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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Grilled Elk Steaks with Caramelized Onion Bacon Bourbon Jam

We eat a lot of wild game steaks around here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a well-grilled steak on its own. But when you eat them on a regular basis, it’s always nice to find different sauces and toppings to change up the flavor from time to time. This...


Team USA’s Amber English Wins Women’s Skeet Olympic Gold Medal, Sets Record

Team USA’s Amber English won the gold medal and set an Olympic record in Tokyo in the women’s skeet event, defeating 2016 gold medalist Diana Bacosi of Italy. According to NRA Shooting Sports USA , English, who’s the No. 1-ranked women’s skeet athlete in the world, shot a record-breaking 56...


Watch: Doe Comes Running When She Hears Human Baby’s Cries

Moms of all species are hard-wired to respond to their infant’s cries. For one mother deer, that instinct was so strong that she came running when she heard the cries of a baby that wasn’t hers — a human baby. Hanna Burton recently posted a video on TikTok that shows...


Watch: Rabid Raccoons Attack in Two Separate Incidents

This YouTube video starts out with the written warning, “Do not try this at home.” Hopefully, you’ll never have the need to wrestle a rabid raccoon. But one woman had to do just that to protect the children with her, and it was all caught on video. The woman, who...


What Really Kills Whitetail Fawns?

Quick, what is the No. 1 fawn killer in America? “Coyote!” you squeal. It’s no wonder hunters blame Canis latrans for slaughtering little deer each spring and summer. Most all scientific studies over the past 30 years have documented predation, largely by coyotes, as the leading cause of whitetail fawn...


Blackberry Buttermilk Pancakes

As our kids get older and everyone is busy with work and school, quiet mornings with the entire family at home for breakfast are becoming increasingly rare. When it does happen, we like to cook up a nice meal to enjoy. These classic buttermilk pancakes (Alton Brown’s base recipe) are...


Grilled Elk Bulgogi

My family loves Korean BBQ-style bulgogi. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors is the perfect complement to wild game meat. We make it often with whitetail, mule deer, and elk. The thin strips of meat cook quickly, so it’s a perfect meal on a busy weeknight. We like to...


Watch: Thousands of Fish Drop From Plane Into Remote Utah Lakes

Fish are flying through the sky in Utah and landing safely in some of the state’s most remote lakes, thanks to a highly efficient aerial restocking program. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) recently released video footage of planes dropping loads of fish into remote lakes in the southern part...


Blackened Crappie Fish Tacos With Apple Slaw

It’s hard to beat a good fish taco on a summer evening. Instead of the typical fried fish, this recipe uses a blackened seasoning and cooking method for extra spice. To balance that small amount of heat, we top the fish with a crunchy slaw containing tart Granny Smith apples...


Wildlife Officials Shoot Montana Grizzly Likely Responsible for Woman’s Death

Officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, along with USDA Wildlife Services specialists, shot and killed a grizzly bear they believe is responsible for killing a woman who was camping in Ovando, Montana, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 6. CBS News reports that wildlife officials shot the...


Buttermilk Blackberry Aebleskivers

Aebleskivers are a traditional Danish dessert that dates back as far as the 17th century. Sort of a cross between a pancake and a fried doughnut, these little morsels are perfect for a modern-day dessert or breakfast. Pronounced ey-bluh-skee-wuh, these puffy pastries were traditionally filled with fruit. In fact, the...


4 Things to Know About Whitetail Buck Bachelor Groups

These soft, summer evenings in mid-July and August are when I officially start my scouting for the upcoming deer season . A couple hours before dark, I drive to one of my hunt areas and park where I can see a good piece into a field of low-growing alfalfa, soybeans,...


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