Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • 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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Buffalo-Fried Dove Nuggets

A recent dove hunt conversation with a good friend naturally led to a discussion on favorite dove recipes. Scott says his family loves what they call Buffalo Dove Nuggets. He says the recipe is a simple one. Just marinate the boned-out dove breast halves in a bit of Buffalo wing...


The Worst Trees for Treestands

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently encouraged deer hunters to avoid placing treestands in ash trees. The emerald ash borer kills those trees, resulting in dead timber that’s still standing. That announcement sparked a great discussion: Some trees are terrible for treestands. Treestand accidents are the No. 1 hunting-related...


2022-2023 Central Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Our third round of Duck Hunting Nation rankings focuses on the fabled Central Flyway. Check out our grades for states from the northern prairies to the Texas Gulf Coast, including insider info. Dive into state-by-state details in each link. Colorado This big-game mecca features solid duck hunting and really good...


APHIS Reverses Ban on Waterfowl Importation

Traveling waterfowlers rejoice: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reversed a recent decision that effectively banned hunters from bringing duck and goose meat from Canada into the United States. On Sept. 12, the agency announced new provisions allowing the importation of hunter-harvested game birds...


Two Search-and-Rescue Efforts Underway in Alaska for Missing Moose Hunters

Two search and rescue crews are looking for four moose hunters who are missing in Alaska along the lower Kuskokwim River. KYUK reports that Dwayne Hoffman, coordinator of the search effort near Kalskag, said that Daniel Laraux, known as “One One,” went missing on the evening of September 1 in...


BBQ Venison Backstrap and Pickled Onion Sliders

Need a quick and easy appetizer recipe? Grill up some seasoned backstrap, slice it into medallions, and slather on your favorite BBQ sauce. Serve the barbecue backstrap on a slider bun and top it with pickled red onions for a nice crunch and balancing flavor to the sweeter sauce. I...


After the Kill

I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. — Fred Bear I am no Fred Bear and don’t claim to be. When it comes to bowhunting, I couldn’t carry the man’s jockstrap. But for the past 40 years, I have unabashedly hunted and killed deer according...


Realtree Teams up With Team Red, White & Blue for the First Driving for Veterans Event at Topgolf

Atlanta Braves third-baseman, Austin Riley, partnered with Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) to host his first “Driving for Veterans” charity tournament Monday, August 29. The event was held at Top Golf Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, where Realtree was honored to attend and support. In attendance were Austin Riley’s...


Florida Man Survives in Swamp for Three Days After Losing Arm to Alligator Attack

A Florida man is sharing his harrowing tale of survival after losing his arm in an alligator attack and wandering in the swamp for three days. Eric Merda told CBS News that he got lost in the woods near the Lake Manatee Fish Camp in Myakka City on July 17...


Grilled Backstrap with Bourbon Garlic Cream Sauce

This recipe is perfect for those warm fall evenings when you want to hang around the grill just to be outside. It features grilled venison backstrap in an easy bourbon garlic pan sauce that you make right on the grill. Start by placing a cast iron skillet on the grate...


2022-2023 Mississippi Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Our second roundup of Duck Hunting Nation rankings features the waterfowl-rich Mississippi Flyway. Check out our 2022 grades for states from the North Woods to the Mississippi Delta, with insider info that might boost your success. And dive into state-by-state details in each link. Alabama Duck hunting in ’Bama is...


Bird Flu Prompts Import Ban on Waterfowl from Canada

In a reversal of previous policies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Inspection Service announced this past week that hunters cannot bring meat from ducks, geese and other game birds shot in Canada into the United States. The rule, prompted by concerns about the recent avian influenza outbreak,...


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