• 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'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.


Is Big Buck Scrolling Ruining Your Season?

Ever seen a black-and-white photograph of a freakishly large buck, hanging from a rough-hewn meat pole? Maybe there was a hunter in a checked coat beside it, holding a rifle. Maybe he was even smiling. Those photographs are from an era long past. Things happened slower back then, including the...

Federal’s New Online Custom Ammo Shop

Want custom-made TSS turkey loads? Federal makes it possible. The company has introduced its new online custom-loaded ammunition shop. In addition to custom turkey loads, waterfowl and upland game loads can also be ordered. Big game hunters can choose from several different centerfire rifle offerings with a wide selection of...

The Day the Squirrel Went Berserk in the Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church

Like the country song come to life, a squirrel broke into an Alabama church last week, creating chaos and confusion as parishioners tried to catch it with an offering plate. Similar to the 1984 song “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival” by Ray Stevens, the squirrel scurried amongst those sitting in the...

Is Public Land Deer Hunting Really That Bad?

From the wide-open expanses of southwestern Kansas to the foothills of southeastern Ohio, I’ve spent a good bit of time chasing whitetails on public ground. I’ve hunted large and small tracts with varying amounts of competition. Public land can get a bad rap, but the truth is, some hunters overexaggerate...

Injured Buck Kills Arkansas Hunter

A muzzleloader hunter thought a deer he'd shot was dead, but he was mistaken. When he approached it, the wounded animal attacked. In an interview with ABC News , Keith Stephens, chief of communications for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said that 66-year-old Thomas Alexander shot the buck from...

Ground Venison and Ramen Stir Fry

Recipes don’t have to take a long time to cook in order to taste great. This one-pot dish takes less than 20 minutes, start to finish, but it has tons of flavor. And it's a great way to get kids to eat bean sprouts. We use standard ramen packs for...

Get Down and Dirty for Tough Mallards

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Aug. 18, 2016, on We hunt mallards from the warm opening bell of the season until the bitter, frozen end . We chase them across the prairies of Alberta to the bayous of Louisiana, and all points between. All that pressure takes its...

Don’t Overlook These Sure-Kill Goose Strategies

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared on on June 16, 2016. On good days, goose hunting can be straightforward. But if you’ve spent enough time in a layout blind, you know honkers don’t always follow the script. In fact, they can be downright frustrating, changing fields daily or almost...

Venison-Stuffed Pepper Soup

Venison-stuffed bell peppers are a classic dish, but they take some time to assemble and cook. But with colder weather just around the corner, hearty soups and slow-cooker recipes are back on the menu. This one packs in all the flavor of stuffed bell peppers, but with way less work...

Montana Fishermen Catch Bobcat in Net

You never know what you might catch during a day of fishing, but Brett Hereford certainly never imagined he'd catch a bobcat. Brett was fishing with his dad, Bob, and his mom on Flathead Lake in Montana in early October when they came upon a young bobcat thrashing around in...

Deer Crashes Through Photographer's Moving Car

The hunting might get better as the rut gets closer, but this time of year is also the most dangerous one of all for vehicle-deer collisions. Roger Johnston, a photographer from Rome, New York, knew this, but he was no less surprised when a deer actually jumped through his car's...

Garlic Butter Backstrap Bites

Need a quick main course or appetizer? Have a backstrap and 15 minutes? Then this is the recipe you need. We cut the meat into 1-inch cubes, sear them in cast iron, then toss them with a rich and delicious garlic butter pan sauce. Serve the bites for dinner with...