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Is This the Largest Buck of the 2019 Deer Season?

Every deer hunter has different goals and standards in terms of the bucks they choose to shoot. But I think we can all agree that, when a 260-inch deer steps within range, it gets shot at. Every time. Apparently, Jacob Darbyshire agrees. He recently tagged one of the largest non-typical...


Monster Bucks: Don Kisky Tags a Huge Late-Season, Muzzleloader Buck

The late season can be the perfect time to tag a monster buck. Deer need to refuel from the rigors of the rut. And ag fields with waste grain are prime locations to catch deer doing just that. On this pursuit, Whitetail Freaks’ Don Kisky hunts the late season in...


Jimmy Tapp’s Monster Non-Typical Kentucky Buck

Jimmy Tapp always dreamt of owning land and hunting giant whitetails like the ones found on Realtree’s Monster Bucks. As the 2019 Kentucky deer season drew near, Tapp and his wife Scarlett finally made it a reality. In September, they found exactly what they were looking for. While waiting for...


How to Plant a Deer Orchard

Lush fields of clover, alfalfa and brassicas aren’t the only crops that will hold deer on your property. Once established, fruit trees can produce highly attractive forage for 40 years or more. The right trees produce edible fruit throughout the entire hunting season , drawing deer from a distance and...


Guner Womack’s Huge 16-point Oklahoma Typical

Guner Womack is your model college guy. He goes to class, hits the books, and climbs into trees. But he started doing more hunting and less studying when a giant typical whitetail showed back up in 2019. But while they had this deer on camera for three years, they’d never...


How Bees Can Help Your Hunting

Honeybees are a great asset for wildlife managers. Installing beehives on your property will increase food plot production, improve production in native and cultivated fruit trees, and generally thicken cover across your property. The Case for Pollinators “Honeybees play a critical role in our development of new plant varieties for...


Realtree 365: Strong Rut Hunts, Gun Hunting at Its Best

December is here. But the magical month of November produced quite a few good hunts. Here are more highlights from the best time of the year. Midwest Whitetail: Snort Wheeze Brings Buck, Classic Deer Camp Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: 41 North Cast: Bill...


You Spooked Your Target Deer. Now What?

No one wants to jump a buck. But it happens, nonetheless. One of the top questions I get? What should you do after spooking a buck? Here’s the long answer. Assessing the Damage Bucks respond to danger in proportion to their level of fear. Bucks that are bad scared alter...


Texas Woman Killed by Feral Hogs

A Texas medical examiner says a woman who was found dead outside a home in Anahuac, Texas, earlier this week was killed by feral hogs. Christine Rollins, 59, was the caretaker of an elderly couple who lives at the home. When Rollins didn't show up at her normal time, the...


John Doan’s Giant Kentucky Crossbow Buck

Kentuckian John Doan was worried. He’d blanketed his farm with cameras since July, but the giant he’d watched the previous season had yet to return. Doan’s history with the buck started with a phone call in 2017. He was in the stand one evening when his wife called to ask...


5 Things to Know About Big Mule Deer

Mule deer are a somewhat peculiar deer species. These western icons have a few tendencies that resemble those of whitetails, but with some distinct behavioral differences worth noting, too. Muleys are incredibly fun to hunt, and I’ve had the pleasure of chasing them many times in a few different states...


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The Academy Sports + Outdoors Holiday Gift Guide for Hunters

Hunters can be picky when it comes to gear. Maybe even a little snobby. But Academy Sports + Outdoors has the goods. These are well-crafted products that get the job done. They’ll stand up to the wear and tear you put them through. The best part? It’s hunting gear. So,...


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