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How to Help Your Kids Love the Outdoors

What is the secret that turns boys and girls to outdoorsfolk? Is it the area of the country they’re raised in? Nah, don’t think so. The food they eat, or vitamins they take? Probably not. The video games or the devices they play them on? Definitely not. In the end,...


Build Your Own Shooting Range

Remember that buck you missed? I’m not talking about the one in your formidable years. I’m talking about the shot you blew a couple seasons ago on that deer that should be hanging in your den. You know, the one you see in your mind every time you look at...


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DIY Archery Emergency Kit

It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting 10 minutes from home or 10 miles from the trailhead. If you spend enough time in the field as a bowhunter you’ll encounter an equipment issue. Having these basic archery tools and accessories at the ready can spell the difference between success and a...


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5 Ways to Improve Spot and Stalk Bowhunting Success

Spot and stalk hunting with archery tackle is challenging, sometimes frustrating, and a whole lot of fun. I’ve found that nothing gets my adrenaline flowing like sneaking into bow range of unsuspecting game. This method of hunting will test your skills and patience. But when success is realized there is...


How to Kill Pressured Turkeys

Public land. Late season. Mute gobblers. We all encounter these problems. Here’s how to pull out the stops and tag a longbeard that won’t cooperate.


8 Advanced Rangefinder Skills Bowhunters Need to Know

Judging range has always been a big part of archery. Arrows, even from the fastest compound bows, travel in arching paths. Misjudged range has probably caused more misses than all other factors. Then came affordable laser rangefinders, which are now standard-issue gear for modern bowhunters. And misses disappeared. Yeah, right...


10 Ways to Become a Better Archer

Shooting targets with a bow is one thing. Shooting animals is another. Use these shooting tips from hunting professionals to improve your accuracy in the field


How to Fan a Gobbler

The best way to kill a stubborn field bird is often to hide behind a turkey fan and crawl to them. Here's how to do it.


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Tips for Bowhunting Pigs

Interest in bowhunting hogs seems to be on the rise, and it's no wonder. Wild pigs are great to eat, fun to stalk, economical to hunt and their numbers desperately need to be controlled. In many places, there are no bag limits or licenses required, and they can be hunted...


Kill An Out-of-State Gobbler (For Less Than $1,000)

Steve Hickoff gives his tips for taking an out-of-state turkey trip on a budget


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The Top 7 Threats to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is my absolute favorite pastime in the world. There is no greater thrill than chasing whitetails. It’s fun . It gets in your blood. And it stays there. Sadly, there are a lot of things that threaten our way of life. Deer hunting faces more opposition and challenges...


You Shot a Deer. Here's How to Find It.

(From the editor: This Retro Realtree article was originally published in November of 2013)


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