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Realtree’s “The Grigsby” Available Free on Realtree 365 App

Realtree introduces a new digital series called “ The Grigsby ,” which follows the famous Illinois Grigsby Farm, its family and staff, its hunting operation, plus land and wildlife management. This show is hosted by Realtree Pro Staffer Mike Stroff and is available for free on the new Realtree 365...


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Oak Tree ID Guide: The Different Acorn-Producing Tree Species

If you’ve spent any amount of time deer hunting in the timber, there’s a good chance you’ve hung a stand in an oak tree. Oaks are synonymous with whitetail hunting because of the acorns they drop in late summer and early fall. That mast crop gets a lot of attention...


Pay Dirt: Advanced Hog Trapping Tips

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Slade Priest Released: August 19, 2019 Runtime: 4 minutes 27 seconds Watch Here: Advanced Hog Trapping Tips Hogs can be a very real problem for hunters, farmers and landowners. That’s especially true if you fail to...


Pay Dirt: How to Trap Hogs

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Slade Priest, Barrett Van Cleave, Jason Heathcoe, Kinion Bankston and Duane Mitchell Released: August 14, 2019 Runtime: 11 minutes 5 seconds Watch Here: How to Trap Hogs Pay Dirt is all about land management. And this...


Pay Dirt: How to Make Honey

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Skeeter Cotton Released: August 6, 2019 Runtime: 8 minutes 29 seconds Watch Here: How to Make Honey A new original digital series titled Pay Dirt is available on the Realtree 365 app. Hosted by Midwest Whitetail’s...


7 Best Food Plot Shapes for Bowhunting Whitetails

Squares and rectangles and circles ... oh my. Food plots shaped like that are almost as scary as lions and tigers and bears. Trust me, I’ve planted a lot of them. They can work but if you’re a bowhunter, strategically shaping your plots will maximize the odds of close-range encounters...


Pay Dirt: Graft Apple Trees to Make a Poor Man's Orchard

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Jesse Randall Released: July 27, 2019 Runtime: 9 minutes, 11 seconds Watch Here: Pay Dirt: How to Graft Apple Trees Last week, the land management experts on Pay Dirt discussed the benefits of planting fruit trees...


Pay Dirt: Honeybees and Food Plots, Plus a Mississippi Dream Farm

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Roger Culpepper | Skeeter Cotton | Slade Priest Released: July 29, 2019 Runtime: 14 minutes, 18 seconds Watch Here: Do Honey Bees Improve Food Plots? Pay Dirt is an all-new land management show on the Realtree...


Pay Dirt: Planting Apple Trees for Deer

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Bill Winke | Slade Priest Released: July 16, 2019 Runtime: 9 minutes 48 seconds Watch Here: Planting Apple Trees for Deer and Other Wildlife A new original digital series titled Pay Dirt is available on the...


5 Secrets to Buying Good Hunting Land

You’re imagining it right now. A 50-acre tract of pristine hunting real estate. That shiny, newly printed deed sparkling when the light hits it just right. And a big buck up on the wall the first year of hunting on it. But are you ready to pull the trigger on...


5 Myths About Buying Hunting Land

Most deer hunters dream of owning their own land, but many believe it’s out of their reach. The thought of buying land can cause a lot of anxiety, but a lot of that is due to a few rampant misconceptions. In reality, buying land is a fairly simple process. At...


Land Growing: How to Flip Hunting Properties

Neighbor Billy Bob added another 200 acres to his ranch. Some chump half your age just bought the best tract of hunting land you’ve ever seen. You sit there, sulk a bit, then wonder how they were able to do it. According to Slade Priest, a land pro with Realtree...


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Hunting Land for Sale in Maine, South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to provide a resource to hunters seeking recreational land of their own. This is the latest installment of our property spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. Go to RealtreeUC.com to see all available listings.


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...


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...


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