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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Rabid Bobcat Attacks Connecticut Couple and Their Dog

A woman is recovering from injuries after a rabid bobcat attacked her, her husband, and their dog inside the garage of their Connecticut home last week. Malcolm Jones told Fox 61 , “If I had not been here, I have a really bad feeling something really bad would have happened.”...


Southwest Venison and Hominy Soup

Depending on your location, you may not be familiar with hominy. In the southeastern U.S., it often gets cooked whole and served as a side dish. In the Southwest, it gets dried and ground into the masa flour used for tortillas and tamales. To make hominy, dried field corn gets...


5 Subtle Ways You’re Missing Ducks

Veteran duck hunters know the drill after whiffing on a bird: Stand as if stunned, mouth agape, and shake your head, as if it’s never happened before. It’s a good way to save face. However, with honest introspection, we typically know that our form or swing was off. Now and...


Cuban Elk Smash Burger

A Cuban sandwich isn’t actually Cuban. The roast pork, ham, and cheese combination was most likely concocted in Miami to cater to Cuban workers living there, but there is no doubt that it is tasty. What could make it even better? Taking those same ingredients and adding them to an...


Do Gut Piles Spook Deer?

Don’t field-dress that deer near your stand, or you’ll ruin it for the rest of the season! That’s conventional wisdom with the time-honored stamp of approval from the old guys in deer camp. But does that mean it’s true? Do gut piles really spook deer? It’s something we can never...


Sickly Mountain Lions Spotted in Santa Cruz, California

Multiple sightings of sickly mountain lions in Southern California are raising concerns that the cats’ poor condition is linked to last year’s wildfires or to poisoning by fire retardant or rodenticides. According to SFGate , a malnourished mountain lion was captured in downtown Santa Cruz and at least one other...


Slow Cooker Venison Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one of those comfort foods that many of us grew up with. I’ll admit, I hated meatloaf as a kid. But tastes change, and I’m on the meatloaf bandwagon now. You can do it in the oven or on the Traeger Grill, but this method is even easier...


Is it Safe to Hunt with Old Ammo?

The ammunition shortage of 2020 and early 2021 has had a massive impact on shooting and hunting. As early as last June, shelves were becoming bare of popular cartridges like the .223 and 9mm. By October, when most gun hunters started prepping for deer season, it was difficult if not...


Aggressive Squirrels Attack Residents of New York City Neighborhood

Aggressive squirrels have terrorized a Queens, New York, neighborhood, causing some people to fear leaving their homes. Micheline Frederick is still recovering from bite wounds after she was attacked by a squirrel in December 2020. “You hear someone has been bitten by a squirrel, you’re like ‘Okay, you got a...


6 Killer Late-Season Duck Calling Tips

Late-season duck hunting brings many challenges, including calling. Some days, it seems like birds have heard — and ignore — every sound you can utter. Don’t despair. Even the pros have days when ducks shun their best routines. But they adapt their approach to find notes that bring birds sure-kill...


Traditional Italian Lasagna with Ground Elk Meat Sauce

I love lasagna. Those layers of pasta, meat sauce, and cheese just do it for me. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had a lasagna I didn’t enjoy. That said, there are definitely some that stand out for me. This traditional Italian recipe with meat sauce, mozzarella, Romano, and...


Yellowstone Visitor Films Wolf Pack Chasing Elk

Nick Zimmer had spent the day in Yellowstone National Park looking for the Wapiti Lake wolf pack with no luck. But his fortune changed after dark when he spotted shadows moving toward the road he was driving down. Not knowing for sure what he was about to witness, he whipped...


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