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4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Snakebites in Dogs

A dog encounters all sorts of hazards in the field when you open the crate, drop the tailgate and start hunting. Venomous snakes are but one. Some states around the country present a more perilous scenario for such interactions, while others provide less. Ways to prevent and treat snake bites,...


5 Reasons Why You Should Hunt Wild Pigs

I've been on many a spring turkey trip in places such as Florida, Texas, and even California when a pig hunt broke out. Why? Read on . . . 1. Property Damage Control Pre-hunt discussions by friends, outfitters, ranch owners and others often conclude with statements such as: "And kill...


Quail Forever Signs Landmark Agreement with the U.S. Forest Service

Have you heard about this new deal to benefit wildlife habitat? Quail Forever has finalized an agreement with the USDA Forest Service to allow collaborative active forest management in more than half of the United States. The new partnership will provide increased opportunity for efforts focused on habitat restoration between...


Small Game Hunting with Muzzleloaders

Is a .32-caliber black powder rifle in your squirrel hunting future?


Realtree Fishing Partners with Jacob Wheeler

Realtree Fishing announced today a partnership with bass professional Jacob Wheeler, bringing together the hottest new brand in fishing with one of the top professional fishermen on the tournament trail. This agreement will align Realtree Fishing and its product partners with Wheeler's tournament competition schedule, as well as his lifestyle...


Why We Love Our Hunting Dogs

Midnight trips outside. Barking at daybreak. Puppy accidents and chewed-up prized possessions. And then, yes, slowly, they grow up – and even then, you grin and bear it sometimes. I love it. You dog folks know the deal. You either are, or you aren’t, a dog person. Would you rather...


Pheasants Forever's Mid-Season Rooster Report

You've busted thick brush, skirted edge cover, hunted multiple states, logged both road and foot miles, watched the orange sun rise and set, and yes killed some birds, with great meals to follow – but the pheasant season sure isn't over just yet. In some ways, the best of it...


Union Sportsmen's Alliance and Realtree Partner for Conservation

FRANKLIN, Tenn. —The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA) recently entered into a multi-year strategic partnership with Realtree, making the brand the exclusive camouflage company of the USA. The USA is a nonprofit organization created in 2007 to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America's outdoor heritage. The USA...


5 Reasons Squirrel Hunting Is So Popular

It's no surprise squirrel hunting is so popular. Here's why. 1. Squirrels are Everywhere From Maine to Mississippi, Kentucky to California, squirrels can be found. Such an abundance of small-game opportunities yields plenty of seasonal hunting opportunities. Depending on where you live, some locations have late spring, summer, early fall,...


Realtree Fishing and Pro Fisherman Casey Ashley Announce Partnership

Columbus, GA (Nov. 16, 2017) – Realtree Fishing, a natural extension of parent brand Realtree, the worldwide leader in camo for outdoor enthusiasts everywhere, announces a partnership with bass fishing professional Casey Ashley. Realtree Fishing launched in 2016 to appeal to fishermen worldwide. Realtree Fishing patterns range from effectively muted...


Realtree Fishing Named Exclusive Camouflage Pattern of FLW

November 7, 2017, Columbus, GA – Realtree, the worldwide leader in camouflage, recently released its new Realtree Fishing camouflage and brand, which are now teamed with Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) to further that organization’s wide-reaching work to ensure our outdoor heritage and fishing opportunities. “I grew up not only in...


Marsh Madness: Fish, Food and Fun in the Louisiana Marsh

Crawfish pie, yet another Cajun creation that walks the fine line between perfection and gastronomic debauchery. As with any cuisine that utilizes a capsaicin-laced flavor profile , moderation is key. The problem, when being served Cajun food by a true Cajun is this thing they call lagniappe , or a...


Where 10,000 Utah Pheasants Will Be Released for Hunting

More than 10,000 pheasants will be released in Utah. The state's general pheasant hunt opens Nov. 4. If you enjoy hunting one of the most colorful upland game birds in Utah — the ring-necked pheasant — you have lots of reasons to be excited. The number of wild birds is...


2017 Quail Hunting Forecast from Quail Forever

Got quail? Quail Forever's 2017 quail hunting forecast includes a state-by-state breakdown. Check out Quail Forever's state-by-state forecast . Go here for a clickable map of quail hunting for each state . Realtree is a Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever National Sponsor and Partner in Conservation . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


How to Hunt Squirrels with a Dog

Sometimes talking about squirrel hunting is like bringing up politics at Thanksgiving dinner. You never know what reactions you are going to get. If you don’t come from a background where squirrels were part of your upbringing as a hunter it may be hard for you to understand. In much...


Memories of Squirrel Hunting Camp

There’s deer camp. There’s turkey camp. And, until a couple generations ago, there was squirrel camp. These days, not so much. But it used to be big doings, this squirrel camp business. Deer were scarce, turkeys even more so, but squirrels were abundant, and we were, after all, hunters. Sitting...


Pheasants Forever's 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Pheasants Forever has released its 2017 Pheasant Hunting Forecast (see sidebar below), the most comprehensive upland hunting planner in the nation. While record snowfalls and a...


Hunting the Modern Cottontail Rabbit

Hunters have been pursuing the Eastern cottontail ever since the time of the earliest Native Americans. Although hunter numbers have declined from peak numbers, rabbit hunting still remains extremely popular overall and is one of the most popular small game pursuits. However, the dynamics of hunting cottontails have changed dramatically,...


Squirrel Hunting Tips for the Early Season

Everybody knows you have to be quiet as a church mouse to be a good squirrel hunter. Right? Well . . . that’s one way. But it’s not the only way. First introduced in 1985 by a veteran squirrel hunter named Shannon Talkington from Lake Village, Arkansas, the “Mr. Squirrel”...


Squirrel Hunting Gear Tips

This fall, I’ll be squirrel hunting. Something else that’s guaranteed is the bag I’ll have slung over my shoulder. For as long as I can remember, my father, Mick, as dedicated a squirrel chaser as ever walked the Earth, carried with him into the autumn woods a light green military...


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