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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Human Remains Found in Alligator Suspected of Killing Louisiana Man

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officers have captured the alligator believed to have attacked and killed a man in his shed during the flooding following Hurricane Ida. According to fox8live.com , St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the more than 500-pound, 12-foot alligator in the Avery Estates...


2021 Mississippi Flyway Duck Hunting Forecast

Our first 2021 Duck Hunting Nation roundup covers the waterfowl-rich Mississippi Flyway. Stretching from the dark waters of Lake Superior through the famed Mississippi Delta and points south, this tradition-rich flyway features some of the country’s best duck and goose hunting opportunities. We’ve updated each state’s page with license costs,...


How to Barbecue a Rattlesnake

My thoughts on venomous snakes are well known among my hunting buddies. I think they have just as much right to be in the woods as I do. As a rule, I leave them alone and let them go about their snake lives while I go about mine. Growing up...


Mississippi Limits Out-of-State Hunters, Oklahoma Delays Season Dates, and Ohio Mulls Lowering Bag Limit

In some states, wild turkey populations have declined. Turkey diseases, predator influences on poult and nesting hen survival, habitat fragmentation, poaching — and yes, even complacency among members of the nonhunting public — all factor into modern-day conservation decisions. Adjusting season dates, bag limits, and even coordinating hunter participation to...


Coyote Attacks Two Toddlers on Same Day

Wildlife officials believe a single coyote is responsible for attacking two toddlers in separate incidents in Arlington, Massachusetts, last week. NBCBoston.com reports that officials are currently working to track the animal down. During the first attack, the coyote bit a 2-year-old girl on the back and dragged her, officials said...


Venison Freezer Cleanout: Ginger and Lemongrass Grilled Venison Skewers

This is a guest Timber2Table blog post by Carrie Nowlen It’s time for the last stray logs of ground meat to make their way out of the deep freeze and onto a plate. Ground game is commonly used for spaghetti, tacos, meatloaf, and burgers, but a few exotic spices and...


Venison Freezer Cleanout: Cherry Chutney Sliders

This is a guest Timber2Table blog post by Carrie Nowlen Shorter days and crisp mornings are a reminder that big-game season is almost here. As summer releases its grip, bull elk begin to bugle in the high country, whitetails, moose and mule deer strip their velvet, and outdoorsmen and women...


Watch: Alligator’s Mouth Fills With Smoke After Biting Drone

A group of tourists hoping to get some up-close drone footage of an alligator in the Florida Everglades got quite the smoke show instead. FlKeysNews.com reports that the tourists were trying to film an alligator known as “George” when it chomped down on the drone and ended up with a...


The Early-Season Goose Shuffle (and Backup Plans)

Geese have a wry sense of humor. Don’t believe me? What else explains the preseason switcheroo? After monitoring local Canada geese locked into consistent patterns for weeks during late summer, many waterfowlers view opening day as a potential slam-dunk. Then those seemingly predictable neighborhood honkers might switch routines and locations...


How and Where Big Bucks Move in September

One September day Kevin Jaegers checked his trail camera and about fainted — there were multiple images of a 200-class giant with massive drop tines! Jaegers picked a spot and hung a treestand for the bow opener. “I figured if I was ever going to see this buck, the first...


Podcast: The Impact of Spinning-Wing Decoys Part 2: Brian Lovett

Last week, we kicked off our five-part Outpost podcast series on spinning-wing duck decoys by interviewing Terry Denmon , president of Mojo Outdoors and one of the key figures behind the first commercially successful spinning-wing duck decoy. Few hunting products have been more successful, influential — and controversial — than...


Squirrel, Okra, and Tomato Stew

In the days before refrigeration and supermarkets, family meals were based on whatever ingredients were available that day. This time of year, those ingredients might include okra, tomatoes, and corn from the garden, and maybe a squirrel or two from the woods around the house. To stretch the meal, these...


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