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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Large Black Bear Filmed Wandering Down Hallway of Colorado YMCA

Bears are trying to fatten up for the winter, which means they sometimes follow their noses into buildings or other areas occupied by people. That’s what happened last week when a large black bear was filmed walking down a hallway in the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado...


California Firefighter Saves Mountain Lion Cub from Zogg Fire

People aren’t the only victims of the wildfires that are raging across California. Domestic and wild animals are suffering and dying as well. Fortunately, a firefighter battling the Zogg fire in Northern California discovered a badly burned mountain lion cub and rescued it. NBC News says the cub was found...


Cajun Alligator Maque Choux

It’s alligator season in the South. If you are lucky enough to draw a tag and connect with one of these prehistoric beasts, you will have lots of great meals to come. Our friends down at Mineral Springs Seafood in Panacea, Florida, report that the season started a bit slow...


What to Know About Hunting Fall Turkeys During Deer Season

In quite a few states, fall turkey seasons run concurrently with deer season. High up in a treestand — or comfortably passing time in a ground blind — some hunters like multigame options, combining their effort for both deer and autumn turkeys. When doing so, there are some choices to...


7 Ways to Have Your Best Duck Season Yet

Ambitious folks love to set goals, and duck hunters are no different. But sometimes, our visions don’t mesh with reality. When I was young, my buddies and I would naively discuss silly waterfowl hunting aims we hoped to achieve that year. “I want to kill 50 birds at Rush Lake...


Backstrap with Mayonnaise and Montreal Steak Seasoning

I don’t like mayonnaise. Can’t stand it on a sandwich. So, when a buddy suggested I try slathering it over a backstrap and coating it in Montreal steak seasoning before grilling, I was skeptical, at best. When he swore that he too wasn’t a huge fan of mayo but loved...


2020 Duck Hunting Nation: Central Flyway

Our third Duck Hunting Nation roundup covers the big skies of the Central Flyway. From huge flocks of mallards and geese whirling over North Dakota grainfields to endless lines of redheads and pintails off the Texas coast, this flyway offers perhaps unlimited potential. We’ve updated each state’s page with license...


Are Trail Cameras Affecting Your Hunting Experience?

Author’s note: First off, let me say I enjoy trail cameras and use them extensively. No doubt in terms of hunters finding, patterning and killing big, mature bucks, cams are the biggest innovation of the last 30 years in the deer hunting world. — M.H. I, like most whitetail hunters...


Herpetologist Locates More Than 30 Snakes During North Georgia Hike

Snakes are a common sight for avid hikers, but imagine encountering more than 30 snakes during your next outdoor excursion. Seeing that many snakes would send many an avid hiker back to his or her car, but not Noah Fields. Nope, Fields considers such a day a big success. Fields,...


Grizzly Kills Moose Hunter in Alaska

A 22-year-old man from Mansfield, Ohio, was attacked and killed by a grizzly bear during a moose hunt in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve on Saturday, September 20. The Anchorage Daily News reports that Austin Pfeiffer was field-dressing a moose when the bear suddenly attacked. According to the...


Bavarian-Style Slow Cooker Venison and Sauerkraut Pot Roast

Get out your slow cooker: This pot roast features sauerkraut, potatoes, and some of the most flavorful venison you will ever eat. If you made your own sauerkraut this summer, you might be wondering how you can incorporate it into dinners for the family. Sure, you can spoon it over...


Best States for a Bull Canvasback, Revisited

No matter where he hunts, every waterfowler wants to score a prime bull canvasback. That can prove challenging, however, as cans are notoriously finicky about where they migrate, stage, and winter. Further, there just aren’t that many canvasbacks in North America, with a breeding population estimate of about 651,000 in...


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