Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.

    Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.

  • 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

    Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.

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Wild Buck Photobombs Michigan Couple's Wedding Photos

A deer, well known in the Saugatuck, Michigan, area for its friendly nature, decided it just had to have a bite of a bride's bouquet during a wedding photo shoot. According to Newschannel 3 , Luke and Morgan Mackley had just walked to the edge of a field with their...


Baked Venison Rigatoni Recipe

Some days or weeks just call for a bowl of cheesy, meaty, pasta goodness to make everything better. This baked venison rigatoni is the perfect dish for times like those. It's easy to make, even on a busy weeknight, and is a hit with our entire family. Serve it up...


Colorado Boy Recovering After Fighting Off Mountain Lion With Stick

An 8-year-old Colorado boy is back to playing with his big brother after a terrifying mountain lion attack last week. A 65-pound mountain lion attacked Pike Carlson while he was playing with his older brother Gage in his backyard in Bailey. Pike said when the mountain lion grabbed him, he...


How to Spot-and-Stalk Whitetail Bucks with a Bow

Most spot-and-stalk hunts for Eastern whitetails are a bust, but there are times when a stalk is your only option for filling a tag. If you need to get down out of the tree and slither into range, remember this advice. There are certain times that are best suited for...


Quick Shooting Fixes for Duck Season

You jolt awake, soaked with sweat and still reeling from the dream. A flock of mallards had parachuted into your decoys, seemingly hovering in the breeze at 20 yards and begging for steel. Yet as you emptied your shotgun, nothing fell. You didn’t cut a feather. “I didn’t shoot at...


Easy Canned Venison and Mushroom Soup

We all love canned venison. It’s great straight out of the jar, over noodles, in recipes, or over mashed potatoes. But you can do more than just can venison by itself. This venison and mushroom soup recipe is easy to make, tastes better than any canned soup you can buy...


Guide to Deer Camp Grills

It’s no secret among my buddies that I require good food at deer camp. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner – a filling meal keeps everyone happy and hunting hard. But camp cooking isn’t always easy. A campfire works, but it’s easy to burn or undercook your...


The Yin and Yang of Duck Hunting

Dark-thirty, Sept. 1: Daylight won’t arrive for almost an hour, but the distant clucks of honkers and buzzing of teal already fill the air. Soon, the grand game will be on, and another waterfowl season will have begun. These first moments bring more than jitters. The smell of freshly cut...


Pick a Fall Gobbler Fight

Are you stuck in a rut making kee-kees and kee-kee-runs to call in young turkeys of the year? Try reaching out to autumn gobblers with fighting purrs and other bad-boy tactics. Title Bout The hunt involved three guys, a turkey dog and a gang of fall longbeards. A friend had...


The Worst States for Duck Hunting, Revised

As I’ve pointed out previously , some states simply don’t offer great duck hunting opportunities. Maybe they’re not in a major flyway. Perhaps they lack waterfowl habitat. Whatever the case, hunters in several areas consistently tote lighter straps than their brethren in duck-rich regions. In the spirit of fun, I...


New Online Dating Site for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Finding your soulmate or even someone to spend time with in the outdoors can be tough, but a new online dating site for outdoors enthusiasts might make it easier. Hunting4connections.com fills a niche unlike any other dating site. It uses a unique algorithm to find parallel connections based on similar...


Venison Espetada (Portuguese-style Grilled Skewers)‪‬ Recipe

Everyone loves meat on a stick. And even though these Portuguese-style skewers don’t have a lot of ingredients, they pack a ton of flavor. We serve them over crusty grilled bread drizzled with olive oil to soak up every last drop of juice from the flavorful venison steak. Backstrap, tenderloin...


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