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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2020 Southeast Turkey Hunting Forecast

In the Southeast, as with some other regions of turkey country, flock populations are trending downward. Disease, habitat challenges, management variables and predator influences are all factors, including sadly, poaching. That said, there are some bright spots. Want to know where to go in the Southeast, get some insider intel...


Should You Notch Your Tag on a Lost Deer?

If you wound a deer and don’t recover it, does that mean you should fill your tag anyway and quit hunting? A growing number of hunters seem to think it’s the right thing to do – but is it really? It’s not a simple thing to answer. It Happens to...


Deer Crashes Through Windshield, Kicks Man Repeatedly

It was bad enough that a deer jumped through Virnes Gibson's windshield as he was driving home from work last week, but when the deer started kicking him in the face, things got much worse. According to Fox8.com , the Wellington, Ohio, man was driving at about 50 miles per...


Venison Tamale and Grits Casserole

Slow-cooked tamales are delicious, but you don't always have all day to make them. If you're in the mood for that flavor but shorter on time, try this tamale and grit casserole instead, using some of your ground venison. The finished dish is meaty and cheesy, and it packs all...


Realtree's Phillip Culpepper Talks Turkey Hunting With the Miami Herald

Realtree's Phillip Culpepper spends three months every year traveling the country in pursuit of longbeards while filming original turkey hunting content for the "Spring Thunder" turkey hunting series on Realtree 365 (it's on-demand, and it's free). You can't hunt as much as Culpepper does and not learn a thing or...


Success Secrets from 4 Great Public Hunts

Duck hunters can find great opportunities on public land from coast to coast. But they can also experience crowded, frustrating and futile hunts in those spots. Standard approaches won’t always work on public ground. Success often hinges on the details that many hunters overlook or strategies they refuse to embrace...


My Dad's Old Turkey Calls

I got the turkey hunting bug from my father early on. His introduction to our great tradition has influenced my life and, in fact, my career as a turkey hunting writer, editor and book author. As a kid, I used to sneak into his room and study his turkey calls,...


Pulled Duck and Country Ham Cheese Fries

If you like cheese-smothered French fries, you will love this recipe. The duck breast gets salted overnight, slow-cooked in duck fat (confit), and then shredded, mixed with country ham bits, scattered over fries and covered with a creamy gruyere bechamel cheese sauce. It makes the perfect appetizer, and even has...


Ranking the Toughest Deer Hunting: No. 1 – The Southeast

In the South, sweet tea tops the food pyramid, everything autocorrects to “y’all,” and Deep Woods OFF is the only perfume around. Oh, and the deer hunting sucks … especially if you’re a sucky deer hunter. It’s hard to kill a deer around here. So hard, in fact, that in...


Ranking the Toughest Deer Hunting: No. 2 – The Northeast

When it comes to their deer hunting, northerners really do have reason to complain. As we continue our countdown, ranking the nation’s toughest deer hunting regions from easiest to toughest, the Northeast comes in at No. 2. Only one other region is consistently more difficult. HeadHunters TV’s Nate Hosie has...


Ranking the Toughest Deer Hunting: No. 3 – The Northwest

When I hear Northwest, I think of mountains and lumberjacks, real ones and posers both. But it’s surprisingly good whitetail country, too. As we’re ranking the hunting in each region from easiest to toughest, the Northwest lands perfectly in the middle, at No. 3. Patrick Meitin is our resident northwestern...


Ranking the Toughest Deer Hunting: No. 4 – The Southwest

All you have to do is shake a bag of shelled corn and all the Texas Booners come running in with tails wagging, right? Rattling works so well, it’s almost like cheating. At least, that’s what I’ve been told about deer hunting in the Southwest. Don’t get mad and kick...


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