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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Is It OK to Jump-Shoot Snow Geese?

If you want to watch a fight, mention jump-shooting to a group of die-hard snow goose hunters , and then grab a cold drink, sit back and listen to the fireworks. Depending on whom you ask, jump-shooting spring light geese is an efficient, ethical way to kill a bunch of...


Lion’s Mane Mushroom Fritters

While wild mushrooms like morels, chanterelles, and oysters get the most attention from foragers, there is another mushroom that deserves a look. Lion’s mane, also known as bearded tooth mushrooms, grow all over the lower Midwest and South. They can be found growing on living hardwood trees, often several feet...


Best Merriam’s Turkey Hunting States

Merriam’s turkey hunting is special for its beautiful mountain views and of course the bird with the white-tipped tail itself. Add to this the overall challenge of the hunts. Spring snows can factor in. High altitude. Dangerous cats and bears. Turkeys that walk miles from the roost. Steep mountain climbs...


Idaho Houndsmen Upset Over Game and Fish Proposal to Remove Mountain Lion Quotas

An association of southeast Idaho houndsmen say the Idaho Department of Fish and Game is declaring war on mountain lions with a proposal to remove all statewide mountain lion harvest quotas. According to The Herald Journal , the Idaho Fish and Game Commission plans to approve a proposal during a...


Greek-Style Baked Rabbit

Rabbit hunts for us are a late-season affair. Lots of beagle owners don’t like to run their dogs while deer hunters are afield, and a lot of landowners deer hunt on their property until the end of the season and don’t really want hounds running all over it until they...


B.C. Farmer Grabs Lynx by Scruff of Neck, Lectures It for Killing Chickens

If you own chickens, you know keeping predators away can be challenging. When Chris Paulson of Burns Lake, B.C., encountered a Canada lynx in his chicken coop, he took an unusual course of action that has everyone talking. He grabbed it by the scruff of the neck and gave it...


How To Choose the Right Snow Goose Outfitter

Unless they have excess vacation time, several trailers packed with decoys and an unlimited fuel budget, most spring snow goose hunters book with a guide to (hopefully) assure a quality experience. But laying down your cash is the easy part. Before that occurs, you should thoroughly investigate outfitter options and...


Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Grilled Wild Turkey Breast

It’s cold outside my house right now. The trees in my yard have a heavy coating of ice that is making them droop to the ground. But turkey season is just around the corner. I can feel it. With the season comes wild turkey dishes, and this turkey breast stuffed...


Public-Land Osceola Turkey Hunting

Spanish moss draping down from high branches. White sand trails. Steaming swamps as day breaks, with overhead roost cover. Hardwood hammocks. Cypress holes full of gators. Piney woods, creek bottoms, and foggy pastureland flanking wooded areas of habitat. And you had better bring a good flashlight for when you’re done...


Has the .30-30 Really Killed the Most Deer?

Google “.30-30 for deer hunting” and up pops a million links that you can click on for information. Click the first one and you’ll read something like: “The .30-30 rifle has arguably killed more whitetail deer than any other single cartridge … with the round’s popularity still quite high, it's...


Realtree Turkey Hunter Gear Giveaway

We know you don’t need another reason to be excited about the opening day of turkey season, but we decided to give you one anyway. To celebrate all that we love about chasing longbeards, we’ve decided to outfit one lucky hunter with apparel and gear that will help make the...


Deer With Hairy Eyeballs Discovered in Tennessee

A pair of hairy eyeballs might sound like an ingredient in a witch’s brew, but it’s actually a real affliction suffered by an unfortunate Tennessee deer. A young whitetail buck seen stumbling down the streets of Farragut, Tennessee, was discovered to have a disk of skin and dense hair completely...


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