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    Tools of the Game Processing Trade

    People like to eat deer. It's a very popular wild game animal with a lot of nutritious value. Plus, it tastes great, too. But to bring it from the timber to the table , you’ll need a few tools, things I call "tools of the game processing trade." Here are...

  • Traditions Performance Firearms Announces "GO HUNT GIVEAWAY"

    Want to win free stuff? How about a cool muzzleloader? Might be worth entering this contest . . . Realtree partner Traditions is participating in the GO HUNT GIVEAWAY worth nearly $4,000. This prize package includes a Traditions Vortek StrikerFire muzzleloader . The Traditions Vortek StrikerFire will be among the...

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Kicking Bear Youth Camps Introduce Kids to Christ and the Outdoors

I’ve always said I don’t know who or where I’d be if it weren’t for the outdoors. It’s had that big of an impact on my life. And I know I’m not the only one. There are millions of people around the world who have been changed, at least in...


The Fight Against Feral Hogs Rages On

Hogs. They’re a huge problem not only for agriculture but also for deer and deer hunting, too. I recently attended the 2017 Quality Deer Management Association Convention where I sat in on a seminar. During that talk, Dr. Glen Gentry with LSU and the Bob R Jones Idlewild Research Station...


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7 Tips for Building Your Ultimate Home Shooting Range

The old saying “practice makes perfect” is never truer than when it comes to shooting. But who has time to load up and run to the closest shooting range a few times per week? And once there, you get to deal with the constant crowds, the tactical Range Rambos, the...


Scoped Muzzleloaders Now Legal for Deer Hunting in Minnesota

It’s not often big changes are made in state deer hunting regulations. But when they are, the effects are generally widespread. This year, Minnesota has decided to legalize scopes for muzzle-loading rifles. According to Dave Orrick with the Twin Cities Pioneer Press , he recognizes it’s a big shift in...


Deer Hunting for the Heart and Soul

Deer hunting is not all about shooting a big buck. Far from it. Sometimes it's easy to forget that. Occasionally, we need to be reminded about the truly important things in life. In my years of blogging about deer hunting, I've received numerous stories from readers. These three really stood...


Make Your Own Hunting Video

As the popularity of hunting videos and outdoor television grows, so does the desire of average hunters to video their own hunts. Every spring and fall, hunters across the country pack a video camera in their backpacks and head into the woods with hopes of catching a successful hunt on...


8 Reasons to Practice Quality Deer Management

Quality Deer Management (QDM) isn’t just about growing big bucks. Sure, it helps with that, too. But that’s not what it’s all about. Ultimately, it’s about helping the entire deer herd to prosper. And to do that, there’s certain things you need to do. But that’s for another post ...


How to Go on a Western Big Game Combination Hunt

The West is different. It’s pretty much that simple, yet that complicated. The skills that help you tag a buck every year on the East Coast might not work out West. In fact, those “skills” may actually cost you opportunities in The Big Country. The West seems to reward hunters...


Deer Hunting Tip: Hunting Deer in the Rain

Have you ever gone deer hunting in the rain? If you haven't, you should try it. Deer seem to move really well during periods of light rain. However, there is a time you shouldn't try rainy-day whitetails. Watch the video above to see when that is. Editor's Note: This was...


Realtree.com Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...


Create a Long Range Muzzleloader

Tips from the pros on maximizing your muzzleloader accuracy out to 200 yards


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


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