A TURKEY HUNT TO REMEMBER

Posted on by Tracy Breen in Press, Turkey Hunting

Here at Redneck Hunting Blinds, we love contest giveaways. Sometimes we give away blinds; sometimes we give away chairs or feeders. Recently we gave away a guided turkey hunt. Pete Benetatos was the lucky hunter who won the hunt by participating in a Facebook hunt giveaway we did in conjunction with GrowingDeer TV. Benetatos got to hunt with famed biologist, Dr. Grant Woods who knows a few things about whitetail management and turkey hunting. The hunt took place at Redneck Farms and from the moment the sun came up until the gun was fired, Benetatos was in the middle of turkeys. “There are a lot of turkeys on that farm,” said Benetatos. Watching all the turkeys chasing each other around and trying to figure out how to get a shot was fun.”

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TURKEY DECOYS 101

Posted on by Tracy Breen in Hunting Strategy, Turkey Hunting

Turkey decoys are a hunting accessory that some people love to use and some people love to hate. It seems every hunter out there at one time or another has had a bad experience with turkey decoys. I have had many bad decoy experiences. A few years ago, I was hunting in Northern Michigan and a tom was on fire...he gobbled at every call I threw his way. When he first started to respond to my calls, he was a long way off deep in the timber. He quickly covered ground and in my mind, I already had the tag wrapped around his leg and his drumsticks on the grill. The hunt went from awesome to down the drain in seconds. The bird appeared about 60 yards away when I first saw him. He was strutting and gobbling and then he noticed my decoy spread. He came out of full strut, putted one time and headed for the timber. I never saw that tom again.

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TURKEY HUNTING FROM A BALE BLIND

Posted on by Jason Herbert in Hunting Strategy, Turkey Hunting

“Dad... I'm going to brush this blind in to make it look more natural.”

“Go ahead buddy”, I replied. But in the back of my mind I knew he didn't need to. We were setting up our Redneck Bale Blind for the upcoming turkey season and I honestly couldn't think of a more natural setup. A round bale laying on it’s side in farm country is a pretty normal occurrence. Either way, this blind was going to be used by a lot of us the spring and if my son was excited to help- then I wanted to let him.

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BOWHUNTING GOBBLERS WITH JOHN DUDLEY

Posted on by Tracy Breen in Hunting Strategy, Turkey Hunting

John Dudley from Nock On TV knows more than his fair share about turkey hunting with a bow. Dudley has won many archery titles over the years. It is safe to say he knows how to put a turkey in the freezer with a stick and a string. In the article below, we asked Dudley a few questions about bowhunting turkeys. Do you want to bow hunt gobblers this spring? Read on!

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Spring Turkey Hunting Strategies

Posted on by Adam Keith in Turkey Hunting

The hillsides here at The Proving Grounds are slowly getting that green tint to them, the creek is flowing fast, and the gobblers are playing their song every morning.  Spring is in the air here, FINALLY! Last year when Missouri turkey season opened, we had plenty of foliage and green leaves. This year’s opening day will be very different. Spring green up is occurring later than it has the last couple of years and the turkeys seem to be on that same schedule.

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Turkey Season Memories And Preparations

Posted on by Adam Keith in Turkey Hunting

It’s March 14th and we’re almost a month away from Missouri turkey season! Most people who know me know that I am absolutely obsessed with spring turkey hunting! I love the months of March, April, and May for many reasons: the fishing is picking up, the woods are greening up, the morel mushrooms are popping out of the ground and most important the turkeys are doing their spring rituals! One of the biggest reasons I love chasing turkeys every year are the memories from past years that resurface every time I’m out there. My first turkey with my father (on what is now my favorite place in the world to chase turkeys), my first turkey taken when hunting and calling by myself, my four bearded turkey killed moments before getting completely soaked in a thunder storm and so many more. Reasons for having so many memories are due to the fact that I was turkey hunting with my dad years before I was a deer hunter. 

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