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Analyzing the World Record Typical Hanson Buck

I remember the first time I saw the 14-point, 213 5/8-inch world record B&C buck that Milo Hanson shot in 1993 with his .308 Winchester Model 88. I remember thinking out loud that I had seen whitetail racks with thicker beams and greater inside spreads, but none with the combination...


A Detailed Look Into Antlered Buck Management

It’s important to remember that buck harvest restrictions are not synonymous with Quality Deer Management (QDM). Rather, they are a strategy to protect a specific age class (generally 1-1/2-year-olds) or age classes of bucks. Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE Buy Now Antlered deer management is important because hunters...


Small Property Deer Management 101

Do you love hunting whitetails? Enjoy seeing the herd dynamics improve and thrive? Well you can manage for that, even on small properties. Follow along as the Whitetail Properties crew explains how to do that. Don't Miss: 7 Ways to Practice Quality Deer Management Are you a deer hunter wanting...


5 Food Plots for Procrastinators

I don’t know about you, but these days, I’m busier than ever. Most times, August arrives, and I find myself still looking at full bags of seed that I bought in May. The day-to-day grind is usually a brutal one. And that generally leaves me frantically putting in last-minute food...


Creating Water Sources for Deer

Many deer hunters hunt private property. Most hunters who hunt private ground tightly manage the property they are hunting. Hardcore whitetail hunters plant food plots, create bedding areas, feed minerals and have antler restrictions in place so bucks can grow to reach a mature age. The missing ingredient on many...


How to Know If You Should Practice QDM

Quality Deer Management (QDM) is a concept of wildlife management. In short, the QDM approach seeks to produce the optimum health of deer populations by protecting young bucks, establishing an appropriate sex ratio, and keeping the population in balance with its available habitat. A primary tool for all these goals...


Behind the Scenes of Realtree's TV Shows

When viewers watch "Realtree Outdoors " and "Realtree Road Trips" on the Outdoor Channel, or "Monster Bucks" on the Sportsman Channel, they see that we’re having a lot of fun spending time with each other, traveling the country and hunting in beautiful and remote places. While that is all true,...


Realtree Rewind: Murphy’s Monster Muley

Date: October 11-15, 2006 Time: Afternoon Location: Utah with Western Lands Hunting Hunter: Arwyn Murphy of Salt Lake Valley, Utah Species: Mule deer Weapon: Rifle Weather: Dry We had an awesome time from the minute the hunt began. We hunted very rugged and mountainous terrain with elevations ranging from 6,000...


How to Find Deer Hunting Truth in a Rut Full of Opinion

Every season, whitetail enthusiasts engage one another and debate the hottest topics in all of deer hunting. Who can blame them? I can’t. I’m one of them. It’s these very questions a hunter must ask in order to be successful and consistently shoot mature bucks. Due to all of this...


How to Lease Your Property and Hunt It Too

You may have bought your hunting land or log cabin for recreational purposes, but are you overlooking some easy ways to generate extra cash flow? Leasing your property might well be the answer. Hunters, anglers, seasonal vacationers, and even ranchers often pay handsome fees to access a property for a...


Realtree Camo Vehicle Wrap

It’s true that hunters, sportsmen, photographers and others who love being in the field usually prefer to blend in. After all, it’s a lot easier to sneak around undetected when you closely resemble the forest or brush you happen to be in. But who wants their ride to blend in?...


How to Create Big Buck Travel Corridors

Deer usually follow the path of least resistance when working their way through thick cover, and many hunters often shy away from thick cover. This combination practically screams "hot spot" for ambushing a buck. One way to take advantage of this trend is to make your own deer trails through...


5 Handgunning Essentials for Western Hunting

Western hunting is hard enough. Thrown a handgun into the mix and it gets even harder. Should you decide to try handgunning on the prairie, some specialized gear to remember includes: 1. Shooting Sticks or Bipod It's important to have a solid rest -- especially when hunting in the open...


How to Provide More Carbohydrates for Deer

Throughout the years, my wife Carol and I have eaten many meals with Bill Jordan, David Blanton, Michael Waddel and other members of the Realtree crew. And although we‘ve washed thousands of calories down with the best sweet tea the South could produce, I can‘t ever remember any of them...


Answers to Common Questions About Deer Antlers

Deer hunters love antlers. While antlers aren’t the primary reason most hunters pursue whitetails, it is the odd hunter who doesn’t enjoy seeing them. Here are some answers to common questions about antlers. I had a gentleman approach me at a recent seminar and tell me he read that medical...


How to Move to the Country

“There’s not even a McDonald’s here,” my LA buddy said with a grin on his first tour of the small town near our home. “Do you really live here by choice?” “Do you really live in LA by choice?” was my reply. “You’ll notice there are no stoplights as well,”...


Realtree Rewind: A 66-Hour Deer Hunt

Hunters Names: David Blanton, Steve Finch, Gregg Ritz and Nick Mundt Game: Whitetail Location: Green Lake, Saskatchewan Weapon: Muzzleloader Rut Phase: Pre-rut When: October 27 to November 2 Weather: Unseasonably cold I had been up there last year and killed a nice buck with the muzzleloader. We were really anxious...


12 Mistakes Men Make When Hunting with Women

Women are joining the hunting ranks at a faster rate than men. But, we ladies still encounter a few problems when it comes to learning the sport. The No.1 problem for women going afield is trying to find places to hunt. The No. 2 problem? You guessed it. Sometimes it’s...


Jobs in the Outdoor Industry: Getting an Internship

It’s been said that working in the hunting business is all about who you know. That’s partially true. Like any other industry, hands-on experience and a network of professional contacts are indispensable in the outdoor industry . Among the fastest ways to get those is through an internship. Although thoughts...


3 Deadly Public Land Rut Stands

Serious whitetail hunters live for this magical time of the year; the three weeks in November when something amazing can happen at any moment. Bucks can be on their feet at any hour of the day or night. Core areas and home ranges become meaningless as the mature males of...


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