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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Texas Biologists Capture Footage of Extremely Rare Melanistic Mule Deer Fawn

Texas biologists say they’ve captured video footage of the “rarest of rare” animals during a recent wildlife survey. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram , Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officers spotted a melanistic — black-haired — mule deer fawn while conducting surveys from a helicopter in the Trans-Pecos region...


Never Miss a Gobbler Again

A gobbler comes on a string, breaking a magnificent strut to run out his neck and rattle the foliage with a double gobble. You cluck. He stops and sticks up his red neck. You press the trigger. With improbable speed and grace for a gangly 20-pounder, the bird leaps into...


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7 Favorite Recipes for Wild Turkey Legs and Thighs

I’m always sad when I hear hunters say they leave the legs and thighs from their wild turkeys behind when they kill a longbeard. That’s about half the meat on a turkey. Thing is, most of these hunters would never dream of killing a deer and taking only the backstraps...


Denver Donates 33 Bison to Indigenous Tribes

For the second year in a row, Denver has donated bison to Native American tribes in an effort to help support bison reintroduction and conservation efforts on tribal lands. According to 9 News , the City and County of Denver gave 15 American bison to the Northern Arapaho Tribe of...


Find a Deadhead Buck? Keep it Legal

To you thousands of COVID-19 newbies that have joined our ranks to hunt deer in the fall and shed antlers in the spring, here is something you’ll find interesting. A “deadhead” is the commonly used term for a buck deer carcass that you might stumble across in the woods, with...


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10 Favorite Wild Turkey Breast Recipes

Whenever I talk wild turkey recipes with other hunters, the first one to come up is always fried. Turkey nuggets, turkey strips, the recipes may be slightly different, but it always seems to end up fried to a delicious, crunchy golden brown. And there ain’t a thing wrong with that...


Watch Everglades Iguana Hunters Capture Huge Python

Check out this massive Burmese python captured by a group of iguana hunters in the Florida Everglades. Video footage of the hunters capturing the 12-foot-10-inch snake was posted to the Iguana Man YouTube channel . Raj Deonarine, aka Iguana Man , is an iguana removal specialist who shares his iguana...


Low Country Fish and Grits With Red-Eye Gravy Sauce

A recent trip to the low country to target big bull redfish in the surf around Beaufort, South Carolina, ended with a lot of fun and some great fish dishes. The big reds decided not to cooperate, so we scaled down our gear and moved a bit inland to the...


Alert System Unites Duck Hunters Against Threats

The collective voice of duck hunters just became louder and more effective, thanks to a new interactive advocacy system from Delta Waterfowl. The group recently unveiled the Duck Hunters Action Alert System , a state-of-the-art grass-roots program designed for Delta members and North American waterfowlers. The platform lets users call,...


Watch Bear Flee Pen After Pigs Put Up a Fight

A black bear hoping to have pork for dinner was caught on a security camera climbing into a pen with two potbellied pigs in New Milford, Connecticut. But the young bear quickly learned that the pigs weren’t going to be an easy meal. Rebecca Shaw, owner of the Vietnamese potbelly...


Capt. Christian’s Super Simple Grilled Sandhill Crane

Guest recipe and photos by Grit Media Capt. Christian Schneider — guide and cook at Speck Ops LLC in Crystal City, Texas — is a culinary connoisseur when it comes to preparing quick, tasty dishes that feed camps full of hungry duck and goose hunters. The Speck Ops boys are...


A Bunch of Wild Turkeys Later

Loafing under a sky full of stars after a big meal of barbecue. Turkey camp, decades ago. A “writer’s hunt,” as they used to say, where media pros are invited to field-test the latest gear. And yeah, to network with the folks who write and assign the work. Realtree was...


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