Blogs

  • Brow Tines and Backstrap

    Whitetails make the hunting world go round. Josh Honeycutt, deer hunting editor and "Brow Tines and Backstrap" blogger, knows a fair bit about killing mature deer. He was raised up hunting the river bottoms of Kentucky. And he still hunts there—among other places—to this day.

    Follow along as he shares his adventures, experiences and knowledge of the white-tailed deer.

  • 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

    Steve Hickoff is Realtree.com's editorial director and turkey hunting editor. He’s been beaten by more birds than he can remember. Still he kills enough to eat well, and fool with beards, spurs and fans until the next season. Pennsylvania born and raised, Maine is his home base now. A full-time outdoor communicator with a couple university writing degrees, he chases spring gobblers and fall flocks around the country.

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How to Skin a Snapping Turtle the Timber2Table Way

Around here, early summer means the big common snapping turtles are on the move. We find them crossing the road, moving from pond to pond, or just walking around the farm. Whether you pick them up, or catch them while fishing, snapping turtles are good eating. While tasty, they can...


Doorbell Camera Captures Footage of Snake Biting Man's Face

What's worse than getting bitten by a snake? How about getting bitten by a snake in the face and having the video footage of the incident go viral? That's exactly what happened to one unfortunate man earlier this week. According to Fox 8 , Jerel Heywood was visiting his friend...


7 Tips to Lease Hunting Land on a Budget

Some hunters prefer to hunt public land. Others gain permission to hunt private. And some choose to hunt with outfitters. If you don’t like those three options, and you prefer to do the work yourself, you’ll have to lease or buy land. Maybe buying your own piece of hunting land...


Tested: Midway USA Stealth Clothing Line

Hunting clothes. Let’s be honest. A lot of them out there are crap. From cheap fabrics to poor features, we’ve all worn our fair share of inferior garments. But Realtree partners with the best to ensure quality isn’t an issue. One such partner is Midway USA . It licenses Realtree...


6 Signs That You’re Not Easing Gracefully Into Waterfowling’s Off-Season

Your waders hang motionless in the basement, and the dog finally seems to smell like something other than marsh muck. Yep, waterfowling ’s off-season is in full swing. That doesn’t mean you have to accept this period of forced inactivity. In fact, some hardcore hunters seemingly refuse to ease into...


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13 Things Public Land Deer Hunters Despise You For

The public land scene is much like the private land venue, but with subtle twists. For those who’ve never hunted public land, these things might (or might not) be new to you. Some even apply to private land. But if you’ve spent any length of time hunting open-to-all properties, these...


Traeger Grilled Creamed Wild Asparagus Recipe

One of the best parts of turkey season is that it coincides with the emergence of wild asparagus in fencerows and around old homesteads. Problem is, we don’t always find the asparagus when it is at its peak of tenderness. In fact, some of it can be on the woody...


Bowhunter Grunts 200-Inch Buck Right to the Treestand

Iowa is a great place to hunt whitetails. Let's get that out of the way. The habitat is incredible. Genetics are through the roof. And a state system that allows bucks to reach older age classes doesn't hurt things. It's a slice of heaven right here on earth. Al Kraus...


Bill Jordan Tags a Giant Gnarly Whitetail Buck

Bill Jordan and Kansas are synonymous. They go together quite well. A lot of great deer hunts throughout the years are the result. Just outside of Ford, Kansas, Jordan is perched along a dried-up river bottom. He knows this area well and how the whitetails use it. He's just waiting...


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10 Awesome Venison Recipes for Deer Hunters

I’ll give you the top three reasons I deer hunt. Backstrap. Tenderloin. And backstrap. Food — that’s the main reason we hunt, right? It is for me and many hunters that I know. I’m not saying you shouldn’t hunt for fun or to be with family and friends. Those are...


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13 Mistakes Rookie Deer Hunters Make

Deer hunting is a never-ending journey. If you do it and do it right, you should never stop learning. We can know a lot about the white-tailed deer due to the extensive research biologists are conducting. We can perfect approaches and tactics by observing whitetail behavior and implementing said tactics...


Hard-Hitting Waterfowl Loads: Federal Black Cloud TSS

You might say I had a sneak peek into a smashing future. As you’ve probably heard, Federal has introduced Federal Premium Black Cloud TSS waterfowl shells, designed to deliver hard-hitting performance on high-flying ducks and geese . The blended loads feature No. 7 or 9 tungsten super shot with BB...


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