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Traditional Treestands: The Lost Art of Wooden Ladder Stands

My arms grew weary with each swing of the axe. Dad told me he’d finish the job. But I was too stubborn. My toothpick kid arms produced little momentum, but repetition and precision eventually achieved the goal. The thigh-sized cedar toppled to the ground. I felled that tree. We proceeded...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


5 Tips for Hunting Tough Gobblers

If your spring turkey season is still open, and you're still carrying a tag, you likely have a few tough gobblers on your mind. Here's how to tag one. 1. Get Tight Get tight to its roost tree well before sunrise. Call softly with a no-hands mouth call, if at...


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Easy Does It: 5 Expert Tips for Bowhunting Turkeys

There was a time when I thought I’d never kill a turkey with a bow. They hung up out of range, or caught me tugging into full-draw when they got close. When I did get a shot, they all too often escaped, even when hit well. Those were different times...


No Time, No Problem: Late-Season Turkey Hunting Tips

Yep, spring turkey season is in the last stage in some parts of the country. In places like New Hampshire and even Nebraska, it runs until the end of May. Maine closes at the end of shooting hours on June 1 this year. Late-season turkeys can respond differently to your...


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5 Weird Ways to Kill a Turkey

I like change. I realize many people don’t. But being that I do, I like trying different methods of hunting. Over the years, enjoyment for trying different tactics has opened up doors to new ways of killing turkeys . And some of them might sound weird . All of that...


Problems and Solutions with Planting Food Plots in the Woods

You got permission to hunt a property. You leased a piece of land. Maybe you even purchased your own hunting oasis through Realtree United Country . Now, spring is over. The hot summer sun is upon us. And sweat drips down on the regular. Hard work is hard enough already...


Heads of State: All About State-Record Bucks

Record bucks. They aren’t what drive hunters to the woods each year. But they captivate our thoughts. They all have a story. Do you know what your state record whitetails are? Wonder what other states produced? Here is every state record whitetail in the country. If it’s a record holder,...


How Much Land to Plant in Food Plots

Opening day of gun season found me perched 14 feet in the air, sitting in my tripod stand and monitoring a food plot 100 yards in front of me. Less than an hour later, my sabot slug took down a fat, 8-point buck, making all the time and sweat equity...


3 Ways to Hold More Deer on Your Land

You've bought a new hunting property. Maybe you even purchased it through Realtree United Country . The first step in managing it should be to improve the carrying capacity of whatever game animal, or animals, you want to hunt. Immediately talk to your local USDA/NRCS agent and let them help...


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Tested: Four Killer Trail Cameras for Scouting Food Plots

Wireless trail cameras are arguably the most revolutionary scouting tool on the market today. For those who don’t want a cellular camera, don’t want to pay for and keep up with data plans, or don’t have enough service, traditional cameras are still effective, too. They just require a little more...


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