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 Kill the Biggest Buck Where You Hunt

    On a summer scouting mission, I glassed a very large buck coming out of thick bedding cover adjacent to a parking area on a public hunting property. I started keeping an eye on the spot from the safety of my car. If I parked in the right spot I could...

  • Deer Hunting Debate: Does Culling Really Work?

    Culling for antler genetics has long been a hot debate in deer hunting. Is the cull theory true? Can you impact the herd enough to have bigger bucks? If so, is it even worth the time it takes to do it? Plenty of questions surround the topic, so I reached...

  • Is That Head-Bobbing Deer Trying to Get You to Move? Maybe.

    Anyone who’s hunted for any length of time has had a deer pick them off. Sometimes they peg you and immediately head for the hills. Other times, they don’t quite know what they’re seeing, but know it isn’t quite right. That’s generally when the head bobbing begins. So it begs...

  • Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

    It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...


  • Rack Reports

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

  • 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.

  • Rut Report

    What are the bucks doing in your area? Share your reports and keep tabs on deer movement across the country with Realtree’s Rut Report.

  • 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.