Blogs

  • Early Season Doe Hunting in the Ozark Mountains

    Steven Fuller of The Huntin Grounds draws back and lets the arrow fly on an early season doe. The hunt is short. The backstraps are long. And the blood trail is massive. Check out this hunt. Don't Miss: 7 Questions You Should Ask About Doe Management Are you a deer...

  • Paw Paw Custard Pecan Pie Recipe

    It has been a good paw paw year around here and we have enjoyed several paw paw desserts this fall. One of our favorites, and a great recipe to start with if you are new to paw paws, is this custard pecan pie. It’s a quick-and-easy recipe, with prep and...

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Realtree in the Classroom

Are your kids bummed about spending the majority of their time in the classroom when they'd rather be outdoors? If so, brighten their outlook by outfitting them with some cool Realtree gear so they can show their love for all things outdoors, even when they're solving equations or conjugating sentences...


Use Data to Choose Your Best Deer Hunting Treestand Location

Choosing a stand location can be a near impossible decision — especially if you don’t have a clear-cut primary option. In times such as this, you’re almost left with an impossible decision on where to sit for the hunt. Don’t let it get to that point. Data is your friend...


A Cameraman Fail on a 165-Inch Deer

It's every cameraman's worst nightmare. Hunting with Bill Jordan at Realtree Farms, a Realtree cameraman calls Bill off of a deer and the deer spooks. Don't Miss: How to Hunt the Wrong Wind Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check out our stories,...


Tips for Calling in Mallards: Separator Call

In the fifth installment of this nine-part calling series , Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life , teaches us how to perform the separator call, which is also known as the feeding chuckle. Give a listen, and learn how to sound just like feeding ducks on the water. Click...


Using Google Earth Historical Layers for Deer Hunting

As a deer hunter, I love maps. There are all sorts of them that can be helpful to a deer hunter. Aerial, topo, plat, public/private land, hydro, and the list goes on. There are many types out there that are beneficial to hunters. But one that often goes unnoticed is...


Captive Deer and Elk Classifications by State

The captive cervid industry is a hot-button topic. Some people support it. Many others oppose it. That said, it’s currently up to the states whether or not it’s a legal practice. Furthermore, it’s up to them as to how captive deer and elk are classified. Here we’ll go through each...


Spatchcocked Fried Quail for Breakfast Recipe

When you think about quail, breakfast might not be the meal that immediately comes to mind. After this, it will be. This is a perfect late-morning meal for after a long morning spent in the deer stand or turkey woods. We serve it up with eggs, homemade biscuits, gravy, and...


How to Use a Trail Camera Timeline to Pattern Mature Bucks

Trail cameras have revolutionized the way we scout for white-tailed deer. Being able to scout when you aren’t afield is invaluable. They’ve truly changed deer hunting and done so for the better. They’ve energized deer hunting and gave it a shot in the arm during a time when hunter numbers...


Why You Should Save Your Best Deer Hunting Spot Until Late October

Deer season arrives and it’s like the opening scene of a 10-and-under motocross race. People fly around like they’re riding a bundle of bottle rockets and they're running into stuff left and right. Opening weekend of deer season is much the same, and many mistakes are made in those first...


Waterfowl Weirdness: Trick Shots You Must Master

I love those classic duck and goose hunting shots. You watch the target come into range, rise with perfect form and footing and then follow through precisely, just like at the skeet range. Thing is, you’re not at the skeet range. Or the trap field. Or even a sporting clays...


3 Things You Don’t Know About Fall Turkey Hunting

I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody told me they don’t hunt fall turkeys because: (1) males don’t gobble then, (2) they don’t like killing young birds, and even worse, (3) it’s not fun. In baseball, that’s a strikeout, because they’re wrong on all counts. In my...


3 Ways to Scatter Fall Turkeys

Your goal is to get flocked-up fall turkeys to run or fly in different directions. Why? This is when they're most vulnerable. You then set up and try to call separated birds back to your gun or bow. You can scatter them in a number of ways. Walk Under Roosts...


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