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 Backstrap Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

It’s hard to beat meat on a stick, popular everywhere from state fairs to fine restaurants. Cooking meat on a wooden or metal skewer allows for fast cooking and lots of surface area for nice browning and extra flavor. Just like a chicken leg or a grilled rib, having a...


Grilled Wild Turkey Breast Stuffed with Cornbread Sausage Dressing

I love serving wild turkey at our Thanksgiving meal. Since wild turkey is considerably leaner than its barnyard cousin, it can tend to the dry side if overcooked. One of our favorite ways to overcome this is to fillet out one side of a wild turkey breast to form a...


Tips for Big-Water Mallards

Here’s an inconvenient truth: Mallards — a duck comfortable on sheet water, in creeks and marshes, or even feeding in ag fields — love big water. They roost on huge lakes and rivers, and loaf and feed at sprawling sloughs. And all that water can make hunting tough, especially considering...


A Q&A with Champion Pistol Shooter Jessie Harrison

Professional competitive pistol shooter Jessie Harrison is no stranger to shooting success. In fact, she just secured the national title at the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Race Gun Nationals. She is also the first female shooter to achieve Grand Master status within the USPSA and has an impressive...


Young Female Hunter Shoots Mountain Lion Before It Can Attack

Mackenzie Lappin was hunting deer by herself deep in the woods when she experienced one of the most terrifying moments of her life. She encountered an aggressive mountain lion that seemed unfazed by her efforts to scare it away. The scary encounter — caught on her cellphone video — happened...


Bourbon-Sorghum Hickory Nut Tart

Fall for hunters is all about putting food on the table. From large game to small, freezers are getting filled. But wild game isn’t the only food available in the woods this time of year. Mast trees are dropping their bounty now. If you can beat the local wildlife to...


Alabama Turkey Hunting Regulation Changes Proposed

Alabama’s 2020 spring turkey kill on opening weekend was 43% higher than in 2019. This no doubt made for a bunch of happy hunters. Increased success and overall participation is also good news for wildlife agencies and regional economies. But with it comes a challenge: Can existing turkey populations sustain...


Five Fixes for Stale Ducks

Duck hunting holds few guarantees, but here’s a solid bet: At some point during the season, stale, overpressured birds will give you fits. It happens every year. Warm weather and southerly winds stall the migration . Ducks that arrived days earlier and seemed so naive and eager suddenly act like...


Thanksgiving Wild Turkey Stir-Fry

When people think of turkey over the holiday season, they often think of slow-roasted whole birds with all the fixins. Wish you could get all those flavors in a quick meal perfect for a busy weeknight? You can with this stir-fry. Wild turkey breast is perfect for this recipe. It’s...


3 Thoughts on Ground Shrinkage

One day on the Texas plains, I leveled my 7mm mag. on a fat 9-pointer, the larger of two bucks sparring in a dry wash 150 yards away. “Buck on left, ready?” I whispered to Bill, my cameraman. “Go.” Boom! The deer piled up and we hustled out to see...


Dog Chases Deer, Soon Regrets It

The dog in the video footage above was obviously having a great time chasing a doe, until the doe got the upper hoof. In the footage, which lasts several minutes, you hear a man and woman laughing as their dog and a deer chase each other throughout their yard. The...


Alberta Hunters Film Close Encounter with Mama Grizzly and Cubs

An Alberta man and his father were hunting deer outside Edson last week when they had a close encounter with a large mama grizzly bear and her three cubs. Justin Giesbrecht told CTV News , “We parked and decided to go in for a hike and see what we could...


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