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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...


Retired Game Warden Larry Case Blogs on Big Guns for Bad Bears

In 1978, Cynthia Dusel-Bacon was severely mauled by a black bear in the Yukon wilderness of Alaska. Cynthia lost both arms as a result of the attack but went on to recover; she did not have a firearm with her when the attack occurred. Like it or not, the possibility...


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...


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...


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...


2,300-Yard Public-Land Mule Deer Stalk

This is Steven Fuller's first western hunting trip and it's on public land in Wyoming. Does he put the biggest stalk of his life on a mule deer buck? Maybe so. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


Why You Shouldn't Cull Bucks Based on Small or Weird Antlers

Antler abnormalities are common in the whitetail world, and definitely a topic of interest to deer hunters. But what causes abnormal antler growth? Misshapen antlers can be caused or influenced by an antler injury, a body injury, genetics or simply the animal’s age. Many of us have grown up with...


What to Know About Treestand Safety Harnesses

Safety when hunting aloft should be at the forefront of our thoughts. We owe it to our families as well as ourselves. If you have loved ones who really care about you, then you need to be wearing a full-body safety system. Like most hunters, I’ve got several harnesses stored...


What All Happens When a Buck Tends a Doe

Alright. Alright. Alright. Let the jokes flow forth. Go ahead. Get them all out. We’ll wait. We’re still waiting. You good now? Oops. Sorry. Knew you had one more chuckle-maker in ya. Now to the good stuff. Let’s talk peak rut. So, what really happens when a whitetail buck tends...


10 Commandments of Taxidermy When Prepping Deer for the Taxidermist

I’ve always been a fan of European mounts. They take up less room, cost less money, and have a certain aesthetic that shoulder mounts just can’t match. However, when I arrowed my first Booner last season, it was an easy decision to get a full mount done. I was lost...


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