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New Hunting Clothes For 2016

Every year, new hunting clothes hit racks and stands all across the country. And every year, I take joy in trying them on. It may or may not be obvious, but I’m a bit of a camouflage freak. Seeing the latest Realtree camouflage patterns on the newest clothing gets me...


This is How Baby Raccoons Drink a Bowl of Milk

Have you ever enjoyed a dish so much that you just wanted to dip your entire face in it? For me, chocolate cake comes to mind. Of course, I've not done that...because it would be classless and rude. Sometimes being a civilized human being has its drawbacks. But these baby...


Woman Receives Negative Comments for Approaching Wild Lynx with Video Camera

Few people have the privilege of seeing a lynx. Known as the “ghost cat,” the lynx is rare and elusive. Yet, while hanging out by the Terrace Bay Canada Post Office in the middle of the day, one bold Canadian lynx allowed itself to be filmed by an equally bold...


75-Year-Old Woman Chokes Rabid Raccoon to Death

I’m sure 75-year-old tai chi instructor Cas Overton never thought she’d have to use her martial arts skills on a vicious wild animal, but her physical and mental training paid off last week when she actually had to choke to death a large rabid raccoon that was attacking her. The...


Rampaging Groundhog Causes Chaos in New Hampshire Neighborhood

One New Hampshire man is being teased mercilessly by his buddies after being chased around his yard and into his house by an aggressive groundhog, which then tried to claw its way through the front glass door to continue its attack. Gary McGrath of Hampton, N.H., said he was in...


Beaver Attacks Kayaker, Pulls Him Out of Boat

An aggressive beaver attacked a man and pulled him out of his kayak and into the Irondequoit Creek in New York last week. Michael Cavanaugh of Lima, N.Y., was taking kayaking lessons when the vicious beaver attacked. Nate Reynolds, BayCreek Paddling Center instructor, told CNN he saw part of the...


Did a Texas Couple Catch a Live Chupacabra?

There’s a lot of fuss being made in the news over a raccoon with the mange this week. A Texas couple that is currently holding the poor, diseased creature in a cage believes they’ve caught an elusive Chupacabra. Even more unbelievable, several major new stations have jumped on the story,...


Beaver Attacks Old Lady

I’m not sure I would want to be remembered as "that old lady that got attacked by a rabid beaver." We’ve all done things in the outdoors that looking back on, we might think we’re glad it turned out all right. Like the time I hunted for a television show...


Rabid Beaver Warning in PA

HARRISBURG, PA -- In what wildlife officials are calling a "truly bizarre situation," Pennsylvania Game Commission Wildlife Conservation Officer (WCO) Jerry Czech today announced that a beaver suspected of having attacked three individuals over the past two days, June 1 and 2, in the Pennypack Creek area between Bustleton Avenue...


2010 Best of Realtree.com

A look back at the most popular Realtree.com stories and photo essays from 2010


Jason Patrick, My Coon Hunting Friend

Keeping up with a coonhound in a southern swamp at night is tough—but imagine doing it if you were completely blind


Montana Trappers Escape Antis

Trappers Breathe Sigh of Relief, But Anti-Trapping Effort Likely to Continue Montana trappers can breathe a bit easier today after an effort to ban trapping on public lands in the state was stopped in its tracks. Last year, the anti-trapping organization Footloose Montana announced it was working to place the...


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