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  • 3 Super-Easy Waterfowling Skills You Can Acquire Right Now

    Admittedly, most waterfowl hunters aren’t thinking too seriously about the upcoming season. We’re busy chasing turkeys or recovering from spring light-goose conservation hunts. That’s no problem, as there’s plenty of time to fix decoys, get our boats purring and fine-tune our retrievers. But during this not-so-serious time months before the...

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    How to Help Your Kids Love the Outdoors

    What is the secret that turns boys and girls to outdoorsfolk? Is it the area of the country they’re raised in? Nah, don’t think so. The food they eat, or vitamins they take? Probably not. The video games or the devices they play them on? Definitely not. In the end,...

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Small Game Hunting with Muzzleloaders

Is a .32-caliber black powder rifle in your squirrel hunting future?


Monster Bucks Vault: Michael Waddell's Huge Iowa Buck

Michael Waddell loves to deer hunt . He's hunted whitetails all over North America and filled quite a few tags while doing so. Here he is with one of them. A giant buck from Iowa. It's the land of dreams, folks. Watch the video to see why. Bonus Read: 20...


Realtree Pro Staffer Anthony Virga Kills No. 2 All-Time New Jersey Turkey

Like all hunters, we spring gobbler chasers text each other during the season, often on a daily (and nightly) basis. My phone has been lighting up with messages since early March. One of the most recent, received last Friday, May 19, included this note from Realtree pro staffer Anthony Virga...


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Photo Gallery: Weird Looking Turkeys and Odd Bird Behavior

If you chase wild turkeys long enough with a camera, there will be images that can only be categorized as weird oddities, maladies and/or misfits. The following collection illustrates some of the more unique feathered characters I’ve been blessed to encounter.


New Federal Premium Ammunition Hi-Bird Shotgun Load

A new shotgun load always gets the bird hunter in me excited. In anticipation of bird hunting seasons to come, Federal Premium Ammunition announced the release of a new shotgun load. Dubbed "Hi-Bird," it's designed specifically for gunning doves, crows, pigeons and even pheasant hunting. According to Federal Premium Ammunition,...


The Life of a Mature Deer and What It Means for Deer Hunting

We often like to think we have deer figured out. And when it comes to some things, we do. But there are many questions that remain unanswered. Tenzing 3000 Big Game Hunting Pack in Realtree MAX-1 It’s commonly noted that there are deer, and then there are mature deer ...


10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And Backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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5 Characteristics of a Bullet-Proof Deer Stand Location

Quality treestand setups can make or break a deer hunt. They can determine whether or not it’s the hunter or whitetail that gets the last laugh. And now is the time to make sure it’s you who does. Work hard now. Find success later. Effort, meet satisfaction.


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10 Ways to Increase Your Effective Kill Range

As bowhunters , we’re constantly working to hone our craft. And when we aren’t, we should be. It’s easy to let it slide. Busy lives often make archers who practice an endangered species. Nonetheless, it’s important we try to get better. Other people might not have that problem. Maybe they...


4 Down-and-Dirty Plan B Waterfowling Saves

Every duck and goose hunter remembers with pride those great mornings when a well-executed plan came together. Of course, we also recall with regret those equally memorable days when our plans crashed and burned. It happens. But even an epic fail at the start of a day doesn’t spell doom...


Baiting Big Game

Thousands of hunters across North America rely on baiting for deer , black bears and hogs as a perfectly legal hunting practice. Detractors are quick to call baiting a “lazy” style of hunting, but that's simply not true. Thing is, I’ve been a food-plotter since I was old enough to...


The Meaning of Deer Hunting: Hunting Truth in Life

Editor's note: The following is a true hunting/life story sent in by loyal Realtree.com visitor Coleman Grimmett. With a heavy heart, Coleman still wanted to share these life-changing events that are sometimes difficult to talk about. In his words, "These events have changed my life forever, for the better, and...


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