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4 Deadly Soft-Plastic Rigs You’re Not Using

Soft-plastic lures catch more bass than anything else. We’ve heard this said throughout the history of our sport, from the early days of Fliptail worms to the more recent finesse craze. And it’s true, plastics do, in fact, catch more bass than any other lure you can buy. Bass big...


10 Big-Buck Lessons Learned from Last Fall

Deer season 2022 seemed to be the year of the snake bite for me — at least at first. I played cat-and-mouse with a big Kentucky 10-pointer from early September through Halloween. Not only did I not see him in 20-plus sits, but I didn’t see any other bucks, either,...


CamoSpace: New Social Media Platform is a Haven for Hunters

You wouldn’t peg Denny Reid as a tech mogul or some guy from Silicon Valley, and he’s happy with that. A native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Reid’s accent is distinctly Delmarva, the type you’d expect to hear in an oyster boat or goose blind. He’s 48 years old and makes...


How to Find, Clean, Store and Display Native American Artifacts

I wasn’t the first hunter who had been there. Even though I was miles from the nearest road, the glint of gray rock shining on the muddy creek bank told me at least one other hunter had walked this valley in the past 13,000 years. It was a stone point,...


15 Ways to Bag More Late Season Small Game

Hunting upland game animals like rabbits, squirrels, quail, and grouse can be really tough during wintertime, especially late in the season. Snow and ice have destroyed food supplies and cover, reducing wild game populations considerably from what they were earlier. Hunters and predators have taken a toll on the game,...


5 Giant Whitetail Buck Stories from 2022

The Realtree Rack Report has been bringing you the best big buck stories on the Internet for more than a decade — and 2022 might’ve been our best year yet. We shared the tales and photos of 44 different successful hunters and the giant bucks they shot. Some were Realtree...


All I Want for Christmas is a Giant Florida Bass

If you’re a bass fishing junkie like me, it may be time for a trip to a winter paradise, filled with pot-bellied bigmouths eager to eat a buzzbait. But where to go? For generations, anglers have headed to the Sunshine State to scratch an itch left by the cold and...


Team Realtree Talks 1 on 1 With Santa

Realtree recently signed a pro-staff deal with Santa Claus , making our patterns the Official Camo of Christmas and giving us direct access to the man himself — who many don’t realize is an avid outdoorsman. Santa particularly enjoys bowhunting, duck hunting, and catching catfish in the spring. We recently...


How to Hunt Giant Canecutter Rabbits

"Hunting swamp rabbits is the most challenging small-game hunting there is. Hunting cottontails is kid stuff compared to this.” My longtime hunting companion, Jim Spencer, of Calico Rock, Arkansas, uttered those words during a hunt in the eastern Arkansas river bottoms. We had just seen one of the big swamp...


10 Colossal Duck Hunting Screw-Ups

An old saying holds that life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. Duck hunters might interpret that to mean waterfowling is inherently difficult, but becomes much tougher if you make silly mistakes. Think about it. Waterfowlers already deal with multiple variables such as weather, other hunters, and the...


Reasons Why Late-Season Deer Hunting Sucks … and Why It’s Great, Too

The big buck ambled through the snow-laden hayfield 180 degrees behind me. I was sitting on the ground overlooking a river bottom that wraps around the field edge with my muzzleloader on my lap when I craned left and saw tines. Unfortunately, several deer were between me and the bruiser...


Our 20 Best Tips for Hunting Diving Ducks

Diving ducks have an allure for a unique cadre of waterfowlers. Just check out the number of big duck boats across the country and the crush of black-and-white decoys in catalogs. Although divers might not receive the respect given to mallards and pintails, they can be tough to hunt. Moreover,...


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