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Realtree 365: The Final Hunts From November

It’s the late season now. Attention is turning to food sources and unpressured pockets of bedding cover. But November was full of highlights. Here are the final hunts from the most magical month of the year. Midwest Whitetail: The Rut’s Final Days Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer...


Film a Duck Hunt Like a Pro

Watching the greenhead descend into a timber hole, air ripping through his primary feathers, you’d almost believe you’re snugged against a tupelo tree, waiting to call the shot. But you’re not in the marsh. You’re on your phone, sneaking a little of the boss’s time in your office to watch...


Monster Bucks: Don Kisky Tags a Huge Late-Season, Muzzleloader Buck

The late season can be the perfect time to tag a monster buck. Deer need to refuel from the rigors of the rut. And ag fields with waste grain are prime locations to catch deer doing just that. On this pursuit, Whitetail Freaks’ Don Kisky hunts the late season in...


How to Plant a Deer Orchard

Lush fields of clover, alfalfa and brassicas aren’t the only crops that will hold deer on your property. Once established, fruit trees can produce highly attractive forage for 40 years or more. The right trees produce edible fruit throughout the entire hunting season , drawing deer from a distance and...


How Bees Can Help Your Hunting

Honeybees are a great asset for wildlife managers. Installing beehives on your property will increase food plot production, improve production in native and cultivated fruit trees, and generally thicken cover across your property. The Case for Pollinators “Honeybees play a critical role in our development of new plant varieties for...


Realtree 365: Strong Rut Hunts, Gun Hunting at Its Best

December is here. But the magical month of November produced quite a few good hunts. Here are more highlights from the best time of the year. Midwest Whitetail: Snort Wheeze Brings Buck, Classic Deer Camp Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: 41 North Cast: Bill...


You Spooked Your Target Deer. Now What?

No one wants to jump a buck. But it happens, nonetheless. One of the top questions I get? What should you do after spooking a buck? Here’s the long answer. Assessing the Damage Bucks respond to danger in proportion to their level of fear. Bucks that are bad scared alter...


5 Things to Know About Big Mule Deer

Mule deer are a somewhat peculiar deer species. These western icons have a few tendencies that resemble those of whitetails, but with some distinct behavioral differences worth noting, too. Muleys are incredibly fun to hunt, and I’ve had the pleasure of chasing them many times in a few different states...


No Girls Allowed

Back in the 1960s, hunting was a man’s sport and not generally of interest to young ladies. Shooting game and traipsing the woods wasn’t considered proper behavior for the fairer sex. But some didn’t subscribe to that policy. Tes Randle was one of them. Tes was raised in a family...


Monster Bucks: Ben McDonald Arrows a Busted-Up Buck

Realtree pro staffer Ben McDonald heads to Kansas for a much-anticipated deer hunt. What he didn't expect was being there for 14 consecutive days. That's exactly what he did on this hunt, though. "I don't know if I've ever hunted harder for a particular deer, then that one right there,"...


Realtree 365: Bucks Are Still Up and Moving

November is getting away from us. But there are still some good hunts happening across the country. Here are just a few examples of the fun hunters are having. Midwest Whitetail: 200-Inch Deer Almost Lost in River, Public-Land Stud Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By:...


Monster Bucks: Bill Jordan Arrows Tall-Tined Texas Buck

Bill Jordan heads to Texas to share camp with Holton Deer Hunts, located just outside of Abilene. This part of the state is certainly known for giant whitetails. He sets up in a ground blind and watches a solid travel route. Shortly after settling in, a giant whitetail heads toward...


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