• 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.


First Buck Friday: Lindsey Kemnitz of Wisconsin

This week's First Buck Friday entry comes from the great state of Wisconsin. Home of cheese curds, The Pack and Milwaukee's Best. And some darned fine deer hunting.

The Best Turkey You Will Ever Eat!

By now many of you have tagged your spring gobbler -- maybe more than one. Looking for something scrumptious to do with it? I asked professional wild-game cookbook authors Tiffany and Scott Haugen for their favorite way to eat a turkey, and they graciously shared this deep fried turkey recipe...

A test: Disney’s Chicks in Flicks

I know. The demographics for this column largely swing to southeastern white males who hunt. But bear with me, because I bet a lot of you are fathers to young children, and therefore, we’ll see a lot of you heading to movie theaters with those little ones in tow this...

Anyone Up for a Little Texas Bigfoot Hunting?

Turkey season is coming to an end in many parts of the country, and deer season doesn’t begin for several more months. So, what’s the restless hunter to do during the downtime? Well, you could always head to Texas for a little bigfoot hunting . That’s right. According to a...

Beards or Bust Video: More South Dakota Turkey Hunting

Beards or Bust, Episode 10, is full of calling, belly-crawling and South Dakota turkey hunting .

The Turkey Hunters: Meet Barbara Baird

The Turkey Hunters is an ongoing series of hunt stories, spring and fall, by turkey hunters just like you. If you want to submit yours, please send it to with a photo. Thanks. - Steve Hickoff, Realtree Turkey Hunting Editor & Blogger

‘Bear with me’: Numbers don’t lie

Lately, some of the responses to my blogposts about the New York Times’ Op-Ed on the NRA and California’s

Climbing Stand or Hang-on?

My climbing stand has been an integral part of my bowhunting since my first season in the woods. And if you think we outdoor writers always have fancy new gear on hand, you need to take a close look at my stand (pictured below). It’s an old Summit, likely older...

Wild Hogs:Favorite Summertime Game

Hog-Wild Summertime Fun!

“Realtree Monster Bucks XX, Volume 3" Digital Download

Patience may be a virtue, but I say why wait if you don’t have to? I have a nice surprise for all of you “Monster Bucks” fans out there.

First Buck Friday: Yooper Broken Gun Buck

The Turkey Hunters: Meet Corey & Randy Chipps

The Turkey Hunters is an ongoing series of hunt stories by turkey hunters just like you. If you want to submit yours, please send it to with the information you see in the following post. Thanks. - Steve Hickoff, Realtree Turkey Hunting Editor & Blogger Turkey hunter's name:...