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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Part 2: Weston Realtree EDGE Processing Equipment

In Wednesday’s Timber2table post, I introduced the all new Realtree EDGE lineup of game-processing equipment from Weston. Trouble was, I didn't have enough space to cover everything. Check back with that post for a peek at the Vacuum Sealer, Clow Cooker and Meat Grinder. In today's post, we'll go over...


This Is Why Wild Deer Aren't Pets

A Tennessee woman learned firsthand how dangerous a tame deer can be when she was attacked by someone's "pet" buck. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA), the 1 1/2-year-old deer came up behind the woman, who was standing at a mailbox outside a business on North Springview Drive...


Tested: New Hunting Pack and Headwear from Ergodyne

Who doesn’t like new gear, especially when it’s good stuff that’s affordable? I’ve been testing these three products — a new rucksack, face mask and beanie — from Ergodyne this deer season, and that’s exactly what they are. Good stuff that’s affordable. Here’s the 411. Arsenal General Duty Gear Backpack...


Why Your Duck Season Has Sucked So Far

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Oct. 29, 2016, on Realtree.com. Sometimes, duck season can turn sour. Months of pre-season planning, shooting and calling practice culminate in a huge thud instead of a breakout year. And after a while, you hit the snooze button more often or question whether hunting...


Weston's new Realtree EDGE Game Processing Equipment: Pt. 1

I’m a huge fan of processing my own game for a number of reasons. First, I know I'm putting my own animal in the freezer, and I'm not going to end up with a mixture of several deer that were dropped off at the processor that day. Second, I know...


6 Guide Level Rut Hunting Tips

Few people log more time in the deer woods than hunting guides. Knowing their craft is a necessity to their livelihood. Bad deer guides don’t last. That’s why we asked some of the country’s most established outfitters for their best rut-hunting secrets. Here’s what they said. No. 1: Hunt on...


Realtree 365, Black Cloud: Northern Green: Action Continues in the Dakotas

In the second episode of Realtree365's Black Cloud , Dennis Loosier and Billy Campbell keep rolling during their Dakota tour. And they found a prairie mallard hunt to remember. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Chasing Northern Green Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By: Realtree Digital...


HAS HEART: Where Veterans and Artists Unite

On this day we honor military veterans throughout the country and want to tell you about an organization that has positively influenced two of Realtree’s own veterans. Realtree’s art director, Richard Longhi, and graphic designer Wakenia Leonard say HAS HEART , an organization that utilizes the mediums of art, design...


Should Red Wolves be Reintroduced in the Southeast?

With only 14 individuals known to live in the wild, red wolves are one of America's most endangered mammal species. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which has a mixed record on hunting issues, is hoping to change that by pushing for reintroduction of red wolves into five Southeastern states...


Beast Feast Backstrap Lomo al Trapo

One of the best things about the Realtree.com editorial crew is that everyone is crazy about wild game. So much so that Photo Editor Bill Konway holds an annual Beast Feast where hundreds of people show up to enjoy wild game dishes from basic to extraorinary. Year in and year...


How to Kill a Locked Down Buck

The rut is in full swing, and there’s a hot doe dragging a big buck behind her everywhere she goes. That’s the good news. The bad? She’s nowhere near your treestand. This is what we call the lock-down phase; it’s that period of the rut when a doe is receptive...


Grandpa Reacts to Internet Duck Hunters

Our old waterfowling sage Grandpa has become more technologically savvy, and lately he’s been perusing Facebook, reading tweets, watching YouTube videos and even scrolling through Instagram. He’s perplexed at the way modern hunters interact via social media. In fact, folks from his generation sometimes view the online duck and goose...


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