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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Sneaky Tricks to Jump-Shoot More Ducks

Jump-shooting might be the simplest form of duck hunting. You walk or paddle down a stream or sneak up on a pothole. When surprised ducks flush, you shoot them (or at them). But as with any hunting method, some special tactics can improve your success rate. Try these sneaky tricks...


Squirrel and Green Chile Empanadas Recipe

I love the opening day of squirrel season. The first muggy August morning in the woods has always been the kick-off to my favorite time of year. While I don’t get out as often as I did when I was a kid, I’ve passed that love of squirrel hunting to...


Breeding Ducks Down Slightly, but Overall Populations Good

North America's spring duck population decreased by about 6 percent in 2019, but most species remain higher than long-term averages, and Delta Waterfowl said there's plenty of other good news for waterfowlers. Waterfowl Population Status, 2019 , released Monday, and based on surveys conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...


Changes Coming to Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act currently protects more than 1,600 species in the United States and its territories. It is credited with helping save the bald eagle, California condor and many other animals and plants from extinction since President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1973. But, the law is...


Will EHD Be a Factor This Deer Season?

From disease to predation to habitat destruction, whitetails and other cervids face many threats. But during the summer months, Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) rises to the top of the list. And there are reports of it almost every year. Thoughts of truly bad years: 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2017 come...


Alabama to Have Sandhill Crane Season

Sandhill cranes are often referred to by hunters as "the ribeye of the sky" for their flavorful meat. That's one reason why many Alabama hunters are excited for the opportunity to hunt the cranes in the state for the first time in more than 100 years. Sandhill cranes received their...


Venison Cevapi Sausage Recipe

Cevapi, or Cevapcici, sausages originated in the Balkans in the mid-1800s as the Persians expanded into the area during the latter days of the Ottoman Empire. Legend has it that a Belgrade restaurant owner named Zivko shaped the traditional Serbian ground meat Pljeskavica into a Kofta Kebab. The resulting sausages...


How Much Wind Do Duck Hunters Need?

Duck hunters often gripe about flat-calm days, when most birds are content to loaf on the water and those that move won’t finish. But too much wind can actually hinder hunting efforts, making travel, setups and shooting difficult. That raises an obvious question: How much wind do duck hunters need...


Spicy Venison and Collard Green Meatballs

I’m a big fan of meatballs. This recipe cooks entirely on our Traeger Grill , making it perfect for hot summer days because the cooking is kept outside. We serve them over pasta for a main course, or by themselves as an appetizer. We like the texture of the meatballs...


Tested: Insights The Vision Hunting Pack

I’ve been putting The Vision pack from Insights Hunting through the wringer since last September. If you’ve never heard of this pack, it’s pretty innovative, and you can even strap it to the tree. A full season (and off-season) with this pack has shown me its true worth. Here’s the...


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 ,...


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