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Don’t Just Pattern Deer. Pattern Other Hunters, Too

It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me. And it just might happen to us both again by the end of the week — patterning a nice buck, only for a fellow hunter to move in and screw it up nice and good. Such is the norm for those who...


Realtree 365: Tennessee Velvet Bucks, EHD Updates and a Huge Farming Operation

Things are ramping up this week on Realtree 365 . For some, deer season is getting closer. And for others, it’s already here. Excitement levels are rising with each passing day. Adrenaline banks are building as we anticipate the adventures in the outdoors to come. The stage is set. The...


Realtree 365 Now Featuring Monster Bulls

Nothing fires up the Realtree crew like pointing the truck westward for elk season, and that excitement comes through bigtime on Monster Bulls – now available for free on the downloadable Realtree 365 app or at 365.Realtree.com. Watch unreal footage of huge elk in a frenzy of fall action. Monster...


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Pro Picks: The Best Time to Hunt Big Bucks

The rut gets all the glory, but I don’t know why. In reality, it isn’t the best time to hunt whitetails. At least, not for the hunter who prepares, scouts and patterns deer. For those hunters, it’s actually the worst time to be in a tree. Bucks aren’t very patternable...


7 Reasons Why Kids Aren’t Deer Hunting

We’ve lost more than 18 million hunters since 1982. There was a decline of 2.2 million active hunters from 2011 to 2016 alone. We’ve talked about all the reasons before. There’s less available hunting land, an aging hunting population, and a shift from rural to urban living. That five-year loss...


The Case for Climbing Stands

About every deer hunter can benefit from owning a couple climbing stands. I use this style of stand more than the average hunter, but they have so many advantages that owning one of them is just not enough. I always have at least two on hand, and here’s why. 1...


Do You Deer Hunt Over Bait?

Bait is a four-letter word that can fire up even the most Zen-like bowhunter. I’m not sure why. There are pros, such as boosting nutrition and food source availability. It can obviously help put deer where you want them in terms of hunting purposes. But today, we’re just covering the...


Why You Shouldn’t Shoot 3 ½-Year-Old Bucks

We always emphasize the importance of providing optimum nutrition so deer can reach their genetic potential, but there is also another side to deer management. What you shoot and what you pass up has a big effect on future hunting, and once you start experimenting in this regard, you will...


How to Build a Shooting House on a Budget

Potroast sat next to me, rubbing his hands back and forth in the glow of the small propane heater at his feet. We’d been sitting about an hour on that December hunt, and it was cold when we got there. As the evening wore on, the temperature was descending into...


Monster Bucks 27: Colton Jordan Tags a Nice Georgia Deer

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Colton Jordan Released: August 6, 2019 Runtime: 3 minutes 15 seconds Watch Here: Colton Jordan Tags a Nice Georgia Deer Bill Jordan’s son, Colton, enjoys deer hunting as much as Bill and Tyler do. He’s the...


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Don’t Be a Shooting Range Jerk

In a perfect world, all hunters and shooters would be able to walk out their back door and burn a few rounds any time the mood strikes. Need to sight in a scope or work up a new handload for your deer rifle? No problem, just set a target 100...


Monster Bucks 27: Woman Takes Giant Late-Season Kansas Buck

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Genre: Deer hunting Produced By: Realtree Digital Cast: Makenna McFerrin Released: August 6, 2019 Runtime: 3 minutes 1 second Watch Here: Woman Takes Giant Late-Season Kansas Buck Mike and Bonnie McFerrin have been hunting for quite some time. They’re seasoned hunters. But their daughter,...


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