White-Tailed Deer

  • All About Deer Antlers

    A friend of mine watched a buck for several years that had only three legs. Its right antler always had a “T” shape at its end, and the deer had a small rack. My friend finally shot The T-Handle Buck when it was 6 1/2 years old. It wouldn’t have...

  • How to Kill Big Bucks On Small Properties

    Even though Tes Jolly of Tuskegee, Ala., posted the comment, “Gonna buy a lottery ticket!” on her Facebook page after downing her third impressive buck of the season on her farm, she knew she owed her success to more than just luck. She chalked up her achievement to intensive land...

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20 Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

Blood trailing isn’t just a skill. It’s an art. It takes years of practice and a lot of blood trails to gain the experience it takes to become proficient. To accomplish this, don’t just blood trail your own deer. Help other people blood trail theirs, too. This will increase your...


Are Mule Deer Getting the Boot from Whitetails?

By: Realtree Staff “Go West” was 19th century publisher Horace Greeley’s advice, and now, more than a century later, it appears North America’s whitetails may be heeding that same advice. The prolific and adaptable species is expanding into areas once the primary domain of the mule deer . And where...


8 Types of Deer Crossings You Should Hunt

Some say work hard. Others say work smart. I say do both. And when it comes to hunting whitetails, both are important ingredients for success. Which leads me to one of the most important tactics known to bowhunters — hunting near deer crossings (or pinch-points). These are key to hunting...


7 Factors When Deer Hunting New Properties

I love the challenge of a do-it-yourself roadtrip for whitetails. I suppose that’s why I have been on about two dozen of them in the last 15 years. I have had some exciting successes and some crushing failures during these hunts, but I have learned from each one of them...


Scouting for Deer with Topo Maps

Speed scouting with maps can quickly put you on big bucks. It works. You just have to know how to get the job done. Why Speed Scout? Whether you’ve been drawn for a special hunt in an unfamiliar area, are hunting out of state or are just hunting a new...


How to Save More Fawns

A newborn fawn lies curled in the tall grass. It doesn’t move, driven by instinct and natural behavior to remain motionless. Its mother, a wary doe, feeds in the meadow a couple hundred yards away. Seconds later, a pair of cunning coyotes stalk through the grass, knowing what time of...


10 Ways to Become a Better Archer

Shooting targets with a bow is one thing. Shooting animals is another. Use these shooting tips from hunting professionals to improve your accuracy in the field


Bill Proposes Massive Cuts to CRP Program Funding

The number of threats to deer hunting is reaching an all-time high. From Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) to declining hunter number and bad government policies, we’re fighting fires on all fronts. The latest one — Senate Bill 2557 . According to the National Deer Alliance...


Kentucky Proposes Massive Changes to Deer Hunting Seasons and Regulations

According to Kentucky.gov , The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission recently proposed new deer hunting changes to the season dates and regulations for the 2018-19 season. These proposed changes come on the heels of a historic EHD outbreak throughout the eastern half of the state. On top of...


Watch the First Half of Realtree's The Reason for the Hunt Season One

As outdoorsmen, a big part of life, is life in the wild. The outdoors is high on our list of priorities. That's who we are. And we're proud of it. We're real people living real lives and hunting is a massive part of that for us. We know if you're...


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How to Store Your Archery Gear

First question — why are you storing your archery gear in the first place? Personal confession — I don’t shoot nearly enough during the off-season, either. So no hard feelings. All in all, a long deer season has come and gone. Some will bowhunt turkeys this spring. Others won’t. Even...


20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You

Deer hunting is a whirlpool of beliefs, theories, facts and fallacies. Some ideas are right. Some are wrong. And others fall somewhere in-between. Gear Review: Rocky Broadhead Ultra Grip Gloves in Realtree Xtra Now, I’m not saying your granddaddy ain’t a good deer hunter. Chances are he’s killed more deer...


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