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The Best Shed Hunting Tips

Tines were sticking up not 30 feet down the trail I was walking. The party had officially started. At a fast clip, I went down the trail and scooped up a big five-point whitetail shed. Holding it in my hands, I looked it over not once, but many times. I...


How to Pattern a Buck During the Pre-Season

Spring is here. And the dog days of summer will soon be upon us. Even though it just ended, deer season is just around the corner. Before long, opening day will be knocking at our door as we prepare to get our game on. The question is, will you be...


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The Best Ammo for Black Bear Hunting

Black bears are popular big game animals. Thousands of hunters chase them every year. But what's the best bullets for these tough critters? We have the answers.


How to Turkey Hunt on Small Properties

The morning broke still, clear and crisp. It promised to be a good gobbling day. My partner and I were positioned on a ridge where we could hear turkeys in any direction. The first gobble came early, a good sign. We did not move. Ten minutes later, six gobblers were...


Avoid These Top 10 Turkey Hunting Mistakes

There are tried-and-true ways to assure you’ll come home empty-handed from the turkey woods. They’re easy. Just follow these steps as laid out by champion turkey caller and Realtree pro staffer Anthony Virga, who has seen them in action and learned some of them first-hand. Mistake 1. Be Impatient. “Everybody...


How to Be Safe While Turkey Hunting

This feature article first appeared back in 2001 as “Turkey Hunting Safety,” a chapter in the Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (now a collectible classic). Written by the late Aaron Pass, and as the title suggests, it contains cautionary advice to help turkey hunters stay safe. Some of it might...


Spring Thunder, South Florida: Why You Scout for Turkeys

Country music singer/songwriter Dallas Davidson arrives to south Florida camp just in time to do some evening scouting off a cattle pasture. The guys end up roosting a handful of turkeys that evening and come up with a game plan on how to set up on the birds the next...


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One Special Wild Turkey Named Lover Boy

As turkey hunters, we’re known for nicknaming gobblers, especially the Houdini-like, nearly unkillable ones that taunt hunting skills and haunt dreams. From late-February through mid-May, I enter the wild turkey’s world regularly. Patience, a thick bun cushion and the good Lord have rewarded me with opportunities to capture several nameworthy...


Pack of Canadian Wolves Released in National Park to Control Moose Populations

It rippled through the conservation and hunting communities this week when news broke that four Canadian wolves were air-dropped in a national park. According to a recent National Park Service (NPS) news release , the wolves were trapped in Canada and released in the Isle Royale National Park in Michigan...


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5 Big Game Hunting Tips

Most big game animals aren’t easy to bring down. While they’re all different in their own ways, and different tactics are used to hunt each species, there are general rules that apply to all of them, no matter if they have a beard, canines, crème-colored rump or white tail. Here...


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The Best Ammo for Elk and Moose Hunting

Big game hunting bullets are likely the most talked about topic in the hunting world. The research certainly suggests it’s the most talked about. But why? Why are they so captivating? The reason is both simple and complex. There are many avenues of discussion when talking elk and moose bullets...


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6 Ways to Keep Your Archery Skills in Check During the Off-Season

Unless you live in a place where you can bowhunt hogs or exotics during the winter months, you’re likely all too familiar with the off-season void left between the fall and spring hunting seasons. While hunting opportunities may not be abundant during this part of year, there’s no better time...


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