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7 Ways to Not Get Invited Back to Deer Camp

Some of my fondest hunting memories aren’t of hunting at all. They center around deer camp. The camaraderie of friends and family, some distant and seen only for these few days a year. Watching sparks rise from a campfire until they blend with the bright stars of the night sky...


10 Tips for Great Deer Pictures

This fall, either in bow or firearms season, maybe you will have the thrill of having a trophy whitetail come walking toward your stand site. If all emotions are controlled, you’ll make the shot and will soon be kneeling beside the buck of your dreams. At other times, kids and...


Predator Calling Tips for When the Weather Sucks

Do you know how to call predators when the weather sucks? You don’t always get to pick the days you hunt, so you have to make the most of those days, even if it means bundling up and braving adverse weather conditions that keep other hunters buttoned up at home...


Bird Hunting and Trout Fishing in Idaho

Ed Anderson is a contemporary fine artist and former Air Force officer transplanted to the mountains of Idaho from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bold lines and bright colors have come to define his hunting and fishing compositions. "We’ve got some great desert rivers here," Anderson told us. "And it's pretty unique to...


7 Mistakes Coyote Hunters Make

As simple as the fundamentals of coyote hunting are, someone is out there, virtually every day, making mistakes through inattention to detail or, in some cases, by overthinking what should be a fairly simple, and fun, process. And that bothers Realtree pro staffer Byron South, who has been hunting predators...


Chasing November: Bowhunter Arrows 230-Inch Giant

Caleb Byers arrows an absolute giant he named “The Goat.” After days of tirelessly searching for the buck, Caleb comes up empty-handed. Then, Jim Ferguson arrows a mature Illinois buck that's cruising for does. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting...


Bowhunter Arrows Cattle-Pasture Booner from the Ground

Paul Powers of Oklahoma, a pro staffer of the faith-based outdoor show Final Descent Outdoors, prefers to leave the encumberments of treestands and ladder sticks out of the equation. His favorite way to bowhunt is to hike into an area where he thinks a buck will be, and then set...


5 Tips for Deer Hunting in Saddles

Back in the mid-1980s, a tremendous buck lived in the large range of hills near my home in southern Indiana. I knew this because I’d seen the sheds from the massive 12-point that a farmer had found. My problem, however, was that there were few deer in the several-square-mile region,...


What to Say When a Kid Misses a Deer

We heard the buck walking through the crunchy leaves well before we could make him out in the dense fog. Potroast and I were tucked into an open fencerow that separated a block of timber from the adjoining overgrown field. The area in front of us was a thick tangle...


How to Can Deer Meat

For sportsmen across the nation, freezer space comes at a premium. You can walk into the average outdoorsman’s garage and find an ice chest full of harvests, like big game, waterfowl and fish. It becomes a game of Jenga each fall when you need to carefully remove a package of...


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5 Invasive Species That Are Threats to Whitetails

White-tailed deer are as successful as they’ve ever been across the country. However, that doesn’t mean they’re immune to the invasive species that they’re forced to share a home with. Some of these are obvious threats to our favorite big game, but others are more cynical than they appear.


Father-and-Son Hunt Is One for the Books

This hunt is packed with pre-rut action and Steven's father makes a perfect shot on an old buck they were targeting. Don't miss the red-hot action. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals? Check...


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