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Tips for Busting Clays

I was very nervous about my first dove hunt. I was in my early 20s at the time and had never shot anything that moved. When I was a child, my father and I spent sunny afternoons shooting cans and other small objects with his .22 rifle, but I had...


5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Wild Pigs

I've been on many a spring turkey trip in places such as Florida, Texas and even California when a pig hunt broke out. Why? Read on . . . 1. Property Damage Control Pre-hunt discussions by friends, outfitters, ranch owners and others often conclude with statements such as: "And kill...


Realtree Video: How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Squirrel hunting is full of tradition. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. Some states like Kentucky offer springtime squirrel seasons. As always, check your wildlife regulations. 2. Move slowly along wooded game trails, two hours after...


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12 Reasons You’ll Suck at Deer Hunting This Season

I’m going to start this off by saying that I’m not a great deer hunter . In reality, I’m probably an average one. But I am confident in my abilities to find, target and kill mature deer because I pay heed to all the little things. The details. All of...


Deer Hunting Debate: Does Culling Really Work?

Culling for antler genetics has long been a hot debate in deer hunting. Is the cull theory true? Can you impact the herd enough to have bigger bucks? If so, is it even worth the time it takes to do it? Plenty of questions surround the topic, so I reached...


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How to Bowhunt on a Budget

Times are tough. The current political climate indicates it could get tougher. The well-heeled will remain privy to flagship bows, pricey arrows and broadheads and accessories priced in the triple digits. Working stiffs like us have to shop more carefully, but that doesn’t mean we have to go afield with...


Free Tick Identification App for Deer Hunters

Early identification and accurate information are vital in effectively responding to human and animal interaction with ticks, said experts in the entomology department at Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in College Station. To help in that response, they have developed and introduced a free mobile resource...


How to Hunt Groundhogs

Hunting groundhogs isn’t a new thing. Historically, people hunted them a lot, especially during the 20th century. But for some reason, it’s become all but dead in the last 15 years. There's been very little talk of groundhogs since the recent rise of big game hunting took hold in the...


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10 Ways to Identify Different Deer

No two whitetails look the same, body or antlers. One of the greatest things that’s come from the invention of the trail camera is the ability to better identify different deer. This has led to better management decisions across the country by helping hunters to quickly recognize and identify specific...


How to Glass for Deer

A big part of deer hunting is being able to spot deer. To do that, you need to be able to pick out the slightest bit of movement from a long way off. Or, sometimes you may need to be able to pick out the flicker of an ear entangled...


10 Backpack Hunting Basics for Western Big Game Hunting

Dave drove all night to reach the trailhead. After a short nap in the front seat of his truck, at daybreak he strapped on his 70-pound pack and began the long 8-hour hike to reach his camp-out area. It would be in the high 70s later in the day, so...


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The Ten Commandments of Food Plots

I don’t always plant food plots. But when I do, I plant food plots that don’t draw deer. Maybe that's not entirely true. Numerous deer have died at the hands of my food plot handiwork. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, the first five food plots I planted...


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