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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How to Hunt Early Season Turkeys

Editor's note : This revamp post is from the classic Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (2001) . Written by the late Aaron Pass, the printed book still contains solid advice for hunting turkeys in the early season. We honor his memory here with this click-through blog post. – Steve Hickoff...


SHOT Show 2019: New Federal Premium Varmint & Predator Load

Looking for a new varmint and predator load? This one can handle everything from prairie dogs to coyotes. The new Federal Varmint & Predator load uses top-quality bullet designs to deliver accuracy and explosive expansion. The iconic company's brass, primer and propellant ensure the utmost reliability. Caliber: 224 Valkyrie Bullet...


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10 Reasons Why You Suck at Turkey Hunting

Some folks just can't figure out the turkey hunting tradition for trying. Oh, they're good bass anglers, even deer hunters, but the little things you have to put together to kill a spring gobbler – or even a fall turkey where legal – are lost on them. Little things are...


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Timber 2 Table Top 7 Bowl Game Appetizers

Need a wild-game appetizer for an upcoming big football game? Try one of these Timber 2 Table wild-game recipes. They are time tested, easy to make, and will be a hit with hunters and non-hunters alike at your get together.


Check Out These Calls from Duck Commander

The 2018-'19 waterfowling season might be winding down, but it's never too late to improve your duck and goose sounds. Several new calls, introduced by Duck Commander in 2018, can help up your game. Jase Robertson Pro Series (Chartreuse) This call represents the culmination of more than 40 years of...


The X: Waterfowl Tip: How to Deal with Nocturnal Feeding

Most waterfowlers have dealt with the maddening scenario of ducks and geese feeding at night. The guys at Fowled Reality have a solution. Watch this great tip video, and learn how to turn the tables on nocturnal birds. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out...


Grilled Venison Backstrap with Chili Lime Butter Dipping Sauce Recipe

While most of our backstrap recipes center on the meat, this one is all about the butter dipping sauce. We coat the backstrap with Lawry’s Carne Asada Seasoning for a spicy lime kick, grill it to medium-rare, then slice it thin and pile it around a bowl of the chili...


The X: Sandhill Crane Hunt: Ribeye of the Sky

If you've ever dreamed about hunting sandhill cranes, you need to watch this video from Fowled Reality. The guys head south to Texas for a field-hunting foray with Premier Sandhills. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


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What Kind of Turkey Hunter Are You?

Sure, it's wrong to stereotype us turkey hunters, but . . . Certain qualities tend to appear in all of us as the long season wears on. Are you one of these turkey hunters? Know somebody like this? Check out this click-through blog post to see.


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Top 5 Heavyweight Wild Turkey Gobblers by Subspecies

Turkey hunters love to get down to the details of spurs, beards and even weight. We pulled together the top five heavyweights of each wild turkey subspecies, and lined them up in this photo blog. Check out the top weights for Eastern, Rio Grande, Merriam's, Gould's, and Osceola turkeys as...


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5 Food Plots to Help You Tag More Turkeys

Not just for deer, a good food plot will draw in turkeys and hold them in your area, vastly increasing your odds at tagging a longbeard this spring. While food plots are most often associated with fall deer hunting, a green spring plot can be absolutely deadly on spring gobblers...


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5 Things You Need to Know About Bowhunting Turkeys

Watch Realtree.com contributor Patrick Meitin's excellent video on bowhunting shot placement for turkeys. View it again if you already have, and on a regular basis. Memory, both muscle and mental, are essential for bowhunting turkeys effectively. – S.H. When another hunter asks me if I've bowhunted much, I always reply:...


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