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5 Reasons to Practice Like You Hunt

Square targets are the tofu of the archery world. Your bow wants to eat. But it wants the real thing. And when it can’t get the real thing, it should only settle for realistic 3D targets. Here are five reasons why. 1. Adding Realism Adding the 3D target to the...


4 Things Every Bowhunter Should Do This Summer

You've checked and double checked your Obsession bow . It's in fine working order. Now, get off the couch and reintroduce yourself to the practice range. This year, make your practice time enjoyable and productive by using this collection of tips and techniques. 1. Fling 'Em from 50 The average...


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Help Your Hunting with Big & J Attractants

Baiting is a common tactic in many states, and there’s no doubt it’s effective. But are you using attractants and feed to their full potential? Furthermore, as a Big & J user, are you reaching maximum potential with their products? We’re satisfying the nutritional wellbeing of the animal. We’re filling...


5 Secrets to Buying Good Hunting Land

You’re imagining it right now. A 50-acre tract of pristine hunting real estate. That shiny, newly printed deed sparkling when the light hits it just right. And a big buck up on the wall the first year of hunting on it. But are you ready to pull the trigger on...


North Dakota Spring Breeding Duck Numbers Up

Abundant spring rains might have Midwestern farmers fuming, but they’ve given prairie-pothole ducks a lift. According to a June 24 article on the North Dakota Game and Fish website, Spring 2019 breeding duck numbers increased by about 20 percent from 2018. The GFD’s 72nd annual spring breeding duck survey, conducted...


5 Myths About Buying Hunting Land

Most deer hunters dream of owning their own land, but many believe it’s out of their reach. The thought of buying land can cause a lot of anxiety, but a lot of that is due to a few rampant misconceptions. In reality, buying land is a fairly simple process. At...


Whitetail TV: Timber Stand Improvement Tips

Timber Stand Improvement (TSI) is a great way to maximize habitat value. Taking out low-value trees to make more room for high-value trees has many benefits to whitetails and other wildlife. In this week's episode of Whitetail TV, Owen Reigler provides insight on how to best use this practice. He...


A New Place to Consume Midwest Whitetail Content

Bill Jordan , who revolutionized camouflage, and Bill Winke , who lead the charge into digital hunting shows, are wired the same — to achieve. They’re also longtime friends and partners. We’re now excited to announce the new Midwest Whitetail nest on Realtree.com . Here, you will be able to...


Bump Scouting Deer

Don’t bump, pressure or spook deer. That’s what every expert, from TV show hosts to writers to podcasters, will tell you. Me? I say spook them all. But only once. I call it the bump scout, and it is one of the best ways to find a great hunting spot...


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25 Cool Trail Camera Photos You've Never Seen

I’ll admit to being a trail camera junkie. I run about 35 of them every year. Naturally, with several cameras running at all times, I receive some interesting images. Here are 25 of the wildest from the past few seasons.


Delta Waterfowl Tracking Ringnecks

Many of the ring-necked ducks in a groundbreaking Delta Waterfowl study have reached their breeding grounds and have likely begun nesting, the organization reported June 12. A map on Delta’s website shows where 15 marked ringnecks have settled. The earliest, a bird dubbed TWP, was nesting April 18. Another hen,...


Add 10 Yards to Your Effective Archery Range

Adding a few yards to your ethical maximum range will really increase your odds this season. It may seem like a matter that is only important to hunters who roam over big western landscapes, but I’ll show you that it's actually more important to treestand hunters. How? For the foot...


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