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.

  • Habits of Mature Whitetail Deer

    Habits are just that. They're things done repetitively in a manner that's predictable. And such are the things we look for in killable mature whitetails. Here are numerous habits to keep an eye out for when scouting and hunting. Bedding Habits of Mature Deer Getting close to mature bucks is...

  • Want More Deer Hunting Permission? Become a Negotiation Expert

    “Oh my…!” I said to myself out loud. Driving home from running a few errands, I spotted the buck standing tall in a soybean field. Its gargantuan rack told me it was the big buck on the block. I’d driven past the field dozens of times, but this was the...

  • Realtree in the Classroom

    Are your kids bummed about spending the majority of their time in the classroom when they'd rather be outdoors? If so, brighten their outlook by outfitting them with some cool Realtree gear so they can show their love for all things outdoors, even when they're solving equations or conjugating sentences...

  • Using Google Earth Historical Layers for Deer Hunting

    As a deer hunter, I love maps. There are all sorts of them that can be helpful to a deer hunter. Aerial, topo, plat, public/private land, hydro, and the list goes on. There are many types out there that are beneficial to hunters. But one that often goes unnoticed is...


  • 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.