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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Watch Three Cubs Ride Mama Bear’s Back Across Wisconsin Lake

Boaters in northern Wisconsin caught remarkable video footage of a mama bear carrying three cubs on her back as she swam from one side of the Chippewa Flowage to the other. CBS 58 reports Dan and Nelda Powers, along with Bluford and Helen Fitch, witnessed the amazing sight in Couderay,...


Cherokee Purple Pico Rotisserie Flank Steak

This dish comes to us from Bobby Redfern, director of digital marketing at Realtree. It’s one of his favorite summertime meals, combining flame-grilled steak and fresh pico from the garden. The recipe works great on bison, elk, moose, venison, or beef flank, and a rotisserie like the Everdure by Heston...


Delta Waterfowl Forecasts a Strong Fall Duck Flight

Duck hunters should anticipate a good 2020-'21 season, according to Delta Waterfowl . The group recently said average to above average breeding conditions in the prairie pothole region, combined with a stable population of breeding ducks, will likely result in a strong Fall 2020 flight. The organization forecast improved flights...


Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

Our garden is in full production mode this time of year. That means we are preparing fresh vegetables in just about every way we can. One of our favorite ways to serve and eat our jalapeno peppers is to slice them in half and stuff them. For this version, we...


5 Tips for Better Crossbow Hunting

My guess is there’ll be a bunch of crossbow hunters in the woods this fall. Interest in hunting is on the general upswing, many states have relaxed their crossbow regulations, and there are more crossbows than ever on the market to suit all budgets. I grow tired of people comparing...


Woman Killed by Black Bear While on the Phone With Her Father

Stephanie Blais, 44, was talking on the phone with her father when she was attacked and killed by a black bear in a remote fly-in camp in Canada. CBC News reports Blais was attacked at her family cabin on McKie Lake in Saskatchewan. Blais had used a satellite phone to...


Who Left a Mysterious Safe in a Farmer’s Field?

What’s in a rusty old safe that appeared on a New York state farmer’s property last week? That’s what everyone wants to know, but the farmer says the contents will remain a mystery. According to UPI.com , a large safe, weighing approximately 500 to 600 pounds, appeared in a field...


Everything in the Garden Grilled Salsa

If you planted a garden this spring, this is payoff time. Each day yields a bumper crop of fresh tomatoes, peppers, and the like. One of our favorite recipes for all of this fresh produce is this grilled salsa. We call it “everything from the garden” because the recipe is...


Realtree Turkey Hunting News – August 2020 Edition

When we turkey hunters talk these days, the spring kill, hatch reports, and season regulation changes are in the mix … and other stuff only gobbler chasers like us love. Sooner State Changes The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) has executed changes to wild turkey bag limits. The reason?...


Garlic Parmesan Fried Squirrel

Squirrel season here in Kentucky comes in around mid-August. Since I was a kid, this opener has signaled the beginning of my favorite time of year. It still does. These days, you’ll find us out in the woods on opening morning with my youngest son’s Mountain Feist squirrel dog, Miss...


Bryce Mitchell Partners with Realtree to Put Camo in the UFC Octagon

UFC fighter Bryce Mitchell, aka “Thug Nasty,” may be a rising featherweight star, but the Arkansas native is still a country boy at heart. Like all country boys, he loves his camo — and we’re excited to partner with him to put Realtree EDGE, his favorite pattern, in the Octagon...


5 Ideas for Cleaning the Freezer Before Hunting Season

I hate waste. We strive to process our deer and other animals to use every edible bite. My dad is fond of saying our cleaned carcasses would “starve a buzzard.” That same philosophy carries over to the kitchen where we cook up hearts, liver, and other tasty bits along with...


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