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  • The Great Debate: Firearms Hunting Seasons During the Rut

    I’m a hard-core, wholly-dedicated bowhunter. Outside varmints and predators (which I pursue with rabid obsession), most of my hunting involves bows and arrows. I grew up rifle hunting big game. I reload thousands of rounds of varmint and handgun ammo annually. I’m certainly not opposed to gun hunting, it’s just...

  • How Canoeists and Kayakers Kill More Deer

    Lightweight watercraft lend elegance to any outing, paddling silently and efficiently to access undisturbed bucks or penetrate country touched by few. You don’t need a boat launch or even a sloping beach to deploy canoes or kayaks, though. They can be set afloat just about anywhere, including along steep or...

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Midwest Rut Report: Mature Bucks Are Starting to Move

As we near the fourth week of October, pre-rut behavior is beginning to ramp up across the Midwest. Rubs and scrapes have continued to increase as well as daylight activity. Reports out of Minnesota indicate a notable uptick in scrape activity, some of which has begun to take place during...


How Canoeists and Kayakers Kill More Deer

Lightweight watercraft lend elegance to any outing, paddling silently and efficiently to access undisturbed bucks or penetrate country touched by few. You don’t need a boat launch or even a sloping beach to deploy canoes or kayaks, though. They can be set afloat just about anywhere, including along steep or...


Name That Realtree Pro Staffer: A First Kill On Camera

Can you guess who this Realtree pro staffer is before time runs out? Submit your answer in the comments below. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


8 Deer Hunting Tactics for Rifle Season

Gun season has been open for a week to 10 days. Guys have shot a bunch of bucks in your hunting area. The surviving deer hole up in cover and don't move much during daylight hours. Heck, many days it's tough to see the hair of doe, much less a...


Realtree Rewind: Two Big Midwestern Bucks

Hunter’s: Michael Waddell w/cameraman Steve Finch; Don and Kandi Kisky Location: Southwestern Iowa Hunting Method: Bowhunting Phase: Seeking phase of the rut Date: November 3-6, 2003 Weather Conditions: When we arrived, the temperatures were really cold. Just what we wanted! Cold and frosty — we were pumped. "When our time...


Hunting Ducks and Geese in the Fog

If you could design your perfect hunting day, what would it be? Most waterfowl hunters would want overcast skies and a stiff north wind to get birds moving. Add in some cool temperatures and maybe an impending storm, and marshes should be buzzing with activity. I love those elements, too...


The Chronicles: Hunting Mule Deer in Nebraska

Are you a mule deer fanatic? Check out the latest from The Chronicles as they chase big mule deer in Nebraska. Don't Miss: 5 Tips for Stalking Mule Deer Are you a big game hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting...


Midwest Rut Report: Significant Increases in Rubbing and Scraping

The recent cold front that swept through the Midwest kicked off pre-rut activity according to sources across the region. Mike Stroff of Savage Outdoors TV and Western Ranch Outfitters checked in from South Dakota with reports of increased daytime action and significant rubbing activity. Whitetail Properties Marketing Director Alex Gyllstrom...


Southwest Rut Report: Nocturnal Bucks Are Starting to Move Closer to Daylight

The whitetail rut is pretty much starting off as a slow trickle across much of the Southwest region. Along the South Platte and Arkansas river drainages in eastern Colorado, secondary scrapes are beginning to show up as bucks begin to spread out into their fall ranges. Daylight activity of mature...


Chasing November: Gross Booner at 15 Yards, Creek Bottom Funnels

Are you a fan of Chasing November ? Here’s the latest episode of the second season. Check out this week’s action. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Southeast Rut Report: Two States Seeing Incredible Pre-Rut Activity

Things are getting better. Colder temperatures are sweeping across the eastern states. We’re creeping closer to traditional peak breeding dates in parts of Georgia and South Carolina. And deer are acting like they’re supposed to in those two states. Even Tennessee is beginning to get in on the action. But...


Deer Hunting Tip: Why Deer Enter the Open in Low Spots

Deer are very intelligent animals. They know how to play the wind to their advantage. In this video, learn why they often enter openings from the lowest point possible. And don't forget to check out Dan Infalt's extensive article on how deer use the wind in the link below. Don’t...


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