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How to Find a Real Estate Agent for Hunting Land

If you’re in the market for hunting land – or if you’re selling your farm – finding a good real estate agent who understands your goals is a huge benefit. But a hunting-land agent has a different job description than a traditional real estate agent showing a 3-bedroom / 2-bath...


Do You Need to Relearn to Shoot Your Bow?

At one time, there was a big question in the archery world: Shoot with your dominant hand or your dominant eye? I learned how to shoot a bow right-handed because I’m right-handed. But I had problems shooting accurately from the start. Double vision at full draw plagued me and wreaked...


Our Dirt: Creating a Deer Hunter’s Paradise

Proper land management is like a good marriage. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Improvements are slow to materialize, and best measured over time. It’s a lot of work, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. Habitat is a living, breathing thing. It...


Why You Should Keep a Hunting Journal

The thought of keeping a journal conjures up childhood memories of the time my older sister caught me reading her diary. It resulted in the beating of my life. There’s nothing real glamorous about the thought of revealing to your hunting buddies that you have a deer hunting journal. But...


Ultimate Access: Deer Hunting on Military Bases

For many people, the biggest challenge of hunting isn’t tagging a big buck or finding folks to hunt with. It’s simply finding a good place to go. The lack of access is causing hordes of outdoorsmen to leave the tradition behind. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There...


5 Crazy Places Big Bucks Hide

You spot a dark object slinking through the brush. Mud-stained hooves splash in murky water. A strain of the eyes and a few seconds of held breath reveal a heavy-racked buck. He stops abruptly at 20 steps and grunts. Is the aforementioned scene happening to you each season? If it’s...


Read Topographic Maps, Shoot More Bucks

Whitetails that live in flat country are tough to kill. Without good terrain to conceal your approach, your quarry will bust you long before you get into range. That’s why I prefer hunting ground with varied topography over land without elevation changes. Terrain gives deer a tactical advantage, but you...


Realtree 365: Food Plot Prep, EHD Victims and Buck Tags Filled

EHD continues to spread throughout the Midwest as the hot, dry summer weather hangs on. That’s not good. We receive updates on that. But there's much better news, too. Food plots are being finished. And the first big bucks of 2019 are hitting the ground this week on Realtree 365...


Tested: Non-Typical Early Season Camo Tech Hunting Suit

As long as hunters are slinging arrows at deer, they’ll need quality gear. Of course, the definition of quality has evolved alongside the rest of our equipment and tactics. We recently tested Drake’s Non-Typical early season Camo Tech suit. Here’s the 411 on the 1/4 zip shirt, pants and hat...


Realtree 365: Deer Management, Early Season Bucks and Life-Threatening Experiences

This week is a busy one on Realtree 365. Deer seasons are opening across the country, and there's plenty going on as the crews with Whitetail TV , Grigsby , and Midwest Whitetail are out to fill those first early season tags. But this week is also a sobering reminder...


Tested: Lacrosse Alpha Agility Rubber Boot Review

People are excitable — and perhaps even a little snobby — about their kicks, and hunters aren’t immune to that common truth. Most people just care about how they look, but hunters demand performance. They have to look the part, and act it, too. These boots must walk the walk...


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Pro Picks: The Best Time to Hunt Big Bucks

The rut gets all the glory, but I don’t know why. In reality, it isn’t the best time to hunt whitetails. At least, not for the hunter who prepares, scouts and patterns deer. For those hunters, it’s actually the worst time to be in a tree. Bucks aren’t very patternable...


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