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Guide: Non-Hunting Parents With Children Who Want To Hunt

There are no shortages of articles providing tips for avid hunters on how to introduce their children to hunting. It’s natural to want your child to enjoy the same pastimes you enjoy. But, what about non-hunting parents with children who want to hunt? This scenario may be less common, but...


CWD: Poised For A Perilous Road

Before 2002, few people east of the Mississippi River had heard of chronic wasting disease (CWD). Then Wisconsin officials announced they’d detected CWD in a wild deer from Dane County, in the south-central part of the state. No one recognized it at the time, but the destiny of America’s greatest...


How To Score Early on Geese

Early seasons for resident Canada geese evoke strong contrasts. Hunters often wear shorts and Crocs while battling mosquitoes to pursue a bird synonymous with the cold winds of autumn. And although resident goose seasons represent the first hunts of the year in many areas, those unsuspecting summer “park” birds quickly...


Oh, My Aching Back

When it comes to sitting still in a treestand or in the turkey woods for extended periods of time, I struggle—not so much from nervous energy, but from pain. After approximately 30 minutes of sitting in one location, my back begins to ache, then it begins to burn all the...


5 Whitetail Tactics You Won't Believe

Let’s cut right to the chase. Deer hunting is a complicated endeavor. It takes serious know-how to be good at it. A good hunter possesses both an analytical and a creative mind. They change things up. They think unconventionally. And they try things that others won’t. 1. Velvet Bucks and...


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Camo Goes Fishing

Camo works great in the woods. And it also looks great on the water. Members of the Realtree staff recently returned from the 2015 iCAST show where the leaders in fishing and on-the-water gear gathered to showcase their latest and greatest. And plenty of it was wrapped in Realtree camo...


Realtree is New Holland Smart

Ever wonder what it takes to keep Realtree Farms up and running? Well, here's a look at some of the key tools. Realtree's Bill Jordan was featured in New Holland's Smart campaign and provides a glimpse into the work that takes place at Realtree Farms.


3 (More) Things Every Deer Hunter Should Do Right Now

Back in my newspaper days, every night in the office featured its own deadline. There was a big, round clock hanging on the newsroom wall and everyone in that building knew where the hands were pointing. Missing the deadline wasn't something to be taken lightly. Miss the deadline and that...


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Ah, Summer

"Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January." Noted author Hal Borland wrote those words. And I have come to the conclusion that he must have lived in the North. Or at least...


Build the Ultimate Speed Bow

From buying and tuning a new bow to selecting the perfect arrow, here’s how to get blazing arrow speed without losing accuracy


5 No-Draw, Bargain Whitetail Hunts You Can Do This Year

The draw dates have all but passed. Kansas, Iowa, Montana, Colorado. Some of the best whitetail hunting in the nation -- and unless you applied for a license or are a resident, you aren't going to be hunting any of them this year. But don't worry. There are plenty of...


15-Yard Files: Bowhunting Osceola Longbeards Without a Blind

The 15-Yard Files is back for another spring of up-close, turkey-hunting action. The season opener takes us to Florida, where Cally and Annetta are hunting Osceola gobblers. Annetta is up to bat first. She finds herself staring down the barrel of her shotgun as an aggressive tom and a jake...


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