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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Ben McDonald Hunts 300-Pound Whitetail Buck

Ben McDonald, former Major League Baseball player, is also a dynamite deer hunter. He's lethal with a bow. Check out this hunt where he sets his sights on a 300-pound buck in Kansas. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to...


Grizzly Kills Mother and Baby

A Yukon trapper made a horrifying discovery Monday when returning to his remote cabin after an afternoon of trapping. When Gjermund Roesholt was about 300 feet from his cabin, a grizzly bear charged him. He shot the animal dead and then came across the bodies of his wife and 10-month-old...


How to Roast Fresh Chestnuts

How to Roast Chestnuts If you walked through the eastern deciduous forest a century or more ago, you’d find yourself surrounded by chestnut trees. Some 4 billion of them. The American chestnut was a vital source of food for both wildlife, livestock and people, and a source of lumber for...


Deer Hunter Takes Tight-Rack Buck

Realtree Producer Daniel Thomas heads to Montana to hunt the Milk River. While there, he goes after a very unique buck with a lot of character. Check out the action. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to...


Skunkings: The Waterfowl Struggle is Real

Hunting results vary based on myriad factors, but sometimes, we fail in epic fashion and end the day without any ducks or geese . The schneid. The collar. Zeroed. An SS — same shells — day (which is when you load three shells before shooting hours and then remove those...


Winging it for Waterfowl: When Scouting Fails

Scouting kills ducks and geese — period. And resourceful, intelligent scouting kills more ducks and geese. But sometimes, our best recon efforts fall flat. Birds move. Conditions change. We’re pressed for time. Or we simply whiff. And then we’re left with no solid game plan for the next morning. That...


2018 Realtree Camo Timber2Table Gift Guide

Shopping for a wild game fan this year? The following gear is Timber2Table tested and approved. From coolers to get your game meat home, to processing equipment to get it ready for the freezer, to cooking gear and seasonings for finishing it up, there will be something here for everyone...


Waterfowlers United: Cooperating, Not Competing

The truck slid gently onto the snow-covered shoulder of the town road, and then reality struck . “Headlights,” I thought. “Nah, no one else would be hunting here, would they?” But as the beams approached, slowed and stopped, I knew the answer. Sensing a brewing and perhaps contentious conversation ,...


10 Things That Will Improve Your Odds of Killing a Deer

Deer hunting is a challenging way of life. It isn’t easy, especially for those just trying to get into the sport. But for those who have the will, patience and grit to do it, it’s well within reach. I recently was reminded that deer hunting can be difficult whether you’re...


Vermont Peacock Leaves Home to Run with Wild Turkeys

A Vermont woman's pet peacock has run away. For over six weeks now the bird has been in the company of wild turkeys. Last week, she even requested the help of Vermont Fish & Wildlife (VF&W). And VF&W in turn posted this on Facebook: As reported by WCAX3 this past...


5 Tips to Plan Your 2019 Spring Turkey Hunts

What you do now – especially the questions you ask – can help make next season's gobbler-chasing campaign successful. 1. Permit and Lottery Hunt Deadlines? Such details can easily be forgotten during your busy days deer and duck hunting. Spring's hunts are far from your mind but shouldn't be. Check...


Watch Coyote Take Down Deer on Homeowner's Driveway

Coyotes are getting more and more bold as they become accustomed to life in urban areas. Just take this video footage for example. As you can see, a large coyote takes down a deer in someone's driveway. Sadly, this behavior isn't uncommon. In fact, this very thing happened in my...


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