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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 .


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...


Blind Bag Dump: Essential Waterfowling Gear

Every off-season, I make the big dig. That is, I empty my blind bags to clean them up and assess the status of my equipment. Doing so reveals much about seemingly inconsequential but essential gear that keeps me warm, safe and successful afield . In that spirit, here’s a quick...


The X: Tough Snow Goose Season — Lack of Young Geese?

A poor 2018 snow goose hatch has resulted in few young birds and difficult hunting during the 2019 conservation season . Every day has been a battle for the Fowled Reality crew, as they try to fool educated adult birds. But that hasn't kept them from hunting hard. Click here...


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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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Build a DIY Turkey Hunting Ground Blind Kit

In a perfect world, every turkey that gobbled would be near a large oak tree. One with a nice, smooth spot to rest your butt, no poison ivy, no sharp rocks, and just enough cover out in front to break up your outline without getting in the way of a...


Waterfowl Shooting Woes: How We Turn Chip Shots Into Misses

You won’t remember every duck you shoot. You might, however, recall with regret every time you whiff at an easy target. That’s understandable. You practice hard during the off-season and make good on most opportunities, so it hurts when an easy one slips past. “How could I have missed?” you...


What to Know About the Deer Hunter

In a world where man is not on a playing field with the next fellow man, the outdoors brings balance. The outdoors brings perspective. The outdoors gives life to all who choose to participate in the life-giving heritage that follows it. And that’s where you’ll find the white-tailed deer. The...


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