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

    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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11 Signs of an Obsessive Duck Hunter

We’re taught as children to avoid categorizing people based on first impressions. However, not-so-subtle signs reveal much about folks — especially duck hunters . These observations, none of them especially clinical in nature, might or might not confirm that you’re dealing with an obsessive duck hunter, or ODH. 1. You...


Runner Collides With Grizzly on Glacier National Park Trail

A woman running on a trail in Glacier National Park sustained minor injuries after colliding with a grizzly bear. NBCMontana.com reports the woman was leading two other runners on Huckleberry Lookout Trail last Saturday when she ran into the young bear, and the two tumbled off the trail together. The...


Bear Breaks Into Colorado Home, Claws Man

A man staying at a friend’s home in Denver was attacked and injured by a black bear that entered the guesthouse where he was vacationing. TheDenverChannel.com reports the bear inflicted severe swipe injuries to 54-year-old Dave Chernosky’s face, neck, and head. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials used dogs to track...


Smoked Wild Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Of course blackberry season means tasty desserts like pies, cobblers, dumplings, ice cream, and tarts, but that isn’t all you can do with this versatile fruit. Fresh blackberries make a fantastic BBQ sauce that is perfect for grilled venison, pork, turkey, or bear meat. Here, we drizzled it over grilled...


Are You Seeing Any Poults?

The quail-sized poult, likely 3 weeks old or so, darted out into the road from where it had been bugging, followed by a lanky brood hen. While spotting just a single young bird indicates a tough run for that brood, one sighting is just that — no occasion for panic...


Sweet New Duck Gear for 2020

July’s hot, muggy weather might seem an odd time to think about frosty mornings in the duck woods, but hardcore waterfowl nuts know it’s never too early. In fact, forward-thinking folks are already checking out the latest, greatest duck gear. Here’s a sample of some must-have stuff for the upcoming...


2020 Antler Nation Grades, Part 3

Our third Antler Nation roundup centers on the Midwest region. These big-woods and grain states offer good to great deer hunting, and we’ve updated each state’s page with current hunting regs, license costs, and other vital information. Illinois With advanced planning and in-the-field scouting, it’s possible to find a public-land...


Smoked Catfish Belly Jerky

When folks think about the meat from a fish, they usually picture fillets. But, when it comes to big blue and flathead catfish, there’s another cut that deserves your attention. Once a catfish hits 20 to 25 pounds, they have a big slab of belly meat. Catfish belly meat, particularly...


Video: Delta Waterfowl's HunterR3

Delta Waterfowl’s HunteR3 programs — First Hunt, Defending the Hunt and the University Hunting Program — are leading the charge to strengthen hunter numbers and secure the future of waterfowl hunting . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Is that Venison Freezer Burned?

It’s summertime. For us hunters, that means a few things. It’s time to check gear, hang a few game cameras, put in some range time with your bow or gun, and finish off last season’s wild game to make room for the upcoming bounty of fresh meat that the fall...


Passerby Saves South Carolina Woman From Alligator Attack

A South Carolina man is being called a hero after he rescued a woman from the jaws of an alligator. News 3 reports the 75-year-old woman was trimming plants near the edge of a pond in the Calawassie Island development when a 10-foot gator attacked her and pulled her into...


Venison Bacon Smashburger Sliders

Does venison need bacon to make it delicious? Absolutely not. Does bacon, especially home-cured and smoked bacon , taste good when ground with venison for these bacon / venison smashburger sliders? You can bet your last dollar it does. While we usually go 80/20 or so venison-to-bacon when grinding the...


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