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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6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. Ben Harshyne of Hunterra Maps knows this well...


9 Things Duck Hunters Never Say on Facebook

Waterfowlers stand out during summer. They favor backwater mud runs over pleasure boating and cut family vacations short because the guys needed a fifth shooter for trap league. That also holds true on social media , where you can see duck hunters interrupting the steady stream of fishing and camping...


Pro Tip: 15 Pieces of Deer Gear You Can’t Be Without

Everyone forgets a piece of gear on occasion. And, if you’re anything like me, it seems like your equipment always breaks at the wrong time. It’s good to have a backup plan when things go wrong. But what things are most likely to be forgotten? What items are most prone...


Czechoslovakian Style Venison Goulash with Dumplings Recipe

When my buddy Bo Spencer returned from a family vacation to the Czech Republic, he talked about the people, the history, the architecture and the beautiful natural settings. But his descriptions of the food really grabbed my attention. He talked of open-air markets full dried and cured meats and sausages;...


North Dakota Spring Breeding Duck Numbers Up

Abundant spring rains might have Midwestern farmers fuming, but they’ve given prairie-pothole ducks a lift. According to a June 24 article on the North Dakota Game and Fish website, Spring 2019 breeding duck numbers increased by about 20 percent from 2018. The GFD’s 72nd annual spring breeding duck survey, conducted...


Watch Three Cottonmouths Fight for Dominance

There must have been some good-looking female cottonmouths in the wetland that drove these three male snakes to battle it out in North Alabama. Claire Ciafre, botanist in residence at Herpetology at Austin Peay State University , shot the fascinating footage of these pit vipers in June at Redstone Arsenal...


Bear Drags Deer Across Road in Front of Stunned Drivers

A small black bear got to enjoy an easy venison dinner with the help of a vehicle on a Colorado road. A video obtained by KOAA News 5 shows the bear dragging the deer across a busy road in Southwestern Colorado near Ridgway State Park. Dominick Gonzales, who filmed the...


Iron-Skillet Blackened Catfish Recipe

I first heard about blackened redfish back in the '80s when legendary Chef Paul Prudhomme introduced it at his New Orleans restaurant, K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen. The dish became so popular that it nearly wiped out coastal redfish populations. Thankfully, tighter regulations have brought the redfish populations back, but blackened fish...


Wood Ducks: Our All-American Waterfowl

Editor's note: This post originally ran July 4, 2017. On this uniquely all-American day, I thought it would be cool to nominate an all-American duck. My pick? The wood duck . Yeah, I know mallards are more plentiful and widespread. And it’s true that wood ducks aren’t unique to the...


All-American Double-Bacon Venison Cheeseburger Recipe

Although many patriots choose to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend with good ol' American hamburgers, the burger most likely gets its roots from Hamburg, Germany, where ground meat was mixed with onion and other ingredients before being cooked and served much like steak. It wasn’t until German immigrants...


Are You Hauling Too Many Decoys?

If you've duck hunted long, you've probably, at some point, been drenched in sweat from stumbling through muck or thigh-deep water in the pre-dawn. You've likely asked yourself if you really needed to lug all those heavy blocks to your spot. The answer? Maybe not. It really depends on the...


Exotic Cat Attack in Illinois Neighborhood

An Illinois mother and daughter were enjoying a stroll through their neighborhood when their walk took a terrifying turn. The two were attacked and injured by a caracal, a large cat native to regions of Africa and northwest India that can weigh anywhere from 25 to 40 pounds. According to...


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