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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Make Your Own Spinning-Wing Decoy for Divers

Editor's note: This blog originally appeared Dec. 15, 2015. I spend most of my time in flooded fields, shallow sloughs or timber chasing puddle ducks. However, I hunt big lakes near the Tennessee River for divers when canvasbacks show up in good numbers or backwater hunting is slow. I’m not...


Why 42 States Have Fall Turkey Seasons

As of this writing, 42 states offer some form of a fall turkey hunting season. A number of these even extend it into winter. Why then do the others not offer a "second season" on the most popular game bird on the planet? The reasons are many. Wild turkey management...


5 People Attacked by Bobcat at Arizona Campsite

Five family members, including a young child, are recovering after a bobcat attacked them at their campsite in Arizona. The victims were camping at Shannon Campgrounds in Mount Graham when the bobcat entered their campsite around 7:30 p.m. and attacked a 4-year-old girl. Other family members hit, kicked and grabbed...


How to Hunt One Specific Target Buck

Many hunters like to identify and target a specific buck. It’s an enjoyable way to hunt, and also incredibly challenging. Pulling it off means learning as much as you can about the deer, starting with its physical traits, and ending with its personality traits. The physical traits allow you to...


Beach Bucks: Chasing the Rut in Florida

A 110-inch buck crashes down the shoreline, kicking seawater into the air as it pursues a promiscuous doe. It’s like a scene straight out of Baywatch. You watch the fun from the stand, Hoyt bow in one hand, strawberry daiquiri (virgin of course) in the other. And a pair of...


Venison Sausage with Eggplant Grilled Casserole Recipe

The bounty of summertime gardens is upon us. This casserole uses some of those vegetables to make a great family meal that can be cooked entirely on the Traeger Grill, keeping the heat out of the kitchen. We use quartered fresh garden tomatoes, diced eggplant, garlic and mushrooms grilled soft,...


Bison Gores Teen at North Dakota National Park

For the second time in a week, a bison has attacked a child, but this time the injuries are more serious. A 17-year-old boy is recovering after a bison threw him 6 feet into the air and gored his thigh at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The teen...


Hunt Ducks Before Work

Life is never fair, and that seems especially true during duck season . The stone-cold bottom line? Sometimes, work or life commitments severely limit your time afield. But not to worry. Assuming you’re ambitious and have some decent spots within driving distance, you can pull off a great hunt and...


Blackberry Lemonade Punch Recipe

What’s more refreshing on a hot summer evening than a glass of ice cold, freshly squeezed sparkling lemonade? Not much. We like to make a big pitcher anytime we have a summer get-together, a crab boil or a backyard barbecue. This time of the year, we kick our basic lemonade...


Duck Hunters, Don’t Go Deaf

Psst. Can you hear me? That was a joke. Okay, maybe it was corny, but I’m an ear, so I’m not accustomed to telling jokes. Typically, the Duck Blogger leaves that to his mouth, which tends to operate on its own and only occasionally interacts with the brain. Anyway, I’m...


Rattlesnakes Take Over Texas Yard

Members of one El Dorado, Texas, family say they feel like prisoners in their own home. They claim their property is overrun with rattlesnakes, and they're getting little help solving the problem. With a quivering voice, Darla King told CBS Sacramento: "When I get out of the car, I have...


Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Recipe

Ever think about making your own cheese at home? Craft cheesemaking is on the rise nationwide. One of the simplest to make is homemade mozzarella, and it's better than just about anything you can buy at the grocery. Homemade mozzarella shreds easily, slices well for pizzas and casseroles, and melts...


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