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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Alabama Livestock Dog Kills Eight Coyotes to Defend Sheep

A brave livestock dog put its own life on the line to protect a herd of sheep when a pack of 11 coyotes surrounded them. The 20-month-old Great Pyrenees named Casper managed to kill eight of the coyotes, but was seriously injured during the fight. John Wierwille, the homeowner and...


The Mid-Gun-Season Blues: When Times Get Tough

After the barrage of cannon fire you heard opening week, do any big bucks still roam the timber? You start to wonder. But remember, an old hip-swaying, big-racked whitetail is the ultimate survivor. Hunting one is never easy, especially during the middle of gun season. But hang in there, and...


Ethiopian Style Venison Awaze Tibs

Awaze tibs (Ethiopian beef tibs) is a spicy Ethiopian stir-fry. It has a rich, bold flavor and is ready in less than 30 minutes. We make it with venison (any type) backstrap cut up into 1- to 1 ½ inch cubes that get seasoned and pan seared in clarified butter...


Video Footage Shows Mother Saving Her Daughter From a Raccoon Attack

Home surveillance footage shows the moment a young girl was viciously attacked by a raccoon as she walked out her front door onto the porch. “I was going out to get on the bus, and a racoon was there and tried to attack me,” 5-year-old Rylee MacNamara of Ashford, Connecticut,...


A Vaccine to Prevent Lyme Disease Is in Its Final Trial

Outdoors enthusiasts may have a new weapon against Lyme disease in the near future if a new vaccine to prevent the often-debilitating disease performs well in a final-phase trial. According to NPR.org , if the phase three study is a success and it gains regulators' approval, the vaccine would become...


Ring Camera Footage Shows Bear Attacking Inflatable Rudolph Yard Decoration

An inflatable Rudolph didn’t stand a chance against a curious black bear’s sharp claws. Dave Lester shared Ring camera footage to Facebook of a bear attacking his Rudolph inflatable in the front yard of his South Lake Tahoe home. He said the vicious bear attack occurred Saturday morning, November 26,...


Easy One Skillet Venison Grilled Tamale Pie

Traditional tamales are definitely delicious, but if you plan to make them from scratch, you better pack a lunch. You’re going to be in the kitchen for a while. Instead, have all that flavor in an easy recipe quick enough to make on a busy weeknight or a midday break...


Tricks for Finding Lost Hunting Arrows

KKTV in Colorado reported that a bow hunter had to be airlifted out of the wilderness near Steamboat Springs after he was impaled by an arrow and broadhead apparently fired and lost by another hunter earlier this season. Routt County Search and Rescue said the hunter accidently walked into the...


How to Find Ducks in Dry Fields

Most field hunting articles start with a brief thought about putting in windshield time to find ducks and then delve deeply into setup tactics, decoy placement, and concealment concerns. That’s almost comical, because sometimes the toughest element of a field hunt is locating birds and obtaining permission. Sure, driving along...


Elk and Broccoli Noodle Bowl Stir Fry

There is a lot to like about Asian-inspired dishes. Besides being delicious, they cook quickly, often in one wok or skillet, and are perfect for a busy on-the-go weeknight family meal. For this one, we sliced up an elk roast, but you can use whitetail, mule deer, antelope, moose, or...


Alabama Teen Kills Red Stag in Grandfather's Goat Pasture

An Alabama teen who’d never shot a deer before managed to take one down that numbers of seasoned hunters had been pursuing for months. The big deer, weighing more than a whopping 300 pounds, was actually a red stag, which is not native to North America. Although Coye Potts, 16,...


20 Weird and Funny Treestand Names and Their Stories

Hunters who share access and hunt together tend to name treestands and blinds. It’s fun and necessary, especially when trying to identify where someone is going for the day. So, if you’re slapping a handle on a spot, why not make it creative, funny or even weird? Here are 20...


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