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Joshua Oehl: Waddell's New Hero

Heroes can take on many forms. For many, they are professional athletes, movie stars, musicians or social activists, but Michael Waddell, who himself is idolized by many hunting enthusiasts, found a hero in a remarkable young boy who displayed a courage and strength far beyond his years. Joshua Oehl was...


1-Day Crossbow Conquest

Back in February, Paul Vaicunas, vice president of sales for Horton Crossbows, invited me to participate in their annual pronghorn hunt that takes place in Gillette, Wyoming, at Miller Outfitting. I had never hunted pronghorn or shot a crossbow before and was dying for the chance to do both, so...


What's On Tap?

The end of summer is approaching in a hurry. Before long, the leaves will change colors, a cool autumn breeze will begin to blow and hunters will venture outdoors in search of trophy animals and adventure. The Realtree guys already have their schedules set, and they're just waiting for the...


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...


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:...


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