Timber 2 Table Wilg Game Recipes

10 Favorite Wild Game Recipes for the Big Game

By author of Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes

The food is the best part of game day. Share your favorite wild game dish with #RealtreeBigGame for a chance to win a Traeger grill

There’s a big football game coming up this Sunday. Some people will be watching for the action, some just for the funny commercials, and others, like me, for the food. The spread we put out for football-loving friends and family always includes plenty of wild game.

If you enjoy serving your favorite wild game dishes, we want to hear from you! Post up a photo of your dish on social media with the hashtag #RealtreeBigGame to be included in a chance to win prizes, including a new Traeger Ironwood 885 grill!

Use #Realtreebiggame when you share your wild game dishes on social media for a chance to win.

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Use the hashtag #RealtreeBigGame to have a chance to win. We know you can fill your tags, but can you make your wild game delicious? Realtree has teamed up with Traeger to reward the outdoor enthusiasts who can tag out and cook out, too! Check out our #RealtreeBigGame giveaway, review some of our favorite Timber2Table recipes for game day, and shares your favorite recipes with us while you’re at it! As you cook your game day feast with venison, wild turkey, ducks, or whatever free-range protein is in your freezer, take a photo of it, post it to social, and tag us using #RealtreeBigGame for a chance to win Realtree camo apparel, a Realtree cutting board, Traeger Big Game pellets, rub, and even a Grand Prize package including a Traeger Ironwood 885 Grill with accessories, valued at $1,900!

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Don’t have a wild game recipe of your own to serve? Here are 10 of our favorites from Timber2Table that are sure to be a hit with your football friends. Want a few more options? Simply head over to Realtree.com/timber2table for plenty of recipes to fit the wild game meat you have in your freezer.

Buffalo Wild Turkey Cheese Dip

Wild Turkey Buffalo Cheese Dip

It’s hard to go wrong with chips and a cheesy, meaty, spicy dip. This Buffalo wild turkey cheese dip is the perfect starter.

Apricot- and Cream Cheese-Stuffed Wild Turkey Poppers

Apricot and Cream Cheese Wild Turkey Poppers

Poppers are always popular finger foods. Sticking with the wild turkey theme, fire up your Traeger Grill and make these sweet and spicy turkey poppers stuffed with apricot and cream cheese.

Smoked Venison on Weck

Venison on Weck

Want to serve up some sandwiches? We’ve got them. Let’s start with smoked venison on weck. If you’ve never heard of a beef on weck sandwich, don’t worry. They are insanely popular in a small portion of western New York but not that well known outside that area. People love them for a reason, though. They are delicious. We’ve re-created the classic recipe by slow smoking a seasoned venison roast on our Traeger Grill, then slicing it thinly on our Magic Chef Realtree Meat Slicer. Pile it high on a bun topped with salt and caraway seeds, then dip it into a tasty au jus.

Buttermilk Fried Wild Turkey Cajun Po' Boys 

Buttermilk Fried Turkey Po Boy

How about a classic po’boy? This one features crispy buttermilk Cajun fried wild turkey chunks piled high on a bun and topped with BBQ sauce and spicy Sriracha ranch dressing.

Campfire Backstrap Philly Cheesesteak Sliders

Venison Campfire Philly Cheesesteaks

Love a good Philly cheesesteak? Then you will enjoy this campfire venison slider version. Sure, you can make them in the kitchen, but cooking them over an open fire really kicks up the flavor.

Venison Bacon Smashburger Sliders

Venison Smashburger Sliders

Sticking with venison sliders, how about the original slider style, a smashburger? We grind lean venison with smoked bacon to make these venison and bacon smashburgers. Pile them high with grilled onions and serve on a toasted slider roll.

Crispy Sesame Sticky Squirrel Wings 

Sticky Sesame Squirrel Wings

Small game your cup of tea? You can make these crispy sesame sticky squirrel wings with either the front legs from squirrels or front and back legs from rabbits. The crispy fried coating gets tossed in an Asian-inspired sauce, then topped with crunchy sesame seeds.

Duck and Sausage Gumbo

Duck and Sausage Gumbo

If you’re a waterfowl hunter, we’ve got a recipe for you as well. How about a pot of spicy duck and sausage gumbo? You can use any duck you have available and Realtree Smoked Sausage from Uncle John’s Pride.

Smoked Duck Breast, Tangerines, Snap Pea, and Red Onion Warm Salad

Smoked Duck and Tangerine Salad

All this heavy food might have you thinking you need a lighter option. This warm salad made with Traeger smoked duck breast, tangerines, red onions, and snap peas is perfect. It tastes so good that your football buddies will have no idea that it’s a healthy meal.

Crunchy Korean-Style Fried Quail

Korean Fried Quail

Have you been upland hunting this season? Fried quail are the perfect game-day meal. Try this crunchy Korean-style fried quail recipe. It works well with both whole quail and breasted birds. Didn’t kill enough quail this year to feed a football crowd (me neither)? You can get dressed quail from Team Realtree Foods from Uncle John’s Pride.

Give one of these recipes a try or cook up your own. Either way, be sure to tag #RealtreeBigGame on your social media posts for a chance to win some really cool prizes and to have your recipe featured on Realtree's Timber2table!