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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2021 Atlantic Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Our third Duck Hunting Nation roundup centers on the Atlantic Flyway. From Eastern Shore honkers to mottled ducks in Florida, the region offers perhaps unmatched variety for waterfowlers . Despite recent challenges, the flyway continues to produce solid hunting opportunities. We’ve updated each state’s page with license costs, links to...


Anti-Hunter Hysterics, Deer Disease Updates, 53-Year Mystery Solved, and Other Deer Hunting News

Let’s start with some anti-hunter fearmongering. Two groups you have never heard of, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Natural Resources Defense Council, have petitioned the Secretary of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service to ban the import of all wild animals into the United States, and...


Hickory Nut Squirrel Cuttings Give Extra Flavor to Smoked Meat

This time of year, the woods on our farm are littered with fresh hickory cuttings dropped by hungry squirrels. For us, that signals it’s time to grab the shotgun or rimfire and fill the freezer with tasty squirrel meat. But all those freshly cut hickory husks on the ground also...


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15 Places Big Bucks Bed That Deer Hunters Should Hunt

Perfect deer habitat has three requirements: Food . Water . And cover . It’s that simple, yet we all know how difficult it can be to consistently get close to and kill deer, especially mature bucks. Oftentimes, it’s because hunters pay too much attention to the first two requirements, and...


Watch: Mountain Lion Hides Behind Bush as Woman Jogs By

A woman jogging through a neighborhood in Ojai, California, was fortunate to have escaped unharmed when she unknowingly jogged past a mountain lion that was hiding behind shrubbery just a few feet from her. Home security footage that has been posted on YouTube shows the moment the mountain lion slinks...


Meat Processor Finds Native American Artifacts in Alligator’s Belly

It’s no secret that alligators will eat about anything, but one Mississippi wild game processor is still shocked over what he found in a large alligator’s belly. According to WJTV.com , Todd Hollingsworth, his brother, his father-in-law, and a friend took down a massive 13-foot, 750-pound alligator at Eagle Lake...


Jamaican Jerk Grilled Frog Legs

There aren’t many summer activities more fun than an old-fashioned night of frog gigging. Sneaking around a pond bank, headlight on, gig in hand, while you search for an eating-size bullfrog is something every outdoors person should experience at least once. Our frog gigging trips tend to slow down this...


2021 Central Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Our second Duck Hunting Nation roundup covers the broad vistas of the Central Flyway. From huge flocks of mallards and geese whirling over heartland grain fields to endless lines of redheads and pintails near the Gulf, this flyway offers unlimited potential. We’ve updated each state’s page with license costs, links...


How Mule Deer Kicked My Butt, Again

The first time I ever went mule deer hunting I shot a nice 4x4 buck with a bow from a ground blind at about 30 yards. He was feeding in a Colorado alfalfa field on a chilly September evening, and my buddy Miles Fedinec was in the blind with me...


Roasted Hatch Green Chile Dove Popper Casserole

Dove season’s in full swing here at home and we’ve had some luck. That means it’s time for the standard dove poppers, of course, one of our favorite recipes. But we also love those same flavors in this grilled casserole. Instead of the usual jalapeño peppers, we substitute fresh Hatch...


Watch: Woman Fends Off Large Alligator From Her Paddleboard

A woman paddleboarding at Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida, had a terrifying encounter with a large gator, and she caught it all on camera. According to CLtampa.com , Vicki Reamy Baker posted footage to her Facebook page showing her fending off the alligator and asking it, “Why are...


Bill’s Jumbo Venison Spaghetti Sandwich

If you are a fan of the television show King of the Hill (I am), then you might already know that Bill Dauterive’s favorite restaurant is That’s-A-Real Italiano, and his favorite meal there is the jumbo spaghetti sandwich. We took that idea and turned it into a great way to...


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