Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.

    Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.

  • Guns and Camo

    Guns and Camo. From the basic to the advanced, we will cover the world of firearms (and maybe the occasional slingshot and air rifle) in a manner that puts hunting and in-the-field practicality first. Editorial in the name of powder, steel, and ammo. Heck yeah.

  • The Duck Blog

    Realtree waterfowl editor Brian Lovett has been an obsessive duck and goose hunter for more than 30 years, chasing his passion on the Dakota prairies and the marshes and open water of his home state of Wisconsin. He's been a writer and editor in the outdoors industry since 1991.

  • The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

    Stephanie Mallory is a mom, a hunter and Realtree’s PR Coordinator. She’s here to deliver an insider’s look at the outdoor business and give her opinion on all things outdoors—whether you asked for it or not.

  • Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

    There’s work to do after the trigger is pulled, but the cleaning and the cooking can be fun as the hunt itself. Timber 2 Table is where Realtree’s experts will teach you to skin a squirrel in 1 minute, cape a buck for the wall, grill a delectable wild turkey popper and so much more.

  • Turkey Blog with Steve Hickoff

    Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.

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Police Dash Cam Captures Epic Buck Fight

An Ohio police officers’ dash camera captured footage of a fight, which doesn't sound all that unusual. But this time, it wasn't between a couple of drunk guys. Instead, the combatants were two bucks The Blue Ash, Ohio, police footage was recorded over several minutes around 2 a.m. on Oct...


Introducing the New Winchester Deer Season Slug

Ammo — it’s what makes the deer hunting world go ‘round. Every fall, deer hunters stock up on it to shoot and hunt with. This year will be no different. What will be different though is a hot new slug option on the market, courtesy of Winchester. The new Deer...


Realtree Wants Your Shooting House Images

It's your home away from home — your place of solace and escape. You've spent hours in your shooting house glassing for deer and dreaming about the next big buck that might walk by. It's a special place with even more special memories. Do you have a unique shooting house...


Fire-Roasted Blue Crabs Recipe

While an old-fashioned crab boil, steam, or Low Country boil are the traditional methods of cooking blue crabs, they aren’t the only way. Grilling up steaks, burgers, or sausages? Clean a few crabs and toss them on the cooking grate. Grilling crabs give the meat a smoky, roasted flavor. It...


The Best 5 States for Mallards

Drum roll — or feeding chuckle — please. This past season’s mallard master was … . Some of you might recall that we published a July 2017 blog that listed the top five harvest states for mallards, using U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service data from the 2015-’16 season. Well, we’re...


Tips for Calling in Mallards: Refuge Call and Putting it All Together

In the ninth and final installment of this video calling series , Chad Belding, host of The Fowl Life , explains and demonstrates the refuge call and illustrates how to mix everything together. Turn the volume up. Play it again and again. You won't hear better duck calling unless the...


What to Do When You Tag Out Early

Deer hunting is full of bittersweet moments. Taking a deer is one of them. You’re happy because you achieved your goal, secured healthy venison for the table, and maybe even took a deer of a lifetime. But you’re sad because a journey has ended, and the hunt for that particular...


Learning Individual Bucks’ Behaviors for Consistent Success

It seems like we preach this on a regular basis. But we do so for a reason. There are a lot of deer hunters out there who dream of tagging a trophy whitetail. Sure, that’s not what hunting is all about. It’s about much more than that. But most hunters...


The Easy Way to Clean a Blue Crab

One of my favorite parts of vacationing anywhere along the coast is catching and eating blue crabs. We boil em, grill em, pick the meat for dips and She Crab Soup, if it’s a dish with crab meat in it, we’ve probably tried it. While we normally leave crabs whole...


Ryan Newman Arrows Giant 177-Inch Whitetail Buck

Apparently, Ryan Newman isn't just good at driving a car. It turns out he can shoot a bow and hunt a deer, too. Here's the proof. Don't Miss: The Midwestern Whitetail Expert’s Guide to Failure Everywhere Else Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to accomplish your goals?...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


Remove Your Bow Quiver to Become a Better Archer

I started a new turkey season a while ago, really just looking forward to stretching my legs after months behind a desk and having a look around to gauge prospects as the season begins to unwind. I was prepared for action though, stuffing a tiny fanny pack with calls and...


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