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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British Columbia Man Injured in Wolf Attack

A wolf attacked and seriously injured a man who was walking home in a Port Edward, B.C., neighborhood last Friday night. Conservation officers are now searching for the lone animal. Conservation Inspector Cam Schley told CBC.ca , the man, who is in his 70s, suffered "significant injuries" to the lower...


Is a Live Test for CWD on the Horizon?

Chronic wasting disease is one of the foremost challenges faced by today’s deer biologists and managers. Researchers are fighting many battles in the war against this threat, and one of the biggest is the inability to efficiently test live animals for CWD. Davin Henderson, a protein chemist and founder of...


Should We Stop Rifle Hunting During the Rut?

I kill deer with guns and bows, and really have no bias one way or the other when it comes to deer hunting. I love the twang of a bow string and the aroma of freshly burned gunpowder, and I’ll hunt with whatever method is in season. Not everyone feels...


Coyote Leaps Park Fence to Fight Pit Bull

This video footage is proof that small pets aren't the only ones at risk from a coyote attack. Keyanue McCallon was at Loma Verde Park in Chula Vista, California, on May 22 when an aggressive coyote jumped the chain-link fence and attacked his pit bull, which was much larger than...


Cattail Stalk Hot Dill Pickles

June around here means frog gigging and fishing, and both pastimes find us spending a lot of time around farm pond banks. But tasty frog legs and panfish fillets aren’t the only foods to be found in the water this time of year. You’ve probably noticed that patch of cattails...


3 Keys for Duck Hunting All Day

Sometimes, hunting all day is the only way to eke out full straps of ducks, and those ordeals can test your resolve and mettle. Careful preparation and a solid mindset can help you succeed during daybreak-to-sunset “grinder” hunts. Let’s examine three critical considerations to pull off sunup-to-sundown sits. Pick Your...


The Straight Manure on Garden Compost

Black gold. We aren’t talking about oil here. We’re talking about compost, which is about the best thing you can put on your garden soil. It’s organic, and it will increase fruit and vegetable yield better than manufactured fertilizer. Here’s the best part: it’s free. This magical soil amendment is...


Dutch Oven Doughnut Bourbon Bread Pudding

Every state has a top spot for the best doughnuts. In Kentucky, it’s a toss-up between Spalding’s Bakery in Lexington and J & H Bakery down in Greenville. Don’t even come at me with your suggestions of superiority for another bakery. I’m sure there are others in Kentucky making a...


Should You Jump-Shoot Those Ducks?

Most waterfowling is straightforward. After mallards in green timber? Set up at a likely hole, and work that call. Honkers in cut corn? Set the layout blinds and full-bodies before dawn. Divers on big water? Launch in the dark, and have a layout spread ready at first light. But areas...


Followed by a Brown Bear, this is One Calm Kid

An Italian boy showed amazing composure while being followed closely behind by a large brown bear, and the heart-stopping encounter was caught on camera. According to CNN , 12-year-old Alessandro was on a mountain hike with his family in Trentino, Italy, when the bear began following him. Loris Calliari, the...


Why Windy Days are Great for Deer Hunting

You hear it all the time at hunting camps, bow shops, and anywhere else deer hunters congregate: “Deer don’t move on windy days.” And there’s no questioning Granddaddy when he recites that bit of wisdom for the fiftieth time. You’re safer lining a pack with medium-rare deer steaks and walking...


How to Preserve Sourdough Starter

A good sourdough starter is a valuable thing to have around. So valuable, in fact, that starters have been kept alive and passed down through multiple generations of the same family. That might not sound like a big deal until you stop to consider that the same starter some families...


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