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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10 Things That Will Make You a Better Deer Hunter

As deer hunters, we’re always striving to improve. That’s the name of the game, after all. We work hard to improve our craft and to become more efficient and effective in everything we do. And when we don’t improve, we regress. There’s no such thing as staying the same. Here...


Contest-Winning Venison Chili Recipe

Opening day of the Kentucky firearm deer season dawned unseasonably cold this year. And around here, a cold day afield means one thing. Venison chili. We’ve done chili before on Timber2Table, but you can never have too many chili recipes in your pocket. While I almost never make chili the...


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Vote for Your Favorite 2018 Realtree Tattoos

We asked for images of your hunting and fishing tattoos, and boy did y'all deliver with some of the coolest ink we've seen in a while. We selected some of our favorites among scores and scores of awesome submissions. Now it's your turn to pick your favorite tat. Let us...


Delta Waterfowl's November Migration Report

Delta Waterfowl reporters indicate that unseasonably cold temperatures have pushed many waterfowl out of Northern haunts and guided them south. In short, they're coming. Get out there. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Confessions of a Rookie Green-Timber Hunter

Forty-one years and thousands of waterfowl hunts hadn’t prepared me for that December morning. I’d seen a bit: rice-choked marshes, rolling big water, dry fields of every description, and waterfowl hunting sunrises in several states and Canada. Yet I’d never experienced the zenith; the dream of duck hunters across the...


Tex-Mex Grilled Mule Deer Backstrap with Smoked Queso Recipe

Something about the cactus-covered desert of a mule deer hunt puts me in the mood for Tex-Mex food. For this one, we coated the backstrap from a New Mexico mule deer with a Tex-Mex seasoning blend, grilled it to a nice medium-rare on the Traeger Grill , and served it...


Deer Hunter Grunts Big 8-Pointer Right to the Treestand

Cragg Fitz of "Trained Assassins" is a deer slayer. Point blank. Check out this hunt where he heads to Missouri and grunts in a giant 8-point buck. The action is red-hot. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how...


Michael Waddell Stalks 187-Inch Mule Deer

Colorado is a beautiful state. And it produces some beautiful mule deer, too. Like this one. Check out the buck Michael Waddell put a stalk on in the video above. Don't Miss: 20 Deer Hunting Lies Your Granddaddy Told You Are you a deer hunter wanting to learn how to...


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7 Ways to Not Get Invited Back to Deer Camp

Some of my fondest hunting memories aren’t of hunting at all. They center around deer camp. The camaraderie of friends and family, some distant and seen only for these few days a year. Watching sparks rise from a campfire until they blend with the bright stars of the night sky...


Pre-Fixes: Troubleshooting Waterfowling Problems

Most duck and goose hunters react well to problems that hinder success. Honkers picking you out? Find better cover. Ducks landing in the next bay? Move. Birds not finishing? Switch up the dekes. However, we often observe and attempt to fix trouble spots too late. After all, unless you realize...


Retired Game Warden Larry Case Blogs on Big Guns for Bad Bears

In 1978, Cynthia Dusel-Bacon was severely mauled by a black bear in the Yukon wilderness of Alaska. Cynthia lost both arms as a result of the attack but went on to recover; she did not have a firearm with her when the attack occurred. Like it or not, the possibility...


Give Thanks

Almost always after killing a wild turkey, I whisper: "Thanks." Sometimes I'm alone; sometimes I'm with a buddy. I'm moved. I'm grateful. My hands are almost always shaking, even after all these years. It never gets old. I'm forever amazed I got to do it one more time. And I'm...


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