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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Meet Patrick Meitin

I’ve been in the outdoor-writing dodge a while, selling my first magazine articles to mainstream archery publications in 1988. Ironically enough, my first published article was a technical piece, detailing a simplified method of aiming a bow and arrow using a single pin. It’s ironic only because I wasn’t what...


Meet Barbara Baird

When Will Brantley asked if I’d be interested in handling the new Realtree Outdoor News blog, it took about half a second to think about the offer and reply, “Yes, please!” What a grand opportunity we all will have not only to learn more about what’s happening in the outdoor...


Meet Brantley

I wasn’t into team sports as a kid, and to this day, don’t care much about watching them on TV. I had good buddies, but whether or not I hung out with them after school was of no real consequence to me. Hunting, for whatever was in season, was the...


Coyotes vs. Wild Turkeys

According to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VFWD), additional predator “control” strategies (such as a bounty system or management method other than hunting and trapping) wouldn't benefit wild turkeys. In their current Big Game Management Plan 2010-2020 draft, the VFWD suggests that: “Predator/prey relationships are extremely dynamic and complex...


Nesting Turkeys and "The Hatch"

This gig gives me an open invitation to talk with turkey biologists around the country. Here’s what I’ve learned: Hatches aren’t uniform. They occur at different times. Young hens don’t always nest their first year. There’s a reason for this. On average, studies show, yearlings begin nesting later in the...


Ohio Sets Third Straight Spring Turkey Harvest Record

COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 21,909 wild turkeys during Ohio's four-week, statewide spring turkey-hunting season that ended May 16, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Wildlife. The preliminary total represents nearly a 16 percent increase over last year's preliminary harvest number of 18,936. Ashtabula County...


Wild Turkey Cookery

Like many of you, I love it all: scouting, hunting and cooking the wild turkey. Still, sometimes the same guy who knows how to outwit the toughest bird in the outdoors might fumble his way while trying to prepare that gobbler for a meal.


Hunters Take A Record Number Of Turkeys During Kentucky’s 2010 Spring Season

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the second year in a row, hunters took a record number of wild turkeys during the state’s spring season. Hunters telechecked 36,094 birds during the 23-day season, which closed May 9. It was the first time since 2002 that hunters had posted a record harvest for...


Road Trip Advice

I killed a Maine longbeard this past Monday, the opener. As I’ve told buds since then, it involved a 3 a.m. rising with 10 intense mid-morning minutes of my calling and a bird gobbling punctuated by a shot. This season we can take two spring birds for the first time...


Maine Opener Longbeard

My opening day Maine hunt basically involved a 3 a.m. rising punctuated by 10 intense mid-morning minutes of rowdy gobbling followed by a satisfying shot.


Shortbeard Satisfaction?

Way to go man! Some of you tagged out. You’re basking in the glory of the spring hunt. Grilling turkey and telling stories. You’ve moved on to bass fishing, and shooting your bow for fall. All that. Down south, your season might be over, or getting pretty close.


Vermont Youth Hunters Give Mixed Reviews

With another youth turkey hunting weekend in the books in many states throughout the East, hunters are reporting mixed results. "There are turkeys everywhere," said Brad Hanson of Milton, Vermont, "But we couldn't get them to respond to our calls all weekend." According to Hanson, he and a friend spent...


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