Traditional Bow

  • Review: 2017 Bear Recurves

    Hunting with traditional equipment is a whole different ball game than hunting with modern-day archery gear. Do you hunt with a recurve bow? If so, what kind? Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow us...

  • 5 Ways Buck-to-Doe Ratios Affect Whitetails and the Rut

    Buck-to-doe ratios are an important part of the rut each year. If ratios are out of balance, the rut will be affected by it. And not just the rut, but other dependent factors as well. Here are some of the ways that ratios can affect the rut (and others things...

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The Best Days of the 2017 Rut

Let me start out by saying I’m no expert. I’m just your average deer hunter who likes to get in the woods and chase whitetails. So I might be right. I might be wrong. That said, I’d like to think I’ve gathered enough knowledge during my tenure as a bowhunter...


How Mature Bucks Use the Wind

The age-old question often comes up when hunters begin discussing big, old smart bucks. How do they use the wind to travel? Every time I hear this come up, or see it on a forum, I know we’re in for a long debate with more opinionated arguing than the presidential...


How to Self Film Your Deer Hunt

These days, self-filming has become a popular thing. A lot of people are starting to film their own hunts. If you haven’t started yet, want to know the benefits of doing so, and need a little help heading in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place. I self-film...


Review: HardCore Backpacks

HardCore makes a great pack for hunting. It's a solid, durable, and very comfortable backpack. We took a look at it recently. Here's what we though about it. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting . And follow...


Deer Hunting: Introducing Realtree.com's New Rut Report

The rut is a magical time of the year. It’s when mature bucks are at their most vulnerable time. And as hunters, it’s generally our favorite time of year to sit high in a tree. But the rut is a mystery. There are so many variables. And it’s hard to...


How to Hunt the Phases of the Rut

A doe comes crashing through the timber and blows right by your treestand. Seconds later, a top-heavy, big-bodied buck trots down the same lane, hot on the doe’s trail. It stops mere yards from you, lip-curls, and belts out the gnarliest grunt you've ever heard. That’s what the rut is...


Review: Hawk Denali Treestand

Hawk treestands are some of the best on the market. This year, it released the Denali to the public. It's the Cadillac of two-man treestands. Here's what we learned about it. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos and hard-hitting how-to's on deer hunting...


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Rabbit Hunting with a Recurve

The twig snapped under my boot and I froze. Motionless, I stood there until my quarry relaxed and began feeding once again on the tender clover. I crept closer, metering my steps in predatory tempo, inching forward until the animal was within range. The bow, made by a company whose...


20 Tips for Blood Trailing Deer

Blood trailing isn’t just a skill. It’s an art. It takes years of practice and a lot of blood trails to gain the experience it takes to become proficient. To accomplish this, don’t just blood trail your own deer. Help other people blood trail theirs, too. This will increase your...


Inside Look: Realtree MAX-5 Camo

Sure, MAX-5 is our waterfowl hunting pattern. But did you know it's great for deer hunting in certain areas, too? See how well it blends in cornfields, with grasses, and in other areas in the video above. Are you a deer hunter thirsty for knowledge? Check out our stories, videos...


How to Introduce Someone to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting has a rich heritage. Those same hunting traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation are woven into the very fabric of who we are as outdoorsmen and women. And we must always remember to turn around and pass it on down. And in honor of...


Big Game Hunting: The Complete Backpack Hunter

It felt refreshing to set my bow down and peel away my 55-pound pack. After the grueling 4-mile hike — mainly uphill no less — the force of the pack’s weight pressing on my back, in addition to gravity’s pull, was causing my legs to scream, my shoulders to ache...


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