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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Avoid These Deadly Decoy Mistakes

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared on Realtree.com on May 12, 2016. Your decoys are rigged and ready, and you can’t wait to put them to work. But even the best-looking fakes fall flat when they’re not deployed correctly. And if you’re dealing with finicky ducks and geese , even...


Creamy Grilled Venison, Bacon and Cheese Dip

Looking for a dip recipe for the big game or an upcoming party? Look no further than this creamy bacon and cheese dip that gets finished on the Traeger Grill for extra wood-fired flavor. We like to serve the dip with tortilla chips or thin slices of crispy toasted bread...


7 Hunts That Made Me a Better Duck Hunter

After 40-some years and tens of thousands of hours afield, my memories of individual hunts and specific ducks have mostly faded. But I can still clearly recall a few early encounters with those birds that forced me to improve my waterfowling skills . These are the lessons they taught me...


Check Out This Life-Sized Deer Wedding Cake

The Pennsylvania couple had the plastic antlers, they just needed the wedding cake to match, and the Shady Maple Farm Market delivered with a realistic, life-sized deer cake that has everyone talking. Cake decorating supervisor, Pam McNeal, is being recognized for her amazing work on the cake, which went viral...


Are Snakeheads Invading Georgia Waters?

If you find a northern snakehead in Georgia, kill it. That's what Georgia DNR officials are telling anglers to do after a man caught the invasive species in a private pond in Gwinnett County earlier this month. Several more of the fish, including juveniles, have since been located in a...


National Institutes of Health Says New Research Proves Household Bleach Inactivates Chronic Wasting Disease Prions on Tools

For a lot of hunters across the country, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is on our minds as we start a new fall season. Documented in whitetail, mule deer, moose, elk, caribou and other cervids, CWD is a neurological disease that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. CWD is...


Some Sounds Duck Hunters Love

Waterfowlers probably depend more on their eyes than their ears when trying to fill limits. But relying only on your vision is a sure way to screw up a hunt. And I’m not talking about calling in birds. I’m talking about noticing nearby birds that you haven’t seen yet. Or...


Beer Cheese and Venison Smothered Grilled Tater Tots

One of the great things about a Traeger Grill is that the precise temperature control lets you use it just like an oven, but with all that wood-fired flavor. Tater tots are one of our favorite side dishes to cook on the Traeger. They come out crisp on the outside,...


7 Scouting Tips for Modern Hunters

The shrinking availability of hunting land is a major concern, and there are many reasons for it: Suburban sprawl. Leases. Private landowners who don’t grant permission. All of these things make it difficult to find ground. But dedicated deer hunters won’t let that stop them. In fact, finding new hunting...


Duck Hunters You'll Meet This Season on Public Land

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared March 24, 2016, on Realtree.com. A hunting buddy of mine takes the George Carlin approach when categorizing other waterfowlers on public marshes. They’re idiots or maniacs. There might be some truth in that, but I prefer a broader view. In fact, I’ve identified seven...


3 Offbeat Tactics for Fall Turkey Hunting

Maybe you're in a bit of a rut. Sitting on the edge of a field day after day, waiting for a flock of turkeys to walk by, gets pretty old. These three tactics are more exciting, and they just might help you put a tag on your fall bird. 1...


Watch Original Hunting and Fishing Shows on Realtree 365

Want access to the best hunting and fishing content from Realtree whenever and wherever you desire? Better yet, do you want that access for free? The new Realtree 365 digital platform delivers by putting the outdoors into your smartphone, tablet or directly to your TV through all streaming devices. Simply...


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