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This Is Why Wild Deer Aren't Pets

A Tennessee woman learned firsthand how dangerous a tame deer can be when she was attacked by someone's "pet" buck. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the 1 1/2-year-old deer came up behind the woman, who was standing at a mailbox outside a business on North Springview Drive...


Tested: New Hunting Pack and Headwear from Ergodyne

Who doesn’t like new gear, especially when it’s good stuff that’s affordable? I’ve been testing these three products — a new rucksack, face mask and beanie — from Ergodyne this deer season, and that’s exactly what they are. Good stuff that’s affordable. Here’s the 411. Arsenal General Duty Gear Backpack...


6 Guide Level Rut Hunting Tips

Few people log more time in the deer woods than hunting guides. Knowing their craft is a necessity to their livelihood. Bad deer guides don’t last. That’s why we asked some of the country’s most established outfitters for their best rut-hunting secrets. Here’s what they said. No. 1: Hunt on...


How to Kill a Locked Down Buck

The rut is in full swing, and there’s a hot doe dragging a big buck behind her everywhere she goes. That’s the good news. The bad? She’s nowhere near your treestand. This is what we call the lock-down phase; it’s that period of the rut when a doe is receptive...


Is Big Buck Scrolling Ruining Your Season?

Ever seen a black-and-white photograph of a freakishly large buck, hanging from a rough-hewn meat pole? Maybe there was a hunter in a checked coat beside it, holding a rifle. Maybe he was even smiling. Those photographs are from an era long past. Things happened slower back then, including the...


Is Public Land Deer Hunting Really That Bad?

From the wide-open expanses of southwestern Kansas to the foothills of southeastern Ohio, I’ve spent a good bit of time chasing whitetails on public ground. I’ve hunted large and small tracts with varying amounts of competition. Public land can get a bad rap, but the truth is, some hunters overexaggerate...


Injured Buck Kills Arkansas Hunter

A muzzleloader hunter thought a deer he'd shot was dead, but he was mistaken. When he approached it, the wounded animal attacked. In an interview with ABC News , Keith Stephens, chief of communications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said that 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot the buck from...


Deer Crashes Through Photographer's Moving Car

The hunting might get better as the rut gets closer, but this time of year is also the most dangerous one of all for vehicle-deer collisions. Roger Johnston, a photographer from Rome, New York, knew this, but he was no less surprised when a deer actually jumped through his car's...


Check Out This Life-Sized Deer Wedding Cake

The Pennsylvania couple had the plastic antlers, they just needed the wedding cake to match, and the Shady Maple Farm Market delivered with a realistic, life-sized deer cake that has everyone talking. Cake decorating supervisor, Pam McNeal, is being recognized for her amazing work on the cake, which went viral...


7 Scouting Tips for Modern Hunters

The shrinking availability of hunting land is a major concern, and there are many reasons for it: Suburban sprawl. Leases. Private landowners who don’t grant permission. All of these things make it difficult to find ground. But dedicated deer hunters won’t let that stop them. In fact, finding new hunting...


Watch Original Hunting and Fishing Shows on Realtree 365

Want access to the best hunting and fishing content from Realtree whenever and wherever you desire? Better yet, do you want that access for free? The new Realtree 365 digital platform delivers by putting the outdoors into your smartphone, tablet or directly to your TV through all streaming devices. Simply...


8-Point Buck Crashes Through Salon Window

Time at the salon is supposed to be relaxing, but the customers at one Long Island, New York, salon got quite the shock when a buck crashed through a window and jumped over a woman who was sitting on a couch. According to ABC 7 , the incident occurred at...


Alabama University Offers Outdoor Industry Curriculum

College students often have to put their hunting and fishing on hold because of lack of access and limited funds. But there’s a university in Alabama that not only seeks out students who love the outdoors but even takes them hunting and fishing. Best of all, students can even earn...


Stick to Your Stand, or Move?

It’s Friday afternoon, and you’ve clocked out for the last time this week. The weekend is here, you have two days to hunt, and four or five stands to choose from. So, what’s the plan? Should you try to hunt several of those stands, or pick one and stick with...


5 Crazy Places Big Bucks Hide

You spot a dark object slinking through the brush. Mud-stained hooves splash in murky water. A strain of the eyes and a few seconds of held breath reveal a heavy-racked buck. He stops abruptly at 20 steps and grunts. Is the aforementioned scene happening to you each season? If it’s...


Why Your Target Buck Disappeared

You patterned a buck all summer long, only for it to up and vanish shortly after the opener. It’s not as random as it seems, and it’s likely not the end of the story. There are several reasons why bucks disappear in the early fall — and some good ways...


Tested: Non-Typical Early Season Camo Tech Hunting Suit

As long as hunters are slinging arrows at deer, they’ll need quality gear. Of course, the definition of quality has evolved alongside the rest of our equipment and tactics. We recently tested Drake’s Non-Typical early season Camo Tech suit. Here’s the 411 on the 1/4 zip shirt, pants and hat...


5 Great Over-the-Counter Deer Hunts for 2019

No one wants to wait two, three or four years to draw a deer tag. That’s for the birds. And applying for preference points is a hassle. You want to be able to pack the gear, crank the truck, hit the road, buy your license, and start hunting when you...


Tested: Lacrosse Alpha Agility Rubber Boot Review

People are excitable — and perhaps even a little snobby — about their kicks, and hunters aren’t immune to that common truth. Most people just care about how they look, but hunters demand performance. They have to look the part, and act it, too. These boots must walk the walk...


Wild Buck Photobombs Michigan Couple's Wedding Photos

A deer, well-known in the Saugatuck, Michigan, area for its friendly nature, decided it just had to have a bite of a bride's bouquet during a wedding photo shoot. According to Newschannel 3 , Luke and Morgan Mackley had just walked to the edge of a field with their wedding...


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