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  • Truths, Suspicions and Other Utterly Pointless Observations from the Past Duck Season

    The end of duck season lets us reflect on our days afield, ponder many observations from the marsh and forge some strong opinions about the state of waterfowling. As such — and having little of substance to write about — I thought I’d share some of the thoughts that have...

  • 5 Ways to Stay Mentally Tough While Deer Hunting

    Three shooter bucks busted myself and the guy in the tree with me last season — in two days of hunting in Ohio. But in Kentucky, it took two sits to kill my 2017 target buck. That’s deer hunting. You win some. You lose way more. Deer hunting can be...

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The 5 World Record Caribou By Subspecies

The great migration. It’s something thousands of hunters have witnessed and enjoyed as they chased these mammals in the great Far North. Fascinating creatures, caribou captivate hunters, yet remain off the grid due to their secluded nature. Few humans go where these critters live. And even fewer see the trophy...


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The Top 7 Threats to Deer Hunting

Deer hunting is my absolute favorite pastime in the world. There is no greater thrill than chasing whitetails. It’s fun . It gets in your blood. And it stays there. Sadly, there are a lot of things that threaten our way of life. Deer hunting faces more opposition and challenges...


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10 Trees That Will Hold Deer on Your Hunting Property

Mention planting for deer, and most hunters automatically assume you are talking about food plots. While there is no doubt that a nice food plot will attract and hold deer in an area, planting trees and shrubs can also be an excellent way to improve the hunting on your property...


NWTF Convention: The New Banded Turkey Vest in Realtree EDGE

Realtree licensee Banded had its new turkey hunting vest at the NWTF Convention. Click through this turkey blog post to see it and learn more about its features.


NWTF Convention: Hunters Specialties Turkey Calls and Gear

The NWTF Convention is full of friends who are like extended family, and turkey hunting gear that makes you wish spring gobbler season were tomorrow. For now, we wait. But looking at turkey hunting stuff on the show floor helps a little. This turkey blog includes some of the many...


Rewind: Views of the 2017-'18 Duck and Goose Hunting Season

The 2017-’18 waterfowl season brought a bit of everything: an unseasonably warm early season, some arctic freezes after the holidays and plenty of surprises throughout. But the question everyone asks is, “How was it?” Of course, when trying to determine the overall quality of any season, the answers are subjective...


Charles Daly Shotguns in Realtree Camo from the NWTF Convention

We caught up with Realtree licensee Charles Daly to see what shotguns they had on the NWTF Convention show floor. Here's what we found.


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How to Hunt Open Country Turkeys

Turkey hunting is a pretty fun thing to do. But it’s also a very aggravating deal when you can’t close in on them — especially when you can see them from a mile away and can’t do anything about it. Hunting open-country turkeys can be really easy. And it can...


Realtree Video: Turkey Hunting in the Wind

Treetops shake. Branches fall. Strong gusts whip past your head. Turkey hunting in the wind takes your ears away. Same goes for the big birds you're chasing. Still, there are some tactics for adjusting to this challenge. Check out these Realtree video tips for turkey hunting in the wind. Go...


New Strut Commander Turkey Calls from the NWTF Convention

We're on the NWTF Convention show floor, seeing longtime friends, making new ones and catching up on new turkey hunting gear for the 2018 spring gobbler season. Strut Commander has four new turkey calls. Please click through our blog post to see these new mouth diaphragms and locator calls. Go...


6 Ways for Turkey Hunting Multiple States on the Road

There are turkey hunters, and there are turkey hunting addicts. My wife Jill Easton and I fall into the latter category. We learned long ago the hunting opportunities provided by a single state just don’t quench the fire. So we travel. Boy, do we travel. In 2016, we hunted turkeys...


5 Tough Shots You'll Take While Turkey Hunting

Tough shots come your way while turkey hunting. You're sometimes seated at the base of a broad-trunked tree, anticipating where the gobbler will slip into view. Trouble is, wary spring turkeys have other plans. Whether you're on your butt, sitting in the woods, or in a blind, watching a field,...


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