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5 Bad Excuses for Unfilled Deer Tags

Sometimes we have good reasons for not filling tags. Other times, we just have bad excuses, like these five phrases. 1. “I didn’t put in enough time.” Whether you’re after a trophy or just trying to fill the freezer, deer hunting requires time and effort. A lack of gumption generally...


Know H2O: How to Purify Drinking Water

You’re way off the grid on a wilderness elk or mulie hunt, and you've run out of water. You find a creek. You're thirsty. But is it free of disease and safe to drink? If you don't purify it, chances are that it isn't. You can only survive about three...


Whitetail TV: Shed Hunt Turned Hog Hunt

If you learn nothing else from this installment of Whitetail TV, remember to always pack your rifle when shed hunting in the South. Follow along as Kyle and Stevie Barefield look for sheds and hog hunt on their Texas lease. Hunt Tactic Used : The Barefield duo uses multiple shed-hunting...


Midwest Whitetail: The Cardinal Rule of Deer Hunting

Remaining undetected is the cardinal rule of deer hunting. So long as whitetails don't know they're being hunted, they carry on with their daily routines. Once you've alerted them to your presence, the gig is up, and patterns change. The walk in, the time in the treestand, and the walk...


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Crop Check: What Do Wild Turkeys Eat?

Wild turkeys have big appetites. From large-bodied adults to broods of rapidly growing poults, they require considerable amounts of food. Their diets are varied, not only by region but by the season. Think of them as foodies of the bird world, with about a hundred different dietary items on the...


Midwest Whitetail: Do Deer Have a Sixth Sense?

The sixth sense. It's long been discussed whether or not a whitetail has one. Sometimes it's hard to determine why a deer turns and walks away, especially with no apparent reason. Bill Winke and Owen Reigler discuss the topic in this week's episode of "Midwest Whitetail." Then, check out what...


Waddell Arrows Huge Buck from 10 Feet Off the Ground

Michael Waddell has made many trips to The Treasure State. And what a treasure he bagged on this hunt. Hunting along the Milk River, this 161-inch dandy walked within range and he took care of the rest. Realtree has featured a long list of Montana deer hunts. But this hunt...


Whitetail TV: Finding 30 Sheds in Two Days

Owen Reigler is a deer hunting enthusiast. He's hunted, and taken, a lot of big deer throughout his lifetime. Each year, he spends time shed hunting to learn which bucks made it through the season (and winter). This shed season was extremely productive for him. He scooped up 30 sheds...


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14 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe

There are myths out there in every facet of the world. And the deer hunting realm is no exception. The number of myths out there are many. And the deception is real. I’ll readily admit that I’ve believed in several of these at some point in my life. But education...


Tested: Realtree's Phillip Culpepper Reviews the onX Hunt App

Realtree's Phillip Culpepper gives a few tips on how and why he likes to utilize the onX Hunt app when in the turkey woods. Buy now: onX Hunt App Watch all Spring Thunder videos here . More Realtree turkey hunting . Follow Realtree on Facebook .


Aim with Confidence: 5 Tips for Rifle Shooting Accuracy

Editor's note: Guns and Camo guest blogger Joe Arterburn is a self-proclaimed "Plainsman," living and writing on guns, shooting and hunting from his home in Nebraska. Confidence in your rifle – and yourself – goes a long way toward shooting proficiency. Here are a handful of tips to help build...


Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Grizzly Bear Hunting

According to a recent press release from the Sportsmen’s Alliance, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), recently introduced legislation (HR 2532) that would ban grizzly bear hunting. It would affect every state except Alaska. It completely forbids hunting by sportsmen. “Grijalva, who chairs the House Resources Committee, is a frequent author of...


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