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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There’s No Day Like “Turkey Day”

All over the country, turkey-hunting enthusiasts are wetting their appetites for the upcoming season by testing out calls and hanging out with turkey pros during their local sporting goods store’s preseason turkey event. I have one friend here in Alabama who en


‘Honey, I Pink-Slimed the Kids’

You know that if McDonald’s bans a food product, it can’t be good.


First Buck Friday: Jamie Norris, Weatherford, Texas

The first buck Jamie Norris ever shot was not only a heavy, mature 8-pointer, but it was with a bow. That’s impressive in my book. Take a look at the story below in Jamie’s words, and be sure to e-mail your first-buck tales to rackreport@realtree.com !


Thoughts on Solo Hunting and the Ideal Hunting Partner

Love The One You're With


Perspectives on growing and maturing as a hunter.


Should Landowners Own Hunting Rights?

Landowners in Alaska may be allowed to manage game on their properties if the state legislature passes a bill that gives special rights to them to not only hunt big game out of season, but also, to sell hunting permits to whomever they want.


Shooting Form: The Perfect Release

At its base, how you approach the aiming process, in direct relation to the release, makes or breaks every shot with the bow and arrow. Proper execution also heads off bad habits affecting your shooting down the road.


Scent Control: Worth The Effort?

I need new rubber boots.


Celebrating Women Hunters During Women’s History Month

I recently received a press release from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation announcing the organization is celebrating Women’s History Month by commemorating women’s roles in c


Proposed Illinois Legislation A Double Whammy on Hunters

It used to be that a lot of us in the gun world would say, “As goes California, so goes the USA.” But, lately I’ve been following what’s happening in Illinois and I wonder if it’s a forecast of what’s to come in the country, as anti-gun proponents get emboldened.


Turkey Hunting Tactics: Belly-Crawling Birds

Sometimes turkey hunting tactics involve getting down and dirty to kill a bird. Let's just throw out an example. You spend all morning trying to interest a strutting gobbler that just won’t come to your turkey calls. Since he won’t play the game, you decide to go to him. Moving...


Fawns in February?

For the past six years, I’ve been making a late winter trip south to bowhunt pigs in Florida with my dad. It’s one of my favorite hunting trips of the year (more to come on it in a future post), not only because I love to hunt pigs , but...


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