Editorial

  • Chasing November: Doubling Up on Big Whitetails

    Jacob Dye finds success deep in a bedding area where he is able to harvest his No. 1 buck just minutes after taking a doe. Andy Melton has a great hunt with two youth hunters in Tennessee, reminding us what hunting is all about. Don't Miss: What Is Whitetail Deer...

  • The 2018 Whitetail Deer Rut Forecast

    Here we talk about the whitetail rut and how you can determine when the rut will be in your area. Don't forget, follow Realtree's real-time Rut Report on Realtree.com and on Facebook Live every Thursday night at 8 EST. Don't Miss: Weekly Pro Rut Reports Are you a deer hunter...

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How to Read Rub Lines of Whitetail Deer

Here we talk about how to read rub lines and what it means for your deer hunting. Don't overlook this important aspect of scouting. It's one of the most valuable. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


What Is Whitetail Deer Carrying Capacity?

“Carrying capacity” is an often-used concept in deer management discussions. Biologists, managers and hunters routinely refer to the carrying capacity of an area, or whether a deer herd is above or below this magical point. However, is the term being used the same by each? What does carrying capacity actually...


How to Deer Hunt in Suburban Areas

The images are ingrained in our minds — a monster whitetail in a woodland setting or in a lush farm field. Since our infancy, those classic images have appeared in paintings, calendars, advertising and hunting magazines. So, it’s no small wonder that when hunters think of trophy-racked bucks, remote woods...


Pennsylvania Pheasant Hunting: More Birds This Season

A Pennsylvania native, I hunted cottontail rabbits with my late dad's beagles. Several over the many years were pretty birdy, often finding and flushing woodcock, ruffed grouse and yes, planted pheasants. Captured in memory: a rooster towering out of swamp tangle, the protesting alarm cackle of this cockbird, long tail...


5 Times Duck and Goose Calling Really Shines

In some duck and goose hunting situations, calling doesn’t matter. For example, few diver hunters carry a call, as divers tend to be less vocal than most puddle-duck species. And when birds have been pressured heavily, they sometimes learn to avoid even our most plaintive renditions of a lonely Susie...


Bowhunter Arrows Huge Yukon Moose at 15 Yards

Moose are gargantuan creatures. Having one at close range can be intimidating at best. But having one inside 15 yards, that's an entirely different story. See what happens in this hunt when Ralph Cianciarulo gets ultra-close to a Yukon beast. Don't Miss: Huge Bull Moose Charges Bone Collector Nick Mundt...


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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...


Chasing November: Redemption Bucks and Public Land Heartbreak

Days after missing a great Missouri 9-pointer, Mitch Mollerus gets redemption on his first archery buck in seven years. Josh Sparks and Jared Mills set up for a quick hunt on public land. Shortly after a rattling sequence, Josh gets his chance at a great buck. But things don't go...


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Realtree Fishing: 10 Questions with Mark Rose

Realtree Fishing tournament pro Mark Rose ended a storybook season in 2018’s FLW Tour as he won the Pennzoil Angler of the Year title over some of the best bass fishermen on the planet. It wasn’t a big surprise to anyone, as Rose’s consistency has been a linchpin of his...


Remington Introduces Premier Expander Shotshell Ammunition

Deer hunting. Hog shooting. This new shotshell slug provides an option for you. The Remington Premier Expander features Barnes all-copper-tipped Expander slugs. As shotshell dynamics go, six cutting petals deploy at impact, inflicting terminal damage and pass-through penetration. Delivering 2 3/4-inch or 3-inch magnum-caliber terminal performance in either 12 and...


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