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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10 Virtues of Good Deer Hunters

Virtues are instilled in us at an early age, but perfecting them takes a lifetime. Just as being virtuous is an important part of our humanity, it’s also important to who we are as deer hunters. Here are 10 virtues that directly impact your deer hunting success and enjoyment. The...


Man Shoots Home Invading Coyote that Killed His Cat

It's bad enough to lose a pet to a coyote attack, but one Alabama man is still trying to come to terms with the fact that his cat was killed by a coyote that entered his house while he slept. Roland Collins, who lives in St. Clair County, said he...


Watch Cat Defend Itself Against Coyote

Coyotes are usually bad news for cats and other small pets. My neighborhood is overrun with coyotes, and our pets are paying the price. One neighbor recently lost two cats to coyotes, and another neighbor watched in horror as a coyote carried her small dog off in its jaws. So,...


Philly Cheesesteak Venison Bratwurst Recipe

I’m a big fan of bratwurst. And I’m an equally big fan of Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. This recipe combines the two into the perfect backyard grilling food. To me, the best texture for brats comes from a mixture of pork and venison. I prefer a 50/50 blend, but you can...


Tested: AccuBow Training Device for 3D Archers and Bowhunters

Being a good archer is all about consistent form, which requires muscle memory. And to build muscle memory, you need repetition through practice. Trouble is, it’s not always convenient to set up a target and shoot arrows. Enter AccuBow, the first augmented reality archery training device, no arrows required. I...


3 (More) Duck Hunting Shots That Will Fool You

You might remember a Nov. 17, 2017 blog in which I discussed six “sneakers” — waterfowling shots that can trick you into a three-gun salute that punches holes in the air around birds. Admittedly, some days, I can turn any shot into an adventure. However, some shot opportunities consistently prove...


Crispy Bourbon Fried Wild Turkey Recipe

Even though its far from an authentic Chinese dish, I enjoy the Bourbon Chicken at most Chinese restaurants. The combination of crispy fried chicken, sweet bourbon sauce and the kick of heat from chili flakes is just good eats. We recreate the recipe at home using wild turkey breast. We...


Duck Hunters: Are You Waking Up Too Early?

The question arises most days from September through January: When do I need to get to my spot? More important, how early do I have to get up? Here are some quick thoughts on timing your waterfowling arrival and setup schedule. Usually, Get Up Early In general, this rule holds...


Monster Bucks: Blanton Tags Giant Drop-Tine Buck

Watch this flashback of Realtree's David Blanton on a South Texas hunt from the early 2000s. Bone Collector's Nick Mundt is behind the camera when Blanton pulls the trigger on a giant drop-tine buck. Originally airing on Monster Bucks XI, this is one of the best muzzleloader hunts the Realtree...


Bill Jordan Falls for Poaching Prank

Any good hunting camp should have its share of pranks. In this episode of the Realtree Outpost Podcast, Bill and Tyler recall a poaching prank that Tyler was able to pull off with the help of a few Realtree producers. There's footage of Bill's reaction. The full episode also talks...


Father Fights Off Mountain Lion Attacking His Young Son

I bet you'd do anything to protect your child, even if it meant fighting off a dangerous predator. On Monday, a dad took on a mountain lion as it attacked his 4-year-old son, most likely saving his life. The attack occurred during a hike in San Diego's Los Peñasquitos Canyon...


Smoked Venison on Weck Recipe

If you’ve never spent time in western New York State, particularly around Buffalo, then you’ve probably never heard of a Beef on Weck. If you have, you know the sandwich has reached a near cult-favorite status in the area. What is a Beef on Weck? It’s thinly sliced roast beef...


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