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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Deer or Elk Tongue Tacos, or Tacos de Lengua

If you frequent taco trucks or authentic taquerias, you have probably seen tacos de lengua on the menu. It’s one of the most popular taco meats in Mexico. What are tacos de lengua, you ask? They are slow-simmered tongue, seasoned well and diced into small bits before being seared in...


Texas Toddler Receives 28 Vials of Antivenin After Rattlesnake Bite

It was a blood-curdling scream that alerted a San Antonio, Texas, mother that her toddler was in trouble. Julie Andersen said her young son Rex had been bitten by a juvenile rattlesnake and his hand was rapidly swelling. “His hand was like a Mickey Mouse glove,” she told Fox 29...


Four Overlooked Snow Goose Hotspots

Spring conservation-order light-goose seasons hold few surprises for modern hunters, as folks can easily anticipate when birds might arrive at traditional hunting hotspots. However, that can lead to crowded and competitive situations in many areas (think Arkansas, northwestern Missouri and South Dakota). This spring, consider avoiding the crowds and trying...


Kansas Man Facing Prison for Poaching 60 Deer, and More Whitetail Headlines

Deer seasons are over, and we’re well into the second month of what looks to be another crazy trip around the sun. What’s going on in the wide world of whitetail news? New regs, postseason analysis, and a big poaching bust in Kansas, for starters. Here’s a roundup of the...


Dried Morel Mushroom Steak Seasoning and Compound Butter

If you are lucky enough to have ever found and eaten a morel mushroom, then you know them to be among the most delicious foods on the planet. When fresh, morels can be breaded and fried (my favorite), grilled, sauteed, or used in soups and stews. But the morel season...


Ride Your Bike to Turkey Hunt

You silently move along a skinny game trail through the woods toward birds you roosted last night on the same bike. You hide your rig inside a natural blind. Confidently you sit, take a breath, raise your camo facemask, and settle in — certain you’ll feel no pressure from other...


Coyote Attacks Woman Jogging in Vancouver Park

A Vancouver, British Columbia, woman refuses to return to a park where she was attacked by a coyote while jogging last week. Azi Ramezani told CTV News that she is traumatized by the attack and may never return to Stanley Park to run again. “This park is my backyard. I’ve...


How Can These Turkey Hunting Laws Be Legal?

Game laws are intended to limit certain equipment and hunting tactics to ensure a certain degree of fair chase. Unfortunately, some hunting gear and strategies, while legal, stray over the line of sporting ethics. As the saying goes, “Legal ain’t always right.” Take the following examples, for instance. In Maine,...


Chargrilled Oysters

Back when our now college-aged kids were babies, we decided to quit the condos and high rises in the touristy areas of the Gulf Coast. We searched around and found Apalachicola, East Point, and St. George Island, and the Apalachicola Bay that separated the three. We loved the laid-back little...


Autopsy Results Show Texas Man Died From Animal Attack

Texas officials are still disagreeing over cause of death after an autopsy confirmed that a Texas man, who sheriff’s officials believed was killed by a mountain lion or other wild animal, died from an animal attack. In December I wrote about the disagreement that occurred between state officials when the...


Turkey Hunting Nation Northeast Update

Pennsylvania, known for its strong turkey hunting tradition, is also home to many award-winning call makers. Both New York and New Jersey hunters also enjoy some decent spring gobbler opportunities annually. Maryland and Delaware, fringe states on a turkey hunter’s radar — and known more for their coastal waterfowling traditions...


Outlook Uncertain for Spring Snow Goose Seasons

As spring light-goose seasons rev up across the flyways, anxious hunters want to know what to expect. And although answers are difficult to find this year, reports point to a somewhat down season with a few possible bright spots. Hunting success during the spring conservation-order season (for snow, blue and...


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