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

    Realtree turkey hunting editor Steve Hickoff has chased gobblers all over the United States and Mexico. He was born and raised in northcentral Pennsylvania, and now makes his home in Maine. Hickoff was named the NWTF Tom Kelly Communicator of the Year for 2019, a prestigious award reflecting his longtime work promoting hunting and conservation as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author.

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The HSS Hybrid Vest and LifeLine

A few winters ago, one of my best hunting buddies nearly got killed while pig hunting in Florida. He wasn’t charged by a raging wild boar. He fell head-first out of a lock-on stand and broke his neck. Since the stand was no more than 12 feet off the ground,...


How Do You Protect Yourself from West Nile Disease While Hunting?

The Centers for Disease Con trol and Prevention recently announced that the 2012 West Nile disease outbreak is the largest in U.S. history.


Operation Snake Pit Bites Hard

Matues Dal Maso, Jr., found out the hard way that hiding 27 snakes in stereo speakers, with the intent to leave the country, does not work. On Aug. 23, Dal Maso attempted to smuggle 27 snakes – a ball python, seven boa constrictors and 19 various color morph corn snakes...


Four Tips for Better Duck Shooting

Ducks aren't real difficult to hit. They're just very easy to miss


Reasons to Fall Turkey Hunt

Need some reasons to fall turkey hunt ? The smell of bacon frying in camp. The sound of coffee filling the pot. Your breath steaming out in the cold pre-dawn of your truck’s headlights.


The Finer Points Of Calling Elk During Archery Seasons

Calling All Elk Calling snot-slinging, wild-eyed bulls into archery range is the stuff of bowhunting dreams. Unfortunately, this seldom comes off as depicted in heavily-edited hunting videos starring major game-call icons. I've been in this dodge long enough to understand these moneyed captains of industry don't bowhunt the same places...


The Perils of Deer Population Estimates

How many deer live in your state?


Ladies Love A Meat-Eating Man

Are any of you men having bad luck in the love department? Are the ladies shooting you down left and right? Well, next time you’re in the company of an attractive woman, make sure she sees you devouring a big piece of meat, and your luck just may change.


Bowhunting Numbers Up By 19 Percent

On the heels of the good news about the U.S.


Extreme Weather Turkeys

Six of us killed 14 Nebraska longbeards in three days this past April. Rain-driven hail the size of buckshot and tornado warnings kept us in the truck now and then. Extreme weather turkeys you kill are among the most satisfying sometimes. You have to earn those spurs and somehow that...


Australians Might Let Children Hunt Solo

Australia might change a law to allow children as young as 12 to hunt alone. You know, like in the old days here in America, when Grandpa took his squirrel gun to school and hunted on the way home, or like you’ll find out in an upcoming R. Lee Ermey...


Guest Blog: Tyler Jordan

I think part of having a good blog is having some good guest writers to give a different perspective from time to time. That's especially true for Hansen and me. Both of us lean to the side of grumpy and cynical anyhow, but particularly right now, since we still have...


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