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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...


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Guide to Blackpowder Squirrel Hunting

If you're looking for a challenge and enjoy a white plume of blackpowder smoke, then you should try squirrel hunting with your muzzleloader. You probably won't fill the freezer, but you'll have guaranteed fun trying. And the familiarity you gain with your rifle will come in handy if you decide...


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...


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...


Bill Winke’s Favorite Week of Deer Season

I’ve hunted just about every day of the rut since 1990 and I have talked to a lot of people. Arguably, the best single day is November 7. Some guys like November 8 or 9, but those three days generally produce the best daylight action of the season, assuming normal...


Dan Infalt on Mind Control and Big Bucks

You know that one guy who seems to have a lucky horseshoe stuck up his rear end every deer season? He seems to be an average guy who hunts like everyone else, but he knocks down big bucks one after another. What’s the deal with him? Why is he so...


Stick to Your Stand, or Move?

It’s Friday afternoon, and you’ve clocked out for the last time this week. The weekend is here, you have two days to hunt, and four or five stands to choose from. So, what’s the plan? Should you try to hunt several of those stands, or pick one and stick with...


5 Crazy Places Big Bucks Hide

You spot a dark object slinking through the brush. Mud-stained hooves splash in murky water. A strain of the eyes and a few seconds of held breath reveal a heavy-racked buck. He stops abruptly at 20 steps and grunts. Is the aforementioned scene happening to you each season? If it’s...


Read Topographic Maps, Shoot More Bucks

Whitetails that live in flat country are tough to kill. Without good terrain to conceal your approach, your quarry will bust you long before you get into range. That’s why I prefer hunting ground with varied topography over land without elevation changes. Terrain gives deer a tactical advantage, but you...


Realtree 365: Food Plot Prep, EHD Victims and Buck Tags Filled

EHD continues to spread throughout the Midwest as the hot, dry summer weather hangs on. That’s not good. We receive updates on that. But there's much better news, too. Food plots are being finished. And the first big bucks of 2019 are hitting the ground this week on Realtree 365...


New Hunting Show: Realtree Hunt United Launches on Realtree 365

Watch Here: Hunt United Premiere teaser Realtree Hunt United follows Realtree United Country Hunting Properties Land Pro Slade Priest and co-host Ryan Wascom, as well as other Realtree Land Pros from around the country, as they live the outdoor lifestyle from a realtor’s perspective. Realtree Land Pros aren’t just agents...


Your Roadmap to a Big Public Land Deer

The very best deer hunters are much like those at the top of any field or skill – they think differently than all the rest. One such hunter is Dan Infalt, a Realtree.com contributor and the founder of The Hunting Beast. We tapped into his knowledge and asked what his...


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