkillable ones that taunt hunting skills and haunt dreams. From late-February through mid-May, I enter the wild turkey’s world regularly. Patience, a thick bun cushion and the good Lord have rewarded me with opportunities to capture several nameworthy...


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5 Turkey Hunters You Love to Hate

As turkey hunters, we all try to get along. After all, we're all caught up in a great tradition. We're brothers and sisters of the hunt. Still, there are times when other turkey hunters get on our nerves just a little bit. Okay, well, maybe a lot. It might happen...


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When Luck Mattered Most

Luck. It matters. Good or bad, sometimes luck, not preparation or lack thereof, dictates the outcome of your hunt. If you've hunted long, chances are, you know what I'm talking about. Sometimes, things are just out of our control. The hunters in this gallery definitely know what a big role...


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NWTF Convention: 20 Cool Photos You Just Have to See

Editor's note: The Realtree.com editorial team flew off the roost and landed in Nashville, Tennessee, for the NWTF Convention and Sport Show. Our photo editor Bill Konway covered the floor and put together this photo essay. If you attended, maybe you're in it? If you didn't, see what you missed...


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NWTF Convention: The New Banded Turkey Vest in Realtree EDGE

Realtree licensee Banded had its new turkey hunting vest at the NWTF Convention. Click through this turkey blog post to see it and learn more about its features.


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NWTF Convention: Hunters Specialties Turkey Calls and Gear

The NWTF Convention is full of friends who are like extended family, and turkey hunting gear that makes you wish spring gobbler season were tomorrow. For now, we wait. But looking at turkey hunting stuff on the show floor helps a little. This turkey blog includes some of the many...


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Charles Daly Shotguns in Realtree Camo from the NWTF Convention

We caught up with Realtree licensee Charles Daly to see what shotguns they had on the NWTF Convention show floor. Here's what we found.


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How to Hunt Open Country Turkeys

Turkey hunting is a pretty fun thing to do. But it’s also a very aggravating deal when you can’t close in on them — especially when you can see them from a mile away and can’t do anything about it. Hunting open-country turkeys can be really easy. And it can...


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New Strut Commander Turkey Calls from the NWTF Convention

We're on the NWTF Convention show floor, seeing longtime friends, making new ones and catching up on new turkey hunting gear for the 2018 spring gobbler season. Strut Commander has four new turkey calls. Please click through our blog post to see these new mouth diaphragms and locator calls. Go...


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How to Pattern Your Turkey Hunting Shotgun

Patterning your turkey hunting shotgun, turkey chokes and various shotshells is essential to success in the field. Steve Meyer, Winchester Ammunition's supervisor of new shotshell development, has tips on how to pattern your turkey gun in this click-through blog post.


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