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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Deer Are Jumping to Their Death Off Pennsylvania Bypass

Deer are jumping to their deaths from a bypass in a small Pennsylvania town, and residents want the state department of transportation to do something about it. Residents living in the town of Johnsonburg told WJAC the sight of the dead deer at the bottom of the bypass is disturbing...


Ground Elk Dan Dan Noodles

This recipe is for those late-night cravings, those quick lunches, those weeknights when you need something on the table in a hurry. The flavor combination of lightly sweet and a little bit spicy is always a hit. Mix in some fresh spinach and ground venison of any kind, and you...


Footage Shows Bobcat Fight a Nesting Python for Eggs in Florida Everglades

A game camera set up over a nest of python eggs in the Florida Everglades caught footage of a bobcat snacking on the snake’s unguarded eggs, until the snake returned and a confrontation between the two occurred. According to CBS News , wildlife researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey set...


Wild Hog Grilled Pork Loin

While I’m not a fan of the damage and destruction invasive wild pigs do to their environment, I am a fan of their meat on the table. Even larger, mature boars can be turned into fine table fare. Our rule of thumb on boars is this: If they don’t smell...


Is a Trail Camera Ban Coming to a State Near You?

Earlier this year Utah joined Arizona and Nevada in banning the use of all trail cameras for hunting. Montana prohibits the use of cellular cams during hunting season. Could similar restrictions move eastward to states where millions of us chase whitetails, and where millions of us use trail cams extensively...


Podcast: Should Turkey Hunters Worry About Gobbler Sperm Counts?

Is knowing whether the gobbler you just shot had a viable sperm count important? Some leading turkey researchers think it might be. In this episode of Realtree's Outpost Podcast, I sat down with Dr. Will Gulsby, who is one of the lead researchers on a series of wild turkey studies...


Wild Turkey With Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar

Need another quick and easy weeknight family dinner? This wild turkey dish cooks in about 30 minutes, and the flavors of sautéed mushrooms and balsamic vinegar will make it a hit with the entire family. Serve the dish over rice or noodles and with a side salad, and you have...


Northeast Region Turkey Hunting Forecast

Maine Eating steamed lobster with melted butter, trout fishing, and a menu of other recreational activities are bonuses here. That’s all a big upside for visiting hunters. And the cost of turkey hunting in Maine for both the resident and the nonresident is among the most affordable in the country,...


Rampaging Camel Kills Two Men After Escaping Tennessee Petting Zoo

A rampaging camel attacked and killed two men after escaping from a petting zoo near Memphis, Tennessee, on March 10. Livescience.com reports that the officers from the Obion County Sheriffs Department arrived at the Shirley Farms petting zoo after receiving a call about a camel attacking people. A press release...


Mountain Lion Scratches Colorado Man on Front Porch

A Colorado man was scratched on the leg by a mountain lion when he opened his front door to investigate a loud noise. Michael D. Warren, 47, told The Journal the attack happened Sunday evening, Feb. 27. Warren was in his home when he heard a noise on his front...


Pineapple BBQ Wild Pig Ribs

We saved the ribs from a large Texas wild boar and smoked them in our Traeger Timberline grill with a homemade pineapple barbecue sauce. The results were as good as any we’ve had at our favorite BBQ joints. Since wild pig ribs are often less meaty than domestic, figure a...


Game Camera Footage Shows Three-Legged Alligator Hobbling Toward Pond

Video footage of a Florida alligator slowly making its way on three legs from one pond to another is a lesson in resilience and determination. The alligator is missing its front leg, and with each step it has to rest its chest on the ground before lifting its body up...


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