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How Long Do White-Tailed Deer Live?

Aging deer is all the rage these days. The usual suspects, like wildlife managers and big-buck hunters, spend a lot of time aging deer in trail camera photos and on the hoof. But you’ll often hear hunters ask after a buck’s age nearly as often as they ask after his...


Helping State Agencies Manage Deer on Local Levels

Ever had a strong opinion regarding deer management? Most of us have. With the whitetail off-season fully underway, there is much to do before fall hunting seasons begin. One top priority for whitetail hunters should be finding ways to make a difference. The best — getting involved in local deer...


Do Cedar Trees Make Good Deer Habitat?

Many deer hunters wonder about eastern red cedars. Do they make wildlife habitat better or worse? Across much of the eastern United States, there are massive stands of them. Do you leave those, or cut them down? Here’s what to know. A Case for Red Cedars Cedars can be assets...


Tuned Up: New Bowhunting Accessories from ATA 2020

If you’re shopping for a new bow, you’re going to need to make a trip down the accessory aisle, too. As bows have become faster, lighter and more efficient, sights, rests and other accessories have become at once more rugged and more precise. Today’s bowhunters have it better than ever...


How to Train a Shed Hunting Dog

There was a time when shed antlers were an afterthought. You picked them up on the edge of a cornfield on a late-season bird hunt, or out of a honeysuckle thicket on a spring turkey hunt. Not anymore. Shed hunting has gone mainstream with organized events, specialty gear websites, numerous...


How to Hog Proof Your Feeders

Feral hogs have been around for long enough that just about everyone is aware of the destruction they cause. Invasive pigs wreck the land and edge out native wildlife, and the consensus is that total sounder removal is the best way to combat the invasion. But I can tell you...


Best Tools for Low-Budget Food Plotters

Today’s deer hunters are more focused on managing their hunting properties than ever before. But habitat improvement isn’t always easy, and it rarely comes cheap. But there are tricks and tools you can use that cost a little less money, but still help get the job done . First, the...


Do Poor Man Food Plots Really Work?

Hunters and land managers have been using the term “poor man plots” for more than a decade, but they’ve been putting these in the ground for much longer. So, it begs the question, does this method meet the hype? Or, is it just a good play on words? Realtree 365...


How to Plant a Deer Orchard

Lush fields of clover, alfalfa and brassicas aren’t the only crops that will hold deer on your property. Once established, fruit trees can produce highly attractive forage for 40 years or more. The right trees produce edible fruit throughout the entire hunting season , drawing deer from a distance and...


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The Angler's Holiday Gift Guide

A tackle bag. A cooler. Hoodies, shirts and a mesh cap. You'll even find a spinning combo here, touched up with Realtree EDGE camo. Have a look at our gift guide for anglers.


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The Best Camo for Predator Hunting

Fooling predators is difficult because they’re hunters themselves. They are hyper-aware, relying on their sensitive noses, large ears and sharp eyes to secure prey and avoid becoming prey in turn. That’s the challenge – and appeal – of predator calling. Successful predator hunters employ a number of tactics to gain...


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What’s Wrong With That Buck?

Think you have it rough some days? Hit pause on the self-pity for half a second and take a look at these roughed-up whitetails. A day in the life of a wild deer is never easy, but bucks — especially during the rut — routinely push through incredible injuries. Here’s...


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