Predators & Small Game

  • 15 Steps to Having Bigger Bucks Next Season

    Deer hunting isn’t just about big deer. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t part of it. It is. And there’s nothing about that to be ashamed of. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I love the challenge of hunting mature deer. As the cliché...

  • How Lawsuits Impact Wildlife Funding

    By: Boone and Crockett Club Legal defense costs are an increasing drain on conservation funding today. Alarmed by the trend, the Boone and Crockett Club has launched a new examination of federal statutes that enable ongoing litigation at a high cost to wildlife and the American taxpayer. The Club’s primary...

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Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Cereal Rye

Commonly confused with rye grass, cereal rye is a much better option for wildlife. While rye grass is poor in health value and palatability, cereal rye will benefit the deer you’re planting it for. Grown as a grain crop, it is most commonly consumed by wildlife (and livestock) during the...


5 Ways to Gain Arrow Speed and Keep Accuracy

Deadly bowhunters strive for shooting consistency and top arrow speed. Here are five tips to help you maximize this combination. A slow hit is better than a fast miss. I’m a firm believer in that phrase. Just like well-thrown pitches and strikeouts in baseball, shooting accurate arrows is everything in...


How to Take Food Plot Soil Samples

Do you conduct soil samples before planting your food plots? It's one of the easiest -- but most overlooked -- steps for most hunters. All food plots grow best at a particular pH level, typically around 6.5. A soil sample will tell you what kind and how much fertilizer needs...


Realtree Video: How to Hunt Squirrels in the Spring

Squirrel hunting is full of tradition. Depending on where you live, seasons might be offered in spring, summer, fall or winter, depending. Some tips follow: 1. Some states like Kentucky offer springtime squirrel seasons. As always, check your wildlife regulations. 2. Move slowly along wooded game trails, two hours after...


You Own the Land. You Don’t Own the Deer.

They sicken me. Those who think they own wildlife. That they own all the deer on their land and all the deer around it. Am I talking about the captive cervid industry? Yes and no. I wholeheartedly disagree with it. The fact that individuals are in essence violating the North...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


The Cheapest and Easiest Way to Be a Better Archer

Accuracy is of the utmost importance when shooting a compound bow. Sure, the technological advancements found in a compound help, but there’s still much room for error. It isn’t easy to be a proficient shooter. Every little bit helps. This tip is all about reducing torque. It’s easy to make...


Food Plot Seed: How to Plant Alyce Clover

Alyce clover originated in Asia but is another great seed option right here at home. Deer love this annual legume due to its higher glucose levels and sweeter taste. It’s high in protein (15 percent) and provides nutrients necessary to boost both milk production in lactating does and antler growth...


How to Plan a Grizzly Bear Hunt

Death is always near. None of us are sure of what form it will assume when it arrives, but when it does, you’ll recognize it, if only at the last second. With luck on your side, you’ll have more time and maybe escape it or fight it off with something...


How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

When a fellow hunter finds out what I do for a living, he or she often asks me, “How do I get a job in the outdoor industry?” Honestly, there’s no specific recipe or formula, but determination and willingness to do what it takes certainly helps. What does it take?...


Tips for Busting Clays

I was very nervous about my first dove hunt. I was in my early 20s at the time and had never shot anything that moved. When I was a child, my father and I spent sunny afternoons shooting cans and other small objects with his .22 rifle, but I had...


4 Tips to Prevent and Treat Snakebites in Dogs

A dog encounters all sorts of hazards in the field when you open the crate, drop the tailgate and start hunting. Venomous snakes are but one. Some states around the country present a more perilous scenario for such interactions, while others provide less. Ways to prevent and treat snake bites,...


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