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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How to Make a Modern Cast-Iron Pan Smooth Like Antique Cookware

If you are lucky enough to own a cast-iron skillet made before about 1940, you’ve probably noticed that the cooking surface is much smoother than today’s cast-iron cookware. Many cast-iron enthusiasts crave that smooth surface, claiming it outcooks and outperforms today’s iron, with its bumpy, pebbly texture. So what changed?...


3 Bow Stand Mistakes to Fix Before Deer Season

Have you been inadvertently making one of these goofs when you set your bow stands? If so, fix it from day one this season and your odds of shooting a big buck go up. Your Ingress Sucks You haphazardly lug a treestand and steps on the way to a stand...


Sweet and Smoky Cured Duck Breast

I’m a big fan of bacon. We cure and smoke our own on a regular basis. You can too by following these steps. Those same flavors are perfect on duck breast. You can do it skin on or skin off, but I prefer the skin-on version. While the entire curing...


Doorbell Cam Catches Man Tripping Over Fawn and Mama Deer Chasing Him

A Ring doorbell camera captured hilarious footage of a man fleeing a mama deer after he accidentally stepped on her fawn, which was lying in front of his door. According to Countryrebel.com , a TikToker named Benji shared the footage showing the encounter between his dad and the deer. In...


Spicy Grilled Bighead Carp Taco Bowl

When it comes to the name game, Asian, now known as invasive, carp got the short end of the stick. It doesn’t help that they didn’t do very well in the looks department, either. The name carp brings with it negative connotations for American diners. Decades of experience with the...


Mother Grabs Toddler as She Runs Toward Bear

A Redmond, Washington, mom had to act quickly when her 2-year-old girl ran toward a bear she spotted in their yard. According to Fox 13 , the crazy ordeal was captured by a home security camera. In the footage, you see a small black bear on a retaining wall and...


10 Amazing Facts About Velvet Antlers

Over the next three months, buck racks will grow at a fast and furious pace, and the process is nothing short of amazing. Here’s a look at 10 interesting facts. Growing antlers consist of a core of developing bone and cartilage covered with velvet. The antlers grow out and up...


Chuck Roast Burnt Ends

Here at Timber2Table, we’re all about wild game. But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy good beef now and then. Some of the best beef available comes from E3 Meat Co. in Fort Scott, Kansas. Its black and red Angus cattle are grass fed, grain finished, given ample room to...


Podcast: Kentucky Turkey Hunter Attacked by Bobcat

I first met my friend Jack Canady in the early 2000s, back when I was in college and he was working the gun counter part-time at a local sporting goods store. He’s always an easy guy to talk to, eager to share fishing tips or intel on a gobbling turkey...


Pineapple Chile Lime Braised Duck Legs

There are lots of recipes out there for duck breasts, but not so many for the legs and thighs. In fact, a lot of hunters don’t even bother keeping the legs and thighs from their waterfowl. That’s a shame. There’s a lot of tasty meat on a duck leg. We...


Bison Attacks Woman in Yellowstone National Park

A 25-year-old Ohio woman visiting Yellowstone National Park was gored and thrown 10 feet into the air by a bison. According to CBS News , the bison, which was walking near a boardwalk at Black Sand Basin, north of Old Faithful, attacked the woman when she and two other people...


9-Year-Old Recovering After Cougar Attack

A young girl is recovering from serious injuries after a cougar attacked her at a campground near Fruitland, Washington. According to KXLY.com , the attack occurred Saturday, May 28, 2022. The mountain lion attacked when Lily, 9, and two of her friends wandered up a trail. People rushed to help...


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