Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Our deer blog is one of the longest-running and most popular ones out there. This is where we cover all things deer hunting, from experts and whitetail trivia to news, gear, and hardcore hunting advice. Whether you need to know how to test the soil in your food plot, tighten the groups from your crossbow, or scope out the latest on that big buck you saw online, you've landed around the right campfire. Pull up a seat and join us.

  • 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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NRA and Other Organizations Teach Women Shooting and Outdoor Skills

I don’t remember the first time I shot a gun, because I was very young. But I do recall on many occasions my dad bracing his rifle for me as I busted bottles or filled cans with holes.


Kansas Record Buck Poached

There are few things I can think of that disgust me more than a poacher. A repeat poaching offender, however, is the lowest of low.


Fair or Foul Turkey Hunting Regulations?

In Maine turkey hunting regulations clearly state electronic calling devices are legal for fall wild turkeys. It’s legal, but is it ethical or sporting? Does it qualify as fair chase? While I’ve never known any Maine turkey hunter to use electronic calling devices, it’s one of those turkey hunting regulations...


It's Friday: Time for a First Buck Story

In a Browtines and Backstrap post earlier this week, we asked for first buck stories and photos—and man, did you guys and gals ever respond. Every Friday, beginning today, we’re going to pick a first buck story and post it, right here. Thing is, you’ve got to keep sending them...


Turkey Calling Video Tip: The Kee-Kee

Scott Ellis of WoodHaven Custom Calls offers this turkey calling video tip for making the kee-kee. Known as a fall call, and a juvenile turkey vocalization, it's also heard from young spring hens.


Hunting with My Camera in the Great Smoky Mountains

As we drove along the snow-dusted road from Townsend, Tenn., to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few days ago, I looked down in horror at the car’s outside air temperature gauge, which read 13 degr


They shoot fish, don’t they?

Last summer, I spent time bowfishing with some folks in southern Illinois on the Kaskaskia River. These people know what it means to be invaded by a wildlife species that is “exotic.” Every weekend, they’re out there – taking out more and more carp, trying to help the river restore...


Avian-X Turkey Decoys and Lifeline 360

Realtree turkey blogger Steve Hickoff gives tips for using Zink's new Avian-X Turkey Decoys , the Jake Quarter Strut and Breeder hen, in tandem with the Lifeline 360 Turkey Decoy Motion System.


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.


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