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12-Year-Old Nails 211-Inch Buck

Just about every deer hunter has a goal. Some hunt strictly for meat. Some want to take their first buck. Others want to shoot mature deer only. And the minds of others feast on thoughts of taking a monster buck that breaks the 200-inch mark. The latter was young Westin...


How Mule Deer Kicked My Butt, Again

The first time I ever went mule deer hunting I shot a nice 4x4 buck with a bow from a ground blind at about 30 yards. He was feeding in a Colorado alfalfa field on a chilly September evening, and my buddy Miles Fedinec was in the blind with me...


Katie Van Slyke’s Freaky Tennessee Buck

Katie Van Slyke is no stranger to bowhunting, and she spends a good portion of the year working alongside her husband, Jonathan, to prep for deer season on the family farm. This year, all of the hard work led to her first velvet buck, and one with a rack crazy...


Watch: Woman Fends Off Large Alligator From Her Paddleboard

A woman paddleboarding at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida, had a terrifying encounter with a large gator, and she caught it all on camera. According to CLtampa.com , Vicki Reamy Baker posted footage to her Facebook page showing her fending off the alligator and asking it, “Why are...


Human Remains Found in Alligator Suspected of Killing Louisiana Man

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officers have captured the alligator believed to have attacked and killed a man in his shed during the flooding following Hurricane Ida. According to fox8live.com , St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the more than 500-pound, 12-foot alligator in the Avery Estates...


Mississippi Limits Out-of-State Hunters, Oklahoma Delays Season Dates, and Ohio Mulls Lowering Bag Limit

In some states, wild turkey populations have declined. Turkey diseases, predator influences on poult and nesting hen survival, habitat fragmentation, poaching — and yes, even complacency among members of the nonhunting public — all factor into modern-day conservation decisions. Adjusting season dates, bag limits, and even coordinating hunter participation to...


8 Things to Know About Drought and Western Big Game Hunting

Hunters across the West are welcoming archery season with smokey skies and above-average temperatures. Many states had blazing hot streaks and little to no rain for most of the summer. This created devastating drought conditions and widespread fires. More than 95% of the West was in a drought in August...


Watch: Alligator’s Mouth Fills With Smoke After Biting Drone

A group of tourists hoping to get some up-close drone footage of an alligator in the Florida Everglades got quite the smoke show instead. FlKeysNews.com reports that the tourists were trying to film an alligator known as “George” when it chomped down on the drone and ended up with a...


How and Where Big Bucks Move in September

One September day Kevin Jaegers checked his trail camera and about fainted — there were multiple images of a 200-class giant with massive drop tines! Jaegers picked a spot and hung a treestand for the bow opener. “I figured if I was ever going to see this buck, the first...


Authorities Search for Man Attacked by Alligator in His Shed During Hurricane Ida

Authorities are searching for the body of a Slidell, Louisiana, man attacked by an alligator while in his shed during Hurricane Ida. Storm surge had flooded the area, filling the shed with several feet of water. Capt. Lance Vitter with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office told WWLTV.com that the...


Travis “T-Bone” Turner on Archery and Camo

There was a time when Travis “T-Bone” Turner was afraid to pull back a bow. That was long before making a name for himself as a world champion 3D tournament archer and hunting personality on popular Realtree TV shows and videos, of course. But when Turner was 10 years old,...


3 Top States for DIY Big Buck Hunters

For a Do-It-Yourself hunter, nothing beats the simplicity of traveling to another state, buying a deer tag over the counter, and then going to the woods. There are plenty of places for us DIYers to hunt like that and probably get a shot at a deer, too. But not as...


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