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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Bear Estimated to Weigh 1400 Pounds Wins 2022 Fat Bear Week Title

A massive bear named 747 won the Fat Bear Week title for the second time in three years. Fat Bear Week celebrates bears bulking up on salmon at Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve in preparation for hibernation. Each year, people across the world vote on which bear they think...


"Buffalo" Fish Sandwiches

We spend a lot of time on the Apalachicola Bay. A good morning’s catch down here might yield speckled trout, a flounder or two, whiting, maybe even a slot limit redfish. One of our favorite quick-and-easy recipes for a mixed bag like this is to fillet them all, cut the...


What in the World Is Digital Taxidermy?

Chris Pazul is an outdoorsman who loves nature and enjoys preserving memories of the hunt. Deer hunting is his passion. He’s a Pennsylvania native who has hunted his entire life and started bowhunting at 13. He’s also the owner of Graphic Edge Studio, and recently rolled out a new service...


Game-Changers: How Ducks React to Shifting Conditions

It seems silly to say that ducks are in a constant state of flux. After all, they’re involved in massive, extended migrations during fall and winter. Even when ducks seem static, they continuously switch locations, habits and preferences at a micro level, often because of environmental changes. And when those...


Montana Man Discovers Mountain Lion Frequenting His Backyard at Night

After noticing two dead deer covered in debris under a tree in his Montana backyard, Gene Crowe decided to install a game camera to see what animal was responsible. When he checked his camera, he caught images of a large mountain lion prowling about on his Willow Creek property. “I’m...


JJ’s Spaghetti IN Meatballs

One of the best benefits of blogging for Timber2Table is sharing wild game recipes with and from other hunters. At a recent squirrel hunting camp, Federal Ammo’s JJ Reich mentioned that he had been experimenting with a version of venison spaghetti and meatballs inspired by his favorite Scotch egg recipe...


Bowhunting Tiny Wood Lots

On a whim, Indiana bowhunter Shawn Brinkman asked the landowner across the road from his house if he could hunt the guy’s 8.5-acre tract. “Sure,” the neighbor said, “Nobody else ever hunts it.” Next afternoon Shawn slipped into the woodlot with a lock-on stand on his back. He looked around...


Watch Man on Zoom Conference Call Freak Out Over Squirrel in His Home Office

This hilarious video of a man’s over-the-top reaction to a squirrel that broke into his home office while he was on a Zoom conference call instantly went viral…and for good reason. The video footage was posted by TikTok user @whoallaureik, who is apparently the man’s wife. The video, which shows...


Mountain Lion Attacks Young Boy at California Park

A mountain lion attacked and injured a 7-year-old boy at California park Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. According to abc7.com , the boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries when the cat bit him on the buttocks as he was climbing a stair case at Pico Canyon Park in Stevenson Ranch. The Los Angeles...


Buttermilk Ranch Grilled Elk Steak

Here at Timber2Table, we are always experimenting with new recipes. For this one, we coated some nice elk steaks cut from the top round with a blend of powdered buttermilk and powdered ranch dressing. The combination does two things. First, it adds a tangy, zippy flavor to the elk meat...


The Toughest Conditions for Duck Hunting

The old saying holds true: The best time to hunt ducks is when you can go. If you wait for perfect conditions, you probably won’t hunt much. Still, experienced waterfowlers recognize that the elements sometimes conspire to make some days far tougher than others. What are the most difficult conditions?...


Grilled Braised Elk Shanks

While elk shanks often get boned out for the burger pile, try saving them for slow braising — like traditional Osso Buco. Cooking them on the Traeger Grill adds even more flavor. We braise the shanks in a mixture of red wine and beef stock, along with aromatic vegetables such...


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