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7 Scouting Tips for Modern Hunters

The shrinking availability of hunting land is a major concern, and there are many reasons for it: Suburban sprawl. Leases. Private landowners who don’t grant permission. All of these things make it difficult to find ground. But dedicated deer hunters won’t let that stop them. In fact, finding new hunting...


The Lucky Horse Fly Buck

Justin Hogan is a hard-working deer hunter. He has 11 Pope & Young-class bucks to his name, and he was looking forward to the beginning of another good season in Kentucky. He had several good deer on camera, but one buck in particular really caught his eye. While most of...


Our Dirt: Creating a Deer Hunter’s Paradise

Proper land management is like a good marriage. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. Improvements are slow to materialize, and best measured over time. It’s a lot of work, but the rewards make it all worthwhile. Habitat is a living, breathing thing. It...


3 Offbeat Tactics for Fall Turkey Hunting

Maybe you're in a bit of a rut. Sitting on the edge of a field day after day, waiting for a flock of turkeys to walk by, gets pretty old. These three tactics are more exciting, and they just might help you put a tag on your fall bird. 1...


Is This the New North Carolina Record Bow Kill?

Tory Pegg killed a 151-inch buck last season. That’s a good deer by anyone’s standard, but the younger buck traveling with Pegg’s 2018 deer really got the hunter’s attention. The buck already had an impressive rack, but Pegg judged him to be just 2 ½ years old. He decided to...


Ryan Carrier’s Saskatchewan Scorcher

Ryan Carrier was cooking. At 3 p.m., he’d managed to sneak into his ground blind without breaking a sweat — but he had a long sit ahead of him. The wind wasn’t blowing, and the sun was blazing on the blind canvas. “I was so hot I ended up taking...


10 Pro Tips for Deer Hunting with Decoys

Blood-shot eyes rolling back in their sockets. Tattered ears pinned backward. Snort-wheezes erupting. And then — a good whoopin’. Those are the sights you can look forward to when hunting with a buck decoy during the rut and Phillip Vanderpool, host of “The Virtue,” wants to help you make it...


Why You Should Keep a Hunting Journal

The thought of keeping a journal conjures up childhood memories of the time my older sister caught me reading her diary. It resulted in the beating of my life. There’s nothing real glamorous about the thought of revealing to your hunting buddies that you have a deer hunting journal. But...


Realtree 365: Last-Minute Prep, Unforeseen Challenges and Giant Whitetails

Deer season is open in just about every state in the country now, and the action is red-hot on Realtree 365 . Fall is here, and the big boys are starting to move. Check out all the great stories from this week. Whitetail TV: Crop Dusters, No Man’s Land, and...


Kyle Culbreth’s Lucky Bluegrass Buck

Kentucky bowhunter Kyle Culbreth looks at his big deer and says he was, well, lucky. “I owe this deer to luck, a bunch of luck,” he said. But he hunted smart, too. Culbreth’s luck started with a conversation with a land-owning friend who wasn’t a serious deer hunter. The friend...


Ultimate Access: Deer Hunting on Military Bases

For many people, the biggest challenge of hunting isn’t tagging a big buck or finding folks to hunt with. It’s simply finding a good place to go. The lack of access is causing hordes of outdoorsmen to leave the tradition behind. But that doesn’t have to be the case. There...


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Rabbit Hunting with a Recurve

The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. My bow, made by a company that...


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