Spring Thunder

Spring Thunder

7 Seasons

From the swamps of Florida, to the hills of Tennessee, join Team Realtree as they get after longbeards across the country.

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  • An Opening-Day Osceola | Southern Turkey Hunting At Its Finest | Spring Thunder

    Episode 1

    S4.E1. Finally, the 2021 turkey season is here. The earliest turkey that is legal to hunt is in South Florida, and that's where Phillip Culpepper and the guys are headed. Things get up close and personal on the first morning of the season.

    1:30 Culpepper is getting ready for turkey season. He's ...

  • Steamrolled Osceola Strutter | Crazy Florida Afternoon Hunt | Spring Thunder

    Episode 2

    S4.E2. Adam Reinbott joins the Spring Thunder crew in South Florida for an Osceola Hunt. It's a good one, too. Let's go.

    1:00 After tagging a couple of turkeys, they head further south, and get on more birds.

    3:30 They're back in the field. Culpepper forgets rubber boots, and he pays for it.


  • David Blanton Heads to Florida | Opening-Day Osceola | Spring Thunder

    Episode 3

    S4.E3. Realtree's David Blanton heads to South Florida to hunt Osceola turkeys on opening day. Blanton is hunting the Florida oak hammocks with Townsend and Sons Everglade Outfitters.

    1:00 Blanton is set up and ready for some turkey hunting fun.

    2:00 A hen comes in and attacks one of the decoys...

  • Culpepper Bags a Florida Gobbler | Osceola Longbeard Down | Spring Thunder

    Episode 4

    S4.E4. Phillip Culpepper catches up to a big Florida gobbler of his own. The season is off to a great start. The crew is on fire.

    1:00 Culpepper is up to bat, but the turkeys aren't cooperating.

    3:30 They regroup and try something different.

    5:30 A big group of turkeys walk into the field.


  • A Trip Down Memory Lane | Georgia Youth Turkey Season | Spring Thunder

    Episode 5

    S5.E5. David Blanton heads to southern Georgia for the youth turkey season. He's hunting with the great-granddaughter of the late farmer he cut tobacco for as a teenager.

    2:00 Blanton is in the turkey woods. He's getting ready to make something happen.

    3:45 A flock of turkeys works into view, a...

  • Reaping Osceola Wild Turkeys | McNelly Makes Some Magic | Spring Thunder

    Episode 6

    S5.E6. Realtree's Stephen McNelly and Michael Reinbott are behind the boom sticks in southern Florida. They're looking to double up on big Osceolas.

    0:45 McNelly gets his hunting license.

    2:15 Culpepper starts slipping in on a big gobbler.

    4:00 Two big birds walk across the pasture.

    4:30 Big ...

  • Hunting Stubborn Osceola Turkeys | Turkey Hunting in the Jungle | Spring Thunder

    Episode 7

    S5.E7. Phillip Culpepper and the Spring Thunder crew take Bryson Crawford on a mission to get his first Osceola of the year. A turkey surprises them while easing through a thick jungle of brush.

    1:30 They meet up with Crawford and prep for the hunt.

    4:00 They spot several longbeards, and make a...

  • Youth Hunter's First Gobbler | Young Singletarys and Strutters | Spring Thunder

    Episode 8

    S2.E8. The crew heads to southern Georgia to take the late Daryle Singletary's sons turkey hunting. Ricky Joe Bishop and Sam Klement are trying to get Mercer and Jonah a turkey.

    0:10 Phillip Culpepper and Drake Lamb meet up and get ready for the next hunt.

    2:45 Several guys are in camp and hopi...

  • Youth Hunters vs. Mouthy Gobblers Round 2 | Can't Get Them All | Spring Thunder

    Episode 9

    S2.E9. After filling the first Georgia youth tag, they head to a new property to try to bust another beak. Within minutes, they have two longbeards screaming at 20 yards. It's some of the loudest vocals they've ever witnessed.

    1:45 Culpepper sets the stage. They're using the run-and-gun tactic.

  • The Texas Turkey Two Step | Bully Gobblers Attack the Decoy | Spring Thunder

    Episode 7

    S2.E7. David Blanton and Nick Mundt head to Texas to hunt Rio Grande turkeys. They cross paths with some big longbeards. Tags filled.

    1:00 The guys meet up and get ready for the upcoming turkey hunt.

    3:00 A big tom struts right into the field, and the crew gets it done.

    7:00 Blanton and Mundt ...

  • Tagging a Spooked Gobby | Right Over the Shoulder | Spring Thunder

    Episode 11

    S4.E11. Phillip Culpepper and Drake Lamb head to Mississippi to hunt with good friend, Perry Ross. Jarrod Nichols from Bushnell and Jesse Highling from Retay are in camp. Nichols has one heck of a hunt that ends with a longbeard gobbling at 20 yards. It's go time.

    0:15 Culpepper and Lamb hit the...

  • Two Gobblers with One Shot | Big Texas Strutters | Spring Thunder

    Episode 12

    S5.E12. David Blanton and good friend, Nick Mundt have an afternoon plan for the Rio Grande turkeys they've been chasing. Blanton and Mundt finish out their trip to Texas with a bang, and walk out way heavier than they walked in. What a trip these two had.

    1:00 The guys are in the field and gett...

  • Huge Gobbler With No Beard | Epic Self-Filmed Turkey Hunt | Spring Thunder

    Episode 13

    S5.E13. Patience pays off as David Blanton films himself tag a monster gobbler in southern Georgia. This is a great hunt for a big bird.

    1:00 The sun is beginning to rise, and Blanton gets set. He's hunting a property for the first time.

    2:00 He gets set up, and the camera ready.

    3:00 The gobb...

  • Two First Osceolas for the Boys | South Florida At Its Finest | Spring Thunder

    Episode 14

    S5.E14. The Spring Thunder crew heads southward to Florida for round No 2. They're meeting up with good friends Chris Seaton and Chris Quarrels. Plus, Michael Pitts from Hunt Club and Drake Lamb both take their first ever Osceolas.

    1:00 Culpepper leaves Mississippi and meets up with the landowne...

  • Beating the Storm to Thundering Gobblers | First Tennessee Bird | Spring Thunder

    Episode 15

    S4.E15. The guys head to Tennessee for the 1st Shot Youth Hunt. They had to rely on a good friend to get into some birds. But with some good fortune, they get it done before a huge storm moves in.

    Note: Name the decoy in the comments below for a chance to win a free OnX subscription.

    0:05 The c...

  • 2021 Turkey Hunt of the Year | Big 12 O'Clock Gobbler | Spring Thunder

    Episode 16

    S4.E16. The guys head back to Georgia and Brady Dearth is back with the Spring Thunder crew. He's looking for his 2nd gobbler. After four longbeards come in and don't offer a shot, the guys stick it out until noon and find a longbeard by himself.

    1:15 Culpepper guides Dearth afield, and the boy ...

  • Waddell and Culpepper Double Up | Close-Range Carolina Gobblers | Spring Thunder

    Episode 17

    S4.E17. Phillip Culpepper and Drake Lamb arrive a day early to scout for the North Carolina Strut masters competition. Then, they team up with Michael Waddell and Cohen Stone and end up with two different longbeards within 10 yards.

    1:00 After loading up and hitting the road, they finally arrive...

  • Upper Midwest Gobbler Action | Incredible Iowa Hunting | Spring Thunder

    Episode 18

    S4.E18. David Blanton hunts Iowa turkeys for the first time with friends Steve Snow and Jared Mills. Blanton drills down on a big midwestern turkey.

    2:00 They spot a longbeard at camp, and try to slip into position.

    4:30 After moving to a new spot, they set up on a different gobbler.

    10:00 The...

  • A 3-Year Volunteer State Quest | Tennessee Birthday Gobby | SpringThunder

    Episode 19

    S4.E19. Phillip Culpepper and Drake Lamb arrive in Tennessee, but don't hear a peep off the initial roost. Then, the guys split up and find a longbeard breeding a hen in a field. Afterward, Drake is able to take his first Tennessee longbeard ... on his birthday.

    0:45 Culpepper reflects on the pa...

  • A Dandy Tennessee Double | A 3-Year Drought Comes to an End | Spring Thunder

    Episode 20

    S4.E20. After Drake Lamb's successful birthday bird, Darrell Prentice is up to bat in Tennessee. Game on. He and Phillip Culpepper double up on some stubborn gobblers.

    1:00 They reflect on a hunt from the past, and then make threats about an upcoming game of corn hole.

    3:00 They arrive at the p...

  • Tyler Farr Tags One Right Off the Roost | Gobbler Leaves Hens | Spring Thunder

    Episode 21

    S4.E21. The guys meet up with Tyler Farr and Nate Hosie. Then, they call in a longbeard right off the roost. Later that day, Phillip Culpepper and Drake Lamb head to a brand new farm they just got permission to hunt, and right before fly-up, Drake Lamb cuts down a gobbler that comes a long way.


  • Iowa Gobbler Right Down the Barrel | Using Terrain on Turkeys | Spring Thunder

    Episode 22

    S1.E22. Drake Lamb heads back to his home state of Iowa to hunt for a few days. He strikes gobbler gold, and after using the lay of the land to make his move, a longbeard comes right down the barrel.

    1:00 Lamb reflects on several recent turkey hunts, and updates viewers on Culpepper's temporary ...

  • A First Merriam's Wild Turkey | 7J Outfitters in Wyoming | Spring Thunder

    Episode 23

    S5.E23. Drake Lamb heads to Wyoming in search of his first Merriam's turkey. He meets up with Phillip Culpepper and our good friends at Seven J Outfitters. The guys are in tons of birds but have to work hard to get Lamb's first Merriam's in range. This is a hunt he won't forget.

    2:00 Lamb is up ...

  • In Memory of Shannon | Phillip Culpepper is Back | Spring Thunder

    Episode 24

    S4.E24. After taking a break from hunting for personal reasons, Phillip Culpepper gets back in the turkey woods. They spend some time in Wyoming, and then hunt in Montana, too.

    In memory of Shannon Jones (September 18, 1987 to April 26, 2021).

    0:15 The guys prelude the Wyoming hunt, and fill qu...