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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Pan-Fried Venison Buns

These pan-fried buns, a type of dumpling, bring together a crispy yet soft and slightly chewy dough with a savory venison mixture. They make a perfect snack or appetizer. If you aren’t familiar with the technique for eating this style of meat-filled bun, there is a trick. Bite a small...


Watch: Deer Crashes Through School Bus Window, Lands on Sleeping Student

A Virginia high school student asleep on his school bus got quite the surprise when a deer crashed through the front windshield and landed on the teenager’s back. According to USA Today , the bus was on its way to Powhatan High School when the crazy incident was captured on...


Popper-Style Whole Wild Turkey Breast

Bacon-wrapped wild game meat gets a bum rap from many wild game lovers these days. They sometimes claim the bacon is a crutch, that it overpowers the flavor of the wild game. Here’s the thing: Bacon tastes pretty good. And it helps keep wild game from drying out on the...


3 Ways to Make a Gobbler Do What You Want

Turkeys don’t always do what we want. That’s the challenge — and yes, the fun of it. Don’t be afraid to mix up your approach if that bird isn’t buying what you’re selling. 1. You Want the Gobbler to Fly Down Last dusk’s roosted longbeard — the one you excitedly...


Watch: Mama Bear Struggles to Get 4 Tiny Cubs Across Connecticut Road

Every parent of multiple young children can relate to this mama bear trying to get her four cubs across a Connecticut road safely. The video footage shows traffic at a standstill as a black bear crosses back and forth several times until all four cubs have made it to the...


Venison Kielbasa and Rice Cajun Skillet

If you make your own venison kielbasa , you will quickly discover how handy it is for easy recipes on the go. One of our favorites is this one-skillet dish chock-full of Cajun flavor. It makes an easy lunch or dinner meal the entire family will love. And you don’t...


Texas Retirement Community Residents Want Deer Trapping to Stop

Some residents in the Sun City retirement community in Georgetown, Texas, say they want the deer-trapping program that’s been in place for 17 years to stop. “The primary reason why we relocated here was because of the wildlife and the natural beauty,” Sun City resident Laurel Mulvey told KXAN ...


How Many Ducks Can You Keep in Your Freezer?

Of all the waterfowling misconceptions perpetuated by social media and barstool banter, confusion about possession limits might be the most perplexing. Online questions about how many ducks or geese you can keep in your fridge or freezer often prompt wildly varying responses, such as: “Three times the daily limit plus...


Old-Fashioned Roasted Raccoon

If you are a turkey hunter, you are probably aware that nest predation is one of the main reasons for reduced poult production. Increased raccoon populations in many areas, mostly due to decreased hunting and trapping pressure amid low fur prices, are one of the big culprits when it comes...


Watch: Bear Relaxes in a Tennessee Cabin Hot Tub With Sunrise View

Who wouldn’t love watching a beautiful sunrise on a cool mountain morning from the comfort of a hot tub? While vacationing in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Todd Trebony filmed a black bear unwinding in his vacation rental’s hot tub and posted the footage to Instagram . He filmed the bear as it...


Turkey Leg Pozole Verde

Slow-simmered soups and stews are perfect for bringing out the best in wild turkey legs and thighs that all too often get left in the woods. Wild turkey legs get a bum rap. Sure, they are packed with connective tissue and can be a little tough and stringy when cooked...


Video: Black Bear Takes Down Wild Hog in the Smoky Mountains

Some visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park got quite a show on Tuesday as they watched a black bear take down a wild hog right off the side of the road. According to WATE 6 On Your Side , Philip Talbot and his friend were driving down U.S...


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