Spring

  • Using Google Earth Historical Layers for Deer Hunting

    As a deer hunter, I love maps. There are all sorts of them that can be helpful to a deer hunter. Aerial, topo, plat, public/private land, hydro, and the list goes on. There are many types out there that are beneficial to hunters. But one that often goes unnoticed is...

  • Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Buckwheat

    This warm-season annual is a great food plot seed option for most hunters. It isn’t a legume or grain species. It's a forb and it can grow as tall as 4 to 5 feet in height. Crude protein levels are high, often surpassing 20 percent. Deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland birds...

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The 20 Seconds It Takes to Put on a Safety Harness Could Save Your Life

David Blanton of Realtree Outdoors and Glen Mayhew, president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation, show how the ease of using a safety harness. Watch as David puts his harness on in less than 20 seconds. Take the extra time to put one on. It could save your life!...


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10 Facts to Know About Whitetail Deer Antlers

White-tailed deer antlers are truly captivating. Along with sheer availability and quality of meat, they’re partially to blame for the fact that whitetails are the most-loved game animal in North America. Interestingly, unlike other species that produce cookie-cutter antlers (or horns), each whitetail has a truly unique set of antlers...


Do You Pee in Scrapes and Mock Scrapes?

I’d just cracked open the seal on a fresh bottle of Tink’s smell good. The pungent odor drifted up out of the bottle, mixed with the crisp October air, and smacked me right in the face with a wave of first-class stench. That’s when I heard it — my buddy’s...


How to Deal with Food Plot Pests

We usually point to things like fertilizer, weather, soil types and timing of plantings when we are considering if our food plots will thrive. But there are factors working behind the scenes that can cause damage to your food plots. Critters large and small use these plots and some of...


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Native Shrubs That Hold Deer on Your Property


How to Travel with Arrows and Broadheads

Today, we talk about traveling with arrows and broadheads and how to keep them protected. There are plenty of mistakes that can be made. Avoid them by heeding this advice. Don't Miss: 10 Bowhunting Sins Are you a bowhunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our...


4 Types of Releases for Bowhunters

Choosing a release aid is like choosing a wife. She's got to be just right in order to take that super dive into the deep end. And like women, no two are created equally. Different materials are used, steel tolerances and quality are never the same, price tags are rarely...


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12 Tips for Planting Oak Trees from Those You Already Hunt Over


How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Alfalfa

Alfalfa. Deer love it. But when it comes to planting and growing the stuff, it isn’t for the faint of heart. (It’s difficult to keep alive.) That said, this plant is a perennial. If established well and properly kept up, it can last as long as three to five years...


What to Plant in a Half-Acre Food Plot

Most whitetail hunters do not hunt massive tracts of land with pristine hidey-hole food plots at every possible location. In my experience, half-acre plots are common and allow for the perfect mix of feeding and hunting. Assuming your spot has four to six hours of sunlight, proper soil PH and...


How to Pattern Deer Without Trail Cameras

In this how-to video, we explain that while the trail camera is one of the most revolutionary scouting tools in modern deer hunting, there are other tactics that can be used to pattern whitetails. Here's how. Don't Miss: The Most Effective Trail Camera Plan for Deer Hunting Are you a...


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