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How to Can Deer Meat

For sportsmen across the nation, freezer space comes at a premium. You can walk into the average outdoorsman’s garage and find an ice chest full of big game, waterfowl, and fish. It becomes a game of Jenga when carefully removing a package of elk brats and bag of goose jerky...


Bilateral Arm Amputee Kills a Monster Buck From a Climbing Stand

Jason Koger has always been a passionate deer hunter. But that passion was in danger when, in March of 2008, Koger was out riding his ATV around his farm to check for storm damage. In the low light, Koger didn’t notice the downed power lines across the road. When his...


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Realtree's 2021 Camo Christmas Gift Guide

We know you’d rather be hunting big bucks or greenheads this time of year than searching for the perfect holiday gifts. So we've made it a little easier on you by compiling a list of Realtree camo items that will delight even the pickiest outdoor enthusiast. With just a few...


A 180-Inch Kansas Crossbow Typical

Chris Ward of the Red Rising hunting show lives and hunts in the East, but he leases some land in Kansas with his friend and co-host, Eric Hale, who also is known for shooting big whitetails. Their friend, Jason Bowers, is now on the lease, too. They’ve leased this particular...


DIY Kansas Bowhunt Produces Buck of a Lifetime

Chad Priest, along with his hunting buddies Dave Johnson and Ray Pollum, love to bowhunt their home state of Pennsylvania. But they also love to travel to bowhunt new states together. Last fall, the trio hunted Ohio. While they didn’t kill a big buck, they enjoyed their time afield so...


3 Places to Shoot a Buck Thanksgiving Weekend

There’s a big hunting weekend coming up. You and millions of other guys and gals have a few days off, and for many of you this is the last best chance to get a buck. After stuffing your face Thursday, get out there and try these three tactics. Hunt a...


A 183 Typical Buck on Halloween

Kentucky hunter Josh Mchatton knows Halloween is a great day to be in a stand if you want to kill a big buck. Even though he hadn’t had a shooter on camera in his spot for a few weeks, he hustled to get ready and head to the woods as...


Michael Waddell’s Story Started With a Turkey Call

Before Michael Waddell became an outdoor industry icon, he was an air conditioner repairman whose claim to fame was winning local turkey-calling competitions on the weekends. Unbeknownst to Waddell, he’d caught the attention of Bill Jordan, who’d heard about the talented young turkey caller from Realtree pro staffers. In 1994,...


When You Should Pass a Buck … and When You Shouldn’t

As a general rule I say to shoot whatever buck makes you happy, as long as you do it legally and ethically. Spike, forkie, 2-year-old 8-point … This is America, man, it’s your choice. We ought never to shame anyone for shooting a youngish buck with an undersized rack, but...


Blanton Scores on a Giant October Buck in the Land of Oz

David Blanton took a road trip to Kansas in late October, which is never a bad idea. He was hunting his 13th year with JB Outfitters, a place where he’s had great success in the past. This year, the outfitter had a specific buck in mind for Blanton to target...


A Knock on a Door, Permission, and an 18-Point Monster Buck

The days of driving down the road, seeing a deer in a field, and knocking on the landowner's door for permission to hunt are over, right? Not always. Kentucky hunter Ricky Daugherty tried it this season, and it paid off with a giant non-typical whitetail. Daugherty, of Hopkins County, was...


3 Awesome Stands for Gun Hunting the Rut

One morning in Oklahoma, a guide named Jim Bob pointed me to a box blind and whispered, “When the sun comes up, you can see and shoot a country mile, Brother. Watch the tree line out front. Good luck.” I climbed into the box and the sun rose a splendid...


Why Buck Tarsal is the Deadliest Scent in the Deer Woods

One morning in early November, I smoked an 8-pointer with my muzzleloader and got on the blood trail. I could smell his rankness as I tracked, and when I found him a short way ahead, I covered my nose with my sleeve and thought, Man, you stink . The deer’s...


Georgia-Kate McFerrin's Monster Texas Buck

Georgia-Kate McFerrin, daughter of Mike and Bonnie, is a monster buck killer. She’s been doing it for years. “My parents have been deer hunting since before I was born. So, since I was little, I have been hunting,” she said. “I am 22 years old and have been on the...


Smack Talk: Aggressive Deer Calling Strategies

Jeff Danker remembers well the first time he ever called up a buck. It was back in the ’90s, when hunting videos were becoming a thing, and the heroes on screen seemed to call up bucks with every click of the rattling antlers. Danker wanted to see a buck come...


A 200-Inch Texas Buck on a 90-Degree Day

Bonnie McFerrin has shot more mature bucks than most hunters have seen. She started hunting when she married her husband, Mike, and has been chasing whitetails ever since. They have shared that hobby for the past 20 years, and it eventually led to a hunting show, Legends of the Fall...


Is Saskatchewan Deer Hunting Overrated?

On a cold, gray afternoon in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1987, a whitetail buck thick as a steer chased a doe into a pasture. I threw the .30-06 to my shoulder and fired; miraculously the beast went down in a heap. My knees shook as I walked up to the 300-pound...


186 Georgia Bow Buck is Tyler Jordan's Biggest Archery Kill Yet

Bill Jordan purchased Realtree Farms 20 years ago. Since then, the Jordan family and its guests have taken many mature bucks, but none quite like the deer Tyler Jordan arrowed this season. It’s a massive whitetail for any destination, and definitely a standout for the state of Georgia , where...


Ghost Busters: What to Do When Your Buck Disappears

Ever had a monster buck on your trail cameras that suddenly seemed to disappear? So have most hunters who run cams. Oftentimes we call these bucks ghosts, and give them nicknames in honor of their cunning and ability to evade death. Reality is, though the bucks might be ghosting you,...


15-Inch-Wide 9-Pointer Grosses 164 and Change

Just about every deer hunter dreams of Kansas . There’s something special about its rich ag ground in the eastern region, and its wide-open spaces in the western part. Heath Rayfield, who is part of the Buckventures crew, knows what the Land of Oz has to offer. Rayfield has been...


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