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  • 15 Big Deer Hunting Secrets Exposed

    I’m going to be up front and honest with you. Gear Review: Bear Kuma Compound Bow in Realtree EDGE I’m not a biologist. I don’t have a degree in wildlife biology. And I don’t conduct peer-reviewed research on whitetails. But I have dedicated a big portion of my life to...

  • Realtree's Spring Thunder: Season Finale

    It's hard to believe another turkey season has come and gone. This was a season of many ups and downs for the guys and one to remember for sure. This week we take a glance back at some of the most memorable hunts from the 2018 season, as this will...

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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...


10 Ways to Ruin a Dang Good Deer Camp

Deer camp . It’s something all deer hunters look forward to each season. The thrill of spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors. The camaraderie, food and fun that make deer camp what it is. The anticipation of the hunt to come. All of these things and...


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...


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...


3 Deadly Public Land Rut Stands

Serious whitetail hunters live for this magical time of the year; the three weeks in November when something amazing can happen at any moment. Bucks can be on their feet at any hour of the day or night. Core areas and home ranges become meaningless as the mature males of...


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...


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...


Huntin Grounds: How to Spray Food Plots

It takes work to establish a quality food plot. It takes even more to maintain one. Follow along in this video as Huntin Grounds' Steven Fuller talks about how to spray your food plots. Don't Miss: How to Take Food Plot Soil Samples Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


Turkey Hunting: Did Hens Ruin Your Spring Season?

As a turkey hunter, is your glass half full or half empty? In Florida this season, right after fly-down, a boss hen clucked, yelped and laid on some forceful cutting back at our every call. More birds flew down and gathered around this loud-mouthed hen turkey — more hens and...


The Day a Trespasser Tried to Kill Me

Big deer. Sadly, some people will do anything to kill them — including breaking the law. As you probably noticed, the title of this post was pretty inflammatory. But a few short weeks ago I was out checking some of my treestands and I found where someone had tampered with...


Unavoidably Dumb Stuff You Do While Turkey Hunting

Sometimes while turkey hunting, you just do stupid stuff. Cliff Jump First, we scattered the big Wyoming spring flock after a long, steep climb on a skinny game trail to the top of a mountain. Accidentally. The guide groaned. An avid fall turkey hunter — a tradition where intentionally breaking...


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...


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