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Duck Hunting During Unseasonably Wet Years

Capt. Obvious might point out that ducks need water. Likewise, duck hunters depend on water. Some years, however, Mother Nature’s faucet never turns off, inundating the landscape with too much precipitation . And that can create headaches. Overabundant water spreads birds out, letting them use secluded, unpressured spots to feed,...


How Millennials are Changing Duck Hunting

Ten of us lay in a cut milo field in the middle of America. Forty-five minutes earlier, our group had plunged hundreds of staked-out socks and silhouettes into the ground while a mixed playlist of rap and Southern steel guitar country rock anthems reverberated across the prairie, keeping us working...


Tested: Lacrosse Alpha Agility Rubber Boot Review

People are excitable — and perhaps even a little snobby — about their kicks, and hunters aren’t immune to that common truth. Most people just care about how they look, but hunters demand performance. They have to look the part, and act it, too. These boots must walk the walk...


Don’t Just Pattern Deer. Pattern Other Hunters, Too

It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me. And it just might happen to us both again by the end of the week — patterning a nice buck, only for a fellow hunter to move in and screw it up nice and good. Such is the norm for those who...


Soul-Crushing Quotes from the Duck Blind

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared on May 11, 2017, on Realtree.com. Call me a grouch, but some statements make me cringe or roll my eyes. Many of those are uttered in a duck blind or goose field. I try to be polite and open-minded, of course, especially when chatting...


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How to Make a Deer Antler Turkey Tote

You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old gobbler is big. Really...


Monster Bucks: Nick Mundt Arrows a Huge Texas 9-Pointer

In this week's episode of Monster Bucks, Nick Mundt hunts from a ground blind in Texas. He passes several good bucks before a giant deer steps out. The brute poses for a 20-yard chip shot. Tactical Talk: You have to pass on good (young) bucks to kill great (old) ones...


6 Things All Mature Bucks Do

Just like people, every mature buck has its own personality. Some have bad attitudes. Others are hard to rile up. Some are lovers, hell-bent on breeding, while a few rarely partake in the festivities. Some bucks are downright cowards. Yet despite their differences, almost all mature bucks have plenty in...


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How to Clean a Deer on Your Tailgate


How to Spot-and-Stalk Whitetail Bucks with a Bow

Most spot-and-stalk hunts for Eastern whitetails are a bust, but there are times when a stalk is your only option for filling a tag. If you need to get down out of the tree and slither into range, remember this advice. There are certain times that are best suited for...


Realtree 365: Tennessee Velvet Bucks, EHD Updates and a Huge Farming Operation

Things are ramping up this week on Realtree 365 . For some, deer season is getting closer. And for others, it’s already here. Excitement levels are rising with each passing day. Adrenaline banks are building as we anticipate the adventures in the outdoors to come. The stage is set. The...


How to Buy Duck Hunting Property

Chilled and sleep-deprived, you’ve huddled in your skiff since 3 a.m., confident your extra efforts have netted you the best spot in the marsh. But as dawn breaks, you watch helplessly as a boat motors 50 yards downwind and its occupants begin tossing out decoys. “Dang,” you think, shaking your...


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