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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10 Tips for Henned-Up Gobblers

Every year we hear the whining in turkey camp: “They’re all henned up!” Here are some tricks to getting that gobbler all to yourself. 1. Rise Up You've found a gobbler but that turkey is with a lot of hens. In this kind of situation, you need to rise earlier...


Watch: Grizzly Charges Tourist in Yellowstone National Park

Spring is here, which means Yellowstone National Park grizzlies are out of hibernation and so are the park’s ignorant tourists. Video taken by Darice Addington from the safety of her car shows an adult grizzly charging at a tourist who got too close to the bear, and what could be...


Idaho Governor Signs Bill to Kill Up to 90% of State’s Wolves

The majority of Idaho wolves can now be killed thanks to a bill signed by Idaho Gov. Brad Little. Signed on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, Bill No. 1211 allows for up to 90% of Idaho’s approximately 1,500 wolves to be killed using a variety of tactics. The decision comes just...


Adobo Duck Quesadillas

I’m not sure why some hunters claim they don’t care for the flavor of wild ducks. I love them. If you are one of those who wonder what to do with some of your duck meat each season, or if you have family who aren’t quite sure about eating it,...


3 Ways to Kill a Tough Late-Season Turkey

You've lost 10 pounds, hear gobbling in your head, and have to think hard to remember which day of the week it is. But don’t clean your shotgun yet. Turkey season will be over soon enough, and you’ll miss it, right? Hang tough. These tips can help you tag that...


Wild Turkey West African Ground Nut Stew

Popular across all of West Africa, this hearty stew features one or more of the many ground nuts found across the region. Since we don’t see many of the more traditional ground nuts in our area, we substitute smooth peanut butter for the flavor. The stew isn’t sweet, but the...


Mountain Turkeys Will Kick Your Butt

I half-slept a few hours, drove four more, parked, shouldered my vest, and eased up the Vermont mountain. Darkness receded into dingy light from where I sat near a dry creek bed. I squinted and saw a longbeard silhouetted high in the oak not far away. Yep, maybe too close...


Watch: Mama Bear Relaxes in Backyard Pool While Four Cubs Play Nearby

Even bears appreciate a dip in the pool on a warm, sunny day. A homeowner in Arcadia, California, recently got an up-close look at a sow and her four cubs when she showed up in his backyard for a swim. Eric Liang posted footage he took of the bear and...


Mother’s Day Venison Backstrap Steak Tips With Red Wine Mushroom Sauce

This year, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day with one of my wife’s favorite wild game meals. And we’ll make it from the backstrap of a buck she shot on our family farm last fall. These tender backstrap bites get pan-seared then simmered in a flavorful sauce made with red wine...


Colorado Woman Likely Killed by Bear While Walking Her Dogs

A Colorado woman out for a walk with her two dogs in Durango was likely killed by a black bear last week. "This is a tragic event and a sad reminder that bears are wild and potentially dangerous," Colorado Parks and Wildlife Southwest Region manager Cory Chick said in a...


Spicy Fried Wild Turkey Breast Sandwich

If you read this blog on a regular basis, you know we cook our wild turkeys in a multitude of ways. But fried is still one of our favorites. Sure, you can go with traditional fried turkey nuggets, but fried wild turkey breast makes a great sandwich as well. For...


Watch: Bear Chases Mountain Biker Down Trail

Drone footage recently posted by Montana Knife Co. on its social media pages shows what appears to be a black bear in close pursuit of a mountain biker. You see the bear running behind the mountain biker as he pedals down a mountainside trail in Whitefish, Montana. The mountain biker...


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