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How to Teach Somebody to Turkey Hunt

If you’ve never helped a beginning turkey hunter start climbing the learning curve, you’re missing one of the most enjoyable aspects of the sport. Archibald Rutledge wrote many years ago that “Some men are mere hunters; others are turkey hunters,” and he was right. There’s something about this bird, and...

6 Soil Types Every Food Plotter Should Know

Soil. It’s where life begins and ends. Somewhat unsettling to think about? Perhaps. But not from a food plot planting standpoint. Soil is of the utmost importance for those who plant food plots for wildlife. If you don’t know soil, you don’t know food plots. To plant a good food...

10 Tips for Being a Better Western Big Game Hunter

The West is a challenge. There's no denying that. But there are certain things you can do to make it less so. Here are 10 tips to remember the next time you head afield chasing western big game animals. Happy Feet Keeping your feet in good shape is pivotal to...

8 Tips for Better Big Game Hunting

Before you hit the trail, you'd better wrap your mind around these hunt-savers. The West is no joke. It can be overwhelming if you let it be. Make sure you're prepared before you embark on the hunt of a lifetime. The Right Camouflage Camouflage patterns have become extremely effective in...

12 Unethical Shots You Shouldn’t Take on Deer

Wait for him to stop. Let him turn broadside. Are you steady? Are you on him? Don’t take the shot unless you feel completely comfortable. These are all questions and statements I heard from my mentors when I first got into hunting. And I’ve said the same to those who...

7 Reasons Whitetails Survive Really Cold Winters

Winter. It’s a direful time to be a deer. But they’re built for it. And not by chance, either. Their very DNA is designed in a manner to equip them with the tools they need to overcome the harsh conditions they find for nearly a third of the year. As...

Best Bullets: Best Ammo for Deer Hunting

Deer hunting bullets are likely the most talked about topic in the whitetail world. The research certainly suggests it’s the most talked about. But why? Why are they so captivating? The reason is both simple and complex. There are many avenues of discussion when talking deer bullets. Ballistics. Bullet Style...

10 Tips for Deer Hunting in the South

Deer hunting in the South is a completely different animal than hunting in the northern half of the country. I won’t say that it’s harder. But it’s different. And what might work in one location might not in another. It takes a lot of trial and error to kill a...

Photo Gallery: What Gobblers Do While Hens Lay Eggs

Spring breeding season for wild turkeys is a stressful time, especially for dominant gobblers. Most of a gobbler’s energy is focused on displaying, gathering hens, breeding and battling rivals. As the season wears on, hens enter the egg-laying period. Gobblers are left to spend a portion of the midday hours...

2019 SHOT Show: Realtree Timber Hunting Gear for Every Season

Realtree.com Deer Hunting Editor Josh Honeycutt waded through the crowd at the 2019 SHOT Show to see what the show had to offer, what people thought about the new Timber pattern, and what gear is available in it for 2019. What you see here is just a very small sample...

10 Risky Yet Effective Deer Hunting Tips

Some of the best hunts I’ve been a part of were hunts where aggressive tactics were implemented. Here are 10 of those that have proven to be the most effective.

8 of the Best Deer Hunting Rifles for 2019

Good deer guns. Where would we be without them? The good news is we don't have to worry about that anymore. We have plenty of options. These eight guns are some of the best deer-hunting options on the market this year. And they all come in Realtree camo.