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That Buck Is Onto You

Pressured deer are cagey, reclusive and downright difficult to hunt. But once deer season opens and other hunters are piling on the pressure, it can be nigh impossible to find a deer that isn’t wary. Yet, there are certain tricks you can use to even the odds. Here are six...


A Second Chance Kansas Buck

It’s not often that you wound a buck and then get a second chance at him. But that’s exactly what happened to Realtree employee Cragg Fitz during a recent trip to Kansas. Along with several friends, Fitz traveled to southwestern Kansas to hunt with a local guy they’ve shared camp...


A Missouri Monster with 3 Beams

Frank Ellis had heard about a huge, tall-racked buck near his home. He decided to investigate the gossip he heard early this summer. After a few weeks of dedicated scouting, he finally spotted the deer everyone was talking about. The buck was easy to distinguish, too: he had three main...


Realtree 365, Black Cloud: Migration Heads South

In the third episode of Black Cloud , Dennis and Billy head south to keep pace with the migration. Hard scouting and a decisive move lead to a great mallard morning — and some bling. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Migration Heads South Rating: 4.5 out of...


Mason Bennett’s Giant Youth Weekend Buck

Anthony Bennett knew he was looking at a trail-camera photo of the biggest buck he’d ever seen on the family farm. It was September, early bow season, and the giant deer had shown up seemingly out of nowhere. But there was a problem. Judging from numerous trail-camera photos, the deer...


Tested: New Hunting Pack and Headwear from Ergodyne

Who doesn’t like new gear, especially when it’s good stuff that’s affordable? I’ve been testing these three products — a new rucksack, face mask and beanie — from Ergodyne this deer season, and that’s exactly what they are. Good stuff that’s affordable. Here’s the 411. Arsenal General Duty Gear Backpack...


Why Your Duck Season Has Sucked So Far

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Oct. 29, 2016, on Realtree.com. Sometimes, duck season can turn sour. Months of pre-season planning, shooting and calling practice culminate in a huge thud instead of a breakout year. And after a while, you hit the snooze button more often or question whether hunting...


24 Tips for Today’s Duck and Goose Hunters

Today’s waterfowl aren’t like the birds of 20 years ago. With technological innovations such as hyper-realistic decoys and motorized spinning wings, and guys who can seemingly call better than real ducks and geese , the flyways have become a different ballfield. But these 24 tried-and-true tactics can put more birds...


Mild Weather Has Pacific Flyway Migration in Holding Pattern

Date: Nov. 14 Location: entire Pacific Flyway Major Weather Trends Unfortunately, mild is the word in western Washington. Indian Summer is nice, as I get a lot of things done that should have been a month ago, but it doesn’t help duck hunting . We’ve experienced lows in the low...


8 Ways Deer Hunters Have Changed

Open a hunting magazine from 1970. Then flip through one on the newsstands today. They won’t look the same. That’s not altogether surprising – magazines and their audience are bound to change over the course of 50 years – but once you start looking at digital content, social feeds, and...


Monster Bucks: Tyler Rees' Huge Iowa 10-Pointer

Tyler Rees is hunting in Iowa over a cut cornfield. It's spitting rain and cool, and so he's sitting in a Redneck Blind. It isn't long before bucks are on their feet and filing into the field. Tyler has a giant 10-pointer walk into view and offer a perfect broadside...


6 Guide Level Rut Hunting Tips

Few people log more time in the deer woods than hunting guides. Knowing their craft is a necessity to their livelihood. Bad deer guides don’t last. That’s why we asked some of the country’s most established outfitters for their best rut-hunting secrets. Here’s what they said. No. 1: Hunt on...


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