• 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'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.


Wanted: First Buck Stories and Photos

See that strapping, bare-chested lad in this photo? That’s me, some years ago, with my first buck, a 7-pointer that I shot during a youth hunt in Ballard County, Kentucky. That’s my older cousin, Casey, on the right.

Bowhunting Basics IV: Rangefinders

Previously we discussed the basic gear you’ll need to start shooting and enjoying all archery has to offer. But before you get really serious about bowhunting live game you’ll need a quality laser rangefinder.

This NASA Is Squirrelly

The headline in my Google Alerts read, “NASA Assists Disabled Hunter.” Really? I had to see. So many experiments and theories have been tested in space. In the 54 years since President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Space Act, NASA has filed more than 6300 patents. So, yes, I was...

Meet Ainsley Beeman

I’d like to introduce Ainsley Beeman. She’ll be guest blogging on The RealBlog from time to time. Ainsley is not only the 2009 Miss LSU, but she’s also a hunter. Ainsley is fairly new to the outdoor industry, although she’s hunted since childhood.

NWTF Convention Coverage Video: New Re-Stick Turkey Sight-In Target from Champion

J.J. Reich of Champion talks about the new Re-Stick Turkey Sight-In target . These targets are in full-color and come in 25 count pads using the 3M Post-it® Note technology for fast and easy placement.

Hunters Should Be Trusted to Carry for Protection in Any Season

It’s like an undercurrent in the country among hunters, particularly bowhunters. They want to know why their state legislators will not allow them to carry a firearm for personal protection while they are in the woods hunting.

What Do Women Hunters Want?

D o women hunters set double standards when it comes to how they want to be treated by their male hunting companions? I’ve been told that we tell them to treat us like one of the guys, when in actuality we want special treatment.

Defining Trophy Deer

How do you define the words “ trophy deer ”? Inches of antler? Age of the buck? Or is it something deeper? Perhaps the experience of a successful hunt, taken as a whole, regardless of what the animal looks like?

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.