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Some Turkey Hunting Excuses for Why You Missed Birds

Missing turkeys is part of the game. All veteran turkey hunters have been there, and if you haven't yet, brace yourself. It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping up into range – and the 10 inches of swinging beard running off after you pull your shotgun's trigger – will haunt...


Waterfowling Notes Bring Affirmation, Surprises

Hunting journals let us revel in past hunts. Better, they provide tremendous insights for future efforts. I’ve written about this before , telling waterfowlers what details they should record in their journals and how they can interpret that to improve hunting. But while paging through my records recently, I wondered...


Choosing the Right Camo Pattern

Camo. If you’ve seen one pattern you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong. Absolutely not. Not even close, Jack. Some say there’s a science to creating quality camo patterns. And there is if you look at the technology side of designing patterns. But if you’re looking purely at how well a...


10 Steps for Scouting and Hunting New Pieces of Public Land

Hunting a new piece of dirt can be overwhelming — whether private or public land. But if you’re like us here at Realtree.com, you relish in it. You welcome the challenge. And you appreciate the rewards all the more for it. If you plan to scout, and hunt, a new...


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30 Deer Hunting Safety Tips

Safety. It's rule No. 1 when deer hunting. Be responsible. Be safe. Here are 30 things you should be sure to do (or not do) while in the field.


Whitetail TV: Two Big Pre-Rut Bucks Hit the Ground

Week nine brings an end to October, and with it, the anticipation of sweet November arrives. Cole is in Texas with longtime friend Paul Holton and looking for a buck they call “Crooked Ten.” Once the rain moves out, they find themselves with the opportunity they have been waiting for...


Football Star Jim Kelly Hunts Giant 178-Inch Deer

Jim Kelly is a football star who played 11 seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He wasn't throwing any footballs in this video, though. He was hunting deer. Big deer. Check out this encounter he has with a giant whitetail that stretched the tape all the way to 178 inches. Don't...


Hunter Takes Crazy Wide Buck at Close Range

Adam LaRoche is a retired Major League Baseball player. He's also a member of the Buck Commander team. In this video, he is hunting in Kansas. And he's chasing a crazy wide buck. See what happens. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer...


A Real Life 200-Inch Canadian Buck with a Shotgun

Canadian whitetails. When you think of those two words in the same sentence, the mind drifts to vast forests, rolling fields of agriculture and absolute pure wilderness. The two accompanying provinces that generally come to mind are Alberta and Saskatchewan — not Ontario. The truth? Ontario has some giant whitetails...


Delta Waterfowl March 2019 Migration Report

Snows and blues are on the move in the Central, Mississippi and Atlantic flyways. Here's the scoop on the latest hotspots, courtesy of our friends at Delta Waterfowl . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Why Turkey Hunters Love Gobbler Spurs

Often, as that gobbler struts toward us, wheels and turns, we first glimpse leg spurs on the bird. Wild turkey spurs are expected and common on male wild turkeys, though some atypical specimens are occasionally spurless. We often age a gobbler by spur length: 1-inch long or so at two...


7 Tips for Still-Hunting Deer

Still-hunting is one of the most difficult methods of hunting available. But it’s effective once mastered. And it’s fun. Here are 10 tips that will help take your still-hunting game to the next level. 1. Use the right equipment. Don’t wear too many clothes. You’ll be moving, albeit slowly. Make...


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