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  • Realtree.com Is Your Source for Deer Hunting Tips and Tactics

    It’s during the sweltering heat of summer that hunters often find themselves most depressed. Turkey season has come and gone. Deer season is still two months out. And there’s nothing to do but wait. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s plenty to be done. Now is the time for pre-season...

  • Whitetail Freaks: How to Deer Hunt Without Suitable Stand Locations

    There are many ways to deer hunt. Stand hunting. Blind hunting. Spot-and-stalk hunting. Still hunting. The list goes on. But hunting from treestands is without a doubt the most popular method in America today. But there's not always an adequate stand location, is there? Whitetail Freaks' Don Kisky has the...

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How to Move to the Country

“There’s not even a McDonald’s here,” my LA buddy said with a grin on his first tour of the small town near our home. “Do you really live here by choice?” “Do you really live in LA by choice?” was my reply. “You’ll notice there are no stoplights as well,”...


How to Choose a Broadhead

The topic of broadhead selection usually fuels a fiery debate. For some reason we’ve developed the mentality that we must choose one over the other. However, for the last several seasons my quiver has been stocked with an assortment of broadheads each with an important role. Learn more about what...


3 Tactics for Hunting Monster Black Bears

Like skinning cats, there's more than one way to hunt for bears. For those that tell you bear hunting is just too easy and unchallenging, they've probably never hunted the majestic black and colored bruisers. The basic descriptions of the various types or styles of bear hunting are covered here...


12 Mistakes Men Make When Hunting with Women

Women are joining the hunting ranks at a faster rate than men. But, we ladies still encounter a few problems when it comes to learning the sport. The No.1 problem for women going afield is trying to find places to hunt. The No. 2 problem? You guessed it. Sometimes it’s...


10 Ways to Ruin a Dang Good Deer Camp

Deer camp . It’s something all deer hunters look forward to each season. The thrill of spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. The camaraderie, food and fun that make deer camp what it is. The anticipation of the hunt to come. All of these things and...


13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


How to Miss a Deer with a Bow

Big buck. 20 yards. Broadside. You have all the time in the world … and yet your arrow sails over his back. Here’s a look at common reasons why you miss whitetails. There are all kinds of ways to miss a big-game animal with a bow. But when it comes...


Bowfishing: What to Do with the Fish

It's not uncommon during an average day of bowfishing to accumulate a barrel full of carp. While bowfishing will never eliminate carp from local waters, thinning the highly invasive species remains a guilt-free enterprise. Still, waste has always bothered me. Worthwhile uses, where legal, is using carp for bear bait,...


10 Rules for Deer Camp

I know, I know. You just want a little piece of land where you can hunt deer and walk the woods and not worry about all the regulatory, bureaucratic, office-politics garbage that sometimes comes with hunting on a deer lease. I’m with you. But if you think you can run...


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