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  • Spring Duck Numbers Look Promising

    With many duck seasons just weeks away, hunters have received great news: Spring 2017 duck numbers were strong, and some species showed gains. The 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey , released Aug. 15, put the breeding duck population at about 47.27 million birds, just 2 percent lower than...

  • Grilled Backstrap and Fresh Garden Ratatouille Recipe

    When the summer garden starts to produce an abundance of delicious vegetables, it can be hard to find ways to use them all. When a buddy posted a photo of a fresh ratatouille the other day, it made me think about ways to incorporate it with venison. The result is...

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Video: The 2017 QDMA Convention Highlights

Realtree recently trekked down to New Orleans to attend the 2017 QDMA Convention . We made new friends, saw some old ones, learned a little and had a lot of fun. That's a wrap for this year, though. We'll see you at the big show in 2018. Read: 10 Important...


Video of Men Dragging Shark Behind Boat at High Speed Sparks Outrage

Welcome to Realblog Week! The Realblog features crazy, interesting and unique outdoor-related stories and events that often make you question everything you know about wildlife and the outdoors. I typically post the Realblog twice a week, but this week, I'm bringing you the Realblog every day! Today I'm showing you...


Greenhead Greats: Top 5 Hunting States for Mallards

Hardcore duck hunters always seek the best locations, especially when it comes to mallards . Often, they debate the merits of one region or state versus another. Arguments are fun, but what do the numbers say? We recently perused mallard harvest data in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Migratory...


Daryle Singletary Teams Up with Rhonda Vincent for New No. 1 Album

Welcome to Realblog Week! The Realblog features crazy, interesting and unique outdoor-related stories and events that often make you question everything you know about wildlife and the outdoors. I typically post the Realblog twice a week, but this week, I'm bringing you the Realblog every day! Today I have a...


Venison Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Looking for a wild-game appetizer or a main course you don't see every day? Like lasagna? Yea, me too. We stuffed these jumbo portabella mushroom caps with lasagna ingredients and baked them till the whole-milk mozzarella was golden brown and bubbly. We even tossed in a few baby spinach leaves...


Giant Boone and Crockett Non-Typical Deer Hit by Car

It happens just about every year sometime in late summer. Someone hits a giant deer with their vehicle and the whole deer hunting social media world blows up. This year, it just happened to take place in Kentucky. The Ft. Campbell Fish and Wildlife Facebook page made an announcement earlier...


Retired Game Warden Larry Case Blogs on Big Guns for Bad Bears

In 1978 Cynthia Dusel-Bacon was severely mauled by a black bear in the Yukon wilderness of Alaska. Cynthia lost both arms as a result of the attack but went on to recover; she did not have a firearm with her when the attack occurred. Like it or not the possibility...


Top 10 Hunting Tattoos for 2017

Welcome to Realblog Week! The Realblog features crazy, interesting and unique outdoor-related stories and events that often make you question everything you know about wildlife and the outdoors. I typically post the Realblog twice a week, but this week, I'm bringing you the best from the Realblog every day! For...


Duck and Goose Decoy Clinic: Keeping Blocks in Top Shape

The calendar brings a stark realization: Teal and many early goose seasons are only about five weeks away. If you haven’t thought about it already, you’d better get those decoys ready to go. Here’s a quick look at how top waterfowling professionals keep their blocks in good working order during...


Video: Turkey Hunting Grand Slam with Special Meaning

Realtree pro staffer Anthony Virga 's completion of his turkey hunting Grand Slam was unlike many others. He did it for a close friend, his late buddy Joey. Watch the video here and comment below. Bonus Photo Blog : Turkey Hunting Grand Slam for a Friend Go here for more...


Traditions Performance Firearms Announces "GO HUNT GIVEAWAY"

Want to win free stuff? How about a cool muzzleloader? Might be worth entering this contest . . . Realtree partner Traditions is participating in the GO HUNT GIVEAWAY worth nearly $4,000. This prize package includes a Traditions Vortek StrikerFire muzzleloader . The Traditions Vortek StrikerFire will be among the...


6 Types of Maps and How They Help Deer Hunters

I’ve always been a huge proponent of using low-impact scouting methods before implementing in-the-field scouting tactics. The digital age we live in puts numerous tools at our disposal that can help us make wiser decisions when selecting, managing and hunting a given property. If you want me to be frank,...


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