Deer Hunting

Breaking news on giant bucks and the best deer hunting blog posts, articles, photo galleries and videos in the industry. Whether you’re a 20-year veteran of the whitetail woods or need to learn how to field dress your first buck, you’re welcomed here.

  • How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

    When a fellow hunter finds out what I do for a living, he or she often asks me, “How do I get a job in the outdoor industry?” Honestly, there’s no specific recipe or formula, but determination and willingness to do what it takes certainly helps. What does it take?...

  • 10 Rules for Deer Camp

    I know, I know. You just want a little piece of land where you can hunt deer and walk the woods and not worry about all the regulatory, bureaucratic, office-politics garbage that sometimes comes with hunting on a deer lease. I’m with you. But if you think you can run...

  • The Day a Trespasser Tried to Kill Me

    Big deer. Sadly, some people will do anything to kill them — including breaking the law. As you probably noticed, the title of this post was pretty inflammatory. But a few short weeks ago I was out checking some of my treestands and I found where someone had tampered with...

  • Great White Shark Circles Deer

    We don't often think of deer as shark prey, but one deer can count itself lucky after swimming only feet from a great white shark and escaping to live another day. The deer escaped a grizzly fate thanks to help from shark researcher Sean Van Sommeran, who was conducting a...


  • Rut Report

    What are the bucks doing in your area? Realtree's Rut Report brings you real-time information on what's happening throughout the country.

  • Booner News

    Do thoughts of giant bucks keep you up at night? Ever wondered about the stories behind the hunts for deer like the Hanson, Gibson and Lovstuen bucks? The Boone and Crockett Club has been keeping records for decades.

  • Rack Reports

    Big, freaky bucks and the hunters who shoot them. Search our Rack Report map for great stories from the stand.

  • What Kind of Deer Hunter Are You

    We all go deer hunting for slightly different reasons. Those reasons define the type of deer hunter that we are. So what type are you? A trophy hunter? A meat hunter? Maybe even a good ol' stump sitter?

  • Antler Nation

    We are a nation of deer hunters. But where does your state rank? Find out here. Rankings, trophy entries, hunter data and license information. Welcome to Realtree’s Antler Nation.

  • You Shot a Deer. Here's How to Find It.

    Did you double-lung him or hit the liver? Should you track him now or wait an hour?

  • The Path to Amazing Vension

    Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Here’s the complete guide to field-dressing, skinning, quartering and cooking that deer you just killed.