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  • Monster Bucks Throwback: 43 Deer Hunts in One Minute

    Shooting a big buck is a dream for most deer hunters. And if you're in pursuit of that dream this fall, check out this video to tide you over until you fill that tag. Don't Miss: 5 Times Mature Bucks Are More Apt to Move in Daylight Are you a...

  • An Extremely Wide Buck Falls in the South

    Almost every deer hunt begins in the same manner. You put on your camo. You gather your gear. You walk to your treestand or ground blind. But the endings — and even the middle — are never the same. No two hunts are alike. There’s always something new happening and...

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The 2018 Whitetail Deer Rut Forecast

Here we talk about the whitetail rut and how you can determine when the rut will be in your area. Don't forget, follow Realtree's real-time Rut Report on Realtree.com and on Facebook Live every Thursday night at 8 EST. Don't Miss: Weekly Pro Rut Reports Are you a deer hunter...


What to Do When You Tag Out Early

Deer hunting is full of bittersweet moments. Taking a deer is one of them. You’re happy because you achieved your goal, secured healthy venison for the table, and maybe even took a deer of a lifetime. But you’re sad because a journey has ended, and the hunt for that particular...


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5 Advanced Ways to Reduce Risks of Falling from Treestands

No one believes they’ll suffer a treestand fall, much less sustain a serious injury or die. I know I didn’t — until I did. Truth is, the odds are against you, as 67 percent of hunters operating from elevated positions eventually fall, according to published CDC accident statistics. Avoiding such...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


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Whitetail Taxidermy Poses for Your Next Deer Mount

Killing a big mature buck is hard. There isn’t anything easy about it. So when it all finally comes together, you want to cherish and remember that memory . You want to encapsulate it. And I like to do that by having my deer mounted. I visited Sam Coffey of...


State Enacts Emergency Rules to Protect Deer and Prevent Spread Of CWD

AUGUSTA, Maine -- With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in bordering Quebec, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries implemented emergency rules today designed to protect Maine’s deer and moose herds, and keep Maine CWD-free. “Chronic Wasting Disease is the most serious threat facing our deer and moose populations in modern times,”...


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The Greats: Top Record Book Whitetails by Category

I’ll be the first to admit that big bucks are not the reason I hunt. If you want to know why I hunt, check out the series The Reason for the Hunt we’ve been producing for the last few months. Then you’ll know why we do what we do. Gear...


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20 Things to Know About Deer Body Language and Behavior

As a prey species, deer communicate through vocalization, body language and scent. A deer uses its whole body — ears, eyes, nose, hair and tail. Whether used singly or in combination, they serve to warn other deer of potential danger, identify family members, convey family relationships, help find mates and...


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5 Reasons Not to Call to Whitetail Deer

Calling is a tactic that is either loved or hated by most modern deer hunters. It either works a lot for them, or it rarely does. There isn’t much in-between. But I’m in-between. There are certain times that I will call to deer. But more times than not, I won’t...


Youth Hunter Takes 162-Inch Deer as His First Buck

Iowa is the land of giants. It's where big deer grow old. It's also where a lot of smart deer hunters go to pursue whitetails. And the smartest just straight up live there. Check out this hunt to get a small taste of what it's like in this great state...


You’ve Been Hanging Your Deer Wrong for Years

A rope around the neck or a gambrel through the Achilles tendon — that’s how most hang their deer. Walk into any well-respected steakhouse locker, though, and you’ll see beef hanging completely different. The ideal way to hang your ungulate for aging is using a technique called the tenderstretch method...


Tyler Jordan's First Whitetail Buck

First bucks are special. After all, you only get one. But the memory will last a lifetime. Here we follow along as Bill Jordan takes his son, Tyler, on his first successful whitetail buck hunt. Don't Miss: 15 Tips for Opening Day of Gun Season Are you a deer hunter...


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