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Is That Head-Bobbing Deer Trying to Get You to Move? Maybe.

Anyone who’s hunted for any length of time has had a deer pick them off. Sometimes they peg you and immediately head for the hills. Other times, they don’t quite know what they’re seeing, but know it isn’t quite right. That’s generally when the head bobbing begins. So it begs...


Realtree.com Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...


Deadline Looming for Outdoor Industry Scholarship Opportunity

Most of the time we have to seek out opportunities. But sometimes, however rare it may be, opportunities come looking for us. This is one of those times. Videography. Photography. Writing. Editing. Public relations. Etc. If you’re aspiring to work as an outdoor communicator, this is an opportunity you can’t...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


7 Different Deer Taxidermy Options and Their Costs

Taxidermy has a rich history in North America. It’s been part of our deer hunting heritage for hundreds of years. Many people have had deer hanging on their walls for generations. See, deer mounts aren't just trophies as some people falsely believe. They’re preserved memories. They’re something to spark thoughts...


11 Deer Hunting Mistakes Even Experienced Hunters Make

Sometimes deer hunting seems like a simple thing. But most of the time our better judgment reminds us that there’s truly nothing simple about it. Whitetails are complex critters that take decades to understand. And while biologists and researchers have dispelled many myths and made huge strides, we’ve only begun...


5 Mature Buck Personalities We Hate

Every deer is unique. They have different facial characteristics, body size and antler structure. Most importantly, they have different personalities. That’s what makes every deer hunt different. Some bucks have personalities that make them easier to kill. Some are harder. Below are five of the latter.


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


10 Things Your Deer Hunting Mentor Hates

The future of hunting depends on us sharing the outdoors with those who may not have the knowledge, means or access to do it on their own. So there’s no greater act in the outdoor lifestyle than introducing someone to hunting. If you’re new to hunting, and have a mentor...


7 Deer Hunting Tactics That Don't Work Like They Did

Deer are pretty smart animals. They adapt quickly. Subtle changes in their environment don’t go unnoticed. Their senses are unparalleled. So it seems fitting and theoretically accurate to believe that certain hunting tactics might start losing their effectiveness over time. Maybe these are backed by fact. Maybe they’re just my...


15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


7 Bucks I Couldn't Kill and Why

I’m not an expert deer hunter. I’ve never claimed to be. Sure, I’ve been fortunate to take some nice deer throughout the years. But a fair number of big bucks have escaped due to my blunders, too. I can’t lie. My nerves have gotten the best of me on more...


2017 Realtree Father's Day Gift Guide

Your dad might be the "World's Best Dad," but he doesn't need a coffee mug declaring that fact. This Father's Day, get him something he'll truly love and use during his time in the outdoors. We've made shopping easy for you this year with a selection of item's he's sure...


2017 North American Deer Summit: Threats to Hunter Access

Hunter access continues to be a big issue throughout the country. Habitat loss. The sale of public lands. Private lands closed to all hunting. The list goes on. And hunters are finding it harder and harder to find a place to enjoy the outdoors. It’s because of conservation organizations such...


2017 North American Deer Summit: CWD Is Worse Than We Thought

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. CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred...


2017 North American Deer Summit: State of the Whitetail

The white-tailed deer is an extremely adaptable species. Throughout time, it’s learned how to adapt and inhabit a large variety of habitats throughout North America. But as resilient as it is, today it faces a variety of threats that pose problems for the future of the species. That’s one of...


5 Lessons Learned from Bucks I’ve Killed

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. Even when seasons close for the year, the preparation and work for next season begins. You never stop learning. The best deer hunters I know continuously seek knowledge to improve their understanding of the white-tailed deer. They get it. We all should. When I...


Want to Work with Wildlife or in the Outdoors? Check Out This Amazing Job Board

I just stumbled upon the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board posted by Texas A&M University's Department of Agriculture & Life Sciences and am flipping out. If you've ever wanted to work with wildlife, in the hunting field or in conservation and habitat preservation, look no further than...


The 2017 North American Deer Summit

The National Deer Alliance (NDA) is an organization designed by hunters for hunters. But more importantly, it’s an organization designed for deer. The NDA fights the battles that the resource can’t. It isn’t your typical deer hunting organization. And while we love what the Quality Deer Management Association , Whitetails...


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