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Slowing the Spread of CWD

Scientists first learned of Chronic Wasting Disease in 1967, and it has plagued cervids ever since. Now it’s affecting how we hunt, butcher, and transport deer and elk. Even as we learn more about CWD, more cases continue to appear around the country. That’s why it’s important to understand how...


Go it Alone

Waterfowling might be the most social hunting of all. It lets you share a blind or pit with several buddies, laughing and talking while waiting for the next flock. But some of the best duck hunts are best experienced alone. It doesn’t matter if they’re dictated by circumstances or your...


How to Shoot a Bow

Recently, someone asked me on the Ask Winke part of MidwestWhitetail.com to go through my shooting form and the key things I think about when shooting a bow. That sparked this post. I’m not a world-class archer, but I learned to shoot a bow from guys who are. All of...


Herbicides Every Food Plotter Should Know

Weeds are the worst. While disking and mowing helps keep them at bay, spraying herbicide is generally the final maneuver for winning the war on weeds. Clover, alfalfa, trefoil and other food plot crops do well with consistent cutting throughout the growing season, but plants like soybeans, peas, lablab, sorghum...


Delta Waterfowl Video: Habitat Conservation — The Delta Waterfowl Way

Habitat conservation efforts are not equal. In this video, John Devney of Delta Waterfowl provides an under-the-hood look at how the duck hunters' organization does habitat conservation and why it's so successful in the United States and Canada. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl content. And check us out on...


How to Buy Deer Hunting Boots

Passionate deer hunters are prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at them. From bowhunting on a hot, humid September afternoon to sitting quietly in a treestand on a frosty November morning, deer hunting requires patience, persistence and the right pair of boots for the conditions. Your hunting boots should be...


Embrace the Misery

Sometimes, duck and goose hunts can be astonishingly simple: Find birds, set up and shoot. But many days, your circumstances and the elements conspire to make things tough. Occasionally, hunts are so difficult that they make you question whether you want to continue. We should embrace those opportunities. Powering through...


The Crushing Blow of Losing Hunting Ground

Most of us hunters fondly remember the lands of our past. These places served as the foundation for the outdoor culture and heritage that we enjoy today. They’re important, and sometimes we get to continue hunting them for a lifetime. But sometimes we lose them, and when you lose one...


Delta Waterfowl Commends NWR Hunting Expansion Plan

A federal proposal to which Delta Waterfowl contributed would expand hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 2.3 million acres at 97 national wildlife refuges and nine national fish hatcheries. Delta recently applauded U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the...


7 Next-Level Tips for the onX Hunt App

Hunting is uniquely primitive, but technological advances continue to modernize it. This includes texting trail cams, bow-mounted rangefinders, shot-tracking devices, and apps that do everything from helping you scout one particular deer to helping you track it after the shot. In fact, apps have exploded in popularity in recent years,...


Duck Decoy Fix II: 3 Puddler Rig Switchouts

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Nov. 15, 2016 on Realtree.com Diving-duck hunters seem more decoy-centric, but dabbler fans need decoys, too. Puddlers usually demand some visual attraction, even at hot holes and with great calling. As with the big-water game , one puddle-duck spread doesn’t suit all conditions. Large...


5 Terrible Food Plot Plants

Growing groceries for whitetails isn’t cheap. So, get the most from your hard-earned cash by choosing the best food-plot crops for your deer. Trust me, I’ve planted lots of plots, wasted more money than I care to admit, and learned that some species just aren’t worth the headache. Naturally, some...


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