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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Alabama’s Mysterious Big-Nose Deer

Something about the 8-pointer looked weird. He was skinny and scuffed up, but that was not unusual during the peak rut. Johnny Sorensen tipped his can call, and the odd-looking deer made a beeline for the doe bleats. Johnny pulled the trigger and buck went down in a heap. The...


Tips for Identifying the Animal Behind the Pair of Glowing Eyes in the Darkness

You’re walking to your stand in the darkness and the light from your headlamp reflects from a pair of glowing eyes in the distance. Is it a bear, a mountain lion, or some other predator that may want to eat you? Or do the eyes simply belong to a deer...


Honey Garlic Grilled Duck Breast

Dinner recipes don’t get any simpler than grilled waterfowl breasts over a bed of rice. But just because its simple doesn’t mean it isn’t good. One of my favorite ways to cook waterfowl of any kind is skin-on with this sweet and salty glaze. The recipe works for any type...


A Black Bear Trekked Over 1,000 Miles During Journey Home After Relocation

A problem black bear that had been relocated from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to South Cherokee National Forest in Polk County, Tennessee, has traveled more than 1,000 miles during her return to the park. According to Insider , the female bear was removed from the park because she...


Researchers Reach Conclusion in 2009 Fatal Coyote Attack

Wildlife researches have finally completed a study that may settle the question of why coyotes attacked and killed a young woman hiking in a Canadian park in 2009. According to Ohio State News , the research into the motive behind the only reported adult human fatality from a coyote attack...


Massachusetts Town to Use Sharpshooters to Kill Problem Coyotes

A Massachusetts’ community is the first in the state to use sharpshooters to kill problem coyotes. Town officials say coyotes have taken a pet off its leash while under the control of its owner three times this year. According to wcvb.com , Nahant officials voted to sign an agreement with...


Blind-Bag Essentials

Gear-related articles provide good insights about essential equipment, but they’re also subjective and depend greatly on hunting situations. For example, I have four blind bags I use frequently during duck season, and each contains essential stuff for a specific style of hunting. Still, let’s agree that some equipment is mandatory...


California Wildlife Officials Announce Euthanasia of Famed Mountain Lion

California’s famed mountain lion P-22, which has made headlines recently for killing a leashed chihuahua and attacking another dog, has been captured and euthanized. According to ABC 7 , California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers captured the lion for a health assessment, which revealed it had severe injuries and...


Venison Sausage Smoked Shots

With holiday parties in full swing, I’m often asked to bring wild game appetizers for everyone to try. One of my favorites is this sausage recipe. Whether you make your own sausage or take your deer to a processor, this recipe is always a huge hit with everyone who tries...


Florida Alligator Attacks Man As He Washed His Hands in Pond

A man is lucky to be alive after a 9-foot-long alligator attacked him as he washed his hands in a pond in Sanibel, Florida. NBC2 reports the alligator bit the 25-year-old's right arm, but he was able to free himself and call 911. Sanibel Fire said bystanders made a tourniquet...


Roasted Garlic Backstrap Tostados

Tostados are basically just flat tacos. Pile up your favorite ingredients on a tortilla; then pop it on the Traeger Grill till the cheese has melted and everything is warmed through. Traditional tostados feature a layer of refried beans under the main toppings. This version replaces the beans with creamy...


The Ultimate Duck Boat: What the Pros Prefer

Duck boats vary almost as much as duck hunting situations, ranging from light shallow-draft rigs that can jump a beaver dam to hulking vessels that appear ready to cruise through icebergs at sea. Obviously, one style or type of boat does not fit every situation. But if you’ve spent enough...


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