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Southwest Rut Report: Deer Season Ends

As the final seasons close, we can’t help but reflect on the 2019-20 season and look to the coming fall, too. West Texas Judging from the continued stream of impressive trail camera images sent by my friend and dedicated deer hunter, Steven Tisdale, 2020 is shaping up to be a...


Southeast Rut Report: Reflecting on the 2019-20 Deer Season

We kicked off the 2019-20 Rut Report on October 2. Nearly three and a half months later, the whitetail madness is finally wrapping up. Deer season is over for most, and it soon will be for others. That said, a few states remain open, and a little rut action is...


New Realtree Gear for Camp and the Kitchen

Have you ever been on an airplane, seen a camo-capped stranger board, and thought to yourself, “I bet that dude's alright”? Us too. Thankful as you might be for good camouflage when a longbeard is staring you down at 10 yards, its meaning is unmistakable outside of the woods, too...


New Hunting Gear from SHOT Show 2020

Not everything at the SHOT Show goes bang . While there’s enough here to occupy a gun nut for all of 2020, this is also the place where much of the season’s brand-new hunting gear is debuted. From waders and knives (be careful mixing those two) to new packs, gun...


Realtree 365: Duck Hunting on Foot and a Louisiana Family Weekend

This week's Realtree 365 waterfowl roundup illustrates the ups and downs of the traveling duck hunter, and the Black Cloud crew must roll with the punches. Also, we join the Honey Brake crew for a special family hunt and then get a look inside the timber pack of a veteran...


New Guns and Ammo from SHOT Show 2020

The SHOT Show of today is a far cry from the first one, which was held in St. Louis back in 1979. It now occupies a 630,000-square-foot space in the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas and annually attracts more than 60,000 attendees. Put another way, it’s a gun show...


Realtree 365: Nearing Deer Season’s End

This week, on Realtree 365 , we join several different team members to see what their late seasons are looking like. The clock is ticking, but several hunters still have time to finish filling tags. These are their updates. Midwest Whitetail: Huge CRP Buck, Five Encounters with Marino Rating: 5...


Southwest Rut Report: The Rut Is Almost Over

Things are long over in Colorado. The New Mexico and Oklahoma archery seasons ended yesterday. Unfortunately, the festivities are slowing down in Arizona and Texas, too. Arizona For the next couple weeks, Arizona bowhunters can still chase Coues whitetails and desert mulies in the southern regions of the state. Darren...


Pro Tips for Duck Hunting’s Toughest Challenges

If you’ve hunted ducks and geese much, you know how this goes: You try a setup, but it doesn’t work. You rearrange the spread. That doesn’t work either. You try a different setup. Same story. You keep asking yourself, "What am I doing wrong?" Sometimes you can’t figure it out...


Don’t Get Killed in the Deer Woods

I remember practicing my shooting at a local firing range under my father’s supervision, prior to my first firearms hunt. Down the line another father was overseeing his teenaged boy as he shot several rounds from the bench. The boy suddenly looked back at his father to tell him something...


Realtree 365: Tough Arkansas Duck Hunting and Louisiana Cribs

This week's Realtree 365 waterfowl roundup showcases two facets of the duck hunting world: the long, sometimes tough grind of public-land hunting and the ins and outs of Honey Brake Lodge, Louisiana's premier waterfowl and recreation destination. Honey Brake Experience — Honey Brake Cribs: 20,000 Acres, 26 Beds, 19 Baths...


Small-Bore Shotguns for Duck Hunting

Why would any duck hunter trade his 12-gauge for a pipsqueak shotgun? There are several reasons, actually. How many times do you need a 2-by-4-esque punch to the shoulder from a 3.5-inch magnum before you wonder if there might be another way to bring down a duck? Reduced recoil is...


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