Hard Woods/Mixed Forest

  • 8 Major Differences Between Whitetails and Mule Deer

    Hunters have been chasing whitetails and mule deer for thousands of years. Each species offers a very unique adventure that outdoorsmen cherish. Some just hunt one or the other. Others have hunted and continue to hunt both. The two species of deer don’t mingle throughout most of their respective ranges...

  • Video: The 2017 QDMA Convention Highlights

    Realtree recently trekked down to New Orleans to attend the 2017 QDMA Convention . We made new friends, saw some old ones, learned a little and had a lot of fun. That's a wrap for this year, though. We'll see you at the big show in 2018. Read: 10 Important...

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Tools of the Game Processing Trade

People like to eat deer. It's a very popular wild game animal with a lot of nutritious value. Plus, it tastes great, too. But to bring it from the timber to the table , you’ll need a few tools, things I call "tools of the game processing trade." Here are...


Giant Boone and Crockett Non-Typical Deer Hit by Car

It happens just about every year sometime in late summer. Someone hits a giant deer with their vehicle and the whole deer hunting social media world blows up. This year, it just happened to take place in Kentucky. The Ft. Campbell Fish and Wildlife Facebook page made an announcement earlier...


Women and Hunting

For women and most men too, there's an overwhelming rush and feeling that comes on strong after killing an animal. Both sexes will benefit from these words. My father James was an excellent teacher when it came to all things outdoors. He loved hunting and wanted to share his passion...


Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


10 Important Takeaways from the 2017 QDMA Convention

If you travel enough, there are certain things you learn to expect when flying with commercial airliners. Rude people. Lost luggage. Terrible aromas. But getting peed on by an overhead bin? That's not one of them. I guess there's a first for that, too. Because it happened on the return...


The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


6 Little Things That Will Make Big Habitat Improvements

I recently trekked down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where I attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention . It was chocked full of deer facts and good fun yet again. From enlightening seminars to enjoyable social events, this year’s convention was a grand one. One of the events that...


Why You Should Plant Fall Food Plots for Deer

There has always been a special coalition between man and the land with which we are briefly entrusted. Whether you’re a row crop farmer in the Midwest or a cattle rancher in Texas, an internal passion burns. Regardless if we own 10,000 acres or lease 100, the opportunity to act...


QDM Cooperatives: The Future of Deer Management on Small Properties

To implement a Quality Deer Management (QDM) program , one initially needs two things — a piece of ground to manage and good reliable information. Originally, QDM was only truly effective on relatively large properties of 1,000 acres or more. However, today, with QDM being both familiar and desirable to...


Pen preparation for pheasant poults

So, it’s that time of year again, the poults will soon be arriving. But, what many people don’t realise is the amount of work that needs to be done prior to their arrival. My club spreads lime all over the pens as soon as last years birds are released, this...


Realtree Gun Shooting Tips: How to See Better with Your Rifle Scope

Ever wish you could see better through your rifle scope? Read on. Oh Say Can You See It’s a fact that great optics help you see things more clearly. You can study the antlers of a deer hidden in brush, or focus on the chest of a bull elk back...


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