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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Photo Shows Woman Attempting to Pet Bear at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Hotel

A Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hotel owner who has kicked out several customers for harassing bears on the property is looking for a woman who was photographed while recently attempting to pet a bear on the hotel grounds. According to wvlt.tv , the woman was photographed Sunday morning, July 31, 2022, at...


Blackberry-Lemon Simple Syrup for Blackberry Old Fashioned Cocktail

Anytime I find myself with a few blackberries that might be a bit past their prime, I like to use them to make a simple syrup. This one combines blackberries with lemon for a refreshing sweet and tart combination. Since the fruit gets mashed to make the syrup, it doesn’t...


2022 Southwest Deer Hunting Forecast

The Southwest is a different animal but a place where whitetails seem to thrive. Deer find ways to excel and grow in these arid places, even where food seems limited. And we’re forecasting another great deer season for 2022. Check out the details. Arizona Arizona is one of two great...


Hunters Flock to First Delta Waterfowl Expo

Eager for the season and excited about new initiatives and introductions, waterfowlers jammed the aisles at Delta Waterfowl’s first-ever Duck Hunters Expo. The event, held July 29 through 31 in Little Rock, Arkansas, featured waterfowling personalities, carving demonstrations, how-to seminars, a world-class calling contest, and loads of new duck hunting...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Lifts All Bag and Possession Limits for Two Reservoirs

Anglers fishing Colorado’s Queens and Jumbo reservoirs are being encouraged to capture and keep all the fish they want. CBS News reports that the two reservoirs are in danger of drying up and killing all the fish, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has lifted all bag and possession limits,...


Grilled Caprese Salad with Venison Summer Sausage

Summer means vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes. From tomato sandwiches, to BLTs, to just sliced and lightly salted, we eagerly consume these delicacies on an almost daily basis right up until cooler temperatures signal the end of tomato season. One of my favorite ways to serve tomatoes is in a Caprese salad...


Why Every Bowhunter Should Visit an Archery Pro Shop

You can buy a used rifle, shoot it a few times at the range, and then probably be confident enough to kill a buck with it on opening day. Archery equipment doesn’t work like that. While there’s nothing wrong with buying a used bow, minor imperfections in fit and tuning...


Watch: Deer Crashes Through City Bus Window

An Oklahoma city bus driver and a deer both escaped unharmed after the deer jumped through the bus' windshield. According to Fox 29 , the bus driver, Alisha Sutton, had only been on the job for 10 months when the incident occurred. In video footage of the crash, you can...


Realtree Joins Forces with Hobie and BRD Custom to Support Ukraine Through Custom Kayak Raffle/Sale

Realtree has teamed up with Hobie and BRD Custom to raise money to support the Ukrainian people victimized by the Russian invasion. Hobie and BRD Custom have introduced a line featuring six different kayak designs decorated in the colors of the Ukranian flag, including one featuring Realtree WAV3 yellow and...


Venison Shooter’s Sandwich

You might have heard of a Shooter’s Sandwich. It's been around for around for a while. First made in England back around 1900, the sandwich was an attempt to make a version of a Beef Wellington that was transportable in a saddle bag. It was a good sandwich that remained...


2022 Northwest Deer Hunting Forecast

Elk, mule deer, black bears and other big game are the most sought-after animals of the Northwest. Whitetails tend to drop down on the list of importance. Still, in the isolated pockets with whitetails, the region cranks out some eye-popping deer hunting opportunities. Although hunters shouldn’t expect Midwest-esque antler sizes,...


Pennsylvania Record Buck Hid in Garage for 60 Years

The days of monster bucks going unnoticed are almost gone. With the advent of hunting magazines, digital outlets and social media, folks talk about big whitetails often — almost always. According to Bob D’Angelo, the Pennsylvania Big Game Scoring Program coordinator, and official Boone & Crockett Club scorer, few top-end...


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