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New Hunting Packs For 2016

I get excited about hunting packs. Looking at packs, comparing their features, and testing them out are all good fun. And we know you’re probably in the market for a new one. Check out some of these great Realtree-covered options.

10 Reasons You Didn’t Kill A Buck This Season

So you didn’t kill a buck this year. It happens. But don’t sweat it. Or do. That’s up to you. But if you want a different outcome next season, it’s time to reflect, pick apart the season, and determine why your tag never received that ink stain. Time to get...

New Trail Cameras For 2016

A trail camera is just a trail camera, right? No. It isn’t. There are huge differences in trail cameras. Here are new products that perform and perform well.

Shedding Bucks And Carefully Identifying Does

It’s that time of year again. Taxes are on the horizon. Oh, and probably the most saddening of all: Bucks are shedding their antlers . Yep. You heard that right. Bucks are shedding. In fact, they have been doing so since mid-December. Think I’m kidding? Hunters—and friends that I know...

Video: Deer Hunting With A 10mm Handgun

If there is one thing that hunters can agree on, it's the challenge of the sport that keeps us coming back for more. When a compound bowhunter loses the challenge and the thrill, oftentimes they might switch to traditional equipment to add a new challenge to the hunt. But that's...

2015 Realtree Pro Staff Archery Whitetails

The 2015-16 archery seasons have come to a close in most states. And the Realtree pro staff crew racked up, literally. This season was good to them, as it was to many of you. Chances are, you’ll be able to see most of these bucks on television this year. Get...

Video: Late-Season Hunt With The CVA Optima V2 Pistol

I bought this gun on a whim. I was looking for something to add a little spice to my muzzleloader season. I love muzzleloading , but the last few years I've kept shoulder-fired guns in the safe because of the thrill of handgun hunting. Instead of skipping muzzleloader season and...

7 Steps To Jump-Shooting Waterfowl

Those hardcore Gen-X call masters hidden in well-constructed blinds have plenty on this waterfowler. Me, I get down and dirty. I walk some of my quackers and honkers up, taking them on the flush. Yep, I slither like a snake to put the wingshooting hurt on those loafing greenheads. Sure,...

Float Hunting For River Ducks

Float hunting for river ducks is quite the experience. It takes time to master. But once you do, it opens a whole new world of waterfowling.

Cold Weather Finally Breathes Life Into Mississippi Flyway Season

Region: Mississippi Flyway Date: January 12, 2016 Location: Southern Flyway (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee) Major Weather Trends Things are finally cooling off in the southern part of the flyway. Notice I said cooling off, not freezing. The average temperature for the region is still above average and the...

Conducting A Post-Season Trail Camera Survey For Whitetails

A ray of sunlight glints off the frosty back of a grizzled warrior. Scars mark up his body, each hinting at a story only he could tell. He rises from his bed, shaking the snow and ice from his shoulders. A few stiff-legged steps reveal just how old, worn, and...

Some Deer Off Limits Due To Flooding

This has been the year of the flood. First it was South Carolina . Then it was Mississippi and Louisiana . Now it’s Missouri. Each state has been affected by heavy rains. The latest just happens to coincide with the final week of the Missouri archery season, which ends on...