North America

  • Hearing Protection for Waterfowl Hunting

    As an old joke says, the most common word spoken by a shooter is “what?” But it’s no joke. Without getting bogged down in science, we know that repeated exposure to the noise produced by gunfire causes hearing damage. And when you’re in the high-volume shotgun shooting business — that’s...

  • Goose Calling: How to Use a Goose Call

    Short-reed goose calls can be somewhat intimidating if you're not familiar with proper form and air control. Here, Banded and Realtree pro Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life , provides an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to correctly run a call and produce true goose sounds. If you're like me...

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J, V, C: 3 Letters for Small-Water Diver Sets

Everybody knows diving ducks use only big water, right? That means you need a big deep-V boat stacked high with sacks of blue-billed and red-headed decoys. Put a hefty outboard on the back of the vessel. The hunt might even involve a layout skiff or two bobbing among long strings...


Will Social Media Be the Death of Hunting?

Approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population hunts. To a lifelong hunter who’s worked hard to pass the tradition on to my children, that statistic is frightening. It should be frightening to you as well. We like to think of hunting as a God-given right but, in reality, it isn’t...


5 Factors for Rut Hunting Success

The rut is a fickle creature. It’s difficult to follow and know exactly what the deer are doing when they do it unless you’re out there observing the behavior every day. And even then, it can be pretty darn tough. By now, in some areas, we’re on the back side...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Introducing a Woman to Bowhunting

Of archery’s recent popularity surges, perhaps the most prevalent is women joining us on the archery range and in the bowhunting woods. It’s a powerful movement and one the hunting industry needs. In the past decade, I’ve had the privilege of introducing my mother, sister and wife (then girlfriend) to...


Realtree Bloopers and Outtakes

Nobody's perfect. And as this video shows, the Realtree crew has captured some of man's best blunders on camera throughout the years. Here's just a select few of them. Enjoy. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting ...


Review: 2017 ScentLok Clothing Line

Hunting clothing has come a long way in a short time. What brands do you prefer? Is ScentLok on your radar? Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us on Facebook . It's the 21st...


Do You Remember Your First Deer?

The memory of your first deer is likely the fondest, and strongest, of all your successful trips afield. So, what's your story? Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Chasing November: Tracking a Booner, Gnarly 9 at 10 Yards

Are you a fan of Chasing November ? Here’s the latest episode of the second season. Check out this week’s action. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . Follow us on Facebook .


Haste: The Waterfowler's Bane

Many waterfowl hunting situations call for quick decisions or swift reactions. Trouble arises, however, when hunters get unnecessarily hasty and rush to judgment or action. We’ve all been there. Maybe you woke up 15 minutes late and feel compelled to throw out a decoy spread as quickly as possible so...


Use Turkey Decoys for Deer Hunting Where Legal

Assuming it's legal where you deer hunt, turkey decoys might just work to pull in some venison for your freezer. Yes, in some states you can't do so legally. It's always best to double-check. But if archery or gun seasons for both fall turkeys and whitetails are open at the...


How to Hunt Winter Wild Turkeys

You'll never see more turkeys together than between now and the so-called spring dispersal. Winter flocks are typically big, from dozens to hundreds of birds, young and old. This time of the year, turkeys will be concentrated near the best food sources: picked-over crop fields, cow pastures and feedlots (they...


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Photo Gallery: English Setter Puppy's Pheasant Hunting Season

Our bird dogs are with us from their puppy days and into their last years. We love them and live with them every step of the way. The midnight trips outside. And then again at daybreak. The chewed, prized possessions. The tiny squeakers from every other plush toy they disembowel...


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