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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...


The Best Shed Hunting Tips

Tines were sticking up not 30 feet down the trail I was walking. The party had officially started. At a fast clip, I went down the trail and scooped up a big five-point whitetail shed. Holding it in my hands, I looked it over not once, but many times. I...


Doe Management: Antlerless Removal with Bows, Muzzleloaders and Shotguns

Here we talk about doe management. It's an important part of deer population management and conservation. Follow along as I proceed to remove several does from properties I hunted during the 2018-19 season. This video is full of muzzleloader, shotgun and bowhunting. Don't Miss: The Largest Free-Range Velvet 8-Point Taken...


Reminder: Equipment That Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett Won’t Let You Use

Fair chase — it’s a common term that we hunters often refer to. High-fence vs. free-range. Dogs vs. no dogs. This weapon vs. that weapon. It’s an age-old discussion. Nothing new. What is (relatively) new is technology. And according to both Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett, some technology,...


Why Chronic Wasting Disease Shouldn’t Scare You Away from Deer Hunting

You’d think the sky is falling, the earth is crumbling, and the walking dead have risen with the way people are currently behaving. Recent articles deeming whitetails as “zombie deer,” have the uninformed and easily convinced both confused and scared. Should people allow CWD to scare them away from deer...


From Diapers to Deer Stands

My wife and I are cut from separate molds. We have very few things in common. But what we do share, it’s pretty significant stuff. A big thing we share is our faith in God. We also have a love for pets — specifically dogs. We even love Chinese food...


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60 Giant Whitetail Deer from the 2018-19 Deer Season


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5 Tips for Hunting Public Land Deer

Public lands are one of our nation’s greatest treasures. These are places where anyone is free to explore and spend time immersed in the natural world. In recent years they have become a trending topic among hunters; the center of many political debates and conservation-minded discussions. I’ve been hunting public...


Whitetail TV: Cimarron Valley Showdown

In week No. 8, the stories of success continue in the Sooner state. Team member Jon Epps gets a chance to share a special moment with his wife Ivy as she takes her first buck with a bow. With Ivy's tag punched, Jon takes advantage of the youth rifle season...


Just How Bad Has Winter Kill Been on Deer This Year?

Winter kill — it’s a popular term that crops up every year. The frequency of which we hear it depends on the severity and longevity of cold weather, though. It’s been pretty persistent this year. And the chatter backs that up pretty well. We’re hearing (and seeing) reports of people...


Shed Hunting Tips 101

Bonnie led Bill Healy to his first shed antler. He was a graduate student at Penn State, studying the food habits of deer in Pennsylvania's Allegheny National Forest. Bonnie was a guinea pig — really, a tame, whitetail doe. She wore a harness as Healy followed with a clipboard and...


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