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7 Tips for Increased Arrow Speeds

Arrow speed is important. A few extra feet per second won’t make up for serious ranging errors, but 30-40 fps will widen your acceptable limit of error at the long end of typical bowhunting ranges. Here are seven ways to accomplish that. 1. Increase Draw Length If betting on an...


Easton Arrow Fletching 101

I like fletching my own arrows. I feel that I can better control the quality. Plus, I can experiment with various styles easily that way. I heartily recommend you learn to fletch your own arrows for increased performance. But there’s a problem with doing that. And a solution. The Problem...


Add 10 Yards to Your Effective Archery Range

Adding a few yards to your ethical maximum range will really increase your odds this season. It may seem like a matter that is only important to hunters who roam over big western landscapes, but I’ll show you that it's actually more important to treestand hunters. How? For the foot...


How to Avoid Bad Treestand Locations

In a recent Ask Winke question , I replied to a hunter who was trying to figure out how to hunt a trail just inside the woods from a small food plot. He'd have to walk across the plot to get to the stand, but the bigger issue in my...


How to Pattern Deer with Trail Cameras

We started hunting “Loppy” back in 2009. He was not high on the hit list because he didn’t have much for antlers, but he was mature and showed up a lot near one stand location. He was just one of several bucks we would have been happy to shoot. After...


How Abnormal Shedding Can Influence Antler Growth

We recently received an Ask Winke question from a fellow named Ben Roberts regarding the topic of abnormal shedding. “I recently watched the video in which Owen discussed the Super Freak buck," Roberts said. "While finding sheds this year, I too, found a match set from one of my hit...


A Unique Perspective on Reading Topography

Sometimes, a subject comes along that really catches my eye. Viewer, Wes Chaffin, sent me a photo and description of how he made a scale model of a topo map in order to better visualize what the lines were telling him. It’s pretty cool. “I thought you’d get a chuckle...


Do Your Deer Need Minerals?

Does deer mineral actually work? Of course it will attract deer, but do mineral supplements have any nutritional benefits for wild whitetails? If they do, what should hunters know about using them? We asked Alan Cain, the whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife, as well as Dr...


Travis "T-Bone" Turner on His Long-Standing Relationship with Realtree

Many Realtree fans have grown to love the character they know as "T-Bone" who appears on Bone Collector and Realtree Road Trips. Travis Turner is also an archery professional and tournament champion. In the following interview, Turner talks about how his work with Realtree has evolved from tuning a few...


Land Growing: How to Flip Hunting Properties

Neighbor Billy Bob added another 200 acres to his ranch. Some chump half your age just bought the best tract of hunting land you’ve ever seen. You sit there, sulk a bit, then wonder how they were able to do it. According to Slade Priest, a land pro with Realtree...


Auburn University Anglers Claim College Series Tournament Lead

WADDINGTON, N.Y. — Steady rains soaked competitors today in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series at St. Lawrence River ... but the foul weather hardly affected what has become a record-setting event. Logan Parks and Lucas Lindsay of Auburn (Ala.) University lead the slugfest with a two-day total of 10 bass...


Alpha-Gal Syndrome is a Deer Hunter’s Nightmare

Imagine that you shoot a buck and throw a nice, fresh backstrap on the grill in celebration. You gather around the table with your family for a meal, but after the feast, you fall ill. Rashes. Dizziness. Vomiting. Anaphylaxis. Excruciating stomach pain. That’s exactly what happened to Insights Hunting’s Glen...


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