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10 Habits of Unsuccessful Elk Hunters

Scores of hunters annually head West to hunt elk. Some pay outfitters and hunt on private land, but many more go the DIY angle. Most elk hunters return home with no elk meat or antlers to show for their efforts. I’ve been that guy after four of my seven hunts,...


Changes Coming to Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act currently protects more than 1,600 species in the United States and its territories. It is credited with helping save the bald eagle, California condor and many other animals and plants from extinction since President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1973. But, the law is...


Hiker Scares Away Mountain Lion with Metallica Song

Metallica's heavy-metal beats have been known to scare grannies and pop music fans, but this time the band's legendary riffs frightened away a much more dangerous creature. Canadian Dee Gallant and her dog Murphy were hiking through the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia last week when she suddenly...


Bison Gores Teen at North Dakota National Park

For the second time in a week, a bison has attacked a child, but this time the injuries are more serious. A 17-year-old boy is recovering after a bison threw him 6 feet into the air and gored his thigh at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The teen...


Monster Bucks: Gregg Ritz Crossbow Hunts a Huge Mule Deer

Gregg Ritz is in Mexico hunting giant mule deer, but instead of spotting and stalking, he takes a play from the whitetail handbook by building a blind and waiting. The strategy comes together when this mega-wide 5x5 strolls into range. Ritz's crossbow does the rest. Hunt Tactic Used : Building...


Yellowstone Bison Tosses Child Into the Air

I used to work a summer job at the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park. On my first day there, I was ushered into a dark room and instructed to watch a film about potential dangers in the park. The film showed elk, bison, bears and other Yellowstone wildlife...


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation to Raffle Off 2019 Elk Tag

A 2019 Tennessee elk tag is available again this year through a raffle held by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) . This raffle follows an incredibly successful effort from last year. The 2018 event raised more than $220,000 for the Tennessee elk management program. “The results from last year’s...


Monster Bucks 27: Nick Mundt’s Giant Velvet Mule Deer

365.realtree.com/monster-bucks-xxvii-1/season:1/videos/nick-mundt-arizona Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Nick Mundt Released: July 15, 2019 Runtime: 2 minutes 34 seconds Watch Here: Nick Mundt’s Giant Velvet Mule Deer Bone Collector’s Nick Mundt is most certainly good at two things: cracking jokes and killing deer...


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...


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