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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Wildlife Officials Shoot Montana Grizzly Likely Responsible for Woman’s Death

Officials from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, along with USDA Wildlife Services specialists, shot and killed a grizzly bear they believe is responsible for killing a woman who was camping in Ovando, Montana, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 6. CBS News reports that wildlife officials shot the...


Buttermilk Blackberry Aebleskivers

Aebleskivers are a traditional Danish dessert that dates back as far as the 17th century. Sort of a cross between a pancake and a fried doughnut, these little morsels are perfect for a modern-day dessert or breakfast. Pronounced ey-bluh-skee-wuh, these puffy pastries were traditionally filled with fruit. In fact, the...


4 Things to Know About Whitetail Buck Bachelor Groups

These soft, summer evenings in mid-July and August are when I officially start my scouting for the upcoming deer season . A couple hours before dark, I drive to one of my hunt areas and park where I can see a good piece into a field of low-growing alfalfa, soybeans,...


Watch: Juvenile Bear Bites Man on the Butt During Fourth of July Celebration

A man celebrating the Fourth of July on California’s Mount Wilson got bitten on the butt by a small bear, and the encounter was captured on camera. The man who filmed the attack told Fox 11 a small bear appeared from the bushes and charged a group of people who...


Venison Backstrap and Caramelized Onion Canapes

A great way to introduce friends and family to wild game is through appetizers and snacks. These easy canapes are just the thing. Simply season and grill either backstrap or, even better, an inside tenderloin. Slice the meat into thin strips and serve it on toasted baguette slices. To add...


Investigators Find Hundreds of Squirrels, Plus Deer, Nutria, and Other Wildlife in Mobile Home

Authorities arrested two South Carolina women after finding several deer, more than 200 squirrels, a nutria, and other wild animals in their mobile home. Investigators said the squirrels and other mammals were kept in small cages, but some were roaming freely in the double-wide mobile home. “Right now, our number...


Steak Tips with Wild Rice, Mushrooms, and Hard Cider

Wild rice ( Zizania palustris ) is North America’s only truly native grain. While it isn’t a true rice at all, this grasslike grain does produce a seed head and grows readily around wetlands in clean water, especially in the northern Great Lakes area. Native tribes have long depended on...


Declutter Your Old Hunting Gear

Right now, there’s a flatbed trailer parked in my driveway, stacked high with a magnificent pile of junk. I see an old grill, a mini fridge that hasn’t worked in five years, dull lawnmower blades, and a storm door with broken hinges. I’m almost afraid to write about it, for...


Spitting Cobra Caught After Several Days on the Loose in North Carolina Neighborhood

Venomous snakes are nothing new in North Carolina, but a spitting cobra that was on the loose for several days last week had many people worried. According to USA Today , the pet zebra cobra excaped from a home in Raleigh. Local police sent out a warning to the neighborhood’s...


Strawberry Cream Cheese Campfire Pies

S’mores suck. They are messy, they don’t taste like much, and someone always ends up covered in flaming marshmallow. When it comes to camp desserts, or just about any meal for that matter, it’s hard to beat a cast-iron pie tin. These clamshell-like pie tins have been around forever. They...


Watch: Walmart Employee Wrestles Deer Inside Store

Tackling deer was most likely not in her job description, but that’s exactly what one Walmart employee ended up doing last week when a deer got into the store. According to WKOW.com, a customer at the Walmart in Baraboo, Wisconsin, filmed an employee on top of a deer, holding it...


Arkansas Baiting Violations Up, Eastern Turkey Numbers Decline, and Florida Hatch Surveys Begin

As we ease into the offseason, looking forward to fall turkey hunting, here’s a roundup of some newsmaking conservation and management trends regarding America’s favorite gamebird. Arkansas Harvest Numbers Drop — Is Baiting to Blame? Arkansas hunters killed and checked in 7,010 Eastern wild turkeys during the 2021 spring season,...


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