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  • Man Gets Bitten on Tongue by Rattlesnake He Tried to Kiss

    I can't believe this is the second time I'm writing about a person who was bitten by a venomous snake while trying to kiss it, but sadly, it is. Last spring, the blog was about a teen who was bitten on the face by a cottonmouth he'd tried to kiss...

  • 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...

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Why You Love and Hate the End of Turkey Hunting Season

Admit it, you both love and hate the end of turkey season. A few words follow on why. Early on, you love the early risings, driving through a sleeping town to an all-night gas station for early coffee and doughnuts, where you run into a few other camo-clad hunters and...


Tips for Introducing Youngsters to Waterfowl Hunting

Folks make a big deal about introducing children or teens to waterfowl hunting , and rightly so. But that’s often where the advice ends. If we want to recruit newcomers into the full-time ranks of duck and goose hunters, we must do everything to make sure their first experience is...


Are Long-Range Bowhunting Shots Ethical?

By: Patrick Meitin When I started bowhunting in the late '70s, bragging up a successful hunt normally involved tales of stealth – cat-like stalking skills resulting in getting "close enough to hit 'em with a rock." In the times we now live in, bragging about bowhunting accomplishments seems more often...


How to Stop Trail Camera Theft

Approaching my best treestand recently, I was eagerly looking forward to checking the image counter on my trail camera. It'd been a rough week, bowhunting whitetails in the heart of ongoing rifle seasons (plural) with minimal sightings. I needed a bit of encouragement. A high image count would bolster waning...


Wild Turkey Buffalo Wing Smoked Mac N Cheese

Everyone loves mac n cheese and Buffalo wings are always a favorite. This recipe combines the two flavors with wild turkey breast and slow smokes on the Traeger for extra flavor. Smooth and creamy cheese helps to tame the spicy Buffalo wing sauce. Blue cheese crumbles top the dish for...


18 Tips for Stalking Deer with a Bow

Stalking deer is a serious business. Slipping up on an animal that can smell you from 400 yards, see you from 3/4 of a mile and hear the slightest snap of a twig is tricky business. It takes real skill to accomplish this sort of thing. And that’s why we’re...


13 Crazy Trail Camera Photos

I’ve been running, checking and helping hunting buddies with trail cameras since 2005. Many of you have been running them for much longer. Some for less. Those who've been around the block, do you remember the home-made cameras? Or the ones you had to take to get pictures developed? Like...


12 Tactics to Keep Your Wife Happy During Deer Season

Let me begin by saying this post isn't for everyone. It isn't for those who have wives who hunt. It isn't for those who have non-hunting wives who understand why we go afield, either. Rather, it's for those who have that wife who'd rather see you in one of those...


3 Super-Easy Waterfowling Skills You Can Acquire Right Now

Admittedly, most waterfowl hunters aren’t thinking too seriously about the upcoming season. We’re busy chasing turkeys or recovering from spring light-goose conservation hunts. That’s no problem, as there’s plenty of time to fix decoys, get our boats purring and fine-tune our retrievers. But during this not-so-serious time months before the...


Video Shows Child Suffering from Tick Paralysis

Imagine if your young child all of the sudden lost his or her ability to stand or walk. One Oregon couple faced this nightmare last week when their 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn, began acting strangely and had trouble standing. Much to their surprise, a tick was the culprit. Evelyn's mother, Amanda...


Monster Bucks Vault: Michael Waddell's Huge Iowa Buck

Michael Waddell loves to deer hunt . He's hunted whitetails all over North America and filled quite a few tags while doing so. Here he is with one of them. A giant buck from Iowa. It's the land of dreams, folks. Watch the video to see why. Bonus Read: 20...


Realtree Pro Staffer Anthony Virga Kills No. 2 All-Time New Jersey Turkey

Like all hunters, we spring gobbler chasers text each other during the season, often on a daily (and nightly) basis. My phone has been lighting up with messages since early March. One of the most recent, received last Friday, May 19, included this note from Realtree pro staffer Anthony Virga...


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