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  • Stalking Muntjac in Northamptonshire.

    Realtree Pro Ian Harford and Sauer International sales manager Frederic Hanner are out stalking muntjac on a beautiful spring afternoon in the Northamptonshire countryside. The scenery is stunningly beautiful, but this belies the challenges that come with stalking muntjac during spring. Although a recognised international hunter, Fredric is relatively new...

  • 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...

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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...


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...


Giant Internet Bucks Part 2

Dan Miller had just pulled the trigger on what he believed to be a nice buck. Sitting over a white oak ridge in western Kentucky, he was hunting a two-day quota hunt in Pennyrile Forest State Park, and the buck, the first whitetail he’d seen all day, had suddenly appeared...


Giant Internet Bucks Part 1

The Internet is a lively thing come deer season. As autumn progresses and bucks begin doing careless things like chasing does across open fields, bows thump and guns boom. Lots of whitetails fall, and every now and then, one of them is a true giant. The biggest of the big...


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7 Tips for Building Your Ultimate Home Shooting Range

The old saying “practice makes perfect” is never truer than when it comes to shooting. But who has time to load up and run to the closest shooting range a few times per week? And once there, you get to deal with the constant crowds, the tactical Range Rambos, the...


Stalking Roebucks in Cornwall with Ian Harford

The unpredictability in the weather during the Great British Summer time can create challenging conditions. That isn’t going to stop Ian Harford heading out on his latest adventure, stalking roebucks in the picturesque valleys of Cornwall. After a tough start to the trip the weather finally started to improve, giving...


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...


My Dad Made Me Miss My First Deer

My dad made me miss my first deer. Or at least, it would have been my first deer had he not purposely made me shoot over the top of it. Say what? Come again? That’s right. My dad made me miss my first deer. I remember it like it was...


10 of the Best Deer Hunting Games for 2018

I remember when my parents bought their first computer. I was a kid. And I didn’t know much about them when I first started using one. (Obviously.) But I quickly got the hang of the deer hunting game my parents bought me for Christmas. And I’d be lying if I...


12 Reasons Some Hunters Kill Big Deer But Others Don't

Some guys and gals seem to always kill big deer. Other hunters rarely do if ever. So what’s their secret? Well, it isn’t just one thing. But those who frequently kill big deer have certain things in common. These 12 things are some of those.


How to Plan a Grizzly Bear Hunt

Death is always near. None of us are sure of what form it will assume when it arrives, but when it does, you’ll recognize it, if only at the last second. With luck on your side, you’ll have more time and maybe escape it or fight it off with something...


How to Get a Job in the Outdoor Industry

When a fellow hunter finds out what I do for a living, he or she often asks me, “How do I get a job in the outdoor industry?” Honestly, there’s no specific recipe or formula, but determination and willingness to do what it takes certainly helps. What does it take?...


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