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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Dead Snakes Can Still Bite

Snakes – for many, just the mention of the word stirs a sort of primal fear. In fact, a fear of snakes is one of the most common phobias.


Turkey Hunting Tips and Other Cool Stuff

If you want “all turkeys, all the time” you came to the right place. Realtree turkey hunting tips and other cool stuff is linked below. We’ve got information on taking a turkey trip for under $1,000.


First Buck Friday: Lily Gregory, Ohio

It's Friday and time for another First Buck Friday entry. As a dad, I really enjoyed this week's entry. Maybe it's because I just received my 8-year-old daughter's first hunting licenses in the mail. Maybe this fall, we'll get to experience a moment like the one relayed here. If you've...


My Less-Than-Perfect Family Turkey Hunt

“I wanna go huntin’ and kill me a chicken, too,” said Scarlet, one of my 2-year-old twin daughters, as the boys and I prepa


Too hot to trot?

“Hey Hickoff … is it too hot too soon for good turkey hunting later ?” I asked in a text message after hearing a cacophony of gobblers in the woods one morning in March here recently. Then, I heard them again at about 11 a.m.


Turkey Fight Video: Realtree Beards or Bust, Episode 5

The week’s Realtree Beards or Bust, episode 5, includes some heavy breathing and a cool gobbler fight. Sweepstakes winner Kirk Allen kills his first turkey while country music singer Rhett Akins arrows a gobbler only to lose it to a coyote.


Evan Lammie's Record Typical Ontario Bow Buck

I just had the pleasure of interviewing Evan Lammie, president of the QDMA’s Broken Arrow Branch in Ontario, Canada.


Let's Give the Gift of the Outdoors to Our Disabled Veterans

A bill has been introduced recently in the Michigan legislature that would provide free fishing and hunting licenses to disabled veterans . Presently, veterans who are 100-percent disabled may purchase hunting and fishing licenses for 60 percent off the price. The bill states that a disabled veteran qualifies if deemed...


Tom Kelly Books and Other Pre-Season Rituals

What turkey hunting pre-season rituals do you practice to get fired-up for opening day?


Turkey Hunting Mistakes and Blunders

The gobbler was closing in, and I had him in my sights … 60 yards, 50 yards, 40 yards … Bang! Only, the bang didn’t come from my gun. No, it came from my cameraman’s stool.


Rangefinders for Turkey Hunting

Kimberly Wade's prize-winning Round 2 Realtree turkey tip contest entry got me thinking about using rangefinders for turkey hunting . She wrote:


First Buck Friday: Tyler Franks

I really enjoyed Tyler Franks’ submission for First Buck Friday. It reminded me of my days in college, when hunting was nearly as important as going to class. We ate a lot of squirrels and fish and fried backstrap, cooked in the dormitory kitchen, in those days.


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