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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Watch Dallas Cowboys' Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Flee from Bears

Dallas Cowboys' Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix may be a force on the football field, but a black bear and her cub sent him running in the opposite direction during an unexpected encounter last week. Clinton-Dix was riding an electric scooter past some vehicles, presumably at his residence, when he came...


June Deer Hunting News Roundup

Fall is still months away, but it’s on the horizon. Whitetail news is slowly ramping up as we creep closer to the 2020 deer season, and a lot happened this month. From new public-land opportunities to one of the earliest potential cases of EHD on record, we have the latest...


Thai-Style Drunken Venison Noodles

This venison dish is a make-at-home version of your favorite Thai takeout meal. It’s quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a fast weeknight dinner. Use a wok for a one-dish meal that makes cleanup a breeze. Use wide rice noodles, available at most grocery stores or online...


Senate Passes Historic Public Lands Bill

With strong bi-partisan support, the Senate has passed a major public lands bill that will set aside hundreds of millions of dollars for conservation use if it passes in the House, which is expected. According to The Hill , the Great American Outdoors Act passed with a 73-25 vote and...


5 Duck Hunting Myths That Must Die

Modern waterfowlers know far more about ducks, hunting and habitat than our grandfathers did. And that makes you wonder why we continue to perpetuate myths and outright falsehoods. Some of these old rules make for good blind discussions . Others need to die. 1. Cloudy Days are Ducky Days Overcast...


Multiple Turkey Harvest, License Sale Records Set in 2020

Increased turkey hunting participation and permit sales during this past season of the pandemic has, in some states, resulted in a bigger spring kill. While increasing our ranks is a good thing, state agencies and turkey biologists are ever aware of the management challenges this presents, too. Has increased interest...


Cattail Stalk and Venison Stir Fry

Cattail stands are like nature’s produce aisle. Depending on the season, just about every part of the cattail plant is edible. From roots (treat them like potatoes, roasted, boiled, fried) to the bloom (eat when green or use the pollen for soup and stew thickener or in baking), cattails can...


5 Puddle Ducks You Love to Hate

In a blog this past month, I whined about aggravating diving ducks . But why save all the vitriol for big water when puddle ducks can also incite fits of rage? Consider these, some or all of which will likely visit a slough or flooded woods near you this fall...


Why Aren’t We Trapping Coyotes Right Now?

I’m a deer hunter who’s never trapped before, but I’ve always said I would learn how to catch coyotes if the trapping season coincided with fawning season. But does trapping around the fawn drop actually increase fawn survival? Declining Recruitment To fully grasp the coyote-whitetail relationship, it’s important to understand...


Python Cowboy Captures 17-Foot Snake After Bloody Battle

A man known as "Python Cowboy" for his ability to capture Florida's invasive Burmese pythons recently made an impressive catch in the Everglades National Park. According to Local10.com , Mike Kimmel captured a female python measuring more than 17 feet long and weighing approximately 150 pounds. The snakes he usually...


Video Shows Coyote Following Man and His Dog Through Park

This video is proof that if you're walking a small dog, it's wise to keep an eye out for coyotes, even if the dog is on a leash and you're walking in an urban area. Bruce Causier, who's known as the "Urban Wildlife Guy" on YouTube, recently posted video of...


Bubble and Squeak Venison Brat Sandwich

Bubble and Squeak is a traditional British dish made from leftover bits and pieces, usually cabbage and mashed potatoes, from the Sunday dinner. It gets its name from the cooking sounds made by the cabbage as it cooks. The dish is often served with sausage or leftover roast to make...


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