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Time for September Teal

My stepson, Adrian, and I were hunting a small eastern Iowa marsh on the opening day of the state’s traditional five-day September any-duck season . The marsh was crowded but grew quiet soon after legal shooting time as the knots of homegrown mallards and squealing summer ducks headed for sanctuary...


Pay Dirt: Advanced Hog Trapping Tips

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Slade Priest Released: August 19, 2019 Runtime: 4 minutes 27 seconds Watch Here: Advanced Hog Trapping Tips Hogs can be a very real problem for hunters, farmers and landowners. That’s especially true if you fail to...


Breeding Ducks Down Slightly, but Overall Populations Good

North America's spring duck population decreased by about 6 percent in 2019, but most species remain higher than long-term averages, and Delta Waterfowl said there's plenty of other good news for waterfowlers. Waterfowl Population Status, 2019 , released Monday, and based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...


Will EHD Be a Factor This Deer Season?

From disease to predation to habitat destruction, whitetails and other cervids face many threats. But during the summer months, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) rises to the top of the list. And there are reports of it almost every year. Thoughts of truly bad years: 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2017 come...


Alabama to Have Sandhill Crane Season

Sandhill cranes are often referred to by hunters as "the ribeye of the sky" for their flavorful meat. That's one reason why many Alabama hunters are excited for the opportunity to hunt the cranes in the state for the first time in more than 100 years. Sandhill cranes received their...


Monster Bucks 27: Matt Duff Arrows a Mississippi Swamp Deer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Matt Duff Released: August 6, 2019 Runtime: 5 minutes 6 second Watch Here: Matt Duff Arrows a Mississippi Swamp Deer Major League Bowhunter Matt Duff spends a lot of time hunting big deer each fall. He...


Pay Dirt: How to Trap Hogs

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Land management Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Slade Priest, Barrett Van Cleave, Jason Heathcoe, Kinion Bankston and Duane Mitchell Released: August 14, 2019 Runtime: 11 minutes 5 seconds Watch Here: How to Trap Hogs Pay Dirt is all about land management. And this...


How Much Wind Do Duck Hunters Need?

Duck hunters often gripe about flat-calm days, when most birds are content to loaf on the water and those that move won’t finish. But too much wind can actually hinder hunting efforts, making travel, setups and shooting difficult. That raises an obvious question: How much wind do duck hunters need...


10 Tips for Early Goose Season

It’s an hour before dawn, with stars twinkling in the sultry September air, and we’re lugging full-body decoys and silhouettes through some Minnesota wheat stubble. Sweat pours. Mosquitoes attack. But we brush in blinds, crawl inside, and wait for light. It comes, and we wait some more. I doze a...


Tested: Insights The Vision Hunting Pack

I’ve been putting The Vision pack from Insights Hunting through the wringer since last September. If you’ve never heard of this pack, it’s pretty innovative, and you can even strap it to the tree. A full season (and off-season) with this pack has shown me its true worth. Here’s the...


New Midwest Whitetail Shows Available Now on Realtree 365

New 2019 Midwest Whitetail shows are available now for free on the Realtree 365 app and at 365.Realtree.com. Watch Midwest Whitetail founder Bill Winke and his team on the weekly main show, as well as weekly and daily shows from other hosts and regions. Midwest Whitetail was the first nearly...


4 Tough Duck Hunting Decisions

Duck hunts often hinge on one critical decision. If you choose correctly, you’re a hero. When you mess up, however, you’ll probably kick yourself all the way back to the truck. To complicate matters, you must usually make these decisions quickly, and you won’t get many second chances. Been there...


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