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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Authorities Search for Man Attacked by Alligator in His Shed During Hurricane Ida

Authorities are searching for the body of a Slidell, Louisiana, man attacked by an alligator while in his shed during Hurricane Ida. Storm surge had flooded the area, filling the shed with several feet of water. Capt. Lance Vitter with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office told WWLTV.com that the...


Mother Fights Off Mountain Lion to Save Young Son

A mother beat a mountain lion off her 5-year-old son, saving his life. According to CBS News , the mountain lion attacked the boy in the front yard of the family’s Calabasas, California, home Thursday, Aug. 26. The child is now in the hospital in stable condition. The California Department...


Grilled Dove Poppers

For a lot of us, early September means dove hunting. There’s no better way to get our entire family afield in a social hunting situation. Good-natured ribbing over missed shots, and the occasional “well done” on a made one, keeps everyone involved. For us, dove hunting always means poppers on...


Prairie Drought Leads to Reduced Fall Duck Flight

After years of mostly good news, waterfowlers now face a tough reality: Poor breeding conditions in the drought-stricken prairie pothole region have led to decreased duck production, likely resulting in a smaller fall flight than hunters have seen in years. “This is a unique year in that the prairie pothole...


5 Tools for Warm Weather Meat Care

The shot looked perfect, and it sounded like the deer crashed nearby. Awesome. But it’s 90 degrees, and you are more than an hour from the closest meat locker. What now? For a lot of us, deer season begins while the weather is still pretty warm, and maybe downright hot...


EHD Hitting Western Whitetails, and More Pre-Season Deer Hunting News

Let’s get the bad news out of the way. Two whitetails near Davenport, Washington, tested positive for epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) this week. Another 36 deer near Colfax are believed to have died from EHD. “We are bracing ourselves for this being a pretty bad (EHD) year,” said veterinarian Kristin...


Podcast: The Impact of Spinning-Wing Decoys, Part 1: Terry Denmon

Few modern hunting products have had a bigger impact on the contingent of hunters using them than spinning-wing duck decoys. Trail cameras and deer hunters might be the only product that compares. The spinning-wing decoy concept originated in California, but the Mojo Mallard, the first commercially successful spinner, debuted in...


Same Coyote That Stalked Woman in Viral Video Likely Attacked 3-Year-Old Girl

A 3-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by a coyote on a beach in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It’s believed to be the same coyote that was filmed acting aggressively toward a woman on the beach last month. According to Inside Edition , Elodie Lewis was stargazing on the beach...


Wild Pig Chinese Spare Ribs

Wild pigs aren’t good for much. They destroy food plots, wreck turkey nests, push deer and other game out of an area, tear up good timber, and are hell on crops. That said, they do taste pretty good. And they make for a fun hunt that is great for the...


Are Drug-Crazed Coyotes Attacking People and Pets in a Canadian Park?

Coyote attacks on humans and pets in a Canadian park are on the rise, and one coyote expert says illegal drugs may be in part to blame. According to CTV News , coyotes have attacked more than 30 people and pets in Stanley Park in Vancouver in recent months, with...


Squirrel and Mushroom Ravioli

Most squirrel hunters will think of fried squirrel, or squirrel and dumplings , or even Brunswick stew, when they think about cooking with squirrel. But the meat is much more versatile than just these few recipes. We’ve barbecued them, grilled them, and cooked them over a campfire. But one of...


Answered: 5 Early Season Deer Hunting Questions

You scout and glass a couple of small bucks, a decent 8-pointer, and a shooter 10 coming to a beanfield like clockwork in the evenings. Will those bucks (especially the 10-point), be around when bow season opens in a few weeks? That bachelor’s club will start to break up in...


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