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Is a Live Test for CWD on the Horizon?

Chronic wasting disease is one of the foremost challenges faced by today’s deer biologists and managers. Researchers are fighting many battles in the war against this threat, and one of the biggest is the inability to efficiently test live animals for CWD. Davin Henderson, a protein chemist and founder of...


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...


The Latest on Chronic Wasting Disease

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a death sentence for whitetails. The neurological disease affects other cervids, too (mule deer, elk, moose), and can be transmitted through saliva, urine, feces, spinal material and brain fluids. It’s caused by prions, which are malformed (misfolded) proteins. It’s pretty scary, especially given how little...


2019 Whitetail Report: Deer Disease Updates

The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) constantly fights for the conservation and preservation of deer and deer hunting. Part of that fight is the warfront on disease. This was shared in their 2019 Whitetail Report . CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred to as a prion. Prions are...


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Great Camo Patterns for Deer Hunting This Season

It’s that time of year again. We’re going through withdrawals because, for most, turkey season is practically over for another year and deer season is still four or five months away. Hunters are looking at gear. Buying it when their spouses will let them. ( Check out these awesome deals...


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2019 SHOT Show: 13 Great Realtree Camo Shotguns

Looking for a shotgun that’s not new, has been on the block for a few years, and has proven it can candle the rigors hunters put them through? This is a great place to start. Most of these shotguns have been on the market for at least a couple of...


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2019 ATA Show: The Best Treestands, Ground Blinds and Accessories in Realtree Camo

Treestands and ground blinds are essential pieces of gear for hunting an array of species. Along with Realtree camouflage, they help to keep you hidden from game and out of the elements (in the case of a blind). There were plenty of new stands, blinds and accompanying accessories to check...


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2019 ATA Show: Best New Hunting Clothing Apparel in Realtree Camo

Bill Jordan revolutionized the hunting culture when he introduced Realtree camouflage more than 30 years ago. Since then, it’s only gotten better with each new pattern he created. Today, Realtree patterns can be found on virtually all of the big-name hunting clothing and apparel brands. Here is but a small...


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15 Jobs You Can Get in the Outdoor Industry

Millions of people across the country love the outdoors. Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, etc., the great outdoors is loved by many. And chances are a good portion of those people would love to work in the outdoor industry. I’ve worked as an outdoor writer, editor, photographer, video producer, worked...


Buck Commander's Willie Robertson Shares the Gospel

I’ve often said one of the places I feel closest to God is in the outdoors. The oneness with nature and His creation is an incredible thing. Both Realtree and Buck Commander understand that and stand firm in their faith. And I personally wouldn’t be who I am if it...


2017 North American Deer Summit: CWD Is Worse Than We Thought

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) continues to worry deer biologists, managers and hunters across the country. It isn’t going away. It’s only getting worse . Many people aren’t aware of CWD, or simply don’t understand the full breadth of the threat it poses. CWD is caused by an abnormal protein referred...


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Cool Bowhunting Gear at the NWTF Convention

First off, did you go to the NWTF Convention in Nashville this year? If not, you missed one heckuva party. More than 52,000 hunters like you attended the big shindig last weekend. It was a great time with lots of like-minded individuals. If you didn't get to attend, see our...


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