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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Lemon Herb Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

One of my favorite ways to cook wild turkey breast is on the grill. This simple marinade is a great way to add some zip to your next wild turkey meal and prevent the meat from drying out as it cooks. The fresh flavor of lemon paired with dried herbs...


CWD in Alabama and the Cheapest States for Deer Hunting

How Long Do Deer Live? Researchers in Pennsylvania looked back at their 20 years of data from capturing, collaring, and tracking wild deer, and found that if a buck survives to his first birthday, on average he will live another one to two years. If a doe survives her first...


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How to Make a Deer Antler Turkey Tote

You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old gobbler is big. Really...


North Carolina Black Bear Gets Stuck in Windshield After Breaking Into SUV

A North Carolina black bear destroyed the interior of a family’s SUV before getting stuck in the broken windshield. According to Fox Carolina , Ashley McGowin stepped outside her home at 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, when she noticed her SUV’s hazard lights were blinking. When she moved closer to...


Bacon and Crawfish Stuffed Cheese Bread

It’s crawfish season down South. That means weekends filled with crawfish boils. Now, we don’t often cook more crawfish than we can eat, but occasionally we end up with a few extra. When we do, we twist off the tails, stick them in the fridge till the next day, then...


Texas Rancher Fights Back as State Plans to Kill 500 Penned Deer

A rancher is fighting a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) order to kill all 500 of his penned deer after a few of the deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). TPWD said depopulation (the formal term for killing all of the deer at a farm) is necessary...


Cheez-It Crusted, Pickle Brined Turkey Bites

Need a wild turkey recipe that is fast, delicious, and works well as either a main course or an appetizer? Give this one a try. The turkey breast cubes are marinated for a few hours in pickle juice, then coated in a crunchy crust of seasoned, crushed Cheez-It crackers. Fry...


How to Triangulate a Roosted Turkey

In the dusky predawn one April morning, a turkey sounded off a mile away, his lonely gobble barely audible. I pumped my fist, pointed east and took off. But where was my hunting buddy? I looked back and he was pointing like mad and walking west in the opposite direction...


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Shot Placement for Turkey Hunting

This revised post is based on "Guns, Loads & Sights," written by Aaron Pass, and originally published in the Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (2001). Our post has two intentions: how-to instruction for where to aim your shotgun at a turkey, and to advise patterning your firearm and load for...


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Top 5 Merriam's Turkey Hunting States

Some turkey hunters say Merriam's are easy. Not in my experience. Spring snows are often factors. High altitude. Dangerous cats. Birds that walk miles from the roost. Steep mountain climbs up skinny elk and deer trails. You earn it. Oh, you can arrange for easy hunts. Chip shots. Outfitters, eager...


Video Footage Shows 12-Foot Alligator in New Florida Home

Building a new home often comes with a host of unexpected issues, but a large intruding alligator is not likely to be one of them, unless the home you’re building is in south Florida. A roughly 12-foot-long alligator was recently discovered hanging out in the master bedroom of a newly...


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6 Recipes for Those Other Turkey Parts

Everyone loves wild turkey breast, and more and more hunters each spring are discovering just how great the legs and thighs from their birds taste, but what about the other edible parts of a wild turkey? If you are asking yourself “what other parts?” then read on. If you can...


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