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Whitetail TV: A Deer Story

We all have a story about who or what got us started in hunting. For some, it is passed down. For others, it's a matter of finding someone to learn from. Regardless of where you start, you end up with an appreciation for what it means to make hunting a...


Southwest Rut Report: Solid Rut Action in the Far Southwest

The Coues whitetail rut is well under way in most southeastern Coues whitetail areas of Arizona. What this means for Coues hunters operating under the archery-only season open right now is stand hunters guarding major sign-board scrapes or obvious topographical features such as saddles will likely see increased action in...


Southeast Rut Report: The Rut Is Starting to Peak in Three Southern States

The forecast is looking decent for the next week or so. In the Deep South, we’re looking at highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s and 40s. We’re expecting high temperatures in the 40s and lows in the 20s and 30s throughout the northern half of the region...


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Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) for Turkey Hunting

I killed my first turkey with an old Savage double-barrel 20-gauge shooting a 2¾ inch, No. 6 high brass pheasant load. Following a 70-yard standoff where the tom strutted, gobbled, and finally began inching closer after what seemed like an eternity, I pulled the trigger and killed him dead as...


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Use the Realtree Half-Ton Hauler at Turkey Camp This Spring

The Realtree Half-Ton Hauler Lift-Assist and Swivel Utility Dump Cart by OxCart is the ideal cart for use around turkey camp this spring. Use it to haul equipment, blinds, decoys, firewood or anything else you may need for a great turkey season. Best of all, the Half-Ton Hauler makes hauling...


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17 Cool Photos for Advanced Wild Turkey Gobbler Identification

High-quality optics, effective camo, woodsmanship skills and calling play a big role in tagging a boss gobbler. Scouting helps hunters identify individual birds by a unique gobble, body size, and/or beard and spur length. The digital camera age, (think cell-phone cameras), and high-resolution trail cameras, have enabled the turkey hunting...


Ways to Scout for Waterfowl When You Can't Be in the Field

There’s no substitute for in-field scouting. Keeping tabs on waterfowl movements and knowing exactly where to be each time you hunt is more than half the battle of being successful. But jobs, families and other obligations prevent most people from hunting every day or driving around each evening to locate...


Shoot More Mallards

From Minnesota to Louisiana, most duck hunters want mallards. Oh, they don’t mind other ducks. In fact, they welcome swift teal, eager gadwall and twisting, turning divers. But if you polled everyone with a duck stamp, a clear top duck would soon emerge: Anas platyrhynchos , the mallard. Degree of...


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Photo Gallery: Weird Looking Turkeys and Odd Bird Behavior

If you chase wild turkeys long enough with a camera, there will be images that can only be categorized as weird oddities, maladies and/or misfits. The following collection illustrates some of the more unique feathered characters I’ve been blessed to encounter.


3 Coyote Hunting Vocalizations You Should Know

You can improve your success calling coyotes if you learn to speak their language, and of all the sounds coyotes use to communicate, there are three you should have topmost in your coyote-hunting bag of tricks, according to Realtree Pro Staffer Fred Eichler . These three coyote vocalizations – lone...


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How to Get Your Turkey Hunting Grand Slam on Public Land

Have you ever thought of taking your turkey hunting Grand Slam on public land? I think it was my late friend Dwain Bland who first came up with turkey hunting’s Grand Slam concept of the 3/4 Slam. Dwain claimed the distinction, anyway, in his marvelous book Turkey Hunter’s Digest ,...


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10 Reasons African Plains Game Help Prep for Deer Hunting

Sooner or later, every hunter dreams of hunting in Africa. If you are bowhunter, the time has never been better as prices are ridiculously low. Consider this: A hunt for elk, caribou, whitetail deer, pronghorn and wild hog for $3,999, with all meals, transports, and licenses included. In North America,...


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