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Principles of the Deer Hunt

Why do we hunt? Is it for the passing of time? Is it for the bragging rights of a well-earned trophy? The satisfaction of knowing that sometimes as a hunter you put yourself up against nature and succeed? Or maybe it’s the hearty, all-natural meals to come? For me, many...


Where Is the Craziest Place You’ve Seen a Deer?

Whitetails are some of the most adaptive creatures to ever walk the earth. They learn how to make the best of whatever situation they find themselves in — and even thrive in it at times. They know how to survive. Because of that, it isn’t uncommon to see deer frequent...


5 Off-Season Treestand Safety Reminders

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters to give some thought to hunting safety, especially for treestands during the off-season. It may seem counterintuitive at this time of year, but treestand safety is important at times other than hunting season. "Unfortunately, every year there are a number of...


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5 Shed Hunting Myths You Should Avoid

Shed hunting — it’s a hobby that gets in your blood, thoughts and every other orifice of your mental being. Like other forms of hunting, it consumes you, if you let it. Don’t let it. But do enjoy it. And while you do, make sure you learn as much about...


Graycen Jordan Hunts Giant Brow Tine Buck

Graycen Jordan has proven she's just like her father Bill and brother Tyler Jordan. She's a stone-cold whitetail killer. Watch as she and Bill head afield on a special hunt where she tags a buck with giant brow tines named Long Brow. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy...


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20 Crazy Good Deer Mounts from the NWTF Convention

The 2019 NWTF Convention was a wild success for many reasons. But the taxidermy contest was one of the most impressive events at the show. While I’m no taxidermist, I know a good deer mount when I see one. Here are my 20 favorite deer mounts that were entered in...


10 Tips for Deer Hunting in the South

Deer hunting in the South is a completely different animal than hunting in the northern half of the country. I won’t say that it’s harder. But it’s different. And what might work in one location might not in another. It takes a lot of trial and error to kill a...


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NWTF Convention: New Innovative Deer Hunting Gear for 2019

Deer hunting gear is always changing and evolving to meet the demands of hunters. This year has been no different. We have updated gear. We have improved gear. And we have revolutionary products. Altogether, there was a lot of cool hunting gear in Realtree camo for deer hunters to salivate...


Whitetail TV: Oklahoma Takedown

This week we catch up with Cole Barthel and Kyle Barefield as they hunt their lease in Oklahoma. Despite heavy rains and flooding, they hope the high waters will force the deer to congregate on the dry ground they have left. Wait until you see what happens. Don't Miss: 20...


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20 Off-Season Tasks for True Deer Hunters

Deer hunting is a year-round endeavor now. There are countless things to do even after deer seasons close for the year — little tasks here and there that need to be done in order to ensure success for next season. Not only that, but they’re fun too. The great thing...


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How to Shed Hunt


2019 SHOT Show: Realtree Timber Hunting Gear for Every Season

Realtree.com Deer Hunting Editor Josh Honeycutt waded through the crowd at the 2019 SHOT Show to see what the show had to offer, what people thought about the new Timber pattern, and what gear is available in it for 2019. What you see here is just a very small sample...


Predator Control and Why It Matters for the Future of Deer Hunting

Wildlife populations are constantly in flux. Both predator and prey populations rise and fall. That’s the natural cycle. However, just as whitetail population management is important, so is predator control. Jeff Davis of Whitetails Unlimited has spent the majority of his life in Minnesota where predator control is an ongoing...


Whitetail TV: Six Pack

Ryan Matzke is in the stand for opening day in Illinois and has an encounter with a good 3-year-old buck. Hunting over a micro-plot of clover located close to bedding cover, he is able to slip in close for the afternoon hunt. Ryan discusses the importance of entry and exit...


10 Things You Need to Know About Late-Season Deer Hunting

Deer season is already over for some. It's nearing its end for others. If you're among the latter, here are 10 different tidbits of information that might help you seal the deal in the final days of deer season. 1. Faster (and Cheaper) Sighting In Want a quicker method of...


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8 Reasons Your Spouse Hates Deer Hunting

Deer hunting. Some people love it. Other people, well, not so much. But oftentimes those who don’t haven’t been properly introduced. And in the case of spouses not taking to it, it’s generally because their better half did a poor job of warming them up to it. Here are eight...


Double Amputee Jason Koger Takes Last-Day Buck with a Crossbow

Jason Koger’s history with this particular buck started in November of 2018, but this Owensboro, Kentucky, hunter’s story goes back much farther. In early March of 2008, Jason was out riding the farm on his ATV, a near daily occurrence for the active outdoorsman. Then something went horribly wrong. “I...


Phillip Culpepper Self-Films a Late-Season Georgia Deer Hunt

Phillip Culpepper is a diehard deer and turkey hunter. If there's a season open, he's out there shooting critters or filming someone else do it. Here he hunts on his lease in Harris County, Georgia. He used his Spartan trail camera to help get a pattern on this nice southern...


World Record Typical Whitetail: Milo Hanson Tells His Story

Buck: The Hanson Buck Score: 213 5/8 Inches Date: 1993 Hunter: Milo N. Hanson Place: Saskatchewan This is the No. 1 typical whitetail of all-time. The Hanson buck. It’s legend to all those who spend time thinking about giant whitetails. And if you’ve never heard of this deer, you’ve got...


Whitetail TV: Getting Connected

In their search for a place to hunt close to home, Jared and Jeremy had been turned down by more than a few people that they contacted. With a feeling of defeat, Jeremy made one last call and was invited to meet someone to discuss the possibility of leasing a...


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