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2019 Whitetail Report: New Antlered Buck Harvest Statistics

The ideologies and practices of whitetail management have shifted throughout history. We’ve come a long way from the days in the 1800s and early 1900s when everything that hit the crosshairs hit the ground. Today, deer enthusiasts are managing whitetails more responsibly. Knowing when and when not to remove does...


What to Know About the Deer Hunter

In a world where man is not on a playing field with the next fellow man, the outdoors brings balance. The outdoors brings perspective. The outdoors gives life to all who choose to participate in the life-giving heritage that follows it. And that’s where you’ll find the white-tailed deer. The...


10 Best Times to Deer Hunt

Deer hunting is a game of odds. It’s also a game of decisions. Knowing when to hunt, when not to, and when the conditions are best for you is all part of the process. In my book, there are 10 times, conditions, or situations when odds become more favorable for...


How to Pack Hunting Gear on Long Walks to the Treestand

Hunting gear, it can be flat out addicting for guys and gals like you and me. We love testing out the new gadgets that hit the market — especially the ones that have promise to actually work or do something for us. But taking a garage full of hunting toys...


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7 Ways to Make Fellow Public Land Deer Hunters Mad at You

Public land hunting is one of the brightest accomplishments in the history of North American hunting. The ability to hunt wild game on lands owned by all is a historic achievement. What we have here is rare. You don’t see it in other countries. And we must always protect it...


Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack. Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a...


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30 Deer Hunting Safety Tips

Safety. It's rule No. 1 when deer hunting. Be responsible. Be safe. Here are 30 things you should be sure to do (or not do) while in the field.


How to Map Your Next Buck

Each year while doing seminars at various outdoor shows and sporting store events, I‘m often asked, “How do you and the other Realtree pro staffers find time to scout, hang stands and then hunt on a time-conscious schedule? Usually, I plan on one to two days for scouting, hanging stands...


Reminder: Equipment That Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett Won’t Let You Use

Fair chase — it’s a common term that we hunters often refer to. High-fence vs. free-range. Dogs vs. no dogs. This weapon vs. that weapon. It’s an age-old discussion. Nothing new. What is (relatively) new is technology. And according to both Pope and Young and Boone and Crockett, some technology,...


How to Process and Age Wild Hog Meat

Southern Boyz Outdoors' Kinion Bankston is one of the most prolific hunters in the South. A big part of his hunting plans each year involves wild hogs. A massive conservation, habitat and economic problem for the region, extensive trapping of this invasive species is needed to help keep their numbers...


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5 Best Camo Patterns for 2019

The art of concealment is an extremely tricky one. It takes incredible thought and effort to design a camo pattern that truly hides a hunter. But Bill Jordan has always believed that quality patterns can achieve just that. And achieve it he has. Numerous times. There are many great patterns...


Principles of the Deer Hunt

Why do we hunt? Is it for the passing of time? Is it for the bragging rights of a well-earned trophy? The satisfaction of knowing that sometimes as a hunter you put yourself up against nature and succeed? Or maybe it’s the hearty, all-natural meals to come? For me, many...


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