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How to Live Through Hypothermia

Cold temperatures can mean many things to various people. When the snow starts to fall, those who ski or snowboard begin to get excited. When the leaves start to change and frost turns the ground white in the early morning, the thought of hunting seasons approaching starts me off in...


Behind the Scenes with Fred Eichler

World-renowned bowhunter Fred Eichler of Trinadad, Colorado, is a passionate hunter. Eichler is the owner of Fulldraw Outfitters in southern Colorado, where he guides 10 months of the year for antelope, elk, mule deer, bear, mountain lion and turkey. He's also host of the show "Easton Bowhunting" and "Predator Nation."...


How to Break in Your New Deer Hunting Rifle

Lately the trend in rifle cartridges has been that bigger is better and I am not sure that is necessarily a good thing. I don't believe that you should run out and buy the biggest, baddest fire-breathing magnum to overcome shooting inadequacies. There is a definite relationship between muzzle blast,...


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...


How to Hunt the Western Coyote

I knew the spot was choice before I ever turned on my predator call. To my East, a brushy creek wound its way through the wide-open West Texas country — a perfect spot for bobcats and coyotes to hunt for mice and small birds. Plenty sign of both littered the...


Top 5 Hunting Towns in America

Man, you hate to rank stuff sometimes. Case in point, college football. What makes one team better than another, anyway — TV time, a difficult schedule, wins and losses? Rankings and choices concerning numero uno lend themselves to loopholes, weak arguments and plenty of opinions. So what exactly qualifies a...


5 Funny Things Only Deer Hunters Do

Every deer season something funny is bound to happen. And you’re bound to be the one to do it. Now, you might not think it’s funny. You might not even give it a second thought. But I assure you that non-hunters — and even some hunters who don’t do what...


15 Photography Tips for All Hunters

A good hunt is an event to remember and cherish — whether you get a shot at a trophy animal or not. With a wide assortment of quality digital cameras available in virtually every price range, there’s simply no excuse for not capturing and saving some of those hunting memories...


The Hidden Art of Realtree Camo

Out of place. That's how I felt. Not only was I physically uncomfortable I was extremely self-conscious about my appearance. After all, I was only 16, still a boy in most ways, and had never been in this situation before. How was I supposed to know this was going to...


How to Manage Deer Populations Inside City Limits

Various states around the nation periodically hold stakeholders meetings or assemble taskforce meetings where appropriate members of the public are invited to express their views on the current and future state of deer hunting and management in their area. Some good data comes out of these get-togethers, aiding the state...


Why You Should Hunt Mallards from 1 to 3

It was the final 10 days of a pretty dang good duck season , most of which was spent on Illinois public-land. One thing hunting public will teach you is to stay humble (and work your butt off to kill a few ringnecks and wood ducks). But what it never...


Bow Review: 2019 Mathews Vertix in Realtree EDGE Camo

We all get excited when the new bows are revealed each year. A buzz is created just prior to the launch. And rest assured that Mathews’ 2019 flagship bow has lived up to the hype. Enter the Vertix. First off, we know that many of you have been asking for...


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