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Has CWD Ever Actually Killed a Deer?

Swim through the rough seas of deer hunting discussions on social media, and you’re bound to spy a vessel full of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) posts. And it’s a safe bet someone responded in the comment thread with something like, “CWD has never even killed a deer. If it has,...


Pay Dirt: Planting Apple Trees for Deer

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Bill Winke | Slade Priest Released: July 16, 2019 Runtime: 9 minutes 48 seconds Watch Here: Planting Apple Trees for Deer and Other Wildlife A new original digital series titled Pay Dirt is available on the...


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...


Why Deer Hunters Should Be Lazy in the Summer

Deer hunters can become almost hysterical as deer season nears. It’s much like swarming shivers of sharks. The smell of blood creates a frenzy. Seas of bucks-in-velvet trail camera photos do the same. All of this is like a race to a finish line that doesn’t exist. And if it...


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.


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