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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forty-two states allow night hunting for some game species. North Carolina is thinking about becoming the 43rd state and is proposing new regulations that would allow hunting of coyotes and hogs at night.
February 27, 2012 | Turkey Blog with Steve Hickoff
We got to size up a number of turkey decoys at the recent National Wild Turkey Federation Convention. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve used turkey decoys or are interested in carrying them during a hunt. You’re likely a “beards in the spring and antlers in the fall” type...
My calendar tells me that, miracle of miracles, it's Friday again. That means it's time for another reader-submitted first-buck story. This one was sent to us by Celia Broomhall of Gilead, Maine. We enjoyed reading it. Hope you do, too. Send us your first-buck stories and photos by e-mailing them...
Words like sanctimonious and self-righteous and who-in-the-wide-world-of-the-outdoors do you think you are, California , came to mind when I saw a clip from Channel 7 news, an ABC affiliate out of San Francisco, featuring the story about the president of the California Fish and Game Commission and his recent out-of-state...
Much as I like to deer hunt, I’ve never been a dedicated shed hunter. Sure, I’ll pick them up as I see them when I’m out and about in the spring, but I don’t know that I’ve ever left the house and said, “Going shed hunting .
I read the excitement between the lines of a message from my friend, a hunter in Illinois. She wrote, “ Can you imagine? There exists a possibility that I might actually end up living in a state that doesn't require a freakin' FOID card? Please let this fly ... please...
During the last four installments, I discussed purchasing the basic equipment needed to begin your bowhunting passion. Before you’ll achieve the best results possible, you’ll need to instill basic shooting-form fundamentals.