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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Washington Woman Fights Off Mama Black Bear

A bear that attacked and severely injured a Washington woman was euthanized and its cubs were taken to a rehab facility. According to NBC News , the black bear attacked the woman, knocking her to the ground when she let her dog out of her Leavenworth home on the morning...


Stir-Fried Spicy Wild Pork

A good stir fry is hard to beat. I like to do them in my Lodge cast iron wok over a gas burner out on the patio so that I can get traditional wok temperatures without smoking up my kitchen. For this recipe, we used loin from an east Texas...


3 Simple but Deadly Rut Stands

We make hunting the rut way too complicated, so let’s simplify things. In states above the 35th parallel with a November rut, the key to killing a big deer is to hang a few treestands (or build a few ground posts) in areas where a big deer is likely to...


Wild Hogs are Tearing up a California Community

Several homeowners in California’s Morgan Hill community say they’re desperate to find a solution to the packs of wild hogs that are tearing up their yards and parks. “The pigs are desperate for water and the lake is drained. So, they come into where people water their grass,” Chris Wood,...


The Mentality of Big-Buck Killers

You know them — those hunters who kill one or multiple monster bucks each year. It makes you wonder. How do they do it? What are they doing differently? Lots of factors culminate into consistent success on mature whitetails. Still, it’s obvious that big-buck killers have a different mentality than...


Mixed Duck Spreads on Big Water

Many duck hunters specialize in scenarios that focus on puddlers or divers, but not both. After all, you won’t shoot many bluebills in flooded timber, nor will you put many wood ducks in a layout boat. But in some big-water situations, usually involving a hot aquatic food source such as...


8 Big-Buck Brawls You Must See

Buck fights are some of the most interesting scenes hunters can experience in the wild. Seeing two big deer brawl for dominance is something to behold. Generally, these encounters are brief or not very visible. But sometimes, things get interesting. These eight buck fights are prime examples. Check out these...


Elk Stuffed Taco Pasta Shells

One of our favorite uses for ground venison is in tacos. And everyone loves a good pasta dish. This recipe combines the two by packing all the flavor of your favorite tacos into pasta shells. Topped with loads of gooey melted cheese, this dish will be a sure hit with...


States Issue Health Advisories Against Eating Deer and Other Wildlife Due to Toxic Chemicals

U.S. wildlife agencies are finding elevated levels of toxic chemicals in game animals, such as deer, and are issuing health advisories against eating wild game in certain regions of the country. According to claimsjournal.com , high levels of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), also known as “forever chemicals,” have been...


Calling the Shot with Big Groups

Deciding precisely when to shoot is often tricky, especially during tough conditions or when birds don’t finish well. It becomes more difficult when hunting with large groups, as folks sometimes aren’t on the same page or, worse, can’t help moving or peeking up at birds. Still, unless you’re a hermit,...


Wyoming Hunter Accidentally Shoots Himself While Fighting Off Grizzly

A Wyoming hunter is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg while fighting off an attacking grizzly bear. NBC News reports that Lee Francis, of Evanston, and his son were hunting in Rock Creek, south of Grand Teton National Park, on Friday evening, October 22, when the bear attacked...


Blueberry Elk Meatballs with Bourbon Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Looking for a quick and easy appetizer? Meatballs are always a hit, and these have the added attraction of blueberries — both in the meatballs and in the dipping sauce. The blueberry flavor goes with any type of ground wild game. While it might not be a common pairing, it...


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