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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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,...


Asian-Style Grilled Wild Pork Skewers

Wild pigs are tough on a habitat. Days of hard work on a food plot can be destroyed in a single night. Mature timber can be rooted and stripped of bark till even mature trees die. Water holes can go from pristine to a mud wallow in short order. And...


Search Continues for Tennessee Hunter Missing in Alaska

Two sons of a Tennessee hunter who’s been missing in Alaska for more than a week have joined in the search effort to locate him. Steve Keel, 61, disappeared on August 27 while hunting outside of Deadhorse. His wife of 38 years, Liz Keel, told Alaska’s News Source , “I...


EHD Confirmed in Ohio, New York, Other States

As of early September, I can report outbreaks of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) and Bluetongue in whitetail herds in five states. This nasty virus, which occurs annually in late summer in random hot zones across America, is transmitted to deer by biting midges. Symptoms of deer infected with hemorrhagic disease...


Coyote Attacks Ultramarathon Runner on California Trail

A California man was participting in a 150-mile ultramarathon on a trail near the Golden Gate Bridge when a coyote came up behind him and attacked him. Dean Karnazes said he was able to finish his run, but the wild canine bloodied his face. “I heard some footsteps coming up...


Hunters Take New Mississippi State Record Alligator

Two Mississippi hunters have bagged a state-record alligator. According to WJTV , on August 28, Jim Denson and Richie Denson of Madison took the new state record for the longest female alligator. The men were hunting on the Pearl River, just north of Ross Barnett Reservoir. Mississippi Department of Wildlife,...


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19 Good Ways to Cook a Squirrel

While fried might be the classic and most common recipe, squirrels are a versatile wild game that can be prepared in a variety of ways. I just returned home from a squirrel camp hosted by Vista Outdoor Inc., Federal Premium Ammo , and CCI . We cooked and ate a...


2022 Atlantic Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Early goose and teal seasons are upon us, and general duck seasons are just weeks away, so it’s time to reveal the latest Duck Hunting Nation rankings. Check out our 2022 grades for the Atlantic Flyway, with insider info that might boost your success. And dive into state-by-state details in...


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