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5 Steps to Low-Risk Hunts for Mature Bucks

Aside from transitioning food sources and habitat changes, hunting pressure is the No. 1 reason why deer change their behavior. It doesn’t take long for deer to react to it. Whether it’s decreased daylight activity, slightly altered patterns, or complete relocation of their core area, there’s typically a response. There...


Bowhunter Kicks Off Archery Season with 200-Inch Velvet Buck

Kentucky bowhunter Morgan Embry set the bar high for Kentucky deer hunters on September 1 when he arrowed a 200-inch main-frame 12-pointer on opening morning of the 2018 archery season. The massive rack sported 27-inch main beams and an 18-inch inside spread. It has 12 or 13 inches of stickers...


A 4-Year Hunt for a Booner Buck

In most contexts, four years seems like a relatively short period of time. But, when it involves a particular whitetail buck, it can seem like forever. That was how long Kentucky bowhunter Eric Jolly had his eyes on the buck he killed this September. Jolly and two friends lease and...


Early Season Doe Hunting in the Ozark Mountains

Steven Fuller of The Huntin Grounds draws back and lets the arrow fly on an early season doe. The hunt is short. The backstraps are long. And the blood trail is massive. Check out this hunt. Don't Miss: 7 Questions You Should Ask About Doe Management Are you a deer...


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...


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10 Tips for Deer Hunting in Big CRP Fields

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can be difficult to deer hunt — especially with a bow. But there are certain things you can do to help seal the deal. Here are 10 tips that will help stack the odds more in your favor this fall.


Use Data to Choose Your Best Deer Hunting Treestand Location

Choosing a stand location can be a near impossible decision — especially if you don’t have a clear-cut primary option. In a time such as this, you’re almost left with an impossible decision on where to sit for the hunt. Don’t let it get to that point. Data is your...


Pull-Up Rope and Haul Line Tips for Treestands

Realtree's David Blanton and Glen Mayhew, president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, explain the importance of using a haul line and keeping three points of contact while climbing. Go here for more information on the TSSA. Don't Miss: 8 Tips to Make All-Day Treestand Sits More Comfortable Are...


A Cameraman Fail on a 165-Inch Deer

It's every cameraman's worst nightmare. Hunting with Bill Jordan at Realtree Farms, a Realtree cameraman calls Bill off of a deer and the deer spooks. Don't Miss: How to Hunt the Wrong Wind Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...


Tips for Hunting the Wind

Do you pay attention to the wind when hunting whitetails? If not, you might want to start. It's one of the biggest factors in deer hunting success. Don't Miss: How to Hunt the Wrong Wind Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out...


Why You Should Have Two Treestand Safety Harnesses

Here's a pretty compelling argument for having two treestand safety harnesses. What's your opinion? Adequate or overkill? Will you be picking up an extra one? Don't Miss: 3 Different Types of Treestands and Their Advantages Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out...


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...


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A Detailed Look At Whitetail Buck Rubbing Behavior


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...


The Proper Way to Use Treestand Safety Ropes

Glen Mayhew, president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, explains the importance of using a treestand safety rope. He also explains how to use one. Go here for more information on TSSA. Don't Miss: 15 Tips for Deer Hunting from a Treestand Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


How to Use a Trail Camera Timeline to Pattern Mature Bucks

Trail cameras have revolutionized the way we scout for white-tailed deer. Being able to scout when you aren’t afield is invaluable. They’ve truly changed deer hunting and done so for the better. They’ve energized deer hunting and gave it a shot in the arm during a time when hunter numbers...


Why You Should Save Your Best Deer Hunting Spot Until Late October

Deer season arrives and it’s like the opening scene of a 10-and-under motocross race. People fly around like they’re riding a bundle of bottle rockets and they're running into stuff left and right. Opening weekend of deer season is much the same, and many mistakes are made in those first...


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The White-Tailed Deer: From Near-Extinction to Flourishment in the Southeast

“What do you hunt?” A common question that we are asked as hunters. And the first answer from us is probably, “Deer.” The whitetail deer is the most sought-after big game species in the southeastern United States. When the first settlers arrived in North America and discovered the whitetail and...


Michael Waddell Reenacts the Luke Bryan Hunt Reaction

The famous Luke Bryan reaction after he killed his big deer was priceless. So priceless in fact, that Michael Waddell opted to do a complete reenaction of the event. Check it out. And let us know what you think in the comments below. Don't Miss: Buck Commander's Luke Bryan Gets...


South Carolina Suspends Deer Season Due to Hurricane Florence Flood Waters

Due to the extreme high river level and widespread flooding following Florence, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes. The department has...


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