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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Venison Freezer Cleanout: Ginger and Lemongrass Grilled Venison Skewers

This is a guest Timber2Table blog post by Carrie Nowlen It’s time for the last stray logs of ground meat to make their way out of the deep freeze and onto a plate. Ground game is commonly used for spaghetti, tacos, meatloaf, and burgers, but a few exotic spices and...


Venison Freezer Cleanout: Cherry Chutney Sliders

This is a guest Timber2Table blog post by Carrie Nowlen Shorter days and crisp mornings are a reminder that big-game season is almost here. As summer releases its grip, bull elk begin to bugle in the high country, whitetails, moose and mule deer strip their velvet, and outdoorsmen and women...


Watch: Alligator’s Mouth Fills With Smoke After Biting Drone

A group of tourists hoping to get some up-close drone footage of an alligator in the Florida Everglades got quite the smoke show instead. FlKeysNews.com reports that the tourists were trying to film an alligator known as “George” when it chomped down on the drone and ended up with a...


The Early-Season Goose Shuffle (and Backup Plans)

Geese have a wry sense of humor. Don’t believe me? What else explains the preseason switcheroo? After monitoring local Canada geese locked into consistent patterns for weeks during late summer, many waterfowlers view opening day as a potential slam-dunk. Then those seemingly predictable neighborhood honkers might switch routines and locations...


How and Where Big Bucks Move in September

One September day Kevin Jaegers checked his trail camera and about fainted — there were multiple images of a 200-class giant with massive drop tines! Jaegers picked a spot and hung a treestand for the bow opener. “I figured if I was ever going to see this buck, the first...


Podcast: The Impact of Spinning-Wing Decoys Part 2: Brian Lovett

Last week, we kicked off our five-part Outpost podcast series on spinning-wing duck decoys by interviewing Terry Denmon , president of Mojo Outdoors and one of the key figures behind the first commercially successful spinning-wing duck decoy. Few hunting products have been more successful, influential — and controversial — than...


Squirrel, Okra, and Tomato Stew

In the days before refrigeration and supermarkets, family meals were based on whatever ingredients were available that day. This time of year, those ingredients might include okra, tomatoes, and corn from the garden, and maybe a squirrel or two from the woods around the house. To stretch the meal, these...


Authorities Search for Man Attacked by Alligator in His Shed During Hurricane Ida

Authorities are searching for the body of a Slidell, Louisiana, man attacked by an alligator while in his shed during Hurricane Ida. Storm surge had flooded the area, filling the shed with several feet of water. Capt. Lance Vitter with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office told WWLTV.com that the...


Mother Fights Off Mountain Lion to Save Young Son

A mother beat a mountain lion off her 5-year-old son, saving his life. According to CBS News , the mountain lion attacked the boy in the front yard of the family’s Calabasas, California, home Thursday, Aug. 26. The child is now in the hospital in stable condition. The California Department...


Grilled Dove Poppers

For a lot of us, early September means dove hunting. There’s no better way to get our entire family afield in a social hunting situation. Good-natured ribbing over missed shots, and the occasional “well done” on a made one, keeps everyone involved. For us, dove hunting always means poppers on...


Prairie Drought Leads to Reduced Fall Duck Flight

After years of mostly good news, waterfowlers now face a tough reality: Poor breeding conditions in the drought-stricken prairie pothole region have led to decreased duck production, likely resulting in a smaller fall flight than hunters have seen in years. “This is a unique year in that the prairie pothole...


5 Tools for Warm Weather Meat Care

The shot looked perfect, and it sounded like the deer crashed nearby. Awesome. But it’s 90 degrees, and you are more than an hour from the closest meat locker. What now? For a lot of us, deer season begins while the weather is still pretty warm, and maybe downright hot...


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