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    Top 5 States for Pheasant Hunting

    Pheasant hunting, like that for wild turkeys and other upland game birds, relies on available habitat, game management strategies and annual brood-hatch success around the country. Check out our top five states for pheasant hunting this year based on available data. Go here for more Realtree small game hunting ...

  • Review: Bushnell Trophy Cam

    Bushnell makes a great line of trail cameras. This is just one of several awesome available models. Learn what we found out about this cam. Get yours today. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow...

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2017 Quail Hunting Forecast from Quail Forever

Got quail? Quail Forever's 2017 quail hunting forecast includes a state-by-state breakdown. Check out Quail Forever's state-by-state forecast . Go here for a clickable map of quail hunting for each state . Realtree is a Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever National Sponsor and Partner in Conservation . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...


Video: Predator Hunter Calls in Two Fall Longbeards Using a Rabbit Distress Call

Wild turkeys by nature are curious. And spooky. And likely the most paranoid bird on the planet. They occasionally do some unexpected things in the woods. Call a couple of wary adult gobblers into range with a dying rabbit distress call? Unlikely, right? Wrong. Predator calling sometimes consists of making...


Bowhunting Lessons For Rifle Hunters

As a guy who mostly hunts with guns, bowhunters get on my nerves. That’s right, I said it. Not all of them, but the hypocritical ones who act like using a firearm is cheating and then scamper for every new archery product that offers a technological advantage. Elitism aside, we...


Watch Squirrel Attack Kids at Bus Stop

This video starts off pretty cute with a friendly little squirrel checking out a guy's shoes at a neighborhood bus stop. Kids and parents are all gathered around, obviously enamored by the fluffy little critter. Then, the squirrel decides to run up a little girl's pants leg and chaos ensues...


Review: HardCore Backpacks

HardCore makes a great pack for hunting. It's a solid, durable, and very comfortable backpack. We took a look at it recently. Here's what we though about it. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow...


How to Introduce a Child to Hunting

Editor's Note: As a deer hunter, I recognize that most hunter's first trip afield is to pursue the white-tailed deer. And while I respect the many parents out there trying to introduce their children to deer hunting, I urge them to start with a squirrel hunt. This allows kids to...


Memories of Squirrel Hunting Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting...


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Rabbit Hunting with a Recurve

The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. The bow, made by a company whose...


50 Million Shotgun Rounds to Support Pheasants Forever Conservation

Federal Premium recently surpassed a total of 50 million shotgun shells sold in support of Pheasants Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. These special shells are all sold in boxes marked with the Pheasants Forever logo, as part of an on-box royalty program. Federal Premium and Pheasants Forever’s...


Pheasants Forever's 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Pheasants Forever has released its 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast (see sidebar below), the most comprehensive upland hunting planner in the nation. While record snowfalls and a...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


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