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Realtree United Country Spotlight: New York, Tennessee, Missouri, Idaho and Arizona Hunting Land for Sale

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide a resource to the hunter seeking hunting land of their own. This is the second installment of a bi-weekly spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. You may also go to RealtreeUC.com to see...


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...


Is Your Budget Ready to Buy Hunting Land?

It’s gotten harder to find the perfect piece of hunting property, but it’s far from impossible. Realtree United Country’s land pros are here to represent avid hunters and prospective land buyers, but investing in property is a big decision – and there some gut-check questions to ask of yourself before...


The Ultimate Food Plot Plan

Life can be difficult for the landowner and/or land manager . But growing food plots and providing year-round nutrition for whitetails can dramatically add to your success as a deer manager as well as a hunter. Simply put, whitetails are going to be where the “groceries” are, and providing easy...


5 Steps to a Successful Food Plot

Food is a driving force of our daily life, and for good reason. After all, we are animals and all animals have to eat. So how does this affect us in hunting the animals we hunt? It really boils down to the food. In wildlife management, food plots are an...


10 Things to Use as Food Plot Screens

There was one particular food plot deer always used in daylight. The rest of my food plots looked like a vacant motel scene. But I couldn’t quite figure out why this one particular food plot produced so much daytime action. What did that one have that the others didn’t? All...


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Traditional Treestands: The Lost Art of Wooden Ladder Stands

My arms grew weary with each swing of the axe. Dad told me he’d finish the job. But I was too stubborn. My toothpick kid arms produced little momentum, but repetition and precision eventually achieved the goal. The thigh-sized cedar toppled to the ground. I felled that tree. We proceeded...


Problems and Solutions with Planting Food Plots in the Woods

You got permission to hunt a property. You leased a piece of land. Maybe you even purchased your own hunting oasis through Realtree United Country . Now, spring is over. The hot summer sun is upon us. And sweat drips down on the regular. Hard work is hard enough already...


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Realtree United Country Spotlight: Maine, Louisiana, Indiana, Montana and Texas Land for Sale

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide a resource to hunters seeking hunting land of their own. We’ll choose five new properties (twice per month) — from each region of the country — to feature right here on Realtree.com. You may also...


How Much Land to Plant in Food Plots

Opening day of gun season found me perched 14 feet in the air, sitting in my tripod stand and monitoring a food plot 100 yards in front of me. Less than an hour later, my sabot slug took down a fat, 8-point buck, making all the time and sweat equity...


3 Ways to Hold More Deer on Your Land

You've bought a new hunting property. Maybe you even purchased it through Realtree United Country . The first step in managing it should be to improve the carrying capacity of whatever game animal, or animals, you want to hunt. Immediately talk to your local USDA/NRCS agent and let them help...


Hunting Properties for Sale: Realtree United Country Hunting Properties

BREAKING NEWS: United Country, the largest seller of land and recreational properties nationwide, today announced a new partnership with Realtree, the world’s leader in camouflage design, marketing and licensing. Introducing, Realtree United Country Hunting Properties. This new brand specifically caters to buyers and sellers interested in hunting, outdoor recreation and...


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The Top 5 Hunting Land Management Articles of 2018

Land management. It's important and necessary for wildlife populations to thrive. Here at Realtree.com, we live for that. Conservation is everything. And if there's something that can be done to benefit the animals we love, we'll do it. We talk the talk, but we also walk the walk. Here are...


How to Use Prescribed Burning to Improve Wildlife Habitat

Prescribed burning safely reduces excessive amounts of brush, shrubs and trees. It encourages new growth of native vegetation and it creates shelter for animal species. It also helps reduce the catastrophic damage of wildfires. Don't Miss: 18 Trees Whitetails Need and How to Identify Them Are you a deer hunter...


8 Ways to Increase Antler Production in the Southeast

Realtree and Purina Wildlife Series are partners, along with a number of other quality companies that supply industry leading outdoor products. In addition to producing high-quality products, these companies are committed to wildlife management, habitat management and education. Bill Jordan is committed to doing whatever is necessary to continually improve...


3 Cost-Effective Land Management Tips for Hunters

Landowners or hunters interested in improving their land for wildlife will find creating openings or planting food plots to be the most effective way. Unfortunately, it is also the most costly. And of those costs, brush control is the largest, most continuous expense. Despite this concern, landowners have three brush-control...


Are Young Forests Overlooked Habitat for Whitetails?

Young forest is the new buzzword in the world of bird management and it turns out what’s good for the birds might just be the ticket for managing quality whitetails. In many states, particularly throughout the Appalachian Mountain and Great Lakes Region forest owners are being encouraged through cost share...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Buckwheat

This warm-season annual is a great food plot seed option for most hunters. It isn’t a legume or grain species. It's a forb and it can grow as tall as 4 to 5 feet in height. Crude protein levels are high, often surpassing 20 percent. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland birds...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Beets

While it isn’t common knowledge, beets are big in the United States. They comprise a large portion of our agricultural output each year. They’re grown for many different uses. But our favorite use is for drawing in and feeding white-tailed deer. The high level of sugar (upward of 20 percent...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Winter Peas

Winter peas. Both deer and deer hunters love them. They’re nutritious for deer and are a great draw during most of the season. It provides hunting opportunities and helps provide needed nutrition when food sources are oftentimes limited the most. This annual legume is a cool-season plant that’s high in...


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