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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...


2020 Northeast Turkey Hunting Forecast

Seasons here start a bit later than in the rest of the country, and they’re among the last to conclude. That alone is an upside. Pennsylvania, known for its strong turkey hunting tradition, is also home to many an award-winning call maker. Both New York and New Jersey hunters also...


Feds to Open More Wildlife Refuge Land to Hunting, Fishing

The Trump administration announced last week that it plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal aimed at providing more recreational access on public lands. According to the Associated Press , the proposal...


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,...


One Bad Mississippi Bird

In my experience, every longbeard in Mississippi’s Homochitto National Forest is a Bad Bird. But the bird I came to know as the Eddiceton Warrior was among the baddest. Not only did he whip turkey hunters, but he whipped his fellow turkeys, too. We crossed paths in 2009 when a...


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...


How to Age Deer After Tagging Them

Want to increase the challenge of deer hunting? Start hunting bucks that are one year older than what most hunters shoot in your area. If most bowhunters in your area shoot 1 1/2-year-old bucks, set your sights on 2 1/2-year-old bucks. Don’t get caught in the trap of trying to...


2020 New England Turkey Hunting Forecast

The New England states offer a range of turkey hunting opportunities. Seasons here start later than in the rest of the country – early May is the sweet spot for Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine – and they last longer. Maine’s last legal day this spring, for instance, is June...


Delta Waterfowl Video: Why More Wetlands Mean More Ducks

John Devney, senior vice president of Delta Waterfowl , explains why multiple small wetlands will produce more ducks than one large wetland. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


How to Hunt Turkeys that Won’t Gobble

It had been a long three hours. We had slipped in well before daylight and popped out a blind along the ridgetop pasture. Our quiet yelps had gone unanswered since sunrise. We knew there were toms in the area; we’d watched them fly up while scouting the evening before, and...


How to Buy Farm and Work Boots

Farming isn’t just a job; it’s a passion. Living on the farm means no clocking out at the end of the day. You need boots that can go the distance – boots with the support and protection needed to focus on the challenges of getting the work done. While most...


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