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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Police Warn People Against Creating "Meth Gators"

A recent Facebook post by Tennessee's Loretto Police Department claiming if you flush methamphetamine down the toilet, you could create "meth gators" sounds quite serious. While meth gators are a horrifying thought, the officers were just kidding. Kind of. According to al.com , officers made the Facebook post warning folks...


Black and Blue Backstrap Salad Recipe

There are times when a hot summer evening calls for a light and simple meal. It doesn’t get much easier than a section of seasoned, thinly sliced, grilled backstrap atop a leafy green salad. We're able to make one of our favorite blends this time of year, during wild blackberry...


Wounded Bucks Run Downhill (and Other Advice to Ignore)

Sometimes we rely too much on what others have to say. But the best way to learn about anything is to experience it firsthand. We live in an era where knowledge is literally at our fingertips, but that access to unlimited information can have a counter effect. We don’t always...


8 Shotgunning Mistakes That'll Make You Miss

Ducks have a knack for bringing out the shooting mistakes in all of us. Sometimes I think I even invent a few new shooting mistakes each season. But the worst gaffes seem to happen before even picking up the gun and pulling it to your shoulder. These mess-ups sting a...


Timber2Table Traeger Grilled Elote Recipe

Grilled Mexican street corn, or Elote, is all the rage these days. And, since it's the season when garden-fresh sweet corn is ready to pick, now is the perfect time to try this recipe. This recipe only takes a few minutes on the grill, making it the perfect side dish...


Has CWD Ever Actually Killed a Deer?

Swim through the rough seas of deer hunting discussions on social media, and you’re bound to spy a vessel full of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) posts. And it’s a safe bet someone responded in the comment thread with something like, “CWD has never even killed a deer. If it has,...


5 Deadly Decoy Spreads

Waterfowlers tend to fall into habits. But often, that’s because those habits pay dividends. I'm no different, especially when it comes to my decoy setups. In fact, during the past several years, I've noticed that I tend to set my decoys in one of five tried-and-true ways, time and again...


Oklahoma Traffic Stop Reveals Rattlesnake, Uranium, Handgun

What do a pistol, an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe bourbon, a live rattlesnake and powdered radioactive uranium all have in common? Well, nothing, except they were all found in a stolen vehicle pulled over during a traffic stop in a Guthrie, Oklahoma, neighborhood last week. Guthrie police made the...


Watch as Motorcyclist Hits Deer

YouTube user JayRinK had just started vlogging his motorcycle rides when he captured footage of his scary collision with a deer. At approximately 42 seconds into the video, you see a deer run across the road in front of the bike, which strikes it, sending the deer into the air...


Traeger Grilled Iron Skillet Cracklin' Cornbread Recipe

Cornbread could be called the iconic Southern food. I'm not talking about the sweet, cakey version you sometimes find north of the Mason Dixon, but true cornbread, cooked in an iron skillet with coarse ground yellow meal. Like most Southern tables, the meals of my youth didn’t seem complete without...


How to Get in a Buck’s Way

Most of the time, whitetails use the land and terrain in the manner that keeps them safest. Too often, we hunters try to make deer go places and do things that contradict their instincts. Calling, decoys, scents, bait piles and even habitat improvements like food plots and hinge-cutting all have...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. Ben Harshyne of Hunterra Maps knows this well...


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