Black-Tailed Deer


5 People to Share a Hunt with Before It’s Too Late

For most of us, hunting is a personal journey. But that doesn’t mean you always have to go by yourself. Some hunts lend themselves to time alone, but other styles of hunting are more social, and it’s important not to forget the rich tradition of family and friends in our...

How to Clean a Deer on Your Tailgate

Back to Bow Season: Great Deer Hunting Gear for 2019

The gear we take to the woods has a special place in our hearts. And most of us are pretty passionate about the brands we support. If you’re a die-hard gear nut, or if you're shopping for something specific, like a new bow or pack and want to see what...

Tested: Insights The Vision Hunting Pack

I’ve been putting The Vision pack from Insights Hunting through the wringer since last September. If you’ve never heard of this pack, it’s pretty innovative, and you can even strap it to the tree. A full season (and off-season) with this pack has shown me its true worth. Here’s the...

How to Make $15 Watering Holes for Deer

When deer rise from their beds in the evening, studies have shown they generally go to water before going to food. Yet, water as part of a hunting strategy is often overlooked. Creating water sources in areas where deer might not have immediate access to it is very beneficial. In...

Alpha-Gal Syndrome is a Deer Hunter’s Nightmare

Imagine that you shoot a buck and throw a nice, fresh backstrap on the grill in celebration. You gather around the table with your family for a meal, but after the feast, you fall ill. Rashes. Dizziness. Vomiting. Anaphylaxis. Excruciating stomach pain. That’s exactly what happened to Insights Hunting’s Glen...

10 Virtues of Good Deer Hunters

Virtues are instilled in us at an early age, but perfecting them takes a lifetime. Just as being virtuous is an important part of our humanity, it’s also important to who we are as deer hunters. Here are 10 virtues that directly impact your deer hunting success and enjoyment. The...

7 Expert Big Game Hunting Tips from the Pros

The experts. They know a thing or three about bringing down big game. That’s why we’ve tapped into the Realtree pro staff to dig into their knowledge of the animals they pursue. Here are seven top tips for hunting the big ones.

10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...

5 Reasons to Buy the New Elite Valor Budget Bow

There are a lot of great new bows on the market today. Problem is, most of them that offer flagship-level performance will also pillage your pocketbook. That makes the new Elite Valor worth a serious look. “We heard dealers and bowhunters around the country asking for an affordable bow that...

Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack. Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a...

30 Deer Hunting Safety Tips

Safety. It's rule No. 1 when deer hunting. Be responsible. Be safe. Here are 30 things you should be sure to do (or not do) while in the field.