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  • Realtree Fishing and Pro Fisherman Casey Ashley Announce Partnership

    Columbus, GA (Nov. 16, 2017) – Realtree Fishing, a natural extension of parent brand Realtree, the worldwide leader in camo for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere, announces a partnership with bass fishing professional Casey Ashley. Realtree Fishing launched in 2016 to appeal to fishermen worldwide. Realtree Fishing patterns range from effectively muted...

  • 3 Coyote Hunting Vocalizations You Should Know

    You can improve your success calling coyotes if you learn to speak their language, and of all the sounds coyotes use to communicate, there are three you should have topmost in your coyote-hunting bag of tricks, according to Realtree Pro Staffer Fred Eichler . These three coyote vocalizations – lone...

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The Midwestern Whitetail Expert’s Guide to Failure Everywhere Else

Every time I skim the latest advice penned by one of the celebrity whitetail hunters, I’m amazed they believe this expert advice provides us poor plebeians the smallest amount of benefit. These experts are usually from the Midwest. I mean, they kill bigger bucks then we do, so they must...


8 Tips to Make All-Day Treestand Sits More Comfortable

For most midwestern deer hunters, those magical days of late October and early November mean the mature bucks will be on their feet. The days leading up to the peak rut offer the best chance of the season at a nearly nocturnal buck. And when it comes to these monarchs,...


Realtree Fishing Named Exclusive Camouflage Pattern of FLW

November 7, 2017, Columbus, GA – Realtree, the worldwide leader in camouflage, recently released its new Realtree Fishing camouflage and brand, which are now teamed with Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) to further that organization’s wide-reaching work to ensure our outdoor heritage and fishing opportunities. “I grew up not only in...


7 Habits of Mature Rutting Bucks

Two words that you don’t often hear in the same sentence are “rut” and “habits.” But one thing is for certain, bucks do certain things habitually during the rut each fall. You just have to know what to look for. And you have to know how it applies to your...


How to Deer Hunt in November

The month of November is arguably the best time of year to kill a mature buck. It can be argued that other times are better (depending on circumstances), but in general, it’s hard to beat the month of November. Here’s a week-by-week breakdown of how you should hunt this month...


How to Speed Score a Buck

Shoot, or not to shoot? Sometimes the hunter inadvertently lets a big buck walk. At other times he shoots a buck that suffers from "ground shrinkage." Well, your problems are over in this regard. In this article, we'll tell you how to make the correct decision on the fly. Case...


Truth in Waterfowl Shotshell Ballistics

Most modern waterfowl loads push a 3-inch magnum load of 1-1/8 or 1-¼ ounce of shot somewhere in the neighborhood of 1,400 feet per second, give or take 50 fps. A few companies push loads faster, with some reaching a blistering 1,700 fps. Man, that is fast, but what does...


Marsh Madness: Fish, Food and Fun in the Louisiana Marsh

Crawfish pie, yet another Cajun creation that walks the fine line between perfection and gastronomic debauchery. As with any cuisine that utilizes a capsaicin-laced flavor profile , moderation is key. The problem, when being served Cajun food by a true Cajun is this thing they call lagniappe , or a...


8 Mistakes Rookie Coyote Hunters Make

Eichler, South, Zepp. They make it look so easy. No matter how many times you watch the coyote-killing team on video, you just can't figure out how to duplicate their success. While those guys seem to bring coyotes running to the gun every time they make a rabbit squeal, you've...


12 Reasons Why Your Venison Tastes Like Hell

I’m often amazed at the people, deer hunters included, who tell me they just don’t like venison. That statement is usually followed by a qualifier: it’s tough; it’s gamey; it’s dry. And so on. I’ve eaten a lot of good deer meat. But I’ve eaten some really bad deer meat,...


Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader

I watched an 8-pointer coming through the oaks. He closed within 40 yards of my stand and turned broadside. I smiled and pressed the muzzleloader's trigger. Pop! I flinched as the No. 11 cap detonated. The buck flinched too. He looked around, but didn't bolt. I waited until the deer...


Deer Hunting with a Slug Gun

Rifles were not legal for hunting whitetails where I grew up in the northeastern part of the country. Slug shotguns where the rule of law, and as little kid, when my father would pull “Old Faithful” from its leather scabbard, I knew it was time to hit the woods. I...


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