Realtree Outdoor News

Barbara Baird is a freelance writer in the outdoor and travel industries. A former newspaper and magazine editor, her bylines now routinely appear in Turkey Country magazine, National Shooting Sports Foundation's publications and Shooting Sports USA. Barbara also publishes an e-zine, Women's Outdoor News, which features reviews, stories and tips from women who hunt, shoot, fish and love being outdoors. Barbara resides in central Missouri and she hunts whatever is in season with gun or bow. 

  • Chicago Priest's Gun Buyback Targets Youth

    On August 16, Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger will hold another gun buyback event, but this time he's especially inviting 16- to 30-year olds. Host of other buybacks, the priest of St. Sabina believes gun buyback programs work to get dangerous guns off the street. The first 150 Participants will...

  • Tourist Busted for Transporting Trophies

    Any chance you might want to bring home an old peice of taxidermy or even a piece of coral from your summer vacation abroad? You might want to think twice. In fact, here’s a scenario that recently occurred: A Philipino man decided to take his family on a vacation to...

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Ebola and Hunters

Ebola. A virus that kills 90 percent of the humans who contract it, again makes headline news as American victims return home from West Africa for treatment. It's believed that the virus initially spread to humans from infected bush meat; the catch-all term for any number of animals that are...


Giant Anteaters Kill Hunters in Brazil

Move over Godzilla. In the past four years, two giant anteaters have attacked and killed two hunters in Brazil, reported the recently published journal titled Wilderness and Environmental Medicine . According to Yahoo News , a 47-year-old farmer was killed by this modern-day monster when he approached it with a...


Texas Deer Hunter Finds Huge Pot Plot

Thanks to a deer hunter in Texas, the Polk County sheriff’s office made an arrest of one illegal pot farmer and is looking for another. The hunter, out near Goodrich on Old Highway 35 (70 miles north of Houston), discovered a huge pot farm with more than 40,000 plants comprising...


Ohio Town Offers Year-Around Deer Hunting?

If you believed the mainstream news reports, you might think that you could pack your bow and head to Avon Lake, Ohio, to hunt deer year round. Not so fast. The city council unanimously passed an ordinance on Mon., July 14, that repealed an ordinance that provided for deer culling--but...


Guns N' Roses' Matt Sorum Beats on Nugent for Hunting

By now, you’re probably getting as tired as I am with another story about anti-hunters freaking out about some rock ’n‘ roller who hunts. Just last month, a small group of Glastonbury (that’s in England) Festival fans protested the fact that James Hetfield would be onstage with his band, Metallica...


National Park Service: No Drones Allowed

If you’re traveling to a national park, remember to leave your fireworks, firearms and drones at home. In late June, the National Park Service issued a statement prohibiting drones from all NPS lands and waters. That means, according to CNN Travel , no drones should be hovering over battlefields, historic...


Anti-hunters ‘Jonesing’ to Smear Texas Tech Cheerleader-Hunter

Anti-hunters have placed a new female in their crosshairs. Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old cheerleader at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, is currently the favorite woman-they-love-to-hate. After all, she has been hunting since the age of 13, and we’re not just talking deer or turkeys. Her dad took her to...


HSUS' Charity Navigator Rating Plummets

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), along with other animal rights groups, just got downgraded by Charity Navigator – America’s largest and most popular evaluator of charities. Instead of a rating of one to four stars, HSUS received a “Donor Advisory” warning. According to an article in Sportsmen’s...


Metallica's Hetfield Defies Antis, Rocks On

It looks like the heavy metal rock band Metallica will be allowed to play the Glastonbury festival after all this year, in light of the news that the band’s frontman, James Hetfield, narrated a series on the History Channel called “The Hunt.” It’s no secret that Hatfield likes to hunt,...


Research on Bald Eagle Deaths Flawed

Research conducted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) suggesting lead from traditional ammunition is causing the deaths of bald eagles in the Upper Midwest exhibits two glaring flaws. First, the research does not indicate the exact reasons for the deaths of the birds in the study. Secondly, it...


Pork Choppers: Hog Hunting by Helicopter

Since it’s Pig Week here at Realtree.com, I must mention the most effective method of wild hog eradication: shooting from helicopters. Does it sound like a bucket list outdoor activity? I did a Google search for “helicopter hog hunting” and got 411,000 results in .4 seconds. Helibacon came out on...


How To Make Venison Burgers

Following on from last weeks step by step 'How To Make Venison Sausages' this week we meet Master Butcher Steve Wild as he talks us through 'How To Make Venison Burgers' ready for your Summer BBQ. It's so easy, you really should give it a go!


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