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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Dr. Duckcation: Greenheads Galore in Washington

Dr. Duck and Billy Campbell take a duck vacation with Mark Pine at Eagle Lakes Ranch in Washington State. Eagle Lakes holds one of the largest mallard populations in the United States. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Dr. Duckcation: Washington Mondo Wads Rating: 4.5 out of...


There's an Owl in the Christmas Tree

One Georgia family got quite a surprise when what they thought was an owl ornament on their Christmas tree turned out to be a live eastern screech owl. Katie McBride Newman and her two children, India and Jack, were finishing dinner. India had moved into another room when Newman heard...


Octopus Puts Death Grip on Eagle

Did the eagle catch the octopus or the octopus catch the eagle? Scientists are offering their thoughs on this question since a recent video showing the two species entangled on the surface of the water has gone viral. The footage taken last week by a team of salmon farmers just...


Wild Game Boudin

Travel west along I-10 out of New Orleans, and you'll soon see billboards advertising boudin (pronounced boo-dan ). Do yourself a favor and exit the interstate at Scott, Jennings, or Broussard, Louisiana. Better yet, make a day of it and hit all three. That's where you'll find the best boudin...


What Makes a Good Green Timber Duck Hole?

Green-timber duck hunters are constantly on the lookout for the perfect spot, where ducks feel safe setting their wings and fluttering down through the canopy. But it can be tough to identify the perfect timber hole, as many considerations factor into the equation. Fortunately, veteran timber hunters Justin Martin, general...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Bonus Hunt: Mallards Fall from the Fog

During their annual duck vacation to Washington, Dr. Duck and Billy hunt at Eagle Lakes Lodge. Watch the mallards fall from the fog during this epic outing. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Bonus Hunt: Mallards Fall from the Fog Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced...


Venison Mincemeat Hand Pies

Is it even Christmas without a mincemeat pie? Not that many years ago, the answer for most folks would have been a resounding no . While mincemeat pies have lost a bit of their popularity of late, and most of the mincemeat that does get made often contains no meat,...


Black Cloud on Realtree 365 — Washington Public Green: iXnay

Ever had 2,000 mallards sit at your feet? During their annual Washington duck vacation, Dennis and Billy nailed down a hot public feed and had the experience of a lifetime. Check it out. Black Cloud on Realtree 365: Washington Public Green: iXnay Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Produced By:...


Honey Brake Experience on Realtree 365: 26,000 Acres and No Days Off

The little details that go into the Honey Brake Experience are mind blowing. The work is never finished, and guide Jared Mophett wouldn't have it any other way. Once the duck hunting is done, the focus is on training and keeping the dogs at Honey Brake in shape. Check it...


5 Bad Excuses for Missing Turkeys

It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping into range, and that 10 inches of swinging beard running out of your life after you pull the trigger and miss. The memories haunt you in the middle of the night. All veteran turkey hunters have been there. If you haven't yet, brace...


Coyotes Stranded on Moving Ice Floes

A pack of coyotes ended up in a precarious situation last week that resulted in some pretty cool video footage. According to CTV News , Iouri Ponomarev was walking his dog at the Government House Park near the North Saskatchewan River when he spotted several coyotes frantically trying to escape...


Old Fashioned Venison Mincemeat

I’m not sure why mincemeat has fallen out of favor. There was a time when folks would start eating mincemeat in early fall and continue all the way through the following spring, since the mixture could be safely stored in cooler weather. As far back as 12th century England during...


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