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Don’t Get Killed in the Deer Woods

I remember practicing my shooting at a local firing range under my father’s supervision, prior to my first firearms hunt. Down the line another father was overseeing his teenaged boy as he shot several rounds from the bench. The boy suddenly looked back at his father to tell him something...


Realtree 365: Late Season, Big Buck Action

Team Realtree is running down the clock in the January deer woods, and they're still tagging some great bucks. Check out the latest round of awesome post-rut episodes on Realtree 365 . Midwest Whitetail: First Buck in 5 Years, Deer Hunting Over Sorghum Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre:...


Realtree 365: Hunting the Southern Rut, Patterning Deer in the North

Some hunters are still chasing the southern rut, but most are hunting bucks on late-season, bed-to-feed patterns. Either way, everyone is seeing great action and laying down incredible hunting footage. Check out the Realtree 365 highlights from this week’s roundup. Midwest Whitetail: Two Big Late-Season Bucks Rating: 5 out of...


Are South Slopes Overrated in the Late Season?

Winter can be brutal on deer herds, but most whitetails nonetheless tough it out and survive. Instincts and calculated decisions guide them through these dreary days, often leading them to bed on south-facing slopes. Most deer hunters have heard of hunting these slopes at some point in the winter, and...


The Ultimate Late-Season Trail Camera Plan

First, I offer my condolences. Building anxiety, a feeling of hopelessness and months of big-buck scrolling led you to this point. A buck tag remains unfilled in your pocket, and desperation is setting in. It won’t get the best of you, though. While many hunters are consumed with thoughts of...


Realtree 365: Late-Season Action

The rut is over in the northern half of the country, but there are still big bucks out there, as proven with last week's action-packed, late-season hunts on Realtree 365 . Midwest Whitetail: A Late-Season, Early December Trophy Buck Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By:...


The Relationship Between Deer Density and Antler Size

The variables that factor into the ever-debatable topic of antler size culminate to create a complexity that goes beyond biology. It also circles back to hunting pressure and hunter behavior. Is there something inherently better about areas with lower deer density? Do these places generally harbor bigger-antlered deer? In short,...


The Ones That Get Away

We nicknamed him the “Stranger Buck” for the happiest of reasons; he’d grown so big from the previous season that we simply didn’t recognize him. My neighbor and I both had oh-so-close encounters with a monster 8-point the year before, and we had high hopes he’d be around the following...


Post Rut Tips from the Pros

The rut is over in most parts of the country, and a lot of the bucks that were out there are already in freezers and taxidermy shops. It can seem like there’s not a set of antlers left in your woods — but there are. And thanks to these Realtree...


Realtree 365: The Final Hunts From November

It’s the late season now. Attention is turning to food sources and unpressured pockets of bedding cover. But November was full of highlights. Here are the final hunts from the most magical month of the year. Midwest Whitetail: The Rut’s Final Days Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer...


Monster Bucks: Don Kisky Tags a Huge Late-Season, Muzzleloader Buck

The late season can be the perfect time to tag a monster buck. Deer need to refuel from the rigors of the rut. And ag fields with waste grain are prime locations to catch deer doing just that. On this pursuit, Whitetail Freaks’ Don Kisky hunts the late season in...


Realtree 365: Strong Rut Hunts, Gun Hunting at Its Best

December is here. But the magical month of November produced quite a few good hunts. Here are more highlights from the best time of the year. Midwest Whitetail: Snort Wheeze Brings Buck, Classic Deer Camp Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: 41 North Cast: Bill...


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