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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13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

Public-land deer hunting might be more popular right now than it's ever been. It can be as good as private land hunting, too, but with some subtle twists. There are some unspoken rules of the road so if you're a public land hunter, avoid doing these 13 things, for the...


Conservationists and Scientists Push for Jaguar Reintroduction in the Southwest

A group of scientists and environmentalists are making the argument that jaguars should be reintroduced in the Southwestern United States. In a piece published in Conservation Science and Practice last month, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pace University, and the Center for Biological Diversity, among other groups, advocated to reintroduce the...


Grilled Blackened Honey Lake Trout

I’m a big fan of trading wild fish and game meat with other outdoors people. When a friend messaged me that he had just returned from a Great Lakes fishing trip and had an abundance of lake trout fillets, I jumped at his offer to send a few my way...


Alligator Chomps Down on Free Diver’s Skull in Florida River

A Florida man was free diving in the Myakka River in search of fossilized shark teeth when a predator that has remained relatively unchanged from its own prehistoric ancestors clamped down on his head with its powerful jaws. According to Fox News , Jeffrey Heim was coming up for air...


After Turkey Season: Do This, Not That

And just like that, the long spring turkey season is over. A little part of you is probably okay with it, but mostly you wish you were out there, still listening for daybreak gobbles and trying to get one more longbeard in range. Well, here are some things you can...


Miso-Marinated Venison Backstrap

If you’ve ever had a great steak at a Japanese restaurant and wondered where all of that umami flavor came from, miso paste was probably somehow responsible. Miso what? Miso paste is made from a mixture of soybeans, rice, or barley that has been fermented with salt and water. The...


Will Skyrocketing Corn Prices Affect Your Deer Season?

Sprouting crop fields are always my cue to start looking ahead to the next deer season. Knowing what’s planted where — and how long it’s likely to be green and when it’s likely to be cut — is a critical part of the game plan, especially for September. This year,...


Colorado Man Attacked by Black Bear in Garage

A Colorado man is recovering from serious injuries after he was attacked by a bear in his own garage. According to CBS News Denver , the man, who lives near Steamboat Springs, went to close his garage door around 11 p.m. Sunday, May 30, and discovered a sow and two...


Watch: Yellowstone Grizzly Charges Park Ranger

A recently posted YouTube video shows a large grizzly charging a Yellowstone National Park ranger who was outside his vehicle attempting to direct traffic that had slowed because of onlookers. The footage, uploaded to YouTube by a user named Jaydog R, was captured Friday, May 28, the same day a...


Bourbon BBQ Fried Turkey Tenders

If you have ever removed the breast meat from a wild turkey, you probably noticed the small strip of meat that lies between the main portion of the breast and the bone. We call these the turkey tenders or cutlets. You can keep the tender with the rest of the...


Grilled Hawaiian-Style Turkey Heart Skewers

Not many hunters save their wild turkey hearts, but if everyone knew how good they are, more would. This recipe skewers the hearts along with pineapple, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and mushrooms. The skewers get glazed with a sweet and salty mixture as they grill on the Traeger. We normally...


Watch: Woman Pushes Bear Off Wall to Save Dogs

Do you love your dogs? Do you love them so much that you’d push an angry bear off a wall to save them? One woman can answer "yes" to this question without hesitation because she did just that. Video footage showing a woman running to her dogs’ rescue and literally...


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