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Deer Hunting in Indiana

Season Dates (2020): Archery season spans October 1 to January 3. Firearms season runs November 14 to 29. Muzzleloader is December 5 to 20. Youth weekend is September 26 to 27. The reduction zone season is September 15 to January 31 (where open). And the special antlerless season runs December...


Deer Hunting in Michigan

Season Dates (2020): Youth season is September 12 to 13. The early antlerless season is September 19 to 20. The independence hunt runs October 15 to 18. Bow season spans October 1 to November 14 and December 1 to January 1. Gun season is November 15 to 30. Muzzleloading varies...


2020 Antler Nation Grades, Part 2

Our second Antler Nation roundup centers on the Great Plains region. These six flyover states offer great deer hunting, and we’ve updated each one’s page with current hunting regs, license costs, and other vital information. Kansas The Sunflower State’s public-land hunting isn’t as good as it once was. Non-resident hunting...


June Deer Hunting News Roundup

Fall is still months away, but it’s on the horizon. Whitetail news is slowly ramping up as we creep closer to the 2020 deer season, and a lot happened this month. From new public-land opportunities to one of the earliest potential cases of EHD on record, we have the latest...


11 Strange and Surprising Finds Afield

Years ago, a friend and I were walking down a dusty Texas dirt road in search of gobblers when something fell from the sky and landed with a thud at our feet. Upon closer inspection, we discovered it was a recently hatched turkey poult. Since there was no way that...


Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Bill

With strong bi-partisan support, the Senate has passed a major public lands bill that will set aside hundreds of millions of dollars for conservation use if it passes in the House, which is expected. According to The Hill , the Great American Outdoors Act passed with a 73-25 vote and...


On the X: Scouting Whitetails from 2,000 Feet Above

Hunters of old likely never imagined aerial, topo and hydro maps all rolled into one, let alone types with other complex layers. Now, onX Hunt is altering the course of the mapping world and charting new territory, aiding hunters worldwide. That’s why we digitally scouted a fictional property with onX...


Why Aren’t We Trapping Coyotes Right Now?

I’m a deer hunter who’s never trapped before, but I’ve always said I would learn how to catch coyotes if the trapping season coincided with fawning season. But does trapping around the fawn drop actually increase fawn survival? Declining Recruitment To fully grasp the coyote-whitetail relationship, it’s important to understand...


2020 Antler Nation Grades, Part 1

For years, Realtree’s Antler Nation has been a trusted resource for anyone planning an out-of-state whitetail hunt — and anyone curious about how the deer hunting in their own state stacks up. Each state’s profile is updated each season with current regs and need-to-know information. And, signature to the program,...


Boaters Give Drowning Fawn CPR

Boaters on Lake Tyler in East Texas used CPR to save a drowning fawn's life. According to KETK , Brian Ballard and his wife discovered the lifeless animal floating in the water. “We were pulling into the channel, which is no wake, and I saw something in the water. I...


Deer Hunting in Texas

Season Dates (2020 ): The Texas archery season is from October 3 to November 6 statewide. Muzzleloader season runs January 4 to 17 statewide. In the North Zone, the general season runs from November 7 to January 3, and in the South Zone, it runs from November 7 to January...


Deer Hunting in South Dakota

Season Dates (2020): Season dates vary by region, so check regulations for your area(s). However, for most hunters, bow season opens September 1 and runs through January 1. Rifle season dates vary greatly by unit. Muzzleloader runs from December 1 to January 1. Other season dates for antlerless deer are...


Where Do the Little Bucks Go?

Imagine a life where you’re forced to abandon everyone you’ve ever known. Family, friends, and acquaintances are all left behind, never to be seen again. That’s life for most whitetail bucks, and some does, too. According to Duane Diefenbach with the Penn State Deer Study Group, 50 to 80% of...


Deer Hunting in Nebraska

Season Dates (2020): Bow season runs from September 1 to December 31. Gun season is November 14 to 22. Muzzleloader season runs December 1 to 31. Additional antlerless seasons apply in certain areas. These are the dates set when published. Please check the Nebraska Game & Parks website to confirm...


Deer Hunting in North Dakota

Season Dates (2020): Archery season opens on September 4 and runs through January 3. Gun season comes in on November 6 and continues through November 22. Muzzleloader season opens on November 27 and closes December 13. These dates were set as tentative when published. Please check the state DNR's website...


Deer Hunting in Kansas

Season Dates (2020): Archery season opens September 14 and runs through December 31. Muzzleloader season is September 14 to 27. Firearms season is December 2 to 13. Youth and disability season is September 5 to 13. There are also extended archery and firearms seasons for certain areas. These are the...


Deer Hunting in Oklahoma

Season Dates (2020): Archery season runs from October 1 to January 15. Muzzleloading opportunities occur from October 24 to November 1. Rifle hunters can hit the field from November 21 to December 6. Youth season is October 16 to 18. The holiday antlerless season is December 18 to 31. These...


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2020 Realtree Father's Day Gift Guide

Struggling to find the perfect Father's Day gift for the outdoorsman in your life? Don't sweat it, because we've got you covered. We've compiled a list of gift ideas that will make his time spent in the outdoors even better. From golf clubs to archery targets to apparel, these items...


Want to Win $2,300 in Bushnell Gear?

Bushnell is now the official optic partner of Team Realtree. The new agreement expands the partnership between two of the industry’s most iconic hunting brands, and Bushnell optics will be seen across all Realtree television, digital and social channels including Realtree Outdoors and Realtree Road Trips TV , and across...


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Deer Poop

“Man, that’s a big pile of buck crap right there.” I’ve heard it a dozen times. You’ve heard it too, or even said it. We all have. But the deer biologists in goggles and gloves who study deer poop for a living (and other, more glamorous things) say it’s actually...


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