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5 Food Plots For Procrastinators

I don’t know about you, but these days, I’m busier than ever. Most times, August arrives, and I find myself still looking at full bags of seed that I bought in May. The day-to-day grind is usually a brutal one. And that generally leaves me frantically putting in last-minute food...


5 Whitetail Tactics You Won't Believe

Let’s cut right to the chase. Deer hunting is a complicated endeavor. It takes serious know-how to be good at it. A good hunter possesses both an analytical and a creative mind. They change things up. They think unconventionally. And they try things that others won’t. 1. Velvet Bucks and...


10 Apps All Deer Hunters Need

Some say technology has no place in the deer woods. Others welcome the added advantage and insight. Regardless of where you stand, it’s hard to rebut that modern technology helps even the odds. If you’re the guy who craves the latest and greatest, check out these fine mobile apps for...


3 (More) Things Every Deer Hunter Should Do Right Now

Back in my newspaper days, every night in the office featured its own deadline. There was a big, round clock hanging on the newsroom wall and everyone in that building knew where the hands were pointing. Missing the deadline wasn't something to be taken lightly. Miss the deadline and that...


5 No-Draw, Bargain Whitetail Hunts You Can Do This Year

The draw dates have all but passed. Kansas, Iowa, Montana, Colorado. Some of the best whitetail hunting in the nation -- and unless you applied for a license or are a resident, you aren't going to be hunting any of them this year. But don't worry. There are plenty of...


Tiffany, Lee, and Baby Makes Three

To say Realtree Pros Lee and Tiffany Lakosky live an active outdoor lifestyle would be an understatement as big as the bucks they routinely put tags on. From hunting to farming to scouting to traveling across the country filming their popular TV show Crush with Lee & Tiffany for the...


10 Reasons Why You Aren't Finding More Shed Antlers

Shed Envy. It’s a common condition felt this time of year by avid whitetail hunters across the country and it has the potential to reduce productivity at work, spoil appetites and ruin an otherwise good day. The cause? A lack of shed-hunting success, followed by frequent viewings of the monster...


Top 10 Hunting Pet Peeves

Whoever said, “The worst day of hunting beats the best day of work,” has obviously never had a raging poison ivy rash where the sun doesn’t shine. He’s never listened to a cameraman’s gastric bathroom emergency at the base of his treestand. He’s never felt the weight of a tractor...


10 Rules for Deer Camp

( Editor's Note : This Retro Realtree article was originally published in October of 2009) I know, I know. You just want a little piece of land where you can hunt deer and walk the woods and not worry about all the regulatory, bureaucratic, office-politics garbage that sometimes comes with...


Lisa Brunner: Wisconsin Big-Buck Huntress

(Editor's Note: This Realtree Retro article was originally posted in August of 2011.) One hectic morning last fall, Jeff and Lisa Brunner were setting about doing what millions of you do: scrambling to grab a bite of breakfast while dressing for work and getting their two daughters ready for school...


Crazy Deer Stands

Ah, deer stands … rule number one is of course the obvious credo shared with real estate moguls: location, location, location. But there are a few other requirements for many. This short list includes concealment, and if possible, some creature comforts. Admittedly a little more attention has been paid to...


How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

(Editor's Note: This Retro Realtree article was originally published in February of 2012.) When a fellow hunter finds out what I do for a living, he or she often asks me, “How do I get a job in the outdoor industry?” Honestly, there’s no specific recipe or formula, but determination...


The Bacon Lover's Guide to Wild Game Cooking

It all started around 1500 B.C. when a nomadic hunter ended up with more pork that he could eat. Lacking a $500 rotomolded cooler and a bag of ice to preserve his bounty, he salted it down and suspended it over a smoky fire to keep the flies away. Our...


Jenae Settle's Kansas Stud

Hunter: Jenae Settle Buck: 150 5/8" Location: Southern Kansas Time of Year: September Weapon: CVA Muzzleloader


2014 Chevy Silverado Review

I blame Daniel McVay. McVay, by trade, is a land manager for Major League Bowhunter and a regular personality on Buckventures TV . He's also one of those guys who is instantly likeable and knows his way around the woods in ways few of us can comprehend. I met him...


The Best Deer Scouting System Ever

Aerial maps and Google Earth have become indispensable tools for the modern deer hunter. Here's how to use them.


How to Become a Pro-Staffer

Plenty of hunters dream of joining a hunting company’s pro staff with the belief that they’ll get to hunt for a living, be paid big bucks and receive a closet full of free gear. For a handful of people who’ve reached celebrity status, this dream has become reality. For the...


Realtree.com: Best of 2012

We’ve had a good year on Realtree.com—a record one, in fact, with more viewers reading more articles, watching more videos and leaving more comments than ever before. We want to do even better in 2013. If there’s a hunting topic you’d like to see covered, leave us a comment below...


The Ultimate Whitetail Plan 4: The Late Season

Author’s note: This is the final installment of our four-part Ultimate Whitetail Plan series. Still have a buck tag? No problem. And in case you want to get a jump on next season, check out the early season plan, the pre-rut plan and the rut plan . Good hunting!


14 Tips for Opening Day of Gun Season

No matter how young or old you are, where you hunt, whom you hunt with or what kind of place serves as your deer camp, we all have at least one have thing in common: The magic of opening day.


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