Recipes

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...
Trout Cakes
By Taylor Ferguson As we wrap up prime fishing season and head into hunting season, it's time to think about eating all the trout caught while staying active outdoors all summer! I don’t know about you, but by this time of...
Venison Gyros
By Taylor Ferguson It’s that time of year to empty our your freezer in preparation for this coming hunting season. Sometimes it can be difficult to get creative with ground meat, this recipe is simple, quick, and delicious. Ingredients 1lb...
Grilled Venison Gyros
By Marissa Saviano Backstrap is preferred for this recipe, but really, any prime cut will do. The meat gets a bath in a Greek-style marinade, then hits the hot grill for a fast sear to get it medium-rare. Thinly sliced...
French Onion Wild Game Roast
By Marissa Saviano Love french onion soup? Then you're about to discover your new favorite wild game recipe. This recipe is basically braising a big game roast of your choice in a French onion soup base all day. The result...
Elk Borscht
It felt like a holiday last September as I stood in my kitchen. I had my knife in hand trimming cuts of elk meat from a bull my nephew had shot a few days before during our archery trip. His...
Duck Liver Paté
By Marissa Saviano I have used this recipe with mostly duck livers, but also grouse and turkey with excellent results. Livers are definitely worth saving from waterfowl and game birds. This recipe has turned duck livers into my 3-year-old son's...
Prickly Pear Cheesecake Ice Cream
By Tara Holder Do you have a mess of prickly pear cactus growing near you? When the fruits are ripe (when they're almost if not completely red), pick them, prep them, and they can be mixed into all sorts of...