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 these episodes. Check 'em out.
Whitetail TV: Tough Hunting, But Some Bucks on the Move
Technicians go over combine maintenance and adjustments with the crew, and Randy checks out an organic cover crop that, at just 3 weeks old, is already 24 inches tall. Though it's there to fix nitrogen for next spring's corn, deer will be feasting on it this fall.
Midwest Whitetail: How to Pick the Right Treestand, Opening Week Buck
On this week's episode, we're back in Kentucky with Mike Reed. Using the most recent information provided by trail cameras, he decided to switch it up on the last day and hunt the morning. Despite extremely hot conditions, and a few mishaps throughout the trip, Mike was able to punch his tag on a great buck.
Then, Mike gives us an update on what he's been doing back in Iowa and helps his daughter, Bella, harvest a doe. Finally, Bill adds another buck to the target list for 2019, a familiar face he calls "The Bladed 10." Bill places a new kind of scrape post in what he believes is this buck’s core and discusses his plans for opening day.
Pay Dirt: Saving Food Plots with Portable Irrigation
During a drought year like this one, planting much of anything can be risky, but the success of a hunting season — and the value of a property — can at the same time hinge on quality food plots. Roger Culpepper shows how he uses portable irrigation to save food plots on Realtree Farms.
Slade and Ryan are chasing bulls in mid-September at the Wilderness Basin Ranch. This Realtree United Country property is located just outside Montrose, Colorado. Though it's in GMU 62, it's just minutes away from GMU 61 — one of the nation's top units for trophy bulls. The ranch has 2 miles of year-around streams, 14 ponds, a custom-built lodge and a guest cabin. And as the guys learn, there's some crazy-good elk hunting here, too. They call up plenty of bulls. Do they fill tags? You'll have to watch and see.