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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Ranking the Toughest Deer Hunting: No. 5 – The Midwest

No doubt about it, the Midwest is the nation’s easiest region to deer hunt. Manicured food plots. Plump ag fields. It’s all quite beautiful. And we’re using an unscientific, slightly biased system to rank each region, from easiest to toughest. When it comes to the easiest, the Midwest has it...


3 Goose Hunts that Broke the Rules

Honkers can get under my skin any year, but this past season in particular, I encountered several flocks of geese that spiked my blood pressure and elicited creative vocabulary. But I managed to outmaneuver them in the end. Here’s a look the types of problem geese I encountered and how...


What You Need in Your Turkey Vest

Don't skimp. Don't wander out there short of all the stuff you need to kill a bird. You'll want a good turkey vest with lots of pockets. You'll fill those pockets with the weight of your gear and hopes for success. Your tools for that day's hunt might be simple,...


Video: Coyote Snatches Dog from Yard

A Massachusetts family thought they'd never see their beloved dog again after a coyote carried it off into the darkness, but they were in for quite a surprise. According to WCVB , Danielle Byrne let her dogs, Cece and Brodie, out of the house early one morning last week, but...


Mountain Lion Attacks 6-Year-Old Girl in California Park

A 6-year-old girl is recovering from injuries suffered from a mountain lion attack that occurred at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve on Sunday. According to CBS SF , a park ranger administered first aid to the child at around 10 a.m. on a dirt trail about 2 miles...


Venison Ham Monte Cristo with Blackberry Preserves

The Monte Cristo sandwich has been around since the early 1900s. Based on a variation of a French dish called Croque Monsieur , a grilled cheese sandwich consisting of Gruyere cheese and lean ham layered between two slices of crust-less bread, fried in clarified butter, the Monte Cristo kicks it...


5 Shots Every Duck Hunter Needs to Learn

When the season ends, most duck hunters clean and store their shotguns and don’t pick them up again until the fall. We should do the opposite, and use the free time granted in the off-season to shoot more and stay sharp. This year, try combining several challenging wingshooting activities —...


5 Bad Excuses for Missing Turkeys

It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping into range, and that 10 inches of swinging beard running out of your life after you pull the trigger and miss. The memories haunt you in the middle of the night. All veteran turkey hunters have been there. If you haven't yet, brace...


Cured Sorghum Venison Ham

Looking for a different recipe for breakfast or your next holiday meal? Try wet-curing an entire venison ham. The process takes a bit of time, but it’s a simple one. And the results are unlike any venison you have ever tasted. For quick brining, we use Morton’s Tender Quick in...


Woman Fined $550 for Feeding Mule Deer

Colorado resident Lori Dixon was fined $550.50 for feeding wild deer inside her home. Videos that were apparently filmed and shared by Dixon show a nice mule buck and some does eating slices of white bread from someone's hand, and raw carrots from a table. Officers with Colorado Parks and...


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7 Wild Game Dinners for Valentine's Day

Forget to make reservations at your significant other’s favorite restaurant, and now they're all booked up for Valentine’s Day? Never fear. Rummage through your freezer for some wild game, fire up some candles, and make it a night in with one of these Timber2Table recipes.


Mom Tackles Home-Invading Otter

Moms will do anything to protect their children, including taking on a crazed otter. According to WisTV.com , a mom came to the rescue when an otter attacked her 17-year-old daughter and her dog in their Lakeland, Florida, home. Just before dawn on Tuesday, Feb. 4, Gwyn Ewert, 17, let...


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