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Wounded Bucks Run Downhill (and Other Advice to Ignore)

Sometimes we rely too much on what others have to say. But the best way to learn about anything is to experience it firsthand. We live in an era where knowledge is literally at our fingertips, but that access to unlimited information can have a counter effect. We don’t always...


Has CWD Ever Actually Killed a Deer?

Swim through the rough seas of deer hunting discussions on social media, and you’re bound to spy a vessel full of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) posts. And it’s a safe bet someone responded in the comment thread with something like, “CWD has never even killed a deer. If it has,...


Watch as Motorcyclist Hits Deer

YouTube user JayRinK had just started vlogging his motorcycle rides when he captured footage of his scary collision with a deer. At approximately 42 seconds into the video, you see a deer run across the road in front of the bike, which strikes it, sending the deer into the air...


How to Get in a Buck’s Way

Most of the time, whitetails use the land and terrain in the manner that keeps them safest. Too often, we hunters try to make deer go places and do things that contradict their instincts. Calling, decoys, scents, bait piles and even habitat improvements like food plots and hinge-cutting all have...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. Ben Harshyne of Hunterra Maps knows this well...


Pro Tip: 15 Pieces of Deer Gear You Can’t Be Without

Everyone forgets a piece of gear on occasion. And, if you’re anything like me, it seems like your equipment always breaks at the wrong time. It’s good to have a backup plan when things go wrong. But what things are most likely to be forgotten? What items are most prone...


Bump Scouting Deer

Don’t bump, pressure or spook deer. That’s what every expert, from TV show hosts to writers to podcasters, will tell you. Me? I say spook them all. But only once. I call it the bump scout, and it is one of the best ways to find a great hunting spot...


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25 Cool Trail Camera Photos You've Never Seen

I’ll admit to being a trail camera junkie. I run about 35 of them every year. Naturally, with several cameras running at all times, I receive some interesting images. Here are 25 of the wildest from the past few seasons.


Monster Bucks: Bad Shot on 180-Inch Oklahoma Deer?

In this installment of Monster Bucks, Daniel McVay sits high in a tree in Nowheresville, Oklahoma, and he's after a 180-inch giant. The monarch chases does into the open several times, but McVay has to watch the buck a long time before he gets a shot at him. Then, when...


Woman Bitten by Copperhead While Doing Laundry

A Pennsylvania woman is recovering after a copperhead bit her as she was walking down her basement stairs to do laundry. The copperhead was coiled on a ledge beside the stairs. Judy Reed, 65, called 911 and first responders rushed to her home. “She seemed shaken up. She definitely had...


Monster Bucks: Kansas Stud Charges Grunt Call

Check out this hunt from Kansas, where HeadHunters TV's Randy Birdsong calls a giant buck into bow range and takes a shot. The hit is a little low, but good enough to do the job. This action-packed rut hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIII, Volume 1. Hunt Tactic Used...


Police Surround House With Intruder, Discover Deer

I'm sure the police who surrounded a house in eastern Texas because they thought they had a burglary in progress were relieved when they discovered the intruder was actually a deer. According to AP , a woman heard glass breaking in her home and called Lufkin police. She hid in...


Deputy Saves Sleeping Couple From Rattlesnake

In the bizarre camera footage above, the rattlesnake slithering next to the sleeping couple's head is probably the least strange part about the entire scenario. I want to know what led this couple to choose the middle of a gravel lot as their sleeping location with nothing more than a...


T-Bone Arrows Monster Mule Deer At Close Range

Bone Collector's Travis "T-Bone" Turner knows how to shoot a Hoyt bow . His long-range capabilities are legendary, and sometimes a long shot is needed on a mule deer hunt. But not on this one. This hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIII, and in it, T-Bone gets up close...


Krysten McDaniel Hunts Crazy Non-Typical Buck

Krysten McDaniel and her husband, Josh, are big-buck slayers, but this beast of a buck is one of the duo's coolest. This whitetail likely sports some of the craziest antler characteristics in Monster Bucks history. The hunt originally aired on Monster Bucks XXIV. Hunt Tactic Used : Krysten and Josh...


10 Virtues of Good Deer Hunters

Virtues are instilled in us at an early age, but perfecting them takes a lifetime. Just as being virtuous is an important part of our humanity, it’s also important to who we are as deer hunters. Here are 10 virtues that directly impact your deer hunting success and enjoyment. The...


Monster Bucks: Blanton Tags Giant Drop-Tine Buck

Watch this flashback of Realtree's David Blanton on a South Texas hunt from the early 2000s. Bone Collector's Nick Mundt is behind the camera when Blanton pulls the trigger on a giant drop-tine buck. Originally airing on Monster Bucks XI, this is one of the best muzzleloader hunts the Realtree...


Bill Jordan Falls for Poaching Prank

Any good hunting camp should have its share of pranks. In this episode of the Realtree Outpost Podcast, Bill and Tyler recall a poaching prank that Tyler was able to pull off with the help of a few Realtree producers. There's footage of Bill's reaction. The full episode also talks...


5 Bad Excuses for Unfilled Deer Tags

Sometimes we have good reasons for not filling tags. Other times, we just have bad excuses, like these five phrases. 1. “I didn’t put in enough time.” Whether you’re after a trophy or just trying to fill the freezer, deer hunting requires time and effort. A lack of gumption generally...


Waddell Arrows Huge Buck from 10 Feet Off the Ground

Michael Waddell has made many trips to The Treasure State. And what a treasure he bagged on this hunt. Hunting along the Milk River, this 161-inch dandy walked within range and he took care of the rest. Realtree has featured a long list of Montana deer hunts. But this hunt...


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