Elk

  • 7 Elk Hunting Tips from Real-Life Elk Hunters

    Elk hunting is a serious sport for serious hunters. There's nothing easy about it. And there are many elk enthusiasts who have a wealth of knowledge. Here we have seven great tips from hunters throughout the country. 1. Truly Understand the Meaning of Elk Hunting It's not just about killing...

  • How to Plan a Western Big Game Hunt

    There’s no mystery here. While white-tailed deer are highly worthy game, but they lack a certain variety and normally don't offer the wide-open vistas and wild country the West offers in spades. The West can also require mental and physical toughness whitetails seldom ask of a hunter. Most importantly, most...

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15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


Another Way to Find Somewhere to Deer Hunt

Finding a place to hunt is continuously becoming harder and harder to do. It's certainly led to a decline in hunter numbers over the last decade. Kip Campbell with Red Arrow TV is here to share a message and help with that. Don't Miss: The Parts of the Compound Bow...


Backpacking Nutrition for Backcountry Big Game Hunters

The nutritional strategy of a backcountry bowhunter requires a systematic approach as cooking methods and food variety is limited. Here is my best recommendation for sustained energy levels, peak performance, combined with the most efficient system. Meal Components For breakfast and snacking, the staple of my backcountry diet is a...


State Supreme Court Hits Captive Cervid Hunting Industry Hard

High-fenced hunting operations have always taken a bit of heat for ethical reasons. Many hunters and non-hunters alike disagree with the unnatural and unfair advantage hunters have when hunting deer, elk and other cervids inside of enclosures. Now, they’re taking more heat due to their possible contribution to the spread...


The Importance of Knowing How to Read Animal Tracks

Woodsmanship. It’s an important part of being a hunter. Sadly, many feel that it’s a dying art. While trail cameras, extended effective ranges of weaponry and other technological advances are certainly helpful and welcome, I fear they’ve resulted in less woodsmanship across the board. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a...


10 Mistakes Adults Make When Hunting with Kids

I was looking forward to my first turkey hunt with my two young boys. I’d envisioned a quiet, peaceful morning in the blind while we waited for the birds to show up. I’d already talked with them extensively, and had explained what a privilege going hunting is. I felt sure...


5 Times When Hunting Adventures Turned Deadly

Spend enough time in the outdoors hunting, especially in the backcountry, and odds are good that you'll eventually find yourself in a less-than-safe situation. Bear attacks, tree stand falls, fast water; the list of dangers are many. The following tales are real. They show us just how quickly things can...


12 Steps for the Best Deer Hunting Trophy Photo Ever

The pre-season is here , preparations are being put in motion, and we’re knocking on opening day’s door. Just about every deer hunter I know is licking their lips and chomping at the bit. It’s like the night before the toilet seat horseshoe tournament at the county fair. And yes,...


Behind the Scenes of Realtree's TV Shows

When viewers watch "Realtree Outdoors " and "Realtree Road Trips" on the Outdoor Channel, or "Monster Bucks" on the Sportsman Channel, they see that we’re having a lot of fun spending time with each other, traveling the country and hunting in beautiful and remote places. While that is all true,...


5 Handgunning Essentials for Western Hunting

Western hunting is hard enough. Thrown a handgun into the mix and it gets even harder. Should you decide to try handgunning on the prairie, some specialized gear to remember includes: 1. Shooting Sticks or Bipod It's important to have a solid rest -- especially when hunting in the open...


Answers to Common Questions About Deer Antlers

Deer hunters love antlers. While antlers aren’t the primary reason most hunters pursue whitetails, it is the odd hunter who doesn’t enjoy seeing them. Here are some answers to common questions about antlers. I had a gentleman approach me at a recent seminar and tell me he read that medical...


How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...


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