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PROFILE: The Duck Commander

Phil's home is where he hangs his duck calls. john hafner image {C} Ask Phil Robertson about his days as a three-sport star in high school, and his recollections are a bit vague. Also spotty are his college memories from Louisiana Tech--surprising when you consider he started at quarterback ahead...


Top 10 States for a P&Y

Each year, those watching Team Realtree’s incredible archery hunts on TV and on DVDs marvel at the big bucks they harvest. Thanks to Realtree, the places where these brute bucks thrive are revealed to the viewers--The Milk River in Montana; Iowa; Illinois, Kansas; Texas; and more. However, the Realtree crew...


3 Off-Season Archery Tips

It's easy to become complacent during the off-season. But you can't do that. Here are three tips for staying on top of your game. Don't Get Grounded It's often difficult to think of fall bowhunting early in the year, but regular archery practice can never begin too early since it...


Chasing Caribou—Road Trips Style!

Hunters: Realtree Road Trips' Producer Marc Womack, Michael Waddell and pro-staffers Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo Location: Mirage Outfitters, Quebec, Canada Dates: October 9-15--2005 Weather: Fairly mild with temperatures dipping into the 20s at night and highs reaching 45 degrees during the day. Weapons: Compound bows I've worked for Realtree as...


Duck Commander Meets Camo Commander

Realtree and Duck Commander Join Forces Realtree recently welcomed Duck Commander as new Pro Staff members and licensees of the Realtree and Advantage patterns. Known throughout the country for their high-action Duckmen videos, cutting-edge calls and duck-hunting knowledge, Duck Commander is a welcome addition to Team Realtree. -- By Stephanie...


Halloween Monsters

Hunter: Randy Oitker Cameraman: Randy Oitker, Sr. Date: Oct.21-Oct.28, 2005 Location: Pike County, IL Outfitter Information: Walnut Knob Outdoors, R.Rt.2, Box 214, Pittsfield, IL 62363; Doug Pennock (217-285-4259; www.walnutknob.com ) Weather: Sunny, warm and a light breeze. Weapon: Mathews Switchback bow, Easton 500 arrows Hunting Strategies: I treestand hunted out...


Three for Three in Texas

Hunters: Country Music Singer Rhett Akins, Travis "T-Bone" Turner and Michael Waddell Location: Double M&R Ranch in Senora, Texas Dates: October 23-28, 2005 Species: Whitetails Weapons: New Hoyt 2006 Trykon bows Weather: Varied temperatures from really hot to really cold and very windy RHETT'S FIRST TEXAS DEER HUNT Editor's Note:...


Big Year For Smaller T-Bone

On the first anniversary of his stomach bypass surgery, it's been a banner year for Travis "T-bone" Turner, including the arrival of a "Little T-bone." It's been more than a year (Oct. 12, 2004) since Travis Turner (aka Realtree's "T-bone") had stomach bypass surgery at Atlanta Medical Center and his...


Never Quit on Caribou

Hunters: Realtree cameraman Alan Linnenkohl and Bill Miller, host of North American Hunter TV show Location: Ungava Adventures in northern Quebec 150 miles out of Kuujjuaq, Canada Species: Caribou Method: We used a spot and stalk method, taking cover behind rocks and small bushes. Dates: September 13-18, 2005 Weapon: Alan...


Early Bow Battle in Wyoming

Early Bow Battle in Wyoming The deer were there, but the weather threw the boys a major curveball. Here's how it all went down. -- By John Tate as told to Stephanie Mallory Hunters: Bill Jordan, John Tate, Steve Snow and Mitch Hagen Dates: August 31- September 6, 2005 Location:...


Alberta: The Land of Giants

Alberta: The Land of Giants As a primer to monster buck hunting journals for 2005, let’s take a look at a late entry from last season on a Canadian adventure. -- By Pro Staffer Gerry Rightmyer Webster’s New World Dictionary describes the word “giant” as “a person or thing of...


Passing On A Legacy

My great grandfather Andrew Faulkner was 97 years old when he passed away in the home that he had built with his own two hands. As he struggled for his last few breaths of life, he tightly gripped my grandfather’s arm and said with a weak and fading voice, “Can...


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