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Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack. Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a...


10 Steps for Scouting and Hunting New Pieces of Public Land

Hunting a new piece of dirt can be overwhelming — whether private or public land. But if you’re like us here at Realtree.com, you relish in it. You welcome the challenge. And you appreciate the rewards all the more for it. If you plan to scout, and hunt, a new...


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30 Deer Hunting Safety Tips

Safety. It's rule No. 1 when deer hunting. Be responsible. Be safe. Here are 30 things you should be sure to do (or not do) while in the field.


Whitetail TV: Two Big Pre-Rut Bucks Hit the Ground

Week nine brings an end to October, and with it, the anticipation of sweet November arrives. Cole is in Texas with longtime friend Paul Holton and looking for a buck they call “Crooked Ten.” Once the rain moves out, they find themselves with the opportunity they have been waiting for...


Michael Pitts and Rut Daniels Arm Wrestle for a Pair of Crocs

Arm wrestling. It settles feuds, fights and debates. Michael Pitts and Rut Daniels disagreed over who was taking home the free pair of Crocs. They couldn't decide. So they arm wrestled for it. Who wins? Click play to find out. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You...


Football Star Jim Kelly Hunts Giant 178-Inch Deer

Jim Kelly is a football star who played 11 seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He wasn't throwing any footballs in this video, though. He was hunting deer. Big deer. Check out this encounter he has with a giant whitetail that stretched the tape all the way to 178 inches. Don't...


Hunter Takes Crazy Wide Buck at Close Range

Adam LaRoche is a retired Major League Baseball player. He's also a member of the Buck Commander team. In this video, he is hunting in Kansas. And he's chasing a crazy wide buck. See what happens. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer...


3 Things to Do This Off-Season

The off-season is a time for work. It's a time for preparation. And if you aren't willing to do it, you could experience less success next season than you would have if you'd made an effort. Here are three interesting things to get done this off-season. Set a Beaver-Pond Treestand...


5 Random Hunting-Related Things You Have to Do This Off-Season

It's the little things that mean so much when it comes down to tumbling late-season turkeys or arrowing a monster whitetail. Learn some sneaky tips from our cagey veteran outdoorsman. 1. Build a Food Plot for Fall If you have food plots, or are planning on putting one or more...


A Real Life 200-Inch Canadian Buck with a Shotgun

Canadian whitetails. When you think of those two words in the same sentence, the mind drifts to vast forests, rolling fields of agriculture and absolute pure wilderness. The two accompanying provinces that generally come to mind are Alberta and Saskatchewan — not Ontario. The truth? Ontario has some giant whitetails...


Michigan Couple Feeds Hundreds of Deer in Their Backyard

Most wildlife experts will tell you feeding deer is a bad idea. It can cause over-crowded conditions and contribute to the spread of disease. But in Michigan's U.P. region, winter feeding stations are essential for the deer's survival. Keweenaw residents Synthia and Richard Marsh have turned their yard into a...


7 Tips for Still-Hunting Deer

Still-hunting is one of the most difficult methods of hunting available. But it’s effective once mastered. And it’s fun. Here are 10 tips that will help take your still-hunting game to the next level. 1. Use the right equipment. Don’t wear too many clothes. You’ll be moving, albeit slowly. Make...


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8 Lessons My Biggest Buck Ever Taught Me

I was fortunate to take the biggest buck of my life last fall — all via a DIY hunt on the 50-acre family farm I grew up hunting on. That was what was most special about the 163 6/8-inch buck I came to know as “Big 8.” I followed the...


The Truth About Deer and Urbanization

Urbanization. Urban sprawl. Habitat Destruction. It goes by different names. But its true name — the death of deer hunting. Or is it? That’s what we’re here to discuss. Before we delve in, it’s important to note that whitetails thrive on early successional edge habitat. And edge habitat often comes...


Whitetail TV: A Giant Muzzleloader Buck Falls in Kansas

Kyle Barefield, co-host of Whitetail TV, heads to Kansas to see what he can do during the early muzzleloader season. Check out this awesome early season outing. The smoke rolls on this hunt. Don't Miss : 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting...


What We Know About the Recent News of a CWD Cure

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to worry deer biologists, managers and hunters across the country. It isn’t going away. It’s only getting worse. Many people aren’t aware of CWD, or simply don’t understand the full breadth of the threat it poses. Most researchers believe CWD is caused by an abnormal...


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Whitetails Unlimited Introduces 13,000 Youngsters to Archery

Whitetails Unlimited, with the help of Realtree as a title sponsor, will introduce more than 13,000 youngsters to archery this year through the Kids on Target program. The program consists of kits that are given to youth through a willing mentor. Mentors can be anyone including a NASP coach, a...


How to Map Your Next Buck

Each year while doing seminars at various outdoor shows and sporting store events, I‘m often asked, “How do you and the other Realtree pro staffers find time to scout, hang stands and then hunt on a time-conscious schedule? Usually, I plan on one to two days for scouting, hanging stands...


Post-Season Scouting Tips

I haven’t conducted a formal survey, but I feel confident speculating that most Realtree wearers are just like me. You probably hunt whitetails. Now is the time to get out there and scout for big bucks. A little off-season work will give you a leg up on the deer you’ll...


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