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  • 7 Mistakes Coyote Hunters Make

    As simple as the fundamentals of coyote hunting are, someone is out there, virtually every day, making mistakes through inattention to detail or, in some cases, by overthinking what should be a fairly simple, and fun, process. And that bothers Realtree pro staffer Byron South, who has been hunting predators...

  • How to Deer Hunt in September

    September marks the beginning of a new deer season. It's the month where some hunters begin pursuing whitetails, and others eagerly wait for October to bring their own personal openings day. But for those who hunt in states with September openers, we've got the information you need September 1-9 The...

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Urban Deer Hunting: Big Bucks in the Burbs

Big bucks are where you find them. And today’s savvy whitetail hunter knows that some of the biggest bucks are often shot in town; literally within city limits. Interestingly, some cities seem especially prone to producing massive antlers. Oklahoma County, the most populous county in Oklahoma and the heart of...


Realtree Rewind: Don Horton's Texas Stud

Hunters: Don Horton Game Hunted: Whitetails Where: Texas Hunting method: Rifle Phase: The rut Date: January Weather: Temperatures couldn’t have been better. Mornings were in the 40s and the mid-daytime highs were in the high 60s and 70s. The evenings stayed a little warmer than the mornings, as a light...


4 Tips for Youth Bowhunters

Getting a young person involved in archery and bowhunting can be highly rewarding. Passing on our knowledge and passion as bowhunters to future generations is what keeps the sport alive. Many who have experienced it will tell you that helping a young hunter harvest his or her first animal with...


12 Bushcraft Survival Tips

When it comes to survival tips and techniques, the more you know, the better. While you can't possibly prepare for every eventuality that is out there, you can try your best to be as aware of many of them as you can. Here are a 12 survival tips and tricks...


The Science of Killing Big Bucks

Throughout the years, most of us have had to rely on our own experiences or reading about the experiences of others to improve our hunting success. The problem is we sometimes draw the wrong conclusions from our past experiences, and misinformation from others can be passed down for generations as...


8 Great Spots to Kill a Big Buck

Are you a trophy hunter? Want to tag a big one this season? Start looking for these types of locations on properties that you hunt. Funnels , or narrow travel routes deer use, are productive throughout the entire length of deer season. However, for top-end bucks, the tail end of...


Why Crossbows Are Good for Hunting

Crossbows. The mere mention of the word can stir a heated debate in any hunt camp or club. I had listened to the debates before, but I'm not one to take sides until I actually learn the truth for myself. All I can say is that during my first crossbow...


Hunting with Suppressors: Trending Toward the Quiet Side

James Bond didn’t do hunters any favors. At least that’s how Knox Williams sees it. He believes 007 movies and other celluloid fantasies gave the public many misconceptions about suppressors, some of which persist. For years, many Americans considered them tools for poachers and criminals, and most would never have...


Hunting the Modern Cottontail Rabbit

Hunters have been pursuing the Eastern cottontail ever since the time of the earliest Native Americans. Although hunter numbers have declined from peak numbers, rabbit hunting still remains extremely popular overall and is one of the most popular small game pursuits. However, the dynamics of hunting cottontails have changed dramatically,...


What Deer Hunters Should Know About Honeysuckle

Love it or hate it, honeysuckle is here to stay. Wildlife managers and hunters, particularly in the South, recognize honeysuckle as a significant browse species for white-tailed deer. The leaves provide a year-round, highly digestible, quality forage with reported protein contents ranging from nine to 20 percent, depending on time...


How to Become an Endurance Bowhunter

With a bulldog tenacity and drive that rivals that of any elite athlete, Cameron Hanes is shattering the preconceived image of the hunter. He’s the poster boy for the new extreme outdoorsman, running ultra marathons and training in the most hostile conditions so he can improve his odds afield. Svelte,...


The Body of a Bowhunter

When first reading this phrase some 10 or more years ago, it immediately held special meaning to me. These few sentences perfectly sum up what I live to do -- bowhunt the West's most rugged and remote backcountry for trophy-class animals. The challenge of getting within bow range of big,...


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