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The Pit Boss Rules

Our goose hunt happened by accident. While bowhunting the previous evening, I’d heard geese clamoring excitedly as they landed on water nearby. This surprised me, because I had no idea there was water behind the trees (hey, this was before Google Earth). That honking effectively killed my concentration on bowhunting...


Pacific Flyway Action Good, but Hunters Wait on Weather

Date: Dec. 12 Location: entire Pacific Flyway Weather Trends/Water Conditions “Weather conditions have returned to mild after a brief cold snap through Thanksgiving,” wrote Washington state calling champ Mike Callian, of the Eastside and Tri-Cities area. “Fog has been almost a daily factor, hampering much of the goose hunting. Water...


Monster Bucks: Nate Hosie Bowhunts a Giant 8-Pointer

HeadHunter TV’s Nate Hosie is chasing giant whitetails in Kansas. On this particular hunt, soon after climbing into the stand, a stud 8-pointer trots through the timber and into view. A doe intercepts the big brute before it closes to within range, but Hosie pulls out his grunt tube and...


Atlantic Flyway Hunting Spotty but Looks Promising

Date: Dec. 10 Location: all regions of the Atlantic Flyway Second split seasons got off to a good start in many parts of the Atlantic Flyway, thanks partly to a powerful cold front in early November. Extended freezes locked up ponds and marshes throughout the upper Midwest and parts of...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Ultimate Duck Hunt Sweepstakes

Sweepstakes winners Jackson and Carson Hirschler make their first trip to Arkansas to hunt with Dennis and Billy at Ole South Outfitters . Owner Blake Burrus rolls out the red carpet for a weekend of unforgettable action. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Ultimate Duck Hunt Sweepstakes: Brothers...


Post Rut Tips from the Pros

The rut is over in most parts of the country, and a lot of the bucks that were out there are already in freezers and taxidermy shops. It can seem like there’s not a set of antlers left in your woods — but there are. And thanks to these Realtree...


Brook Current’s Monster Iowa Archery Buck

It’s not often a hunter has the opportunity to chase a Boone & Crockett typical. That’s exactly what happened to Brook Current this season, though … and then some. But it was a long journey getting there. “I grew up the youngest of four boys,” Current said. “As a young...


Realtree 365: The Final Hunts From November

It’s the late season now. Attention is turning to food sources and unpressured pockets of bedding cover. But November was full of highlights. Here are the final hunts from the most magical month of the year. Midwest Whitetail: The Rut’s Final Days Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer...


Become a Better Public-Land Duck Hunter

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared June 6, 2017, on Realtree.com. Public property offers an uncountable amount of waterfowling opportunity throughout the country. Trouble is, many folks don’t take advantage because they don’t want to compete with crowds or stare at a shot-out marsh. It shouldn’t be that way. True,...


Mississippi Flyway Migration in Full Swing as Southern Action Heats Up

Date: Dec. 5 Location: Middle and southern portions of the flyway Major Weather Trends A brief late-November warm spell in the North has given way to more seasonable early winter temperatures, keeping ducks and geese streaming down the flyway. Ice still covers areas of the far North, but many waters...


Honey Brake on Realtree 365: Opening Week at Honey Brake

The famous Honey Brake Lodge, in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, is an experience. But the world-class duck hunting it offers doesn't happen by accident. Here, the Honey Brake staff takes you through their preparations for opening week. Then, Tyler Jordan enjoys a memorable hunt. Check it out. Honey Brake on Realtree...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Dr. Duck on Scouting Public Timber — Don't Be That Guy

Dennis "Dr. Duck" Loosier uses a low-impact approach to scouting public timber, especially during out-of-state hunts. The result? Undisturbed ducks and happier hunters. Here's how he does it. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Dr. Duck on Scouting Public Timber — Don't Be That Guy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars...


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