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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...


7 Tips for Better Bluebill Hunting

If June seems like an odd time to discuss bluebill hunting , remember this: Those black-and-white rockets will be on the move in 100-some days. As such, it’s time to hone your game. Try these tips to boost your success on ’bills this season. Be a Hoarder Decoying scaup —...


Delta Waterfowl: Who Laid the Egg?

Have you stumbled on duck eggs and wondered which species was nesting there? In this video, Delta Waterfowl 's president and chief biologist tells you how to distinguish the nests of some common puddle ducks . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Justin Martin Recalls the Mallard that Hooked Him

Editor’s note: When you’re a true devotee, waterfowling grabs part of your soul and shapes your existence. In this multi-part series, we asked three high-profile hunters when they realized they loved duck hunting and how it has changed their lives. Up first: Justin Martin, general manager of Duck Commander. Martin...


7 Steps to the Perfect Hunting Campfire

Fire building is a skill all outdoorsmen should learn. Those who venture outdoors needs this skill in their arsenal. Cooking. Water purification. Staying warm. Brewing a pot of Deer Camp Coffee . All good reasons to know this skill. Follow these steps when building a fire. And always keep safety...


3 (More) Duck Hunting Shots That Will Fool You

You might remember a Nov. 17, 2017 blog in which I discussed six “sneakers” — waterfowling shots that can trick you into a three-gun salute that punches holes in the air around birds. Admittedly, some days, I can turn any shot into an adventure. However, some shot opportunities consistently prove...


Duck Hunters: Are You Waking Up Too Early?

The question arises most days from September through January: When do I need to get to my spot? More important, how early do I have to get up? Here are some quick thoughts on timing your waterfowling arrival and setup schedule. Usually, Get Up Early In general, this rule holds...


10 Skills for Backwoods Survival

Being self-sufficient and able to survive in the absence of modern conveniences isn't just for doomsday preppers. It's necessary for all hunters. Plus, there's a great deal of confidence and satisfaction that comes with being self-reliant. These are skills everyone should know, and if you can master them all, you'll...


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Hunting Land for Sale in Maine, South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to provide a resource to hunters seeking recreational land of their own. This is the latest installment of our property spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. Go to RealtreeUC.com to see all available listings.


Waterfowling by the Numbers

People love lists, and they especially enjoy lists with numbers. Waterfowlers are no different. So in that spirit, I threw together a few numbers to which every duck and goose hunter can probably relate. 1: When a single blast echoes across the marsh, you can usually assume someone has killed...


Know H2O: How to Purify Drinking Water

You’re way off the grid on a wilderness elk or mulie hunt, and you've run out of water. You find a creek. You're thirsty. But is it free of disease and safe to drink? If you don't purify it, chances are that it isn't. You can only survive about three...


3 Half-Hour Duck Hunts

Turkey hunters sometimes use the term "flash hunt," which essentially means they locate, call in and then kill a bird extremely quickly. And although that definition doesn’t quite fit in the waterfowling world , duck and goose hunters can at times enjoy extremely brief yet productive hunts. You have to...


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