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10 Most Difficult North American Big Game Hunts

North America is rich with challenging hunts. The following 10 are difficult due to money, physical hardships, tough-to-obtain tags or a combination thereof. It takes tough minds and tough gear — like King’s Camo clothing — to get the job done. Of them, I’ve only done the Colorado elk hunt,...


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5 Big Game Hunting Packs That Make Great Christmas Gifts

Hunting backpacks are a fixture in modern hunting culture. They aren’t going anywhere. And there are many reasons why. But the underlying purpose — gear. We haul a lot of it into the backcountry each time we go afield. And a pack that can get the job done is crucial...


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5 Places to Find Elk in Pressured Easy-to-Access Areas

For most of my adult life, I lived in New Mexico’s fabled Gila region, where I also spent 23 years outfitting and guiding elk hunters. I bowhunted those Gila units myself well before they attracted the attention of globe-trotting trophy seekers, way back when archery tags were unlimited though an...


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10 Reasons You Won’t Bow-Kill an Elk This Fall

The average archery-elk success rate hovers near 10 percent. Beat the following 10 mistakes, and your personal odds could fly well above 10 percent this September.


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Pronghorn Antelope Hunting in New Mexico

New Mexico is a hunt you don’t want to miss if ever given the chance. It’s a fun hunt for a great animal in some very beautiful country. Recently, I had the opportunity to travel there and pursue the magnificent speed goat. Here are a few snapshots from our successful...


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How to Prepare for an African Bowhunt

A bowhunting adventure on the Dark Continent is a bucket-list hunt for many. However, making that dream a reality comes with its own set of challenges and tasks that need to be navigated tactfully. I was fortunate to recently have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Africa where I...


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The 4 World Record Sheep by Subspecies

Sheep hunting is an endeavor that tests the physical and mental resolve of a hunter. It’s something few get the opportunity to do. And even fewer are able to do it successfully. But some are. And these four rams were taken (or found) by hunters who found themselves in a...


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Realtree Camo Prom Dresses and Formal Wear

Prom season is here. Of course we’re partial, but we think gals look great in Realtree camo prom dresses, and the guys don't look too shabby in their Realtree camo formal wear. Just check out these reader-submitted pictures to see for yourself. These guys and gals are proud of their...


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The World Record Goats, Bison and Muskox

Hunting isn’t about records. Far from it. But when a magnificent animal comes along, especially the largest of its kind ever seen, it’d be foolish not to make note of it. All animals deserve the respect of hunters. But world records demand a little more press. And we’re here to...


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A Look Inside the Life of Suburban Elk

Bull elk can be somewhat friendly with people in a no-hunting environment. But that all changes during the rut; they can get aggressive and even dangerous. Here are some shots of suburban elk behavior in parts of Canada, Montana and Wyoming.


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The 4 World Record Bears By Subspecies

Big bears. They’re some of the most dangerous animals on the planet. And they’re arguably the most dangerous North American big game animal. Few will disagree with that. And those who have hunted them (especially at close range), will attest to their immense size, power and physical capabilities. For those...


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8 Realtree Big Game Harvests from the 2017-18 Hunting Season

Big game hunting is likely the most popular in the outdoors. Big bugling elk. Huge long-tined bucks. Weird, not-as-common animals like axis deer and musk ox, they drive hunters bonkers every year as they chase these incredible critters. Here are eight of them that Realtree pro staffers and team members...


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Elk Hunting: Hunting Bull Elk During the Rut

Elk bugles are the iconic sound of fall, the West, and big game hunting. Here are a dozen great shots of big bulls doing their thing.


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The Biggest Typical and Non-Typical Bull Elk of All Time

Record book animals are hard to come by. Especially the greatest ones. It seems the truly giant ones only come every few decades. Coincidence? I don’t think so. They’re just that tough to find. Static V Realtree Xtra Camo Sleeping Pad by Klymit Think all elk look the same? Think...


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The 5 World Record Caribou By Subspecies

The great migration. It’s something thousands of hunters have witnessed and enjoyed as they chased these mammals in the great Far North. Fascinating creatures, caribou captivate hunters, yet remain off the grid due to their secluded nature. Few humans go where these critters live. And even fewer see the trophy...


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SHOT Show: New Hunting Packs for 2018

I don’t know why, but I have a thing for hunting packs. Well, I guess I do know why. They’re integral for taking all of my hunting and camera gear afield. And we found 12 really solid options at the recent SHOT Show. Here’s the latest and greatest.


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SHOT Show: Big Game Hunting Gear in Realtree EDGE Camo

Are you a big game hunter? Need some new gear? Check out some of the cool stuff we found at the 2018 SHOT Show in the all-new Realtree EDGE pattern.


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North American Super Slam: 29 Big Game Animals You Need

For me, the true meaning of hunting is for food and adventure. It’s for sustenance of both the body and mind. And chasing big game animals has been a very large part of many lives across the world. Thus the Super Slam® of North American Big Game was born. Grand...


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Hunting Dall Sheep in the Yukon

Chasing rams near the Arctic Circle is one of the most grueling hunts in North America.


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Michael Waddell Hunts Alaska

Michael Waddell bowhunted for moose along the Nushagak River in south-central Alaska. Here's the story in photos.


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