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  • The Great Debate: Firearms Hunting Seasons During the Rut

    I’m a hard-core, wholly-dedicated bowhunter. Outside varmints and predators (which I pursue with rabid obsession), most of my hunting involves bows and arrows. I grew up rifle hunting big game. I reload thousands of rounds of varmint and handgun ammo annually. I’m certainly not opposed to gun hunting, it’s just...

  • How Canoeists and Kayakers Kill More Deer

    Lightweight watercraft lend elegance to any outing, paddling silently and efficiently to access undisturbed bucks or penetrate country touched by few. You don’t need a boat launch or even a sloping beach to deploy canoes or kayaks, though. They can be set afloat just about anywhere, including along steep or...

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Name That Realtree Pro Staffer: A First Kill On Camera

Can you guess who this Realtree pro staffer is before time runs out? Submit your answer in the comments below. 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 .


8 Deer Hunting Tactics for Rifle Season

Gun season has been open for a week to 10 days. Guys have shot a bunch of bucks in your hunting area. The surviving deer hole up in cover and don't move much during daylight hours. Heck, many days it's tough to see the hair of doe, much less a...


Realtree Rewind: Two Big Midwestern Bucks

Hunter’s: Michael Waddell w/cameraman Steve Finch; Don and Kandi Kisky Location: Southwestern Iowa Hunting Method: Bowhunting Phase: Seeking phase of the rut Date: November 3-6, 2003 Weather Conditions: When we arrived, the temperatures were really cold. Just what we wanted! Cold and frosty — we were pumped. "When our time...


6 Reasons Why Gaddies Aren't So Bad

Admit it: You’ve probably maligned the gadwall. Maybe you didn’t mean to. Perhaps mentioning the gray duck didn’t include the snickers or eye-rolling usually reserved for conversations about shovelers or ruddy ducks. Instead, it was probably an unintentional slight, such as discussing a prospective mallard hotspot that turned out to...


4 Steps for Hunting New Waterfowl Waters

At some point this season, your hotspots might falter, and you’ll be left scratching your head. Sure, you could grind out a few hunts until conditions improve, but you’re probably better off exploring new water. Here’s how to make that sometimes daunting process a bit easier. Be Willing The toughest...


Hunting Ducks and Geese in the Fog

If you could design your perfect hunting day, what would it be? Most waterfowl hunters would want overcast skies and a stiff north wind to get birds moving. Add in some cool temperatures and maybe an impending storm, and marshes should be buzzing with activity. I love those elements, too...


Atlantic Flyway Wood Duck Action Hot

Date: Oct. 19 Location: Flyway wide, with focus on the northern-tier states Major Weather Trends Late-August and early-September rain offered some hope of filling swamps throughout much of the mid-Atlantic, but that hope faded as almost no rain fell during September. As such, smaller rivers dwindled to a trickle, and...


Pacific Flyway Hunting Off to a Strong Start

Date: Oct. 19 Location: Flyway-wide, trending toward the northern states Summary Ah, it arrived at last — Oct. 14, the opening day of Washington’s 2017-’18 waterfowl season. Coming off an extremely pleasant and physically demanding muzzleloader elk season — alas, no elk this year — it was nice to hump...


Review: 2017 Bear Recurves

Hunting with traditional equipment is a whole different ball game than hunting with modern-day archery gear. Do you hunt with a recurve bow? If so, what kind? 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...


The Chronicles: Hunting Mule Deer in Nebraska

Are you a mule deer fanatic? Check out the latest from The Chronicles as they chase big mule deer in Nebraska. Don't Miss: 5 Tips for Stalking Mule Deer Are you a big game hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting...


Chasing November: Gross Booner at 15 Yards, Creek Bottom Funnels

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 .


5 Ways Buck-to-Doe Ratios Affect Whitetails and the Rut

Buck-to-doe ratios are an important part of the rut each year. If ratios are out of balance, the rut will be affected by it. And not just the rut, but other dependent factors as well. Here are some of the ways that ratios can affect the rut (and others things...


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