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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...

  • Why Shooting More Does Will Increase Your Buck Sightings

    It might seem counterproductive. After all, everyone knows that bucks are attracted to does during the rut, but taking more does from your hunting area can actually increase your buck sightings. So how does it work? The secret is taking the right does and at the right time of year...

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6 Ways I Goofed Up This Duck Season

Disclosure: I made some mistakes this past waterfowl season. Don’t get me wrong. It was a great year — better than the past few. Still, in the bright glare of hindsight, I’ve recognized some situations where I made seemingly innocent errors that hamstrung my efforts. Let’s look at six of...


Cold Creates Epic Hunting in Atlantic Flyway

Date: Jan. 18 Location: the mid- to lower Atlantic Flyway Summary You wanted cold, you got cold. And then some. Thanks to an extended period of brutally cold weather, almost every creek, river and pond was locked in ice from New England south to central North Carolina. Even places such...


Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Hunting, Weather Steady

Date: Jan: 18 Location: flyway-wide Summary Well, it’s official. Goose season has ended in southwestern Washington’s Goose Management Area 2 — at least, that is, for a time. The final bell sounded Jan. 14. However, a last hurrah opens Feb. 10 and continues through March 10. It’s a last chance...


Avoid Duck and Goose Decoy Disasters

Man, that decoy spread looks good in the dark. Illuminated by your truck’s headlights, you’re sure the hard work will pay off. Then failure. The birds don’t come or don’t land where you want ’em. Disaster strikes as hard as No. 2 steel. Are your sure-bet Canadas landing behind your...


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January Gems: 5 Places Late-Season Ducks Love to Hide

January brings a wave of excitement across the country. No, not the football playoffs. It’s the final push of duck season , and hunters know they only have a few weeks to make memories for another year. Trouble is, January ducks can be … um, challenging. Many birds have been...


Realtree Becomes Official Camo Conservation Partner of Delta Waterfowl

Editor's note: This great news comes to us via Realtree staff. Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage company, continues its legacy of strong backing for conservation by renewing a corporate partnership with Delta Waterfowl . For the next three years, Realtree will support Delta’s conservation programs and efforts to recruit and...


10 Aggressive Deer Hunting Tactics for Late-Season Whitetails

Are you a diehard deer hunter? Still have a whitetail tag in your pocket with a few days of season left on the calendar? If that’s you, and you still have the mustard to get out and brave the cold, here are 10 aggressive deer hunting tactics for those last-minute,...


ATA Show 2018: Hunting Gear for All of Us

Okay, if you ask me, and many of my friends, we identify as turkey hunters. Growing up in north-central Pennsylvania, guys my age now used to whisper in hushed tones: "Oh, yeah, he's a turkey hunter ." It was a badge of honor to be called that. And I'm honored...


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7 Reasons You Didn’t Kill a Late-Season Buck

It’s cold outside — very cold. Bone-chilling temperatures. Skin-slicing winds. Eye-blinding snow. It’s a winter not-so-wonderful wonderland out there right now. But hey, it’s still deer season, right? Actually, for most, deer season is over now. A handful of states still have a few days (or weeks) to go just...


Waterfowling Gear I Really Liked This Season

Each duck season brings surprises and new experiences, and part of that is trying new gear. Whether out of necessity or curiosity, I typically field-test several items from the balmy early goose season through the frozen finish of duck hunting. And every year, I stumble onto some I really like...


ATA Show 2018: New Tenzing Turkey Hunting Recliner in Realtree EDGE

The cool thing about turkey recliners is the immediate conversion from a turkey hunting vest as you walk, into a turkey hunting chair as you make your setup, with a padded fold-out seat as you wait on that gobbler to show. I got the scoop on the new Tenzing TZ...


ATA Show 2018: Knight & Hale RNG-200 Turkey Vest in Realtree EDGE

Realtree.com is covering the ATA Show this week in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to archery gear, some cool turkey hunting products in the new Realtree EDGE camouflage are also on the floor. The Knight & Hale RNG-200 Turkey Vest will surely get some interest from turkey hunters this season. Please...


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