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Call a Hen and Get a Gobbler

You try to play fair. You float some soft, sweet yelps hoping to pull that gobbler to you, right off the roost. He flies down, gets fired up, and then the boss hen strides in out of nowhere and intercepts your bearded bird of future bragging rights. Roosted ain’t roasted,...


Realtree 365: A Duck Season for the Ages, and Selecting the Right Choke

In this week's Realtree 365 waterfowl roundup, we recap the epic 2019-'20 season with Honey Brake Lodge . Then, the Black Cloud crew reveals how to select choke tubes for different waterfowl hunting situations. The Honey Brake Experience on Realtree 365: A Season to Remember Rating: 4.5 out of 5...


Bill Winke’s Deer Show

Legend has it that Bill Winke was born in a Redneck blind. That’s fitting, because today, he’s the founder and head honcho at Midwest Whitetail — a leader in the world of outdoor hunting videos. However, it wasn’t until 1988, at the age of 25, that Winke killed his first...


Game Warden Tips for Stopping Trespassers

Two years ago, a trespasser tried to kill me. While checking treestands, I noticed someone had tampered with a climbing stand that I’d strapped permanently to a tree. Originally, the climbing cables were attached, and a ratchet strap added further stability on the top and bottom sections. It wasn’t going...


The Gobblers of Heart Attack Mountain

The mountain had an official name, which I can no longer remember. But it doesn’t really matter. “Heart Attack” tells you everything you need to know. The spacious flat top was, and no doubt still is, a good place for a gobbler, but it’s not a friendly place for a...


Realtree 365: Honey Brake's Creative Crew and One Last Ride for Ducks

In this week's Realtree 365 waterfowl roundup, we get an inside peek at the creative folks with The Confluence Group, the marketing arm of Honey Brake Lodge. Then, we catch up with Dennis and Billy as they savor the final moments of duck season. The Honey Brake Experience on Realtree...


Major League Fishing Pro Jacob Wheeler Dominates Lake Eufaula Event

Off to a dominating 2020 start, Major League Fishing (MLF) pro Jacob Wheeler led all anglers with a Period 3 win in the recent B&W Trailer Hitches Stage One Championship Round. Wheeler, whose sponsors include Academy Sports + Outdoors and Realtree Fishing, caught 24 hard-earned fish. The 68-pound total distanced...


3 Killer Sounds for February Coyote Hunting

William Prescott famously told the boys at the Battle of Bunker Hill, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.” Coyotes don’t have white eyes but if you try these calling tips on your next hunt, you might get to hold fire until they’re in that close, too...


Why February Is the Best Time to Check Your Deer Gear

I’m not a big fan of February. It’s dark when you leave for work, it’s dark when you get home, and it’s too cold to putter around outside. What’s the bored deer hunter to do to wile away those slow days until the spring gobblers start to hammer and strut?...


How to Build a Buck Bedding Area

We all need a place to lay our heads after a long day. The same goes for big, mature bucks. But not all private land has adequate bedding cover to hold deer during legal shooting hours. Fortunately, in many places — and for many budgets — that can be fixed...


Realtree 365: Finishing Strong on Ducks in the South

In this week's Realtree 365 waterfowl roundup, the Black Cloud crew and friends make the most of a late-season duck hole and finish their 2019-'20 campaign with straps full of green. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Last Ride: Success Down South with a 6-Man Limit Rating: 4.5 out of...


5 Snow Goose Stops You’ve Never Tried

Chasing spring snow geese is one of the fastest growing pursuits in hunting, and with good reason. The most obvious of its attractions are the tens of millions of birds that string out from Texas to the Canadian tundra and from the coast of California to the Eastern Shore. But...


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