Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • 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

    Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

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Pigeon and Mushroom Pub-Style Pie

The offseason can be hard on a hunter. In the later days of summer, we know the season is just around the corner. Our days will be filled with the pursuit of all sorts of tasty critters. But those weeks leading up to opening day can be brutal. If only...


Video Footage Shows Mountain Lion Watching Kids Play in California Neighborhood

A California man was watching children riding their bikes in front of his house last week when he realized those children were in danger. There, in his own front yard, crouched a mountain lion focusing intently on the children. Timothy Kerrisk, who lives in a Pacifica neighborhood, recorded the scene...


Venison Burgers with Pimento Cheese and Fried Green Tomato

A good venison burger, be it deer or elk, doesn’t need much to become an exceptional meal. That said, a few toppings can put a really good burger over the top in flavor. This combination comes from our buddies David and Christina. This husband-and-wife hunting and wild game cooking team...


Michigan Citizens Warned About Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus

Michigan state officials are warning citizens about an uptick in the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus, which is spread by mosquitoes and can infect both horses and humans. The warning comes after the first human case of EEE was confirmed this year. Tina Wescott told Local 4 WDIV that...


Are You A Terrible Shot? Here's How to Kill Ducks Anyway

The old guy stunk at skeet. I mean, he was a positively terrible shotgunner. But his Polaroids from the duck blind told a different story. “I ain’t a great shot,” he said repeatedly. “But I’ve learned to put birds in my lap so I don’t have to be.” Basically, the...


Pick a Fall Gobbler Fight

Are you stuck in a rut making kee-kees and kee-kee runs to call in young turkeys of the year? Try reaching out to autumn gobblers with fighting purrs and other bad-boy tactics. Title Bout The hunt involved three guys, a turkey dog, and a gang of fall longbeards. A friend...


The Best One-Liners from Realtree’s 2020 Bow Camp

Early bow season is a special time of the year, and even more so as we enter the home stretch of 2020, the Year of the Crazy. My wife, Michelle, and I hosted Realtree’s 2020 Bow Camp during opening week at our place in Kentucky. We invited a crew of...


Sorghum Pickled Deer Heart

Deer heart gets a bum rap. So many hunters I talk with recoil at the mere mention of saving the heart from their kills. “It’ll taste like liver” or “It will be tough and chewy” are two of the main responses I get. Neither is correct. Venison heart is pure...


2020 Duck Hunting Nation: Mississippi Flyway

Our second Duck Hunting Nation roundup covers the waterfowl-rich Mississippi Flyway. Stretching from remote Minnesota rice lakes through Louisiana's coastal marshes, this tradition-rich flyway features some of the country’s most famous duck and goose hunting opportunities . We’ve updated each state’s page with license costs, links to current regulations and...


Video Shows Black Bear Waking Man From Poolside Nap

A Greenfield, Massachusetts, man just wanted a peaceful nap by the pool, but a curious black bear gave him quite the shock instead. A Ring home security camera caught the moment the bear walked into Matt Bete’s backyard. It appeared to drink from the pool before walking up to the...


Rangers Euthanize Smoky Mountain Bear Discovered Scavenging Human Remains

For the second time since 2019, rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) have euthanized a bear for scavenging human remains. According to 10 News , hikers stumbled upon an unoccupied tent at a campsite near the remote Hazel Creek Trail in North Carolina last Friday, Sept. 11...


Squirrel and Pumpkin Slow Cooker Stew

The weather for most of us is finally starting to cool off. Leaves are donning their autumn brilliance and hunting seasons are upon us. Nothing says fall like a big bowl of hearty squirrel stew. Add pumpkin to that stew and you can almost smell October. One of my favorite...


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