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Realtree United Country Spotlight: Maine, Louisiana, Indiana, Montana and Texas Land for Sale

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide a resource to hunters seeking hunting land of their own. We’ll choose five new properties (twice per month) — from each region of the country — to feature right here on Realtree.com. You may also...


Heads of State: All About State-Record Bucks

Record bucks. They aren’t what drive hunters to the woods each year. But they captivate our thoughts. They all have a story. Do you know what your state record whitetails are? Wonder what other states produced? Here is every state record whitetail in the country. If it’s a record holder,...


5 Hunters Who Make Everyone Mad

Deer hunters, as a whole, are some of the finest people you’ll ever meet. They are passionate about the game they pursue and truly care about the natural resources that support their outdoor endeavors. When deer hunters get together, whether they’ve known each other 10 years or 10 minutes, good...


Whitetail TV: Deadheads and Dead Bucks

In this installment of "Whitetail TV," Kyle Barefield and Cole Barthel are back in Oklahoma. They spend the last few days of rifle season looking for their No. 1 target buck. They do find it, but it's dead along a riverbank. They decide to call an audible and focus on...


Federal Introduces New Custom-Loaded Ammunition Shop

Here's some breaking news for hunters and shooters alike. Federal will introduce to its customers a concept for its new custom-loaded ammunition shop at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana, April 26-28, 2019. The company is also taking surveys at the show to get feedback from consumers...


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Déclassé Deer Camps: The Impending Death of Hunting’s Oldest Tradition

“Hey, Josh.” “Yessir?” “You understand what we’re doing here, son?” “Yessir.” At first, I didn’t understand. Understanding of things with true meaning never comes quickly. But as time went on, and I began to understand the magnanimous gift of the outdoors, a clear scope of hunting came into focus. Learning...


Whitetail TV: Rattling in Big Texas Bucks

Kyle Barefield and Cole Barthel spend a lot of deer season in the South. For this hunt, they're back in Texas with their friend Paul Holton. The stage is set for a good time. They begin by trying to rattle a deer within bow range. Things don't go as planned...


No 2019 Buck Tag in Famous Boone and Crockett County?

No 2019 buck tag. That could be life for the Buffalo County, Wisconsin, deer hunter this season. If the Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council gets its way, that is. They voted 4-1 (in favor) of the proposal last week. According to Paul A. Smith and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Most Non-Resident Deer Hunters Are Going Now

For those who aren’t aware, license sales foot (most of) the bill for conservation. A host of other things such as excise taxes and grants help fund it, too. But, by in large, it’s the direct sale of licenses, tags and other state-required documentation that keeps the lights on for...


2019 Whitetail Report: Laws on Deer Tracking Dogs by State

Deer hunting is filled with highs and lows. The highs are great. But the lows really aren’t. One such low is when you shoot a deer and can’t find it. Hours of searching. Acres of land combed and grid-searched. It can be all for not if you don’t (or can’t)...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Deer Urine Is and Isn’t Banned

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has affected many things — including the usage of natural deer urine and scents. Today, many states are outlawing the use of it, and are requiring hunters to use synthetic versions of the vastly popular hunting tool. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) reported on these...


2019 Whitetail Report: The States Tagging the Youngest and Oldest Bucks

The age structure of the buck harvest is a statistic the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has been tracking for quite some time. Its interests in quality deer management has helped bring awareness to responsible harvest of whitetails across the continent. Luckily, thanks to their annual Whitetail Report , we...


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