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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Home Invading Coyote Kills Family Dog

For the second time this month, I'm writing about a coyote killing a pet inside the supposed safety of its family's home. A few weeks ago, an Alabama man shot and killed a coyote in his home after it came through the pet door and killed his cat. The most...


Venison and Pork Shank Kare Kare Stew Recipe

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to seek out the small restaurants where the locals eat. It was in just such a spot where I first encountered a pot of this stew with its unusual yellow/orange broth and a fragrance of roasted peanuts. Unless you frequent...


Bump Scouting Deer

Don’t bump, pressure or spook deer. That’s what every expert, from TV show hosts to writers to podcasters, will tell you. Me? I say spook them all. But only once. I call it the bump scout, and it is one of the best ways to find a great hunting spot...


Duck Guide Jeremy Dersham Recalls Special Diver Hunt

Jeremy Dersham was hooked on the outdoors lifestyle long before he began guiding waterfowl hunters , but a frigid outing during his youth sealed that passion forever. “Growing up, my family and I pursued upland game, small game, waterfowl and, of course, big game,” said Dersham, owner of Ridge and...


Crappie En Papillote With Crab Meat Stuffing Recipe

Don’t let en papillote turn you off from this recipe. It simply translates to “in a bag." We are using folded parchment paper in place of a bag. Cooking fish with this method prevents it from drying out and allows the additions of whatever toppings you might like. Besides being...


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25 Cool Trail Camera Photos You've Never Seen

I’ll admit to being a trail camera junkie. I run about 35 of them every year. Naturally, with several cameras running at all times, I receive some interesting images. Here are 25 of the wildest from the past few seasons.


Monster Bucks: Bad Shot on 180-Inch Oklahoma Deer?

In this installment of Monster Bucks, Daniel McVay sits high in a tree in Nowheresville, Oklahoma, and he's after a 180-inch giant. The monarch chases does into the open several times, but McVay has to watch the buck a long time before he gets a shot at him. Then, when...


Delta Waterfowl Tracking Ringnecks

Many of the ring-necked ducks in a groundbreaking Delta Waterfowl study have reached their breeding grounds and have likely begun nesting, the organization reported June 12. A map on Delta’s website shows where 15 marked ringnecks have settled. The earliest, a bird dubbed TWP, was nesting April 18. Another hen,...


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How to Build a Turkey Spur Skinning Knife

Every turkey hunter loves a long, sharp spur. And we love to show those spurs off on necklaces, key chains, hatbands and meter-long assemblies of hooks. But what about turning the leg of your trophy tom into a useful hunting tool? This knife, crafted with a turkey leg handle, is...


Please, Don't Feed Bears

If you've lived or traveled through bear country, you've no doubt seen the signs warning against feeding the bears. People may have good intentions when they leave food for a wild bear, but doing so causes the bear to lose its fear of humans, and can make it extremely dangerous...


Woman Bitten by Copperhead While Doing Laundry

A Pennsylvania woman is recovering after a copperhead bit her as she was walking down her basement stairs to do laundry. The copperhead was coiled on a ledge beside the stairs. Judy Reed, 65, called 911 and first responders rushed to her home. “She seemed shaken up. She definitely had...


Deep-Fried Crispy Venison Tacos Recipe

What’s better than venison tacos? Not much. Unless it's this crispy, cheesy, deep-fried version known as Tacos Dorados. Perfect as an appetizer, or even a main course, these crispy little tacos are tailor-made for dipping into your favorite taco sauce, salsa, ranch dressing or queso cheese sauce. To keep the...


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