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  • Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Soybeans

    The soybean plant is the king of deer feed. Period. It’s higher in protein (approximately 25-30 percent), offers a good number of carbohydrates and is more palatable than most food sources available to deer. Furthermore, deer don’t have to work hard to eat it. It sits at an easy-to-reach height...

  • 5 Handgunning Essentials for Western Hunting

    Western hunting is hard enough. Thrown a handgun into the mix and it gets even harder. Should you decide to try handgunning on the prairie, some specialized gear to remember includes: 1. Shooting Sticks or Bipod It's important to have a solid rest -- especially when hunting in the open...

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Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Ladino Clover

Ladino clover is one of several great perennial clover varieties. It’s also likely the most popular of the white clovers. Ladino is very healthy for deer and comes packed with essential nutrients cervids need. It’s a larger variation of the clover species and offers a lot of forage for wildlife...


How to Provide More Carbohydrates for Deer

Throughout the years, my wife Carol and I have eaten many meals with Bill Jordan, David Blanton, Michael Waddel and other members of the Realtree crew. And although we‘ve washed thousands of calories down with the best sweet tea the South could produce, I can‘t ever remember any of them...


Answers to Common Questions About Deer Antlers

Deer hunters love antlers. While antlers aren’t the primary reason most hunters pursue whitetails, it is the odd hunter who doesn’t enjoy seeing them. Here are some answers to common questions about antlers. I had a gentleman approach me at a recent seminar and tell me he read that medical...


Sheep Shape: A Story of Inspiration

If viewer feedback is any indication, the new Sheep Shape TV series could be the next big thing in hunting TV shows. Since its June 25, 2015 premier on Sportsman Channel, social media has lit up with praise for the show and its cast, but stardom and praise aren’t what...


Annuals vs. Perennials for Food Plots

With food plot season well underway, there are still some decisions to be made ... and mistakes to be learned from. You might find more questions than absolute truths. The first head-scratcher probably involves what to plant, a major consideration of which is the choice of annuals or perennials. Annual...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Corn

Corn is an annual, warm-season plant that deer most certainly love. And I love it too. Not only does it provide a great food source but it also offers quality cover for deer, too. While corn isn’t high in protein (only about 8 to 10 percent), it is high in...


How to Move to the Country

“There’s not even a McDonald’s here,” my LA buddy said with a grin on his first tour of the small town near our home. “Do you really live here by choice?” “Do you really live in LA by choice?” was my reply. “You’ll notice there are no stoplights as well,”...


Realtree Rewind: A 66-Hour Deer Hunt

Hunters Names: David Blanton, Steve Finch, Gregg Ritz and Nick Mundt Game: Whitetail Location: Green Lake, Saskatchewan Weapon: Muzzleloader Rut Phase: Pre-rut When: October 27 to November 2 Weather: Unseasonably cold I had been up there last year and killed a nice buck with the muzzleloader. We were really anxious...


How to Protect Food Plots from Overbrowsing

Ways to keep deer from destroying your expensive food plots before you ever get to hunt them


Bowhunting Small Game

As I slipped through the tall grass undetected, the animal I was stalking fed on grass completely unaware of my presence. The tall grass gave way to a large, open field. If I could make it to the edge of the field, I knew I would have about a 30-yard...


How to Hunt Africa on a Budget

My palms hurt and my knees were bloody from crawling over rocks. My legs ached. My lungs were threatening to quit on me if I had to climb one more mountain chasing a herd that was skittish to the point of paranoia. The guide and I had pursued them up...


3 Tactics for Hunting Monster Black Bears

Like skinning cats, there's more than one way to hunt for bears. For those that tell you bear hunting is just too easy and unchallenging, they've probably never hunted the majestic black and colored bruisers. The basic descriptions of the various types or styles of bear hunting are covered here...


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