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Photo Gallery: What Gobblers Do While Hens Lay Eggs

Spring breeding season for wild turkeys is a stressful time, especially for dominant gobblers. Most of a gobbler’s energy is focused on displaying, gathering hens, breeding and battling rivals. As the season wears on, hens enter the egg-laying period. Gobblers are left to spend a portion of the midday hours...

How to Shed Hunt

Duck Blog Readers Make Their Voices Heard

With almost three years and several hundred waterfowl pieces in the cybersphere, the Duck Blog has covered a lot of ground. Along the way, we’ve met loads of great folks and shared experiences with loyal readers. In the spirit of reflection — and because, as you’ve guessed, I have nothing...

2019 SHOT Show: Realtree Timber Hunting Gear for Every Season

Realtree.com Deer Hunting Editor Josh Honeycutt waded through the crowd at the 2019 SHOT Show to see what the show had to offer, what people thought about the new Timber pattern, and what gear is available in it for 2019. What you see here is just a very small sample...

SHOT Show 2019: Have You Been to SHOT Show?

For over 30 years, Realtree has attended the SHOT Show. The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show is one of the busiest weeks for the outdoor industry. This year, we launched our newest pattern, Realtree Timber. For more information on Timber, go here . Don't Miss: 2019 SHOT Show: Realtree Timber...

10 Risky Yet Effective Deer Hunting Tips

Some of the best hunts I’ve been a part of were hunts where aggressive tactics were implemented. Here are 10 of those that have proven to be the most effective.

8 of the Best Deer Hunting Rifles for 2019

Good deer guns. Where would we be without them? The good news is we don't have to worry about that anymore. We have plenty of options. These eight guns are some of the best deer-hunting options on the market this year. And they all come in Realtree camo.

Predator Control and Why It Matters for the Future of Deer Hunting

Wildlife populations are constantly in flux. Both predator and prey populations rise and fall. That’s the natural cycle. However, just as whitetail population management is important, so is predator control. Jeff Davis of Whitetails Unlimited has spent the majority of his life in Minnesota where predator control is an ongoing...

10 Bowhunting Tips for Big Game

Big game hunting is hard. Big game hunting with a bow is even tougher. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for next season. It's a starting point, and up to you to take it from here. 1. What to Glass For Stalking western big game is hunting's greatest...

Whitetail TV: Six Pack

Ryan Matzke is in the stand for opening day in Illinois and has an encounter with a good 3-year-old buck. Hunting over a micro-plot of clover located close to bedding cover, he is able to slip in close for the afternoon hunt. Ryan discusses the importance of entry and exit...

10 Things You Need to Know About Late-Season Deer Hunting

Deer season is already over for some. It's nearing its end for others. If you're among the latter, here are 10 different tidbits of information that might help you seal the deal in the final days of deer season. 1. Faster (and Cheaper) Sighting In Want a quicker method of...

The 7 Sins of Deer Hunting with a Gun

I’ll readily admit that I am a passionate bowhunter. I love to bowhunt whitetails. It’s what keeps me up at night and daydreaming while the sun is shining. I love it. That said, I was a gun hunter first. There’s just something about the smell of freshly burned gun powder...