Shipely’s Science – Blog #2 – “Zombie Deer”

The last few weeks I have been bombarded by questions about “Zombie” deer.  Print, TV and radio seemed to pick this up as something new and disturbing.  The local TV station picked their feed up from somewhere and it was so inaccurate that I almost flew out of my chair screaming to my wife!  Here […]

What Really Matters with Wes Delks – February 2019

Meet Your Potential Written By: Wes Delks, General Manager – Real World Wildlife Products This past summer, on my first card pull, I checked a camera along a bean field where I knew a bachelor group was likely to be. Amidst the group was a nice buck that I did not recognize. He had fourteen, […]

Don’s Difference Makers – February 2019

“DON’S DIFFERENCE MAKERS”    February 2019 The month of February is generally a very busy one for me as I am traveling all over the Midwest doing consulting visits with landowners while also working in trade shows and speaking engagements. Being gone from home so much drives me a little crazy as I always have a […]

Shipley’s Science – Blog #1- “Winter Time Blues”

Do you really understand the toll the rut and winter take on deer? We want to start this blog referencing a great article on QDMA site. Click Here for full article.   Here is some interesting facts: “Bucks can easily lose 20 to 25 percent of their body weight during the rut”  “How tough is the […]

Episode #1 – Land Management… A Farmer’s Perspective

Join us with this new Video Blog Series from Josh Pretzer (4th Generation Farmer) from Kansas as he talks about his land management efforts.  Recorded and produced by Aaron Morgan of Invested Outdoors, this series will be informative and entertaining throughout the year. When Josh has every resource (equipment, seed, and nutritional product) at his […]

What Really Matters with Wes Delks – January 2019

God Given Opportunities It’s another cold, snowy day. The end of deer season is just a few days away and the bite of the north wind on my face is almost as strong as the bite of an unfilled buck tag in my pocket. I mentally start making a list of the reasons I wasn’t […]

Don’s Difference Makers – January 2019

WELCOME TO A NEW BLOG CALLED “DON’S DIFFERENCE MAKERS”    THIS MONTHLY BLOG WILL PROVIDE A WINDOW INTO STRATEGIES DON HIGGINS USES WHILE CHASING MATURE WHITETAILS.   HOPE YOU ENJOY! Switchgrass and Bedding-in-a-Bag Tips for Success It seems that lately I have been asked on an almost daily basis what new products Real World will be introducing […]

Are Your Plots Flooded Out?

We have heard a lot of reports in recent days of customers whose food plots have been flooded due to the heavy rains in various parts of the country. While this is certainly not good news, all hope is not lost for this season. The key is going to be in how and how fast […]

Brassicas – Love Them or Hate Them? By Kevin Boyer

At Real World Wildlife Products, we have been testing different seed species and seed blends for decades. This testing is primarily done in side-by-side test plots where we allow the deer to show us which varieties of plants they prefer. When it comes to plants in the brassica family we have seen a wide variety […]

Think About A Gut Check

I did not hunt as a young child.  It was not until I was out of high school I tried to learn the sport.  I remember I bought my first bow, a High Country Supreme the summer of 1996.  Shooting 25-12 Easton Arrows, I wasn’t a bad shot for a beginner.   That set up would […]

Supplemental Feeding by Dr. Aaron Gaines

As an avid deer hunter I spend a lot of my time trying to create better habitat and food sources for the deer herd on the farms I hunt.   This has become a real passion and enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor when I’m fortunate to harvest one of my “hit-list” bucks.    Probably like […]

Blazing New Trails in the Hunting Industry by Don Higgins

Today’s typical deer hunter and land manager is more knowledgeable and better educated than those from just a decade ago. The resources which are available today allow anyone to continually increase their knowledge of any topic related to whitetails and managing habitat for them. Not only are deer hunters evolving in regards to their knowledge […]

Big Bucks Reveal Their Favorite Food Plot

The recent cold spell has most people anxiously waiting for spring but there is a certain group of deer hunters who planned ahead and are now enjoying this Arctic blast. Any deer hunter who follows social media at all has seen a trend that has so clearly revealed itself during this recent brutal cold spell. […]

New Years Thoughts – Looking Back

As 2017 comes to an end it is a good time for us at Real World Wildlife Products to look back at not only the past year, but back to our beginning as we have seen Real World grow beyond anything we could have dreamed. 2018 will mark Real Worlds 10th year in business but […]

Real World customer documents his successful season…

Before we let you read Richard’s story, we will tell you that on September 14, 2017 a very excited Richard Knippenberg contacted us with this picture and message: Don I’ve written to you a couple of times about how your Buck Bedding in a Bag has changed my farm and how happy I am – […]

Video Story of “SMOKEY THE BUCK” by Don Higgins

Welcome to Real World Wildlife Products!    We started this company 10 years ago on the foundation of “Dare to Compare.”  This means , we do not sell our products through gimmicks or misleading advertisements.  We try to educate the customer to make the best choice for themselves, their hunting goals, and their property.   This […]

Is this Real? by: Don Higgins

It is slowly starting to sink in now.  After tagging my two target bucks on back-to-back hunts in mid-October the rarity of the accomplishment is slowly starting to hit home. For any bowhunter to kill two bucks of this caliber in the same hunting season would be a tremendous feat. To do it on back-to-back […]

The Drought is Over! Blog Entry by Don Higgins

Most people in the Midwest will never forget the drought of 2012. It was bad … REAL BAD! Many farmers in the corn-belt just mowed down their corn because it produced almost no grain. As bad as the 2012 drought was, for me personally the drought of 2017 was worse. This year I had the […]

Deadly Dozen proves to be……. DEADLY!

A couple weeks ago, we shared a piece about having patience for a food plotters.   The same food plot featured in that story proved to be the game changer for Real World’s Terry Peer opening day in Indiana.   With September rains and heavy dew, the Real World Wildlife Products DEADLY DOZEN blend was coming on […]

Real World Lessons… Patience….

Real World Patience – Many of us are focused on quick results.    We have become familiar with instant answers thanks to access to information or services on social media and the internet.   One of the most difficult things I struggle with as a hunter and land manager is patience.   When I want something, it is […]

September Specials!

As you likely know, Real World Wildlife Products is doing a large scale testing of our Expect Healthy Deer Technology products this year, primarily on captive deer herds but also on some larger free-range properties. Due to the extremely favorable feedback we are getting from this test and the fact that we are now in the midst of […]