Thursday, June 5, 2014

Why You Missed Turkeys This Past Spring

                    > Read more on the Realtree turkey blog

Saturday, May 24, 2014

5 Late-Season Tactics to Fill Turkey Tags

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                                 (c) Steve Hickoff photo

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pennsylvania Mountain Turkeys & Mike Tyson

                      > Read more on the Realtree turkey blog
                                  (c) Steve Hickoff photo

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Find a Wounded Turkey

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                                  (c) Steve Hickoff photo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How to Hunt Turkeys in a Tornado

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Baseball and Turkey Hunting

Diminished velocity on my breaking ball equals more patience on hung-up gobblers.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Why I Hate Deer in the Spring

Deer are the number one hunted species in the country and an easy favorite. Turkey hunting, the numbers show, places a consistent second. You may love whitetails but I hate them. A lot of you deer hunters chase turkeys in the spring – and I bet you don’t care for them then either. Here’s why.
                   Read more on the Realtree Turkey Blog

Friday, February 7, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Are Pure Turkey Hunting Grand Slams Nearly Impossible?

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                                   (c) Steve Hickoff photo

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Game on . . .

"She called me over to her laptop the other day. 'Daddy, I think you’ll like this,' she grinned. And then I watched this. And then I watched it again. Pretty good shot, eh, even if the killing dynamic is something of a morphed deal, where the player gets more opportunities and implied tags than many of us turkey travelers do in a multiple-state season." 

 -- Steve Hickoff, Realtree Turkey Blog

Watch the video and read more here

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Turkey Camp Debate: Belly-Crawling, Fanning or Just Calling?

"Safe? Stupid? Smart? Using turkey fans and decoys to move on gobblers and henned-up flocks is really nothing new, unless you count the marketing spin. I’ve done it. You’ve done it. Heck, historical evidence shows the Native Americans originally had their own forms of tactical hunting deception.

Now it seems everyone is trying it. In this age of hyper-realistic decoys, repositioning on hung-up birds is a trending tactic – especially in private land locations. Doing it on heavily hunted public land is without question often a fool’s choice.

Why the concern? Safety. Risk and reward occurs by degrees in turkey hunting." –Steve Hickoff

What do you think? Read more and comment here.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Pennsylvania Grouse Hunting 20 Years Ago

Some 20 years ago, self-timer shot, grouse hunting PA's second season. Heirloom Fox Sterlingworth in my right hand. Fresh ruff in my left. Love those ridges where I grew up hunting.
(c) Steve Hickoff photo