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5 Off-Season Treestand Safety Reminders

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters to give some thought to hunting safety, especially for treestands during the off-season. It may seem counterintuitive at this time of year, but treestand safety is important at times other than hunting season. "Unfortunately, every year there are a number of...


The Best Christmas Gift for Hunters and Fishermen

Looking for that perfect gift for the angler or hunter on your Christmas list? If so, a fishing or hunting license might be the answer. These licenses make great Christmas gifts. And they're easy to buy. It's a simple process. Winter is a great time to give a license as...


How to Track a Buck in the Snow

By Bob Humphrey No doubt about it, the vast majority of whitetail hunting today is done from some type of elevated platform – treestand, tripod or shooting house. That wasn’t always the case. To this day, many northwoods hunters still practice the age-old art of tracking in the snow. So...


Whitetails Unlimited: Hunter and Landowner Relations Made Easy

By: Realtree Staff Whitetails Unlimited (WU) has a long history of encouraging good relations between hunters and landowners, and WU's Project POLITE is a simple and effective method for hunters to build a positive relationship with landowners. Buy Here: Spartan GoCam in Realtree The concept is straightforward -- landowners are...


Creating Trails and Cutting Shooting Lanes During the Off-Season

Food plots are a great way to attract deer, not only to your property but also to a specific location on that property. But they’re not the only way. There are other ways you can modify the habitat to make it more huntable. Spring and summer are good times to...


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...


7 Off-Season Must-Dos for Hunters

By: Courtesy of Yamaha Outdoors As winter comes and goes, we're still a long way from deer hunting seasons. Here are five things you can do right now to make the time go faster. Fill Your Freezer Turkey season is right around the corner. And it's already open in some...


10 Elk Hunting Tips from the RMEF

By: RMEF All tips were condensed from past features in RMEF's bi-monthly member magazine, Bugle . A subscription comes with an annual RMEF membership for $35 . To join, call 800-CALL ELK or visit www.rmef.org . 1. Scout from Space If you've looked into the night sky, you've noticed the...


How to Call in a Bull Elk Like a Calling Champion

By: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation You might expect a top elk caller to focus his hunting advice on proper call selection, volume, tone, timing or teamwork. But one Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation World Elk Calling Championship winner says perhaps the most critical step to calling in elk is how you...


6 Steps to Easy Field Dressing for Elk

By: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Eviscerating an elk can be an unpleasant part of a hunt; the prelude to hard, heavy work packing out quarters. But the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is offering insights to a lesser-known, long-proven alternative. Gutless field dressing can save you time, weight and handling of...


Bowhunting Is Still Thriving in America

With fall days soon to sweep across much of North America, it’s the time when hunters everywhere think of two related topics: archery and white-tailed deer. Generally, archery seasons are a relatively new concept with many being created by state game departments during the 1950s and 60s. Today, an estimated...


Free Tick Identification App for Deer Hunters

Early identification and accurate information are vital in effectively responding to human and animal interaction with ticks, said experts in the entomology department at Texas A&M University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in College Station. To help in that response, they have developed and introduced a free mobile resource...


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