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7 Steps to the Perfect Hunting Campfire

Fire building is a skill all outdoorsmen should learn. Those who venture outdoors needs this skill in their arsenal. Cooking. Water purification. Staying warm. Brewing a pot of Deer Camp Coffee . All good reasons to know this skill. Follow these steps when building a fire. And always keep safety...


10 Skills for Backwoods Survival

Being self-sufficient and able to survive in the absence of modern conveniences isn't just for doomsday preppers. It's necessary for all hunters. Plus, there's a great deal of confidence and satisfaction that comes with being self-reliant. These are skills everyone should know, and if you can master them all, you'll...


Know H2O: How to Purify Drinking Water

You’re way off the grid on a wilderness elk or mulie hunt, and you've run out of water. You find a creek. You're thirsty. But is it free of disease and safe to drink? If you don't purify it, chances are that it isn't. You can only survive about three...


U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Native American Elk Hunter

Clayvin Herrera, a member of the Crow Tribe who was convicted for elk hunting out of season in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest back in 2014, had his day before the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday, the Court ruled in favor of Herrera, citing an 1868 treaty between the Crow tribe...


Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Grizzly Bear Hunting

According to a recent press release from the Sportsmen’s Alliance, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), recently introduced legislation (HR 2532) that would ban grizzly bear hunting. It would affect every state except Alaska. It completely forbids hunting by sportsmen. “Grijalva, who chairs the House Resources Committee, is a frequent author of...


Man Discovers Moose on His Roof

Hearing a critter on the roof is not that unusual. Usually the culprit is a squirrel, or perhaps a raccoon. But, when a British Columbia man went to investigate a noise he heard on his carport roof, he discovered a much, much larger animal. To his surprise, there on his...


Pack of Canadian Wolves Released in National Park to Control Moose Populations

It rippled through the conservation and hunting communities this week when news broke that four Canadian wolves were air-dropped in a national park. According to a recent National Park Service (NPS) news release , the wolves were trapped in Canada and released in the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan...


How to Process and Age Wild Hog Meat

Southern Boyz Outdoors' Kinion Bankston is one of the most prolific hunters in the South. A big part of his hunting plans each year involves wild hogs. A massive conservation, habitat and economic problem for the region, extensive trapping of this invasive species is needed to help keep their numbers...


10 Tips for Being a Better Western Big Game Hunter

The West is a challenge. There's no denying that. But there are certain things you can do to make it less so. Here are 10 tips to remember the next time you head afield chasing western big game animals. Happy Feet Keeping your feet in good shape is pivotal to...


8 Tips for Better Big Game Hunting

Before you hit the trail, you'd better wrap your mind around these hunt-savers. The West is no joke. It can be overwhelming if you let it be. Make sure you're prepared before you embark on the hunt of a lifetime. The Right Camouflage Camouflage patterns have become extremely effective in...


SHOT Show 2019: Have You Been to SHOT Show?

For over 30 years, Realtree has attended the SHOT Show. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show is one of the busiest weeks for the outdoor industry. This year, we launched our newest pattern, Realtree Timber. For more information on Timber, go here . Don't Miss: 2019 SHOT Show: Realtree Timber...


10 Bowhunting Tips for Big Game

Big game hunting is hard. Big game hunting with a bow is even tougher. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for next season. It's a starting point, and up to you to take it from here. 1. What to Glass For Stalking western big game is hunting's greatest...


Michael Waddell Shoots Massive Bull Elk with a Bow

Michael Waddell knows what's up when it comes to elk hunting. He also knows how to use a bow. Check out this awesome hunt where Waddell goes sprinting across the meadow just prior to arrowing a giant bull elk. Don't Miss: How to Elk Hunt on a Budget Are you...


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New Big Game Hunting Gear from Vista Outdoor

Need to load up on new hunting gear for 2019? Vista Outdoors is offering great items this year from companies such as Savage Outdoors, Federal Premium, Bushnell, Butler Creek and more. Here are a select few of their lineup.


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2019 ATA Show: Great Wayne Carlton’s Elk Calls and Tutorials

Elk hunting is arguable the biggest allure in the West. Thousands of big game hunters from across the world travel to hunt the great Wapiti each fall and winter. There are many icons who’ve established themselves as experts in the field, but few hold the status that Wayne Carlton’s Calls...


Man Impaled by Elk Statue

A young man is fortunate to be alive after being impaled by the antlers of an elk statue on Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. How does one end up in such a predicament? The 21-year-old apparently climbed onto the George Washington Monument in the middle of the oval around 4:10...


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The Top 5 Big Game Hunting Articles of 2018

Big game hunting. It's in our blood. And it's what we do. We live it. And we cover it right here on Realtree.com, too. We know you live for the adrenline rush that only a big game animal can supply. So, because of that, much of our content reflects it...


The Southeastern Elk Boom Success Story

It was a warm September evening and the light was getting dim as Taylor and I made our way up the mountain to check for elk grazing on the ridgetops. Taylor knew where the elk would be, and when we got to a certain point his posture changed. He went...


Domestic Goat Joins Elk Herd

A lonely domestic goat has found a new group of friends in a herd of elk. People in the Loveland, Colorado, area have filmed and photographed the goat hanging out with the elk. One man says he even witnessed the elk protecting the goat from coyotes. Just shows it pays...


Small Dog Defends Woman During Horrible Bear Attack

A Pennsylvania woman is in critical condition after a bear attacked her behind her home last week, but had it not been for her pet Chihuahua mix, ironically named "Bear," she'd likely be dead. The attack happened Wednesday night in Muncy Creek Township. Melinda Lebarron had stepped outside to have...


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