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String Jumpers: How to Aim at Alert Deer

Deer have the amazing ability to react to the sound of the shot. They start to move before the arrow ever arrives at its destination. We call this “string jumping.” Generally, the deer hears the limbs bottom and then immediately drops to load its legs in an effort to bolt...


Why Veterans Make Great Hunters

My grandfather, Papa, was a World War II veteran. Fortunately for me, he was retired when I was born and was able to spend a large amount of time teaching and passing along his knowledge of hunting and woodsmanship. Starting when I was about six years old, he never went...


7 Best Food Plot Shapes for Bowhunting Whitetails

Squares and rectangles and circles ... oh my. Food plots shaped like that are almost as scary as lions and tigers and bears. Trust me, I’ve planted a lot of them. They can work but if you’re a bowhunter, strategically shaping your plots will maximize the odds of close-range encounters...


Beach Bucks: Chasing the Rut in Florida

A 110-inch buck crashes down the shoreline, kicking seawater into the air as it pursues a promiscuous doe. It’s like a scene straight out of Baywatch. You watch the fun from the stand, Hoyt bow in one hand, strawberry daiquiri (virgin of course) in the other. And a pair of...


5 Tips on Mastering the Compound Bow Quick Draw

If you’d looked up “gung-ho” in a dictionary about 10 years ago you would have seen a picture of me sitting on the edge of my treestand seat with my wrist-strap release clipped securely on the string waiting for a buck to show up. I was gung-ho. If there was...


5 Reasons to Practice Like You Hunt

Square targets are the tofu of the archery world. Your bow wants to eat. But it wants the real thing. And when it can’t get the real thing, it should only settle for realistic 3D targets. Here are five reasons why. 1. Adding Realism Adding the 3D target to the...


A New Place to Consume Midwest Whitetail Content

Bill Jordan , who revolutionized camouflage, and Bill Winke , who lead the charge into digital hunting shows, are wired the same — to achieve. They’re also longtime friends and partners. We’re now excited to announce the new Midwest Whitetail nest on Realtree.com . Here, you will be able to...


Bump Scouting Deer

Don’t bump, pressure or spook deer. That’s what every expert, from TV show hosts to writers to podcasters, will tell you. Me? I say spook them all. But only once. I call it the bump scout, and it is one of the best ways to find a great hunting spot...


Alpha-Gal Syndrome is a Deer Hunter’s Nightmare

Imagine that you shoot a buck and throw a nice, fresh backstrap on the grill in celebration. You gather around the table with your family for a meal, but after the feast, you fall ill. Rashes. Dizziness. Vomiting. Anaphylaxis. Excruciating stomach pain. That’s exactly what happened to Insights Hunting’s Glen...


Tested: AccuBow Training Device for 3D Archers and Bowhunters

Being a good archer is all about consistent form, which requires muscle memory. And to build muscle memory, you need repetition through practice. Trouble is, it’s not always convenient to set up a target and shoot arrows. Enter AccuBow, the first augmented reality archery training device, no arrows required. I...


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Hunting Land for Sale in Maine, South Carolina, Iowa, Oregon and New Mexico

Realtree United Country Hunting Properties is pleased to provide a resource to hunters seeking recreational land of their own. This is the latest installment of our property spotlight. Check out the showcasing of properties below. Go to RealtreeUC.com to see all available listings.


Congressman Introduces Bill to Ban Grizzly Bear Hunting

According to a recent press release from the Sportsmen’s Alliance, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), recently introduced legislation (HR 2532) that would ban grizzly bear hunting. It would affect every state except Alaska. It completely forbids hunting by sportsmen. “Grijalva, who chairs the House Resources Committee, is a frequent author of...


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