Recipes

Rendered Bear Fat & Cracklings
By Ryan Cavanaugh I hope you are reading this recipe because you were a successful bear hunter! This particular bear in the photo that I’m using for the recipe lived its life mightily on the shores of Lake Superior in...
Good Fella Italian Squash Bake
By Gabby Zaldumbide If you're anything like me, you don't exactly feel excited to cook after staring into a computer screen abyss for eight hours. In an attempt to find a delicious, healthy, all-in-one dinner that doesn't take long to...
Hard Times, Good Friends, and Great Tamales
By Michael Cravens This last week, my wife, a nurse who cares for COVID patients more days than not, came home from work feeling a little under the weather. I had plans to leave on an archery hunt with some...
2020’s Top 10 Wild Game Recipes
By Gabby Zaldumbide Let's be honest: 2020 sucked. In fact, some of the best things to come out of the last 12 months was spending time in the outdoors, taking a mental break from the stress of the news cycle, and filling...
Lumberjack Elk Smash Burgers
By Gabby Zaldumbide If you love the crispy burger patties regularly shlepped out of your favorite fast food joint, this wild game burger recipe is for you. The burger patties you end up with taste best when stacked 2-3 patties...
Homemade Venison New York Strip Pizza
By Lindsey Givens I love a good pizza. I also love finding new wild game recipes that are simple to throw together after a long day. While the pizza dough portion of this recipe does not fall into the above-mentioned...
Duck Street Tacos
By Asha Aiello I never thought I would love duck hunting the way I do. It is wet, frustrating, and miserable at times. Yet, when I hit the blind, there is no place I would rather be. From the pond...
Quick & Easy Venison with Gravy
By Dillon Bailey  When I started butchering my own deer, I didn’t own a meat grinder. I had to get creative with all my scrap pieces of meat. I came up with this recipe around three years ago because it allowed me...
The Ultimate Trout Sandy
By Josh Mills Around Eastern Washington, there are several select lakes that offer great shore fishing for hatchery trout that are as good fighters as they are table fare. Many of these lakes contain mysis shrimp and scuds, giving the...
Venison Ramen Broth
By Annie Weisz I’ve seen countless pictures of people making bone broth from their game harvests lately. It’s great that people are using their animals to the fullest extent but I think there are a lot of missed opportunities to make...
Gundog Grind Coffee-Rubbed Elk Backstrap
By Gabby Zaldumbide The freezer is officially full. My hunting partner and I successfully hunted two bull elk this fall. Needless to say, our freezers are overflowing. Besides having enough meat to last us a few years, this gives us the...
The Phez Nug: Our family’s favorite wild pheasant recipe
By Josh Mills It took me decades to discover that wild pheasant breasts, cubed, breaded, and fried, is one of the most delicious things nature has to offer. Personally, I feel cheated. I wish I had learned about this recipe...
Duck Sausage, Apple, and Gouda Stuffed Acorn Squash
By Michael Cravens In our home, the onset of fall means two things. For me, duck hunting. For my wife, pumpkin products. A lot of pumpkin products. While all of this has certainly caused me to lose my taste for...
Red Chile Elk Tamales
By Laura Reese                    Makes approximately 5 doz tamales  Even though I grew up in the borderlands of Tucson, it was only a few years ago that I was invited to my...
Level-up Your Wild Game Cooking
By Gabby Zaldumbide As hunters, we know how important it is to treat your wild game with the utmost respect. This involves practicing fair chase, making sure your firearms are dialed in, and taking meat care seriously. To me, the...
A Case for Family-Style Wild Game Meals
By Michael Cravens I love to make fancy, or at least fancy to me, wild game dishes. Wild game is the perfect centerpiece to a fancy meal. For the hunter, it’s an expression of his or her reverence for the...
Simple Grilled Duck
By Rachel Bush I have been hunting waterfowl since my college days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is the main reason I moved to North Dakota so many years ago. When I first started hunting ducks and geese...
Black Bear Lard Hand Pies
By Gabby Zaldumbide I've been a hunter for nearly two and a half years now and this fall I was fortunate enough to harvest my very own black bear. I'd been wanting to do this hunt for a while; personally,...
New Mexico-Style Squirrel Green Chile
By Jason Amaro We all look for opportunities to combine our favorite foods in life. For many hunters here in New Mexico, that delectable combo is roasted green chile and wild game. The great thing about a stew is that...
Grouse Breast with Shallot Cream Sauce
By Marissa Saviano If you live in Colorado, you hunt, and it’s September, chances are (like myself) you have one thing on your mind. However, far too often dreams of finding herds of elk and screaming bulls with an OTC...
Korean-Inspired Antelope Bowls with Red Bulgur
By Annie Weisz of Peak to Plate I love making “bowl” meals because there are so many options for ingredients, flavors, textures, colors, etc. Start with a grain, add some protein, and get creative with fresh toppings and sauces. For...