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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Isn’t the Coyote Just as Wily as the Gray Wolf?

Whenever a species of animal gets delisted, it’s a big deal. For almost 40 years, the federal Endangered Species Act has protected the gray wolf, and just recently, wolves came off the list in Wisconsin and other parts of the upper Midwest. That means these states can manage wolf kill...


Ralph Cianciarulo Speaks His Mind During Award Ceremony

I recently had the opportunity to watch Ralph and Vickie Cianciarulo accept the 2011 Muzzy Tall Man award during the 2012 ATA Show .


Bowhunting Basics III: Modern Bowhunting Accessories

While modern compound bows , with their silky-smooth draw cycles, high let-off, and efficient energy transfer, and straighter, more durable carbon arrows and broadheads , are huge factors in making archery success easier, modern bowhunting accessories also contribute largely to shooting ease.


GPS Unit For Hunting: Where To Start?

It’s early February. The Super Bowl is on. And what am I doing? I’m searching around the Internet for a new GPS unit for hunting and a mapping solution that will provide some sort of overlay data for public lands. Can this be considered obsessive behavior? I sure hope so.


Flush When You See Bloomberg and Menino

If I lived in the Northeast, I’d definitely take my Super Bowl bathroom break when I saw a commercial featuring two middle-aged, gray-haired white guys sitting on a couch, wearing Giants and Patriots jerseys and neckties, mind you.


Send Congress to Elk Camp

Kudos to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation for hosting 160 students from Las Vegas schools at its annual Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation convention and expo. When the students arrive, they’ll get a short (I hope) lecture on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and then, they will visit booths...


Chicks With Guns

When I first heard the title “ Chicks With Guns ,” I thought, “Oh great, another one of those sleazy calendars with half-naked women holding firearms in suggestive poses.” But, when I actually saw the work behind the title, I was enthralled.


Who Let the Snakes Out?

Are Burmese pythons decimating native Everglades wildlife?


Is The World Record Typical Whitetail In Hiding?

The new World Record typical whitetail is dead. I don't know what it scores. I don't know where it was killed. Truth be told, I don't know for a fact that one was even shot. But I'd bet that it was. Alright, I'll explain. I make part of my living...


Bowhunting Basics II: Terminal Tackle

In the first installment of Bowhunting Basics , I discussed choosing a bow. With that part of the journey behind you, you’ll obviously need additional gear to make your bowhunting ambitions more streamlined and successful.


Stephanie's SHOT Pick: Próis Intuition System Featuring HECS Technology

Have you ever hunted an animal that spooked for no apparent reason? The wind was in your favor. You didn’t flinch. You did nothing to make the animal aware of your presence, yet it somehow knew you were in the area and fled anyway. I learned at the 2012 SHOT...


Fair chase aside, should exotics be here in the first place?

I kept getting lost in the translation as I struggled to read an online segment from the popular CBS news program “60 Minutes.” By the time I got to page 4, I felt like I was watching a ping-pong tournament with multiple tables pushed together and an odd number of contestants.


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