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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Realtree Fishing Pro Staffer Drew Gregory Wins HOBIE B.O.S. Angler of the Year Title

Just last month we bragged on Realtree Fishing pro staffer Drew Gregory for solidifying his reputation as one of the top kayak bass fishermen in the nation with his win at the Hobie Bass Open Series (B.O.S.) and his ninth-place finish at the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National. Now HOBIE...


Easy Slow Cooker Squirrel and Dumplings

It’s about that time of year. Cold winter days put me in the mood for comfort foods like squirrel and dumplings. Trouble is, this is a pretty busy time of year for us. Deer, ducks, small game, elk — by the time we hunt all day, there isn’t much time...


Bourbon Buttermilk Fried Deer Tenderloin

I grew up eating pan-fried deer backstrap. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it was always a favorite meal. I still love it. Simply sliced, dredged in seasoned flour, and pan-fried, it’s close to perfection. But, like any good recipe, I like to tweak it a bit to see if it...


Monster Buck Poached in Kentucky and More Deer Hunting News

Big buck stories and rut reports aside, what's been going on in the whitetail world this fall? Here's a quick roundup of the latest headlines. A man in Boone County, Kentucky, is accused of poaching a giant non-typical buck scoring 230 6/8. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish...


Watch: Variety of Creatures Use Wildlife Overpass to Cross Dangerous Utah Highway

A new video from Utah’s Department of Transportation shows dozens of animals using Utah’s largest wildlife overpass to safely cross Interstate 80. According to Smithsonianmag.com , the 50-foot-wide overpass has a span of 320 feet and was located based on animals’ migratory patterns. Although experts thought it’d take years for...


15 Best Hunting Camp Cooking Hacks

It’s hard to have a good time if you’re hungry — even when the hunting is great. Ask your friends about their favorite times at hunting camp and they will often answer that it’s when everyone is sitting around the table or campfire sharing meals and tall tales with other...


Watch a Rutting Buck Spar with Bull

What deer hunter doesn’t love the rut? For a few short weeks each year, bucks lose their minds, making them easier targets for eager hunters. No doubt the buck in the video above left his good sense behind when he decided to square up to a 1-ton bull. Jeff Thomas...


Dutch Oven Campfire Elk Pot Roast

I’m a firm believer in the theory that the best spice you can add to any dish is the flavor of a campfire and fresh air. All food tastes better when you are camping. That goes double for deer camp. When good friends David and Christina gifted us an elk...


Quick Field Fixes for Keeping Decoys Looking Lively

Modern duck and goose decoys look incredibly realistic when new and pristine, but they can get dirty or marred with use, reducing their effectiveness. You can’t clean them in the marsh or pit with a garden hose and soapy water , so you must resort to quick fixes to make...


Deer Camp Tenderloins and Heart Smothered in Onion Gravy

As much as the hunting, for us, deer camp means celebrating time together in the outdoors, doing what we all love the most. A big part of that celebration is enjoying camp meals together between and after hunts. One of our favorite traditions is to cook up the heart and...


Try This Deadly Scent Strategy for Late-Season Bucks

B.J. Clement and his son, Todd, are die-hard archers who love to bowhunt into December, even though that is when rifle season starts in Kansas. “Out here where we hunt, the late and second rut can be as good or better than the peak rut, especially when the weather is...


Watch Man Hand-Feed 25 Fat Raccoons

The chubby raccoons in the video above don’t look as though they’ve ever missed a meal, and they have James Blackwood to thank for that. Blackwood, who’s also known as the Raccoon Whisperer to those who watch his YouTube videos, has been feeding wild raccoons for 20 years. He obviously...


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