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5 Tips for Bowhunting Desert Mule Deer

Wide-open desert is tough and unforgiving country to hunt mule deer. It can seem to swallow deer before your eyes. It’s full of brush that pokes, prods and bites at every turn. That harsh environment, combined with vast public tracts and the sheer number of over-the-counter units, can make picking...


5 Things to Know About Big Mule Deer

Mule deer are a somewhat peculiar deer species. These western icons have a few tendencies that resemble those of whitetails, but with some distinct behavioral differences worth noting, too. Muleys are incredibly fun to hunt, and I’ve had the pleasure of chasing them many times in a few different states...


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The Big Game Hunter’s Holiday Gift Guide

Big game hunters can be pretty picky about their gear. Whether your version of a big game hunt is a whitetail trip to the lease or a multi-day mountain adventure during the elk rut, we have you covered. Check out this list with good boots, packs, calls and more.


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5 People to Share a Hunt with Before It’s Too Late

For most of us, hunting is a personal journey. But that doesn’t mean you always have to go by yourself. Some hunts lend themselves to time alone, but other styles of hunting are more social, and it’s important not to forget the rich tradition of family and friends in our...


Elk Hunting on Your Own

Nearly every big game hunter dreams of elk hunting out West, but most of the time, that dream is not a reality. Most first-time, out-of-state elk hunters go in unprepared, and then go home without an elk. That’s why we polled these three DIY elk hunting experts for their advice...


Rutting Bull Elk Attacks Woman in Colorado

Here we go again. A group of people visiting Estes Park, Colorado, decided to get too close to a rutting bull elk, and you can guess what happened next. The bull charged, knocking a woman to the ground. It then proceeded to ram her with its antlers. This isn't the...


Realtree 365: Hot Weather, Doe Patrol, Big Bucks and Bugling Bulls

This week on Realtree 365 , the weather was hot and the action slow. That’s not surprising, but it should get better as we move deeper into October and the cold fronts roll through. In the meantime, there's still hunting worth watching — and a few punched tags — in...


7 Tips for Over-the-Counter Mule Deer Hunting

I tallied 28 mule deer through my binoculars by the end of the morning hunt. None were the buck I was looking to shoot — but one of them had at least required a second look. I was hunting somewhere in South Dakota on a Game Production Area open to...


Trappers Catch 400-Pound Hog on San Antonio Golf Course

Check out the size of this pig. The 411-pound boar was captured and removed from Gateway Hills Golf Course in San Antonio, Texas, last week. Wyatt Walton, who works at Lone Star Trapping, a company that specializes in removing hogs, told mySA.com he was called to the golf course Thursday...


Realtree 365 Now Featuring Monster Bulls

Nothing fires up the Realtree crew like pointing the truck westward for elk season, and that excitement comes through bigtime on Monster Bulls – now available for free on the downloadable Realtree 365 app or at 365.Realtree.com. Watch unreal footage of huge elk in a frenzy of fall action. Monster...


8 Tips for Over-the-Counter Elk Hunting

The prospect of bowhunting for elk is both daunting and invigorating for people who don’t live out West. The logistics alone, especially if you’re camping in the backcountry, are quite complex. There’s a lot of gear to consider, and for some, just getting to elk country requires a 20-hour drive,...


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...


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