Winter

  • Truths, Suspicions and Other Utterly Pointless Observations from the Past Duck Season

    The end of duck season lets us reflect on our days afield, ponder many observations from the marsh and forge some strong opinions about the state of waterfowling. As such — and having little of substance to write about — I thought I’d share some of the thoughts that have...

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    DIY Turkey Hunting: How to Build a Corn Cob Striker

    Look back at photos of the early pioneers of turkey hunting. In a great many of them, the hunters are running a slate call with a corn cob striker. Over the years, these strikers gradually gave way to solid hardwood or plastic and wood models. These newer strikers held up...

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5 Ways to Stay Mentally Tough While Deer Hunting

Three shooter bucks busted myself and the guy in the tree with me last season — in two days of hunting in Ohio. But in Kentucky, it took two sits to kill my 2017 target buck. That’s deer hunting. You win some. You lose way more. Deer hunting can be...


The Best Realtree Footwear for the field.

When the weather turns and the elements become harsh, only robust footwear will do for the active hunter. For something that’s guaranteed to protect your feet this season, you can’t go wrong with these top offerings by Realtree licensed partners. Viking – Trophy Camo boots in Realtree AP Perhaps some...


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The Top 7 Threats to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is my absolute favorite pastime in the world. There is no greater thrill than chasing whitetails. It’s fun . It gets in your blood. And it stays there. Sadly, there are a lot of things that threaten our way of life. Deer hunting faces more opposition and challenges...


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10 Trees That Will Hold Deer on Your Hunting Property

Mention planting for deer, and most hunters automatically assume you are talking about food plots. While there is no doubt that a nice food plot will attract and hold deer in an area, planting trees and shrubs can also be an excellent way to improve the hunting on your property...


NWTF Convention: The New Banded Turkey Vest in Realtree EDGE

Realtree licensee Banded had its new turkey hunting vest at the NWTF Convention. Click through this turkey blog post to see it and learn more about its features.


NWTF Convention: Hunters Specialties Turkey Calls and Gear

The NWTF Convention is full of friends who are like extended family, and turkey hunting gear that makes you wish spring gobbler season were tomorrow. For now, we wait. But looking at turkey hunting stuff on the show floor helps a little. This turkey blog includes some of the many...


Rewind: Views of the 2017-'18 Duck and Goose Hunting Season

The 2017-’18 waterfowl season brought a bit of everything: an unseasonably warm early season, some arctic freezes after the holidays and plenty of surprises throughout. But the question everyone asks is, “How was it?” Of course, when trying to determine the overall quality of any season, the answers are subjective...


Charles Daly Shotguns in Realtree Camo from the NWTF Convention

We caught up with Realtree licensee Charles Daly to see what shotguns they had on the NWTF Convention show floor. Here's what we found.


Realtree Video: Turkey Hunting in the Wind

Treetops shake. Branches fall. Strong gusts whip past your head. Turkey hunting in the wind takes your ears away. Same goes for the big birds you're chasing. Still, there are some tactics for adjusting to this challenge. Check out these Realtree video tips for turkey hunting in the wind. Go...


New Strut Commander Turkey Calls from the NWTF Convention

We're on the NWTF Convention show floor, seeing longtime friends, making new ones and catching up on new turkey hunting gear for the 2018 spring gobbler season. Strut Commander has four new turkey calls. Please click through our blog post to see these new mouth diaphragms and locator calls. Go...


5 Tough Shots You'll Take While Turkey Hunting

Tough shots come your way while turkey hunting. You're sometimes seated at the base of a broad-trunked tree, anticipating where the gobbler will slip into view. Trouble is, wary spring turkeys have other plans. Whether you're on your butt, sitting in the woods, or in a blind, watching a field,...


15 Places Big Bucks Bed That Deer Hunters Should Hunt

Deer hunting is about three things: Food . Water . And cover . It’s that simple. Yet it’s so difficult to get up close to and kill deer — especially mature deer. It’s even tougher to do it on a consistent basis. Why is that? Oftentimes, it’s because hunters pay...


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