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5 Great Over-the-Counter Deer Hunts for 2019

No one wants to wait two, three or four years to draw a deer tag. That’s for the birds. And applying for preference points is a hassle. You want to be able to pack the gear, crank the truck, hit the road, buy your license, and start hunting when you...


The 10 Best Deer Hunting Magazines in America

I started my career in the outdoor industry as a magazine writer. Today, I’m a digital guy. But there’s still something magical about holding that fact-filled book in your hands. Turning the glossy pages and seeing the words and photography that adorn them is an experience you don’t get elsewhere...


Tested: Lacrosse Alpha Agility Rubber Boot Review

People are excitable — and perhaps even a little snobby — about their kicks, and hunters aren’t immune to that common truth. Most people just care about how they look, but hunters demand performance. They have to look the part, and act it, too. These boots must walk the walk...


Don’t Just Pattern Deer. Pattern Other Hunters, Too

It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me. And it just might happen to us both again by the end of the week — patterning a nice buck, only for a fellow hunter to move in and screw it up nice and good. Such is the norm for those who...


Monster Bucks: Nick Mundt Arrows a Huge Texas 9-Pointer

In this week's episode of Monster Bucks, Nick Mundt hunts from a ground blind in Texas. He passes several good bucks before a giant deer steps out. The brute poses for a 20-yard chip shot. Tactical Talk: You have to pass on good (young) bucks to kill great (old) ones...


Wild Buck Photobombs Michigan Couple's Wedding Photos

A deer, well-known in the Saugatuck, Michigan, area for its friendly nature, decided it just had to have a bite of a bride's bouquet during a wedding photo shoot. According to Newschannel 3 , Luke and Morgan Mackley had just walked to the edge of a field with their wedding...


6 Things All Mature Bucks Do

Just like people, every mature buck has its own personality. Some have bad attitudes. Others are hard to rile up. Some are lovers, hell-bent on breeding, while a few rarely partake in the festivities. Some bucks are downright cowards. Yet despite their differences, almost all mature bucks have plenty in...


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How to Clean a Deer on Your Tailgate


How to Spot-and-Stalk Whitetail Bucks with a Bow

Most spot-and-stalk hunts for Eastern whitetails are a bust, but there are times when a stalk is your only option for filling a tag. If you need to get down out of the tree and slither into range, remember this advice. There are certain times that are best suited for...


Realtree 365: Tennessee Velvet Bucks, EHD Updates and a Huge Farming Operation

Things are ramping up this week on Realtree 365 . For some, deer season is getting closer. And for others, it’s already here. Excitement levels are rising with each passing day. Adrenaline banks are building as we anticipate the adventures in the outdoors to come. The stage is set. The...


Guide to Deer Camp Grills

It’s no secret among my buddies that I require good food at deer camp. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – a filling meal keeps everyone happy and hunting hard. But camp cooking isn’t always easy. A campfire works, but it’s easy to burn or undercook your...


New Online Dating Site for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Finding your soulmate or even someone to spend time with in the outdoors can be tough, but a new online dating site for outdoors enthusiasts might make it easier. Hunting4connections.com fills a niche unlike any other dating site. It uses a unique algorithm to find parallel connections based on similar...


Been Hunting the Same Farm for Years? Read This.

All hunting properties change. The changes can be subtle, like a maturing timber canopy snuffing out early successional growth, or they can be more abrupt — like a clear-cutting operation next door. These things reroute deer movement and as hunters, we must be attune to them. But that’s not always...


Monster Bucks: Kandi Kisky Tags Giant Cornfield Buck in Iowa

In this week's episode of Monster Bucks, Kandi Kisky deer hunts in Iowa. She and husband Don set up in a blind overlooking a cut cornfield. Then, a stud of a buck enters the open and shows us all the proper way to eat corn on the cob. In true...


Realtree 365: Huge Bucks, Monster Bulls and Big Green Tractors

Like all weeks before and all to come after, Realtree 365 was straight up lit this week. From deer hunting to elk hunting to land management, we have your outdoor fix. Live vicariously through these shows, and then get out there and enjoy it yourself, too. Here’s what dropped in...


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Pro Picks: The Best Time to Hunt Big Bucks

The rut gets all the glory, but I don’t know why. In reality, it isn’t the best time to hunt whitetails. At least, not for the hunter who prepares, scouts and patterns deer. For those hunters, it’s actually the worst time to be in a tree. Bucks aren’t very patternable...


Whitetail TV: Season Prep, Friendly Banter and Albino Deer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Tyler Jordan, Roger Culpepper, Phillip Culpepper, Bart Goins, Blair Goins, Joe Schults and Doug Hampton Released: September 4, 2019 Runtime: 12 minutes 50 seconds Watch Here: Season Prep, Friendly Banter, and Albino Deer Whitetail TV is...


Enter to Win Realtree’s Ultimate Deer Hunt Sweepstakes

Realtree invites hunters to enter its Ultimate Whitetail Hunt Sweepstakes , to be held at Lost Shed Lodge in Sidney, Ohio. Besides this incredible hunt, one lucky winner will receive the following prizes: Realtree EZ Hanger combo pack Realtree EZ Bow sling Realtree 25-foot EZ Rope Realtree EZ 13-inch mount...


Public Land Deer Hunting You Don't Know About

I have seen a lot of changes in the 45 years that I’ve been bowhunting for whitetails, but without question the most alarming is the increased difficulty in finding a place to hunt. When I was starting out in the 1970s, I could knock on the door of most any...


7 Reasons Why Kids Aren’t Deer Hunting

We’ve lost more than 18 million hunters since 1982. There was a decline of 2.2 million active hunters from 2011 to 2016 alone. We’ve talked about all the reasons before. There’s less available hunting land, an aging hunting population, and a shift from rural to urban living. That five-year loss...


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