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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Florida Extends Alligator Hunting Hours

Hunters can now harvest Florida alligators around the clock throughout the season, which opened August 15 and runs through November 1. Fox 13 reports that previously the reptiles could only be hunted 17 hours a day – mostly at night. But, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) expanded...


Crispy Rice Paper Venison Dumplings

Most fried dumplings are made from a starchy pasta-style dough wrapper. This tasty ground venison version features a rice paper wrapper for a lighter, crunchier texture that stays slightly chewy on the inside. It makes for a pleasing texture combination in the tasty dumplings. You can find rice paper (spring...


Josh Bowmar Burns Truck to the Ground While Filming Prescribed Fire Video

Last weekend (Aug. 13), this video was posted to the Bowmar Bowhunting Youtube page, and it shows Josh Bowmar lighting a prescribed fire from the cab of his truck, catching the vehicle itself on fire, attempting to put the blaze out with a leaf blower, evacuating his gear from inside...


Watch Coyote Scale Fence to Kill Chicken

If you have a 6-foot-tall wooden fence surrounding your yard, you may assume your small pets or livestock are safe from coyotes, but this video footage shows that's simply not the case. Security camera footage posted on the Fantastic Backyard Chickens YouTube Channel shows a coyote jumping a 6-foot-tall fence,...


Fried Backstrap Street Tacos

When most people think of street tacos, they think of either grilled or griddled seasoned meat or a slow-cooked barbacoa or carnitas-style filling. For this recipe, we changed things up a bit by slicing a deer backstrap into thin strips. Then we sprinkled the cuts with southwest seasoning – in...


How Indiana Became the Best Big-Buck State in the Nation

This past month, my TV crew and I road-tripped across Indiana, interviewing hunters for a documentary on big deer. We talked to dozens of guys who have hunted local farms all their lives and who recently shot massive whitetails. The smallest shoulder mount we filmed scored 170 inches; the largest...


Rare Tick-Borne Disease Sends Pennsylvania Toddler to Hospital

A Pennsylvania toddler has been released from a hospital after suffering severe illness from a rare tick-borne virus. According to Insider , Jonny Simoson, 3, was swimming when his mother, Jamie, noticed a tick attached to his shoulder. She easily removed it with a pair of tweezers and says it...


Photo Shows Woman Attempting to Pet Bear at Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Hotel

A Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hotel owner who has kicked out several customers for harassing bears on the property is looking for a woman who was photographed while recently attempting to pet a bear on the hotel grounds. According to wvlt.tv , the woman was photographed Sunday morning, July 31, 2022, at...


Blackberry-Lemon Simple Syrup for Blackberry Old Fashioned Cocktail

Anytime I find myself with a few blackberries that might be a bit past their prime, I like to use them to make a simple syrup. This one combines blackberries with lemon for a refreshing sweet and tart combination. Since the fruit gets mashed to make the syrup, it doesn’t...


2022 Southwest Deer Hunting Forecast

The Southwest is a different animal but a place where whitetails seem to thrive. Deer find ways to excel and grow in these arid places, even where food seems limited. And we’re forecasting another great deer season for 2022. Check out the details. Arizona Arizona is one of two great...


Hunters Flock to First Delta Waterfowl Expo

Eager for the season and excited about new initiatives and introductions, waterfowlers jammed the aisles at Delta Waterfowl’s first-ever Duck Hunters Expo. The event, held July 29 through 31 in Little Rock, Arkansas, featured waterfowling personalities, carving demonstrations, how-to seminars, a world-class calling contest, and loads of new duck hunting...


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Lifts All Bag and Possession Limits for Two Reservoirs

Anglers fishing Colorado’s Queens and Jumbo reservoirs are being encouraged to capture and keep all the fish they want. CBS News reports that the two reservoirs are in danger of drying up and killing all the fish, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has lifted all bag and possession limits,...


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