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John Hafner's First Realtree Buck

WHO IS JOHN HAFNER? John Hafner, a newcomer at Realtree, has worked for the company for less than a year as public relations coordinator. He serves as a contact for licensees, outdoor writers and conservation groups. Hafner is a 2002 graduate of the University of Montana's journalism graduate program and...


The Homecoming Buck

Entry Title: Down Home Whitetails A look a Waddell's Georgia buck from opposing views. photos by team realtree Game Hunting: Whitetail Where Hunting: Harris County, Georgia Hunting Method: Muzzleloader hunting with the .50 Caliber Thompson Center Encore. 250-grain Shockwave bullets were used. Phase of Season: The rut had already come...


A 156-Incher For Ashley!

Entry Title: A 156-Incher For Ashley! Hunter's Names: Ashley Snipes, Corporate Project Manager at Jordan Outdoor Enterprises. Hunting with Mason and Michael Waddell. Mason is Michael's 3-year-old son. About the Author: This year is Ashley's second year of hunting. Ashley has killed one other buck. It was taken during her...


Who Wants To Be Like Tater?

John Tate is Living The Dream! Who wouldn't love to work as a cameraman with Team Realtree and actually get to hunt for a living? John Tate got a chance at this dream job right out of college. Since he began working full-time for Realtree in 2000, he's gotten to...


Bagging Early Nuisance Geese

Although it was unseasonably cool for early September, I had my doubts about killing any geese in the 60-degree weather. After all, it had been hitting the 90 degree mark pretty regularly during the day. It wasn’t exactly the type of weather I would think of for goose hunting. But...


It“s All About the Hunt

Westervelt Lodge lies on 10,000 acres of the Tombigbee River flood plain in west central Alabama. Purchased by Gulf States Paper Corporation in the 1950s to serve as an outdoor hunting and recreation venue for its customers and employees, Westervelt over the years has evolved into a world-class hunting resort...


24 Hours...5 Bucks! Milk River Magic Lives On!

Realtree.com Online Hunting Journal 2003 Entry Title: 24 Hours—5 Bucks! The Milk River Magic Lives On! By Bill Jordan and Marc Womack. Compiled By Nino Bosaz Hunter’s Names: This was a Team Realtree and Thompson Center Arms joint hunting trip adventure. Hunters included Bill Jordan, Michael Waddell, Greg Ritz, Ricky...


Here A Goose, There A Goose!

MEET THE AUTHOR My name is Christian Curtis and I am from Sikeston, Missouri. Currently I am a staff member at RNT Calls, and a pro-staffer with both Realtree and Avery Outdoors. I have two wonderful children, Lexi 6 and Lane 5, and a beautiful wife named Sherry. To say...


Dream Hunt or Nightmare?

What sounded like a dream hunt of a lifetime for elk in Northern New Mexico began over a year ago at a family function. I always knew I had relatives in the state but never considered hunting there till I was regaled this particular evening with tales of giant bull...


Benny's Big Buck at Tara Wildlife!

EDITOR'S NOTE: As a guide at Tara Wildlife near Vicksburg, Mississippi, Benny Grantham has his pick of monster bucks. With 12 miles of Mississippi River frontage and 17,200 acres of oxbow lakes and bottomland hardwood forests, Tara is one of the nation's ultimate destinations for deer hunting. On opening day...


Archery Gear That Wins Buck and Takes Bucks

Professional 3-D shooters are always at the cutting edge of archery equipment evolution. They are the ones that have the most to gain (or lose) when choosing gear. When just a fraction of an inch on a single target can spell the difference between thousands of dollars in prize money,...


Discovery: High Pine Hunting Lodge

Trophy whitetail bucks, abundant quail, monster catfish and bass. Sounds like a sportsman‘s paradise, doesn‘t it? It is, and that‘s exactly what owners Randy and Susan Powell wanted High Pine Hunting Preserve and Lodge (http://www.highpinelodge.com/) to be when it opened in November 2001. THE 'REAL' PLACE TO BE! High Pine...


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