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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Braised BBQ Turkey Thighs

If you’ve never eaten wild turkey legs and thighs, you’re going to be surprised at just how much flavor is packed inside. Trouble is, all that flavor is stuffed into a package full of bones, tendons, and connective tissue that can be tougher than an old boot if not cooked...


Garlic Parmesan Crappie

This is the time of year for coolers full of big slab crappie. We love fried crappie, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit. This recipe provides the crunch of fried fish, the flavor of Parmesan cheese and garlic, and just a hint of heat from red...


Fool a Field Turkey Without a Fan

One of the toughest turkeys is an old longbeard that spends a good portion of his day strutting out in the middle of a green field where he can see a country mile. As he spins and displays in his gaudy splendor, he’s telling hens in the area, “I’m the...


Is a Turkey’s Sense of Smell Stronger Than We Thought?

Turkeys have a small olfactory bulb. Because of that, it has been widely accepted that they have an extremely limited sense of smell that plays a minor role in their daily lives. But one evolutionary biologist says a turkey’s daily life may be more influenced by odor than previously believed...


Redbud Blossom Tea

Spring is a time of plenty in the upper South and Midwest. Big bluegills and crappies have moved up shallow and are eager to bite, turkey seasons are in full swing, our bees are gearing back up for honey production after the long winter, and morel mushrooms are popping up...


Aggressive Tom Is Attacking People on Washington, D.C., Trail

Folks walking the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in the Washington, D.C., area are having to keep their eyes open for an aggressive gobbler that’s already sent one person to urgent care. Scientists, park rangers, and others are working to catch the hostile bird and release...


Avian Flu Sweeping Through Migratory Bird Populations

A new form of avian flu continues to spread rapidly among North American bird populations, especially many species of migratory waterfowl , prompting media headlines and creating concern among duck hunters and other observers. “This strain (of avian influenza) really seems to be devastating for wild birds, especially waterfowl and...


Garlic-Butter Backstrap and Mushrooms

Whenever we trim up an entire backstrap (sometimes we freeze them whole) for a recipe like these competition-style backstrap steaks , there are always a few bits and pieces left that are too small for steaks. We save these for quick and easy recipes like this backstrap with mushrooms in...


10 Ways to Sound Better on a Friction Call

Mouth turkey calls are fun to yak on. So much so that most hunters yelp way too much and way too loud on a diaphragm. I’ll go out on a gobbler’s roost limb and say this: If we would keep our mouths shut and run a mix of box, slate,...


Shark Bites Kentucky Teen on Vacation in Gulf Shores

A Kentucky teen says he’s lucky to still have his foot, and perhaps even his life, after he was bitten by a shark while vacationing in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Blake Berry, 17, said doctors told him the shark bite missed a major artery by a fraction of an inch. “It...


Competition-Style Grilled Backstrap

I’m a big steak fan. From hunting camps to roadside diners to fancy restaurants with wine lists longer than my camp kitchen packing list, I’ve had some great steaks over the years. But some of the best steak I’ve ever eaten was standing in the White Bread BBQ team’s driveway...


Utah Division of Wildlife Resources To Auction Off Antlers, Fur, and Hunting Equipment

If antlers, furs, and hunting equipment are your thing, and we bet they are, you’ll want to check out the upcoming auction hosted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR). On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, the UDWR will be auctioning off hundreds of antlers and furs, as well as...


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