Fall

  • 5 Tips for Great Walk-In Waterfowl Hunts

    Sometimes, the duck boat must stay on the trailer. Secluded sloughs or hidden timber holes beckon, and the only way to reach these unpressured hotspots is on foot. I’ve enjoyed great walk-in hunts in the cattail marshes of Wisconsin, the parklands of Manitoba and across the pothole-rich eastern portion of...

  • 7 Mistakes Coyote Hunters Make

    As simple as the fundamentals of coyote hunting are, someone is out there, virtually every day, making mistakes through inattention to detail or, in some cases, by overthinking what should be a fairly simple, and fun, process. And that bothers Realtree pro staffer Byron South, who has been hunting predators...

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Public Land Grouse Hunt

Think great upland hunting on public land is a thing of the past? The images from this Montana hunt for sharp-tails may convince you otherwise.


5 Ways to Call the Whole Flock in While Fall Turkey Hunting

Yes, you can call the whole fall turkey flock to your position and pick out the bird you want. I'm a longtime practitioner of hunting fall turkeys with dogs trained to find flocks, scatter them, then sit quitely at the setup as you call separated birds back. It's a legal...


How to Kill a Longbeard While Fall Turkey Hunting

Pattern fall longbeards? Scatter them for the calling advantage? Either way, you wait. Check out these tips to get one by the feet. Big gobblers flush far. Sometimes they take their time regrouping, but other instances prove otherwise. Can’t call them in? Can’t wait that long? You can wait for...


How to Deer Hunt in Staging Areas

Deer hunting is a tough endeavor. Getting within bow range of a deer, especially one with some age on it, is no easy feat. They rarely move in daylight. And when they do, it’s often not far from their bed. But you can’t hunt there. That’s a one-way ticket to...


How to Deer Hunt in September

September marks the beginning of a new deer season. It's the month where some hunters begin pursuing whitetails, and others eagerly wait for October to bring their own personal openings day. But for those who hunt in states with September openers, we've got the information you need September 1-9 The...


Urban Deer Hunting: Big Bucks in the Burbs

Big bucks are where you find them. And today’s savvy whitetail hunter knows that some of the biggest bucks are often shot in town; literally within city limits. Interestingly, some cities seem especially prone to producing massive antlers. Oklahoma County, the most populous county in Oklahoma and the heart of...


How to Shoot a Bow from a Treestand

A large portion of bowhunters choose to climb into a treestand when hunting whitetails to help them avoid detection. Hunting from an elevated position can be extremely effective for getting into bow range of deer; but shooting a bow from a stand requires the correct technique to seal the deal...


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Urban Hunting: Backyard Booners

Honey, that big non-typical is eating my flower bed and frightening the children again! What do you think he’ll score? All jokes aside, big game animals are adapting and moving into urban areas. Some places, it's legal to bowhunt them within city limits. Do you take advantage of urban bowhunting?


Realtree Rewind: Don Horton's Texas Stud

Hunters: Don Horton Game Hunted: Whitetails Where: Texas Hunting method: Rifle Phase: The rut Date: January Weather: Temperatures couldn’t have been better. Mornings were in the 40s and the mid-daytime highs were in the high 60s and 70s. The evenings stayed a little warmer than the mornings, as a light...


How to Shoot a Bow from a Ground Blind

Certain situations, weather conditions and terrain types can make using a ground blind the obvious choice for a hunt. Bowhunting from a ground blind can be extremely enjoyable and effective, too, but it also means adapting to the confined space that comes with it. The following tips will help you...


A Giant Velvet Main-Frame 8-Pointer

It started with a turkey hunt. Alex Fruit noticed turkeys hanging around a small chunk of thick timber situated among rolling pastures and cropland. Always on the lookout for a spot to chase big gobblers, Alex stopped to talk to the landowner about hunting. He was given permission and made...


A Huge Early Season Velvet Buck with a Bow

Colten Clemmons owes this buck to his trail cameras. As a pro staffer for Spartan Trail Cameras, Colten likes to run cameras every chance he gets. About a month before the 2017 Kentucky season, Colten decided to stick a camera on a farm he thought might be good for a...


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