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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Fair Chase or Fake?

I wish I could predict the NCAA tournament brackets with as much accuracy as I can predict comments about big deer on Facebook.


Realtree Turkey Tips Contest: Round One Winners

The panel of Realtree.com judges just couldn't pick between the two solid entries posted here – so we declared the first round of the 2012 Realtree Turkey Tips Contest a tie. Both entrants receive a Thunder Ridge Series Slate from Zink Calls . Congratulations, guys!


First Buck Friday: Pennsylvania's Becky Hoffman

There are few words more satisfying than "I Told You So." In this First Buck Friday tale, Becky Hoffman gets to utter those sweet syllables. Got a good story behind your first buck? Share it with us by e-mail at rackreport@realtree.com .


Youth Who Hunt and Shoot Can Positively Influence Peers

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Duck Commanders Get New TV Show on A&E

I was intimidated the first time I met the Duck Commanders. Quite honestly, all that hair scared me a bit.


Matt Morrett Predicts a Robust Turkey Season

In my home state of Alabama, we barely had a winter. In fact, temperatures reached well into the 70s, even during December and January. Now that it's mid-March, our temperatures are soaring into the 80s. If you're like me, you're wondering how all of this warm weather will affect the...


Beards or Bust, Episode 2: Osceola Turkey Hunting

Osceola turkey hunting is where it’s at this week on Beards or Bust. In episode 2, join Phillip and Roger Culpepper on a couple cool Florida hunts from last year and get a tip on patterning your shotgun with the best sized load. Want more? Watch Tyler Jordan kill his...


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Uncle Sam Grants Permission to Native American Tribe to Kill Two Eagles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has granted a Native American tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. Last year, the Wyoming-based Northern Arapaho tribe filed a federal lawsuit because it believes that when the government refuses to issue such permits, it is infringing on the...


Blood Trail Info: A Side Benefit of Filming Your Own Hunts

Watch this video. It’s enough to make any editor cringe. The end of it is shaky, and with the rain, the audio is ruined to the point of being annoying. But I’m posting it anyway because, despite its problems, it’s a particularly good lesson on why filming your own hunts...


Hunting Bumper Stickers Saved Me

I sort of cruised through the stop sign. That’s when the cop hit his lights in the dark. I hadn’t seen him lying in wait. It was pre-dawn and spring turkey season. “License and registration, please?” he said. I’d never seen this guy before in my life. Not a good...


The Truth of the Tail and Donald Trump in Africa

“Donald Trump’s two sons went on a big game hunt in Africa, and the carnage they wrought has triggered outrage by wildlife enthusiasts.”


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