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Tiffany, Lee, and Baby Makes Three

To say Realtree Pros Lee and Tiffany Lakosky live an active outdoor lifestyle would be an understatement as big as the bucks they routinely put tags on. From hunting to farming to scouting to traveling across the country filming their popular TV show Crush with Lee & Tiffany for the...


Top 10 Hunting Pet Peeves

Whoever said, “The worst day of hunting beats the best day of work,” has obviously never had a raging poison ivy rash where the sun doesn’t shine. He’s never listened to a cameraman’s gastric bathroom emergency at the base of his treestand. He’s never felt the weight of a tractor...


So, Did Your Deer Season Really Suck?

Back in August, Tony Hansen and I collaborated on the article 10 Reasons Why Your Deer Season is About to Suck . It was a popular story that got some lively comments, and we had a ball writing it. Probably because it came to us so easily. See, Tony and...


The Best Deer Hunters are Yankees ... And Why Southerners Disagree

A Southerner will claim that no one retires and “moves up North.” They’ve got tastier food because they season it, smoother whiskey because they age it and prettier women because … well, they just do. Must be the mild climate. And to all that, the Midwesterner rolls his eyes. No...


10 Reasons Why Your Deer Season is About to Suck

We know you. You’re the guy who, come November, will be complaining the loudest because you haven’t gotten a buck. Yet, here it is late-August—crunch time for deer hunters—and you’ve spent all summer doing absolutely nothing to make this deer season better. That’s right, my friend. Your deer season is...


Top 5 Hunts for Velvet Bucks

Whitetail bucks may shed their velvet from late August through mid-September, but for most, the process occurs between Sept. 1 and Sept. 7. It’s a short window, but if shooting a big velvet buck is on your bucket list, there are a handful of locations where you can pull off...


Lisa Brunner: Wisconsin Big-Buck Huntress

(Editor's Note: This Realtree Retro article was originally posted in August of 2011.) One hectic morning last fall, Jeff and Lisa Brunner were setting about doing what millions of you do: scrambling to grab a bite of breakfast while dressing for work and getting their two daughters ready for school...


Crazy Deer Stands

Ah, deer stands … rule number one is of course the obvious credo shared with real estate moguls: location, location, location. But there are a few other requirements for many. This short list includes concealment, and if possible, some creature comforts. Admittedly a little more attention has been paid to...


2013 Best of Realtree.com

On Realtree.com, we don’t pick the year’s best hunting blogs and articles. You pick them by clicking on them. So looking all the way back to January and continuing until now, here is the content you've clicked on the most. MOST POPULAR ARTICLES 1. Bows for Women. The 2013 Review...


Deer Hunting the Late Season

The end is near. After months of hope and promise, it's come to this: The late season. Let's put things in perspective here. There are many fewer deer running around the woods and fields now than just a few weeks ago. Freezers are full, deer are on edge. The weather...


7 Ways to Rattle in More Bucks

It isn’t often that a week's hunting vacation hits the rut right. I mean just right . But I did it in South Dakota the middle of last November. For three days, I'd get up early and glass bucks running helter-skelter across the open plains, charging any doe in sight...


Deer Hunting the Rut

Ever heard that phrase, “Rather be lucky than good?” This is the time of year to remember it. The rut’s reputation is one where bucks throw all caution to the wind and could come running past your stand at any time of the day. Dreams of a big deer can...


Jenae Settle's Kansas Stud

Hunter: Jenae Settle Buck: 150 5/8" Location: Southern Kansas Time of Year: September Weapon: CVA Muzzleloader


Deer Hunting the Pre-Rut


2014 Chevy Silverado Review

I blame Daniel McVay. McVay, by trade, is a land manager for Major League Bowhunter and a regular personality on Buckventures TV . He's also one of those guys who is instantly likeable and knows his way around the woods in ways few of us can comprehend. I met him...


Your Best Deer Season Ever: Opening Week


The Best Deer Scouting System Ever

Aerial maps and Google Earth have become indispensable tools for the modern deer hunter. Here's how to use them.


How to Become a Pro-Staffer

Plenty of hunters dream of joining a hunting company’s pro staff with the belief that they’ll get to hunt for a living, be paid big bucks and receive a closet full of free gear. For a handful of people who’ve reached celebrity status, this dream has become reality. For the...


Lee and Tiffany Talk Antler Dogs

A well-trained retriever can help you find more shed antlers in addition to fetching your ducks and pheasants. The Lakoskys explain where to start.


Realtree.com: Best of 2012

We’ve had a good year on Realtree.com—a record one, in fact, with more viewers reading more articles, watching more videos and leaving more comments than ever before. We want to do even better in 2013. If there’s a hunting topic you’d like to see covered, leave us a comment below...


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