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Memories of Squirrel Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel-camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting Bull...


Realtree 365 Now Featuring Monster Bulls

Nothing fires up the Realtree crew like pointing the truck westward for elk season, and that excitement comes through bigtime on Monster Bulls – now available for free on the downloadable Realtree 365 app or at 365.Realtree.com. Watch unreal footage of huge elk in a frenzy of fall action. Monster...


Realtree’s “The Grigsby” Available Free on Realtree 365 App

Realtree introduces a new digital series called “ The Grigsby ,” which follows the famous Illinois Grigsby Farm, its family and staff, its hunting operation, plus land and wildlife management. This show is hosted by Realtree Pro Staffer Mike Stroff and is available for free on the new Realtree 365...


Been Hunting the Same Farm for Years? Read This.

All hunting properties change. The changes can be subtle, like a maturing timber canopy snuffing out early successional growth, or they can be more abrupt — like a clear-cutting operation next door. These things reroute deer movement and as hunters, we must be attune to them. But that’s not always...


Monster Bucks: Kandi Kisky Tags Giant Cornfield Buck in Iowa

In this week's episode of Monster Bucks, Kandi Kisky deer hunts in Iowa. She and husband Don set up in a blind overlooking a cut cornfield. Then, a stud of a buck enters the open and shows us all the proper way to eat corn on the cob. In true...


Realtree 365: Huge Bucks, Monster Bulls and Big Green Tractors

Like all weeks before and all to come after, Realtree 365 was straight up lit this week. From deer hunting to elk hunting to land management, we have your outdoor fix. Live vicariously through these shows, and then get out there and enjoy it yourself, too. Here’s what dropped in...


The Killing Tree

It takes recognizing the perfect tree — the killing tree — to arrow big deer on a consistent basis. Individual bucks have their own personalities and their own ways of doing things, especially when they get older. My friend Jim Hill has taken many nice bucks with his bow. He...


How to Survive Crazy, Crowded Duck Openers

Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Sept. 22, 2016. Go ahead. Admit that you love yet dread the opening day of duck season if you hunt public spots. You detest the crowds, loathe the skybusters and can’t stand the circus atmosphere. You can’t work a flock without having some...


Whitetail TV: Season Prep, Friendly Banter and Albino Deer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Tyler Jordan, Roger Culpepper, Phillip Culpepper, Bart Goins, Blair Goins, Joe Schults and Doug Hampton Released: September 4, 2019 Runtime: 12 minutes 50 seconds Watch Here: Season Prep, Friendly Banter, and Albino Deer Whitetail TV is...


Public Land Deer Hunting You Don't Know About

I have seen a lot of changes in the 45 years that I’ve been bowhunting for whitetails, but without question the most alarming is the increased difficulty in finding a place to hunt. When I was starting out in the 1970s, I could knock on the door of most any...


7 Reasons Why Kids Aren’t Deer Hunting

We’ve lost more than 18 million hunters since 1982. There was a decline of 2.2 million active hunters from 2011 to 2016 alone. We’ve talked about all the reasons before. There’s less available hunting land, an aging hunting population, and a shift from rural to urban living. That five-year loss...


Realtree 365: The Yakama, Big Velvet Bucks, and Summer Scouting Jokes

Summer is fading. Fall is swiftly approaching. And this week’s Realtree 365 content certainly shows that. From elk hunting to big whitetails to a little bit of outdoor comedy, you’ll get your hunting fix in this week’s key features. The Yakama: A Realtree Natives Story Rating: 5 out of 5...


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