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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Watch Young Horse Try to Play Ball with Elk

Just like many youngsters, the colt in this video likes to play ball... and, it seems, any partner will do. In the footage, you can see the young horse trying its best to engage an elk in a game of toss. It hurls the ball over the fence to its...


Crispy Air Fryer Rabbit

Need a quick meal for a busy weeknight? That’s where an air fryer shines. For this recipe, we cook up some rabbit that has been marinated in a mixture of buttermilk and hot sauce. Simply dip the marinated rabbit in the seasoned flour mixture; then give it a spray on...


12-Year-Old Boy Catches Great White Off South Florida Coast

A Massachusetts boy and his family enjoying a fishing trip in South Florida caught a much bigger and toothier fish than any of them expected. With a bit of help, Campbell Keenan, 12, reeled in a 10-foot-long great white shark. According to nbcmiami.com , the Keenan family and some friends...


Alabama Rut Kicking, Police Dog Saves Deer Hunter from Icy River, and More Deer Hunting News

West Virginia Buck Harvest Up 18% Hunters in West Virginia killed 49,662 bucks during the firearms season that ran Nov. 21 to Dec. 4, 2022. That’s an 18% increase as compared to 2021. While the deer kill was up across the state, the largest increases were reported in West Virginia’s...


Extra Crispy Fried Duck Nuggets

When it comes to kid-endorsed dishes, you won’t find a much higher approval rating than a fried nugget. Crispy fried is the perfect gateway to introduce just about any wild game, and these duck nuggets are no exception. I’m well past my kid days — and I’ve never been accused...


Trail Cam Footage Shows Pack of Black Coyotes

Spotting a black, or melanistic, coyote in the wild is fairly rare. Capturing footage of an entire pack of black coyotes is almost unheard of. But a video posted on the Kentucky Wildlife Trail Cam Videos YouTube page shows a group of at least six melanistic coyotes walking down a...


Watch Live Cam of Maine Deer Pantry

Viewers can watch up to 100 deer at a time gather to feed when they check out the live video footage of Maine's Brownville Food Pantry For Deer . The pantry provides up to 600 pounds per day of native oats to help sustain the wild white-tailed deer population through...


Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Backstrap Bites

These bite-sized grilled backstrap pieces are the perfect balance of sweet, smokey, and spicy. First, they get marinated in your favorite sweet teriyaki sauce, then dusted with Cajun seasoning, then wrapped in bacon. Serve as a main dish, or pass them out as appetizers. Either way, everyone will love them...


Takeaways from the 2022-23 Duck Season

With another duck season behind many of us and fading for everyone else, it’s nice to reflect on the campaign and ruminate about lessons from days afield. Often, those musings might reveal bits of wisdom for the future. Sometimes, they simply create more questions. And many days, they don’t lead...


Bobcat Hanging From Overpass Shatters Car's Windshield

A bobcat hanging from an overpass by a cord was struck by and shattered a family's car windshield as they drove back from a wrestling tournament in Guilderland, New York. Fortunately, no one was injured. “It happened quick. We were turning into the passing lane on I-88 and it came...


Pan Seared Duck Breast with Blackberry Wine Sauce

Elevate a simple pan seared duck breast into something special by topping it with this sauce made from blackberry wine. I prefer skin-on breasts for extra flavor. To make the sauce, reduce a blend of blackberry wine and stock flavored with herbs and shallots. Pick your favorite blackberry wine, but...


Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


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