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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Bear Bites Alaskan Woman’s Bottom in Backcountry Outhouse

Encountering a critter during a nighttime trip to an outhouse isn’t all that unusual, but imagine getting bitten on the rear by a bear the moment you sat down to do your business. That very thing happened to an Alaska woman last week when she used an outhouse in the...


Venison and Chorizo Street Tacos

One of my favorite foods is a good, authentic street taco. My favorite taco truck in town makes a great one with a blend of steak and chorizo sausage. This version uses marinated venison and chorizo made with pork from wild pigs. The venison portion can be roasts or steaks,...


Your Gobbler Roosts Over Water. What’s Your Next Move?

Tagging a spring gobbler when they roost over land is tough enough. Put one high in trees over water as you start your hunt, and that compounds the difficulty. Where will that bird fly down? Where will it go after it does? The chess-game analogy comes to mind. Study Up...


Syracuse Begins Second Year of Deer Management Program

A deer management program for the city of Syracuse, New York, has just begun its second year with the goal of diminishing the impact of deer overpopulation in the area. The large numbers of deer have led to an increase in deer-vehicle accidents, have negatively affected parks, gardens, and the...


Parmesan-Crusted Rabbit

Looking for a twist on the standard fried rabbit? Try this oven-fried version. Coated in a flavorful mixture of grated Parmesan cheese (get the real stuff and grate it yourself; don’t rely on the green can) and Italian breadcrumbs, the rabbit comes out crispy and tender. We marinate the rabbit...


Road Trip Tips for a Single-Season Grand Slam

Road trips, the best of them, are efforts to cover as much ground as possible in a single turkey season — or a lifetime. Some folks, this second spring of the pandemic, will still road-trip close to home, limited by state mandates. Others will hit the highway for extended stretches...


Black Bear Interrupts DJ’s Livestream Set

Social media followers of one fun-loving Asheville, North Carolina, DJ got a special treat when a wild black bear appeared at his back door during a livestreamed set. According to The Dispatch , Jody Flemming was spinning discs when the bear appeared. Flemming was so into the music that a...


3 Great Light-Goose Setups from the Pros

Many waterfowlers have been on a few spring snow goose hunts and know the basics: lots of scouting, decoys and calling. But hardcore guys who chase white birds for months instead of days typically acquire Ph.D.-level chops and a knowledge base built on thousands of experiences. Their advice can help...


Herb-Crusted Elk Backstrap

Sometimes you need a quick and simple recipe for a quick weeknight dinner. This herb-crusted backstrap fits the bill. And it tastes great doing it. A seasoning rub from items you probably already have in your pantry, a quick pan sear, then a quick baste in butter seasoned with a...


There's Another Turkey Hunter in Your Spot. Now What?

Every day was a Saturday last spring turkey season. Travel restrictions kept some folks close to home. Permit and license sales jumped for many states, as did kill numbers. Turkeys — and hunters chasing those birds — felt more pressure. And at least some of that increased pressure is likely...


Is It Safe to Leave Treestands Out All Year?

In a perfect world, once deer season ends, we’d all go back to our hunting land, pull our treestands, carry them home, and store them in a locked shed where they’ll stay dry and safe until it’s time to hang them again next fall. If you only use two or...


Pennsylvania Game Commission Launches Bear Den Livestream

Are you curious about what goes on in a bear den? Now you have 24/7 livestream access to a black bear den inhabited by a hibernating mother bear and at least one cub, thanks to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, and Comcast Business. HDOnTap provides the streaming services, and Comcast...


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