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Realtree in the Classroom

Are your kids bummed about spending the majority of their time in the classroom when they'd rather be outdoors? If so, brighten their outlook by outfitting them with some cool Realtree gear so they can show their love for all things outdoors, even when they're solving equations or conjugating sentences...


Using Google Earth Historical Layers for Deer Hunting

As a deer hunter, I love maps. There are all sorts of them that can be helpful to a deer hunter. Aerial, topo, plat, public/private land, hydro, and the list goes on. There are many types out there that are beneficial to hunters. But one that often goes unnoticed is...


How to Use a Trail Camera Timeline to Pattern Mature Bucks

Trail cameras have revolutionized the way we scout for white-tailed deer. Being able to scout when you aren’t afield is invaluable. They’ve truly changed deer hunting and done so for the better. They’ve energized deer hunting and gave it a shot in the arm during a time when hunter numbers...


Why You Should Save Your Best Deer Hunting Spot Until Late October

Deer season arrives and it’s like the opening scene of a 10-and-under motocross race. People fly around like they’re riding a bundle of bottle rockets and they're running into stuff left and right. Opening weekend of deer season is much the same, and many mistakes are made in those first...


Michael Waddell Reenacts the Luke Bryan Hunt Reaction

The famous Luke Bryan reaction after he killed his big deer was priceless. So priceless in fact, that Michael Waddell opted to do a complete reenaction of the event. Check it out. And let us know what you think in the comments below. Don't Miss: Buck Commander's Luke Bryan Gets...


South Carolina Suspends Deer Season Due to Hurricane Florence Flood Waters

Due to the extreme high river level and widespread flooding following Florence, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has declared a temporary closure for hunting within the Pee Dee and Waccamaw River drainage systems on all game species except for alligator, doves, hogs and coyotes. The department has...


Nick Mundt Arrows a Massive Montana Buck

Nick Mundt gets excited when he shoots a deer. But he got really excited when he arrowed this one. The hunt was great. The buck was cool. And the reaction was awesome. Check it out. Don't Miss: 15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry Are you a deer...


How Bone Collector Stands for Our Hunting Heritage

Michael Waddell and company live the outdoors. They don't just talk the talk. They walk the walk. And do everything they can to grow our heritage while doing so. Check out their mission in the video above. Don't Miss: Back When Deer Hunting Was Just That Are you a deer...


The 20 Seconds It Takes to Put on a Safety Harness Could Save Your Life

David Blanton of Realtree Outdoors and Glen Mayhew, president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, show how the ease of using a safety harness. Watch as David puts his harness on in less than 20 seconds. Take the extra time to put one on. It could save your life!...


7 Types of Openings to Focus on When Deer Hunting

Openings — also referred to as pinch-points, funnels and the truest definition of an opening (clearings and fields) — are oftentimes a bowhunter’s best friend. Being able to recognize them and then understand how to use them to your advantage is one of the biggest keys to bowhunting success. Here...


Duck Commander Justin Martin and His Thoughts from the Treestand

As I sit in this airplane and reflect on the past week, one word comes to mind: relationships. Now, you may be wondering how that can be the word I choose to remember from a hunting trip. I’m about to tell you why. I remember growing up watching hunting on...


How to Kill a Buck on the First Stand Sit

Pressure. It has the ability to virtually ruin a good hunting spot. And whether we realize it or not, we pressure deer every time we go afield. Walking through the woods. Checking trail cameras. Hanging treestands. Scouting for sign. Actually hunting. Everything we do applies at least a little pressure...


2017 Maine Deer Season Harvest the Largest in Last 10 Years

AUGUSTA, Maine – Deer hunters in Maine harvested 27,233 deer in 2017, the highest total in the last 10 years and an increase of 15 percent from 2016. “An increasing deer herd in southern and central Maine, and favorable hunting conditions contributed to the best deer hunting season in 10...


5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight

Big bucks are smart. They aren’t easy to get close to. They’re oftentimes reclusive, stuck in their ways and driven by survival. That makes hunting them more difficult than hunting other deer. But there are certain things and times to hunt that can help increase the odds of success. Here...


The Kill Box: Finding a Mature Buck’s Geographical Weakness

I’m blessed to live in an area that’s great for deer hunting. Good habitat. Quality genetics. An abundance of food sources. Average hunting pressure. Sure, we have our challenges around here. We don’t have rural Iowa- or Kansas-caliber bucks. We don’t have super-dense deer populations like Illinois or Texas. But,...


Do You Pee in Scrapes and Mock Scrapes?

I’d just cracked open the seal on a fresh bottle of Tink’s smell good. The pungent odor drifted up out of the bottle, mixed with the crisp October air, and smacked me right in the face with a wave of first-class stench. That’s when I heard it — my buddy’s...


Tyler Jordan's Biggest Whitetail Buck Ever

Tyler Jordan arrowed this giant Kansas buck and it scored a giant 181 inches. It isn't all about size. But your biggest buck is your biggest buck, right? Check this hunt out. Don't Miss: 10 Bowhunting Tips from Tyler Jordan Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to...


Michael Waddell's Deer Hunting Gear List

Deer hunting requires gear. Some gear items are necessary. Others are just good to have. These things, though, are on the must-have list for Michael Waddell. Don't Miss: Back When Deer Hunting Was Just That Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out...


Using Real Buck Urine to Heat Up Existing Scrapes

Mock scrapes are great. But finding a real one is even better. If you do find one, pouring some real buck urine into the mix can trigger the buck's curiousity that made the scrape to begin with. Hang a camera over it to see what buck it is and watch...


Must-Have Items for Your Deer Hunting Backpack

Deer hunting requires gear. Gear requires a backpack. And there are certain items that really put hunters at a disadvantage if they don't have them in that backpack. These items are a few of those things. Don't Miss: 8 Effective New Deer Hunting Gear Products You May Not Have Seen...


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