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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Trail Cam Footage Shows Pack of Black Coyotes

Spotting a black, or melanistic, coyote in the wild is fairly rare. Capturing footage of an entire pack of black coyotes is almost unheard of. But a video posted on the Kentucky Wildlife Trail Cam Videos YouTube page shows a group of at least six melanistic coyotes walking down a...


Watch Live Cam of Maine Deer Pantry

Viewers can watch up to 100 deer at a time gather to feed when they check out the live video footage of Maine's Brownville Food Pantry For Deer . The pantry provides up to 600 pounds per day of native oats to help sustain the wild white-tailed deer population through...


Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Backstrap Bites

These bite-sized grilled backstrap pieces are the perfect balance of sweet, smokey, and spicy. First, they get marinated in your favorite sweet teriyaki sauce, then dusted with Cajun seasoning, then wrapped in bacon. Serve as a main dish, or pass them out as appetizers. Either way, everyone will love them...


Takeaways from the 2022-23 Duck Season

With another duck season behind many of us and fading for everyone else, it’s nice to reflect on the campaign and ruminate about lessons from days afield. Often, those musings might reveal bits of wisdom for the future. Sometimes, they simply create more questions. And many days, they don’t lead...


Bobcat Hanging From Overpass Shatters Car's Windshield

A bobcat hanging from an overpass by a cord was struck by and shattered a family's car windshield as they drove back from a wrestling tournament in Guilderland, New York. Fortunately, no one was injured. “It happened quick. We were turning into the passing lane on I-88 and it came...


Pan Seared Duck Breast with Blackberry Wine Sauce

Elevate a simple pan seared duck breast into something special by topping it with this sauce made from blackberry wine. I prefer skin-on breasts for extra flavor. To make the sauce, reduce a blend of blackberry wine and stock flavored with herbs and shallots. Pick your favorite blackberry wine, but...


Why Are Some Bucks Shedding Antlers Early?

Each year, bucks grow new antlers in spring and summer, carry them for most of fall and winter, and then shed them toward the end of the colder months. That process happens annually for normal, healthy bucks. However, this year, there are many reports of bucks shedding antlers earlier than...


Man Climbs Tree to Escape Aggressive Moose

A man taking an evening stroll in an Alberta neighborhood ended up climbing a tree to avoid an aggressive bull moose, and he filmed the encounter. David Meredith said when he spotted the moose, he hid behind a tree to watch, but the moose noticed him. "He ended up doing...


Florida Spearfisherman Films His Own Shark Attack

A man spearfishing off the coast of Pensacola Beach, Florida, got quite the New Year's Day surprise when he was attacked by a mako shark. Fortunately, he was not injured as the shark only managed to chomp down on his fin and not his foot. Chad Patti was enjoying the...


Fried Backstrap with Spicy Remoulade Dipping Sauce

There’s no denying that crispy slices of fried backstrap is one of the best venison recipes on the planet. On the advice of a friend and fellow wild game lover, we tried it with spicy remoulade dipping sauce. Remoulade is a Louisiana staple — creamy and spicy. Traditionally served with...


20 Photos That Show Just How Tough Whitetails Are

It’s no secret that whitetails are incredibly tough animals. Their will to survive is beyond anything in the big-game category, and their ability to overcome serious harm is impressive. Although we don’t celebrate or take joy from seeing deer in pain, check out these trail camera photos that show just...


Waterfowl Bands: More Than Just Trinkets

Banded birds have an undeniable cool factor, and hunters fortunate enought to shoot a bling-toting duck or goose are usually excited about adding jewelry to their lanyard and curious about the origin of their trophy. But those bands and the information they carry mean much more. When recovered, that data...


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