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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Watch Squirrel Leave Christmas Cookie for Homeowner

Even the squirrels are enjoying a bit of gift giving this holiday season. A home security camera captured footage of a squirrel leaving a frosted Christmas cookie on a ledge outside of the front door to a woman's home. In the video, which was shared to TikTok under the handle...


Deer Tenderloin with Champagne Cream Sauce

You can’t go wrong with fried tenderloin from a freshly harvested deer. Be it whitetail or mule deer, the tenderloin is usually one of our first meals, often getting consumed before we ever leave camp. To give your tenderloin a tasty twist, top it with this quick and easy champagne...


3 Ways to Kill a Buck in the Last Weeks of Season

If you’re reading this blog, you’re either lucky (you shot a buck earlier in the season and you’ve got another tag burning your pocket) or you’re on a major downer (you haven’t gotten your buck yet and your buddies are riding you about it). Either way, we’re here with three...


Video Footage Shows Mountain Lion Standing Over Dog After Dragging It From California Home

A mountain lion snuck in through an open sliding glass door in a Sonoma County, California, home, attacked a dog, and dragged it by its neck into the backyard. Video posted by the dog's owner to Facebook shows the snarling mountain lion standing over a motionless border collie. Rebecca Kracker...


Frozen Orange Juice Duck Stir Fry

Nothing compliments the flavor of duck breast as well as citrus and Asian-style spices and seasonings. This recipe uses frozen orange juice concentrate to add the citrus flavor to a quick and easy stir fry. You can save time by using frozen vegetables vs. cleaning and chopping fresh, but either...


Season Splits: Do They Help Duck Hunters?

Starting a good argument among duck hunters doesn’t require much. Just mention a hot-button topic, stir the pot with a loaded comment, and then enjoy the show. And if you really want to see fireworks, spark a debate about duck season splits. Using splits — that is, separating duck season...


Minnesota Firefighters Rescue Massive Buck From Frozen River

A group of volunteer firefighters came to the aid of a huge buck that’d fallen through an ice-covered river in Minnesota. According to Fox News , the buck was located around 8 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022, in the Red Lake River in Thief River Falls. Fire Chief Rick...


Watch Whitetail Buck Run Off Two Bull Elk

During the rut, bucks are fueled by a surge of testosterone, which causes them to spar and fight with each other for dominance and the right to breed does. Sometimes those love-crazed bucks let out their aggression on other creatures and objects. In this video footage shared on YouTube by...


Polynesian Goose Kabobs

Polynesian cuisine features flavors like coconut milk and pineapple, as well as Asian flavors like soy sauce. These easy kabobs blend the best of those with marinated goose breasts, fresh pineapple, and Spam. Why Spam? Because the tasty tinned meat might as well be the national food of Hawaii. Since...


Security Footage Shows Coyote Attacking Toddler in Los Angeles Neighborhood

A father had only turned his back on his 2-year-old daughter for a few seconds to get her toys out of the car when a coyote ran up and grabbed the girl and drug her face down onto the sidewalk. Security video shows the coyote attacking the toddler. Her father,...


Bear Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

It isn’t much of a stretch to say that bear fat helped found this nation. Early settlers and explorers relied on bear fat to waterproof their leather clothes, gloves, and shoes. They used it to keep their guns lubed. They even used it as lotion to prevent dry, cracked skin...


Mud, MAX-7, and Louisiana Mayhem

I’d been warned about the mud. Still, as I hopped on the back of a four-wheeler, felt those big tires churn into the greasy road, and watched my soil-splattered rental car disappear into the night, I thought I might have underestimated the situation. But with duck camp ahead, I figured...


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