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5 Advanced Ways to Reduce Risks of Falling from Treestands

No one believes they’ll suffer a treestand fall, much less sustain a serious injury or die. I know I didn’t — until I did. Truth is, the odds are against you, as 67 percent of hunters operating from elevated positions eventually fall, according to published CDC accident statistics. Avoiding such...


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The Best Big Game Mascots in Sports

In a 2014 high school mascot survey, it was revealed that seven of the eight most commonly used mascots hail from the animal kingdom. Buy Now: Classic Lined Realtree Edge Clog That's not surprising. What was surprising was that the Eagles, Bulldogs, Tigers, Lions, Wildcats, Cougars, and Panthers have a...


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5 Reasons Bucks Have Antler Growth Deformities

I barely noticed the buck’s limp as it walked toward my treestand at a pace steady and quick enough that if I didn’t grunt him to a stop, I might have missed my chance. But I did notice one side of his rack seemed a little “off.” I was already...


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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...


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Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


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The Greats: Top Record Book Whitetails by Category

I’ll be the first to admit that big bucks are not the reason I hunt. If you want to know why I hunt, check out the series The Reason for the Hunt we’ve been producing for the last few months. Then you’ll know why we do what we do. Gear...


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20 Things to Know About Deer Body Language and Behavior

As a prey species, deer communicate through vocalization, body language and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair and tail. Whether used singly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and...


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5 Risky But Effective Deer Hunting Strategies

Deer hunting is about making the right choices at the right time to put in the right position to take a deer. But mature buck hunting is about taking calculated risks — because each trip afield has the potential to alert him to your presence. And while a bumped buck...


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5 Reasons Not to Call to Whitetail Deer

Calling is a tactic that is either loved or hated by most modern deer hunters. It either works a lot for them, or it rarely does. There isn’t much in-between. But I’m in-between. There are certain times that I will call to deer. But more times than not, I won’t...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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Perfect Your Release for Your Most Accurate Deer Season Yet

In archery and bowhunting, accuracy is achieved through consistency. The way your hand settles into the bow’s grip, the place where you anchor your shot when at full draw and the release of the arrow are a few major factors of consistent shooting. Proper release technique is one area that...


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20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You

Deer hunting is a whirlpool of beliefs, theories, facts and fallacies. Some ideas are right. Some are wrong. And others fall somewhere in-between. Gear Review: Rocky Broadhead Ultra Grip Gloves in Realtree Xtra Now, I’m not saying your granddaddy ain’t a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more deer...


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10 Whitetail Hunting Myths You Might Still Believe


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10 Most Expensive States for Deer Hunting


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10 Ingenious Deer Hunting Gear Items New for 2018

Looking to up your game in the gear department this season? These items will help you do it. Ingenious design work and years of research have led to these items. Check them out. And let us know what you think in the comments below.


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8 Reasons to Hate Public-Land Deer Hunting

I’m a positive, optimistic person, so I apologize up front for my headline’s negative spin. However, after 16 years of hunting deer on public land, I’ve about had it. Understand: I’m not throwing a pity party for myself, nor am I quitting. I’m just frustrated. And if you’ve hunted public...


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10 Innovative Deer Hunting Gear Items That Change the Game

Sometimes new hunting gear comes out and it’s garbage. We’ve all seen them — those atrocious new gadgets that look like they'll fall apart just by dropping it in a pile of leaves. But then, sometimes truly special pieces of hunting gear hit the market that make a difference. These...


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8 Ways to Draw Deer Within Bow Range

There are two mindsets when it comes to hunting. A) Go to the animal and get as close to it as possible. And B) Try to bring the animal closer to you. I’ve always been a Type-A person in this regard. That’s just my preference. However, type B can get...


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12 Things to Learn Before Bowhunting Big Deer

Mature whitetails are creatures all their own. There’s a huge difference between hunting deer and hunting mature deer. And there’s a big difference between bowhunting and gun hunting mature deer. Nothing against gun hunting — I love to gun hunt and do so regularly. But bowhunting is more difficult and...


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Your Ugly Hunt Camp Photos

Realtree asked for your ugly hunt camp photos and you delivered. Sure, these camps may be unappealing on the surface, but we know in the eyes of the hunt-camp inhabitants, these homely habitats are beautiful. These are the places where friendships blossom, families bond and memories are made. Do you...


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