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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Coca-Cola Brined Fried Rabbit

Should you find yourself in Oxford, Mississippi, and you enjoy a great food city the way I do, then you will probably find yourself in one of chef John Currence’s restaurants. I’m a huge fan of fried chicken, and the chicken at his City Grocery is one of my favorites...


September Sins: 6 Reasons Why Early Season Hunts Fall Apart

September bucks are easy, right? The August trail camera pictures and bachelor group glassing sessions make some of those big summer studs seem tame enough to cuddle. “You could set a watch by him,” the old saying goes. But then opening day arrives, and that deer you thought you knew...


2020 Antler Nation Grades, Part 5

Our final 2020 Antler Nation regional roundup focuses on the Northeast. From the status on deer populations to public-land opportunities and everything in between, we’ve updated each state with the information you need to know this season. Connecticut Mild winters and decent mast crops have helped put the deer herd...


Man Survives Shark Attack 10 Years After Being Bitten by Alligator

Wild animal attacks are rare, but one Florida man has been bitten by both an alligator and a shark, and he has the scars to prove it. The latest incident occurred a couple of weeks ago on the first day of the annual lobster mini season. According to the Miami...


Mexican Authorities Capture and Castrate Hair-Sniffing Bear

Remember the curious young male black bear that made the news a few weeks ago after video footage showed him pawing at a woman and sniffing her hair? Well, Mexican authorities just captured and castrated him and people aren’t happy about it. According to BBC News , folks are questioning...


Venison Chili-Garlic Noodle Stir-Fry

Everyone can use a few more quick and easy weeknight recipe ideas. This venison stir-fry fits the bill. With fresh or frozen snap or snow peas, green onions, and udon noodles, the finished dish makes a complete one-pot meal. This stir-fry combines the best of flavors: a little heat from...


How to Find (and Bust) Fall Turkeys

Fall turkey flocks start the day with so much racket you need to be there when it happens, because it fades into silence just as fast. Sure, if you sit on your back porch every morning and watch a distant gobbler gang ease into a green corner pasture on your...


Cajun Catfish Courtbouillon

Pronounced koo-bee-yon, this spicy Cajun fish stew is the perfect topper for a bowl of rice or grits. I like to make it with catfish steaks or fillets, but old-time Cajun cooks will tell you it isn’t really courtbouillon if you don’t make it with a catfish head or two...


Did That Buck Hear You?

We shell out good money on scent-control clothes and a concoction of soaps and sprays to knock out our man-smell. We wear our camo and hide as best we can from a buck’s sharp eyes. All are good and critical strategies. But what if a buck hears you? Or put...


President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act

President Donald Trump signed off on the Great American Outdoors Act last week, which will provide full funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and address the maintenance backlog of America’s national parks and public lands. The House and the Senate cleared both bills by overwhelming bipartisan margins this...


2020 Antler Nation Grades, Part 4

Our fourth Antler Nation roundup centers on these 11 states in the Southeast region, where you can find a mix of some of the country’s very best deer hunting — and also, some of the toughest. We’ve updated each state’s page with current hunting regs, license costs, and other vital...


Someone Put a Trump Sticker on a Bear

With the U.S. presidential election only months away, not even the wildlife is safe from aggressive presidential campaign supporters. There’s actually a black bear roaming the Great Smoky Mountains with a Trump sticker stuck to its tracking collar, and a bear-advocacy group in Asheville is not happy about it. The...


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