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Waddell Arrows Huge Buck from 10 Feet Off the Ground

Michael Waddell has made many trips to The Treasure State. And what a treasure he bagged on this hunt. Hunting along the Milk River, this 161-inch dandy walked within range and he took care of the rest. Realtree has featured a long list of Montana deer hunts. But this hunt...


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14 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe

There are myths out there in every facet of the world. And the deer hunting realm is no exception. The number of myths out there are many. And the deception is real. I’ll readily admit that I’ve believed in several of these at some point in my life. But education...


Watch Dog Play Tag With Wild Deer

Ike isn't the type of dog to pass up a good game of tag, even if it's with a wild deer. Ethan Cole was watching his German Shepherd run back and forth along the fence in his Florida backyard when he suddenly noticed there was a deer on the other...


Bill Jordan Tags Crazy-Wide Buck

We're kicking it back all the way to 1997 with this one. Bill Jordan road trips to South Texas to hunt big bucks. And big bucks are what he finds. A giant, super-wide buck steps out into the open and walks directly toward Jordan. It's certainly one of the widest...


Bill and Colton Jordan Tag Two Big Bucks in One Afternoon

A hunt that originally aired on Monster Bucks XXVI, here Colton Jordan hunts at Realtree Farms. A big buck steps out and he takes care of the rest. Hunting nearby, Bill not only hears Colton shoot but also takes a big buck of his own. As a result, two big...


7 Tips to Lease Hunting Land on a Budget

Some hunters prefer to hunt public land. Others gain permission to hunt private. And some choose to hunt with outfitters. If you don’t like those three options, and you prefer to do the work yourself, you’ll have to lease or buy land. Maybe buying your own piece of hunting land...


Tested: Midway USA Stealth Clothing Line

Hunting clothes. Let’s be honest. A lot of them out there are crap. From cheap fabrics to poor features, we’ve all worn our fair share of inferior garments. But Realtree partners with the best to ensure quality isn’t an issue. One such partner is Midway USA . It licenses Realtree...


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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...


Bowhunter Grunts 200-Inch Buck Right to the Treestand

Iowa is a great place to hunt whitetails. Let's get that out of the way. The habitat is incredible. Genetics are through the roof. And a state system that allows bucks to reach older age classes doesn't hurt things. It's a slice of heaven right here on earth. Al Kraus...


Bill Jordan Tags a Giant Gnarly Whitetail Buck

Bill Jordan and Kansas are synonymous. They go together quite well. A lot of great deer hunts throughout the years are the result. Just outside of Ford, Kansas, Jordan is perched along a dried-up river bottom. He knows this area well and how the whitetails use it. He's just waiting...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


In-Your-Face Deer Fight Leads to a Big Buck Down

We're kicking it back to Monster Bucks XXI where Legends of the Fall's Mike McFerrin takes a giant South Texas whitetail. Set up between a bedding area, food sources and a watering tank, McFerrin prepares to wait them out. He doesn't wait long, though. Three years of history roll up...


Me, a Gutsy Hen and an Insulted Tom

Turkey hunting. It’s something that a lot of deer hunters bridge the gap with. Still, others are just as passionate — if not more so — about those red, white and blue noggins. While I’ll readily admit I’m more enthralled by the white-tailed deer, I’d be lying if I said...


Michael Waddell Uses Decoy to Arrow Buck at 20 Yards

Michael Waddell and Kansas whitetail hunting aren't strangers. They're well-acquainted, as many hunts of Waddell tagging Land-of-Oz bucks have aired throughout the years. This hunt is no different. Here Waddell uses a decoy to lure in a stud midwestern deer. Paired with some good, old-fashioned testosterone, the buck can't help...


No 2019 Buck Tag in Famous Boone and Crockett County?

No 2019 buck tag. That could be life for the Buffalo County, Wisconsin, deer hunter this season. If the Buffalo County Deer Advisory Council gets its way, that is. They voted 4-1 (in favor) of the proposal last week. According to Paul A. Smith and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ,...


2019 Whitetail Report: The Current Status on Deer Processing

Deer processing. It’s a tradition and heritage unlike any other. But is it in jeopardy? Is it threatened by the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)? It’s quite possible that’s true. The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) shed light on this in its 2019 Whitetail Report . “Considering that around...


2019 Whitetail Report: Where Most Non-Resident Deer Hunters Are Going Now

For those who aren’t aware, license sales foot (most of) the bill for conservation. A host of other things such as excise taxes and grants help fund it, too. But, by in large, it’s the direct sale of licenses, tags and other state-required documentation that keeps the lights on for...


2019 Whitetail Report: New Deer-Related Automobile Accident Trends

Busted bumpers. Bashed grills. Scratches. Dents. All-out totaled cars. Safe bet — deer and highways don’t mix. It’s become enough of a problem that the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) made note of it in their 2019 Whitetail Report . “We compared the number of accidents in the most recent...


2019 Whitetail Report: What Fawn Recruitment Rates Look Like Today

I remember when every doe I saw had two (sometimes three) fawns — even into fall and winter. Today, that’s a rare sight for most hunters. In fact, in some states, it’s more common to see a doe without a fawn than with one. That’s a scary truth that is...


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