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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Wild Turkey Katsudon Bowl Recipe

Katsudon is a popular Japanese dish with katsu (panko-crumbed, deep-fried meat) soaked with sweet and savory broth, cooked with eggs and placed on top of a bed of plain rice. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover fried wild turkey breast, but it's so tasty you might want fry...


How the Duck Pros Deal with Hunting Pressure

Every waterfowler knows that guy — the dude with access to a prime private spot, where he always works unpressured birds and never worries about other hunters. But most of us aren’t that guy. In fact, many trips to the marsh — whether it’s public water, a management area, an...


Wild Turkey Leg Enchiladas Recipe

If every turkey hunter knew how good wild turkey legs and thighs can be, they would never be left in the woods again. It takes me about three minutes, or less, to skin and remove the legs and thighs from a turkey. That isn’t a lot of time to nearly...


Elevated Kennels Don't Stop Coyotes from Attacking Beagles

Preston Boarts of Blairsville, Georgia, thought his three hunting dogs would be safe from a coyote attack. After all, he kept them in caged kennels three feet off the ground. So, he didn't think much about it when he heard commotion and barking early Tuesday morning. But when he went...


Waddell Arrows Huge Buck from 10 Feet Off the Ground

Michael Waddell has made many trips to The Treasure State. And what a treasure he bagged on this hunt. Hunting along the Milk River, this 161-inch dandy walked within range and he took care of the rest. Realtree has featured a long list of Montana deer hunts. But this hunt...


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14 Deer Hunting Myths Even Experienced Hunters Believe

There are myths out there in every facet of the world. And the deer hunting realm is no exception. The number of myths out there are many. And the deception is real. I’ll readily admit that I’ve believed in several of these at some point in my life. But education...


Top 6 Waterfowling Boating Fails

Many days, waterfowl hunters are boaters. We use all types of crafts — skiffs, canoes, jon boats, deep-Vs and more — to access hotspots. Shoot, some days, we hunt from those rigs and stay in them all day. But now and then, we seemingly forget many cardinal rules of boating...


Watch Dog Play Tag With Wild Deer

Ike isn't the type of dog to pass up a good game of tag, even if it's with a wild deer. Ethan Cole was watching his German Shepherd run back and forth along the fence in his Florida backyard when he suddenly noticed there was a deer on the other...


Aim with Confidence: 5 Tips for Rifle Shooting Accuracy

Editor's note: Guns and Camo guest blogger Joe Arterburn is a self-proclaimed "Plainsman," living and writing on guns, shooting and hunting from his home in Nebraska. Confidence in your rifle – and yourself – goes a long way toward shooting proficiency. Here are a handful of tips to help build...


Rustic Wild Turkey Liver Pâté Recipe

At one time, liver pâté was all the rage, showing up on menus at fine-dining restaurants the world over. While it isn’t as popular today, pâté is still a great way to use the iron and nutrient-rich livers from your wild turkeys. This isn’t the creamy-smooth pâté of restaurants and...


President Jimmy Carter on Road to Recovery After Breaking Hip on Way to Turkey Hunt

President Jimmy Carter is recovering well after falling and breaking his hip Monday, just as he was about to leave his home for a turkey hunt with Bill and Tyler Jordan at Realtree Farms. But, according to Tyler, it'll take a lot more than a broken hip to keep him...


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5 Excuses and the Truth: Why You Missed Turkeys This Season

Missing turkeys is part of the game. All veteran turkey hunters have been there, and if you haven't yet, brace yourself. It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping up into range – and the 10 inches of swinging beard running off after you pull your shotgun's trigger – will haunt...


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