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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Maine Wildife and Health Officials Issue Advisory Against Eating Potentially Toxic Deer

Deer hunters in one region of central Maine are being advised not to eat the venison of animals they shoot because of potential toxicity. On Nov. 24, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), in conjunction with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), issued...


The Everything Bagel Backstrap

I’m a big fan of everything bagel seasoning blends. I’ve tried several brands and enjoyed them all. We use it on freshly baked bread, seafood, pizza, salads, and even as a crust on grilled meat, like this backstrap recipe. The sesame seeds add cruch, and the garlic and herbs are...


Watch: Treestand Hunter Films Giant Gator in Georgia Woods

You never know what you may see when out hunting, but a huge alligator is probably not on the short list of critters you think may pass beneath your stand while deer hunting in the Georgia woods. According to Georgia News Outdoors , a Macon County bowhunter got quite a...


Have Duck Hunting Ethics Truly Declined?

An old saying maintains that no one hates a duck hunter like another duck hunter, and that probably holds more weight nowadays. Many waterfowlers maintain that bad behavior by other folks is ruining the sport, and they blame television, YouTube, marketing, social media or a general moral decline for the...


Venison Backstrap, Sausage, and Cheese Sliders

Grilled backstrap is good. Really good. Slice that backstrap into a flat portion of meat and add some Realtree sausage from Uncle John’s Pride and strips of sharp cheddar cheese. Then roll it all up and grill it, and it’s out-of-this-world good. We cook this on our Traeger , then...


Red Stag Spotted on Georgia Game Cameras

Those hunting in the region around Augusta, Georgia, may have the opportunity to harvest a large deer not native to the state, or even the country. A red stag has been photographed by a number of trail cameras in that area, and it can be legally killed by a hunter...


How to Beat a Shooting Slump

The drake gadwall hung in the stiff southeast wind, seemingly motionless at 25 yards as its primaries clawed for air to aid an unlikely escape. Meanwhile, I swung my barrel easily through the target and slapped the trigger, confident in the outcome. But a funny thing happened on the way...


Thanksgiving Stuffed Wild Turkey Roll

It’s always nice to serve wild turkey for a Thanksgiving meal, but the super lean meat doesn’t always lend itself to traditional roasting methods. This year, we’ll serve ours rolled around a mushroom stuffing and grilled on our Traeger. To do this, we slice the breast meat to flatten it...


3 Places to Shoot a Buck Thanksgiving Weekend

There’s a big hunting weekend coming up. You and millions of other guys and gals have a few days off, and for many of you this is the last best chance to get a buck. After stuffing your face Thursday, get out there and try these three tactics. Hunt a...


Invasive Goose Species Threatens Arkansas Natural Resources

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has recently announced it’s working with the University of Arkansas’ Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit to study a population of nonnative Egyptian geese that are a threat to the state’s natural species. The invasive geese have escaped zoos and aviaries and have formed wild populations...


Deer Heart Anticuchos

Walk down just about any street in Peru, and you’ll see and smell clouds of smoke rising from charcoal grills. These grills belong to anticucheras, the women who traditionally cook and sell anticuchos, one of the most popular foods in Peru. These grilled skewers of highly seasoned beef heart are...


Burmese Pythons Are Moving North From South Florida

Invasive Burmese pythons are moving north from the most southern part of Florida, where they have flourished for years. Abundant in the Everglades National Park, the large snakes have now been spotted in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the most northern part of the historic Everglades wetland area,...


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