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Do Your Deer Need Minerals?

Does deer mineral actually work? Of course it will attract deer, but do mineral supplements have any nutritional benefits for wild whitetails? If they do, what should hunters know about using them? We asked Alan Cain, the whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife, as well as Dr...


Travis "T-Bone" Turner on His Long-Standing Relationship with Realtree

Many Realtree fans have grown to love the character they know as "T-Bone" who appears on Bone Collector and Realtree Road Trips. Travis Turner is also an archery professional and tournament champion. In the following interview, Turner talks about how his work with Realtree has evolved from tuning a few...


Alpha-Gal Syndrome is a Deer Hunter’s Nightmare

Imagine that you shoot a buck and throw a nice, fresh backstrap on the grill in celebration. You gather around the table with your family for a meal, but after the feast, you fall ill. Rashes. Dizziness. Vomiting. Anaphylaxis. Excruciating stomach pain. That’s exactly what happened to Insights Hunting’s Glen...


How to Recognize an Easy Target Buck

Every buck's personality is a little unique. Some like to fight. Some are curious. Some are just hungry. These differences make some bucks easier to hunt than others. If I can find a buck with one of these eight personalities, I know my chances of getting him are pretty good...


Talk to the Tail: Understanding Whitetail Body Language

Whitetails get their name from their behind; specifically, the large, white patch on the underside of the tail. It’s used for sending all sorts of messages to other deer — and hunters can decode the messages, too, if they know what to look for. It’s all about the non-verbals when...


Jacob Wheeler Wins Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour at Table Rock Lake

The dramatic win staged by Jacob Wheeler at the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Stage Seven tournament held on Table Rock Lake was due to one thing: perseverance. The Realtree Fishing pro from Harrison, Tennessee, worked through a challenging problem that came up during the heat of battle at...


7 Steps to the Perfect Hunting Campfire

Fire building is a skill all outdoorsmen should learn. Those who venture outdoors needs this skill in their arsenal. Cooking. Water purification. Staying warm. Brewing a pot of Deer Camp Coffee . All good reasons to know this skill. Follow these steps when building a fire. And always keep safety...


10 Skills for Backwoods Survival

Being self-sufficient and able to survive in the absence of modern conveniences isn't just for doomsday preppers. It's necessary for all hunters. Plus, there's a great deal of confidence and satisfaction that comes with being self-reliant. These are skills everyone should know, and if you can master them all, you'll...


2019 CCA Florida STAR Tournament for Coastal Conservation

The CCA Florida STAR (Statewide Tournament and Anglers Rodeo) competition runs now through Sept. 2, 2019. Inshore and offshore divisions are slotted in, with redfish, speckled trout, snook, tarpon, grouper, kingfish, mahi-mahi and lionfish included. As this video shows, the STAR is a unique combination of conservation, data collection and...


How to Save Your Failed Food Plots

You clicked on this post because your food plot sucks. No judgment here. It happens. Luckily, while not every food plot can be saved, most failed plots that go astray are worthy of salvation. It just takes a little time. And in some cases, a little more money. We have...


Mess Hall Mixtures: 5 Food Plot Combos for Full-Season Attraction

Who doesn’t like seeing – and shooting – more and bigger deer? Ultimately, that’s the purpose of a food plot. Holding deer on your hunting ground throughout the season protects them from neighboring hunting pressure, and that helps to improve the herd’s age structure and increases your own odds of...


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10 Archery Mistakes That Can Result in Injury or Death

Mistakes. We all make them. But these are the types of mistakes you don’t ever want to make. Sure, you or whoever is affected might come back from it. But you (or they) might not. Take precautions and use common sense to prevent these 10 things from happening to you...


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