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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Watch: Home Security Footage Captures Coyote Biting Woman

A coyote has bitten several people in northwest Calgary, and one of the attacks was caught on camera. Nicole Au was pushing her youngest daughter on a bike in her driveway on the evening of June 11 when a coyote ran up behind her and bit her on the thigh...


Loaded Beer Cheese and Venison Fried Potatoes

It’s hard to beat crispy skillet-fried potatoes, but this recipe tops the plain version by adding a creamy homemade beer cheese sauce and seasoned ground venison cooked tother with chopped sweet Vidalia onion. The secret to getting fried potatoes that are crispy on the surface but buttery tender in the...


Smoky Mountain Black Bear Attacks Teen Girl Sleeping in Hammock

Smoky Mountain Park rangers shot and killed a black bear that attacked a teen girl who was sleeping in a hammock. The 16-year-old girl was camping with her family when the bear attacked in the middle of the night. She suffered laceration injuries to her hand and head and experienced...


Duck Numbers Down Due to Prairie Drought

Drought has hit much of the Prairie Pothole Region, and the dry conditions will likely affect duck production in 2021. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s May water index was down 80 percent from the previous year and almost 68 percent lower than the long-term (1948 through 2020) average...


Backstrap and Roasted Potatoes with Green Onion Brown Butter Sauce

When asked what they want for dinner, my crew, at least the boys, often answer with “meat and potatoes.” This backstrap recipe is right up their alley. It starts with roasted rosemary potatoes that get cooked for a bit, lightly smashed, then cooked some more so that they turn out...


First Wild Wolf Pup Litter Spotted in Colorado Since the 1940s

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has confirmed the state’s first litter of wild wolf pups since the 1940s. According to a news release from Colorado Gov. Jared Polis' office, multiple pups with a pair of adult wolves have been observed in Jackson County by a state biologist, district wildlife manager,...


Lobster Diver Almost Swallowed by a Humpback Whale

A lobster diver says he was spit out by a humpback whale that almost swallowed him whole as he dove for lobsters near Massachusetts' Cape Cod coast. According to Sky News , Michael Packard, 56, was diving approximately 45 feet down when he “felt this huge bump, and everything went...


Pop’s Favorite Breakfast

This year, celebrate your dad on Father’s Day by making one of his favorite meals. My dad is a rabbit hunter. Always has been. Sure, he enjoys chasing deer and turkey, and the occasional squirrel hunt, but listening to the song from a pack of beagles as they trail a...


Teriyaki Lime Glazed Mallard

There isn’t much better in the waterfowl world than a fat, Midwestern mallard: one that has fed his way from cornfield to cornfield on his way down the flyway. To breast and skin such a duck should be punishable by law. Take the time to pluck them and cook them...


Updates on Ammo, Record Buck Harvest from PA, and More Deer Hunting News

What's going on in the whitetail world this summer? Some pretty interesting news. We've scoured the headlines to give you the scoop. Ammo Pinch Update Southwick Associates, a research firm specializing in the hunting and shooting business, recently surveyed more than 1,800 ammunition consumers . They found that in 2020,...


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13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

Public-land deer hunting might be more popular right now than it's ever been. It can be as good as private land hunting, too, but with some subtle twists. There are some unspoken rules of the road so if you're a public land hunter, avoid doing these 13 things, for the...


Conservationists and Scientists Push for Jaguar Reintroduction in the Southwest

A group of scientists and environmentalists are making the argument that jaguars should be reintroduced in the Southwestern United States. In a piece published in Conservation Science and Practice last month, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pace University, and the Center for Biological Diversity, among other groups, advocated to reintroduce the...


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