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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4 Tough Duck Hunting Decisions

Duck hunts often hinge on one critical decision. If you choose correctly, you’re a hero. When you mess up, however, you’ll probably kick yourself all the way back to the truck. To complicate matters, you must usually make these decisions quickly, and you won’t get many second chances. Been there...


New Jersey Mother Fights Coyote With Ball Bat

One New Jersey mother of three is recovering from multiple bite marks and 14 puncture wounds after enduring a terrifying coyote attack last week. But, had it not been for a baseball bat she found in her neighbor's garage, things could have been much worse. ,According to CBS 7 ,...


Parasitic Nightmare: Asian Longhorned Ticks Spreading in U.S.

In August of 2017, a New Jersey woman found an odd tick on the single pet sheep she kept in her suburban yard. She removed the tick and took it to the local health department for identification. The results confirmed the first Asian longhorned tick ( Haemaphysalis longicornis ) found...


Cheese Steak Campfire Packets Recipe

With deer season just around the corner, we are always looking for new recipes to cook over a campfire. Cooking food in foil packets is a great way to quickly and easily prepare a meal over a fire or in a grill. Besides being delicious, foil-pack meals mean fewer dishes...


Hiker Scares Away Mountain Lion with Metallica Song

Metallica's heavy-metal beats have been known to scare grannies and pop music fans, but this time the band's legendary riffs frightened away a much more dangerous creature. Canadian Dee Gallant and her dog Murphy were hiking through the wilderness of Vancouver Island in British Columbia last week when she suddenly...


Delta Waterfowl August 2019 Conditions Report

Dr. Frank Rohwer of Delta Waterfowl gives you the scoop on wetland and brood-rearing conditions throughout North America's duck-producing region. And the overall news is positive. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Easy Canned Venison and Barley Soup Recipe

Deer season will be in before you know it. Now is the time to be using up your remaining frozen and canned venison in preparation for this season’s harvest. This quick-and-easy soup uses 2 pints of canned venison to lend a cooked-all-day flavor to a meal that takes less than...


Make Your Own Spinning-Wing Decoy for Divers

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Dec. 15, 2015. I spend most of my time in flooded fields, shallow sloughs or timber chasing puddle ducks. However, I hunt big lakes near the Tennessee River for divers when canvasbacks show up in good numbers or backwater hunting is slow. I’m not...


Why 42 States Have Fall Turkey Seasons

As of this writing, 42 states offer some form of a fall turkey hunting season. A number of these even extend it into winter. Why then do the others not offer a "second season" on the most popular game bird on the planet? The reasons are many. Wild turkey management...


5 People Attacked by Bobcat at Arizona Campsite

Five family members, including a young child, are recovering after a bobcat attacked them at their campsite in Arizona. The victims were camping at Shannon Campgrounds in Mount Graham when the bobcat entered their campsite around 7:30 p.m. and attacked a 4-year-old girl. Other family members hit, kicked and grabbed...


How to Hunt One Specific Target Buck

Many hunters like to identify and target a specific buck. It’s an enjoyable way to hunt, and also incredibly challenging. Pulling it off means learning as much as you can about the deer, starting with its physical traits, and ending with its personality traits. The physical traits allow you to...


Beach Bucks: Chasing the Rut in Florida

A 110-inch buck crashes down the shoreline, kicking seawater into the air as it pursues a promiscuous doe. It’s like a scene straight out of Baywatch. You watch the fun from the stand, Hoyt bow in one hand, strawberry daiquiri (virgin of course) in the other. And a pair of...


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