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Cooking Wild Game

There are special requirements for cooking wild game, like squirrel or chukar, venison or elk. Learn the best recipes and techniques to enjoy the game from the hunt.

Recipe: High Speed Venison for a quick, tasty meal outdoors or at home

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Ingredients for this dish go on every hunt. All you have to do is add venison, and you have a great, tasty meal that doesn’t require a lot of preparation.

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How to: Make jerky from small game meat

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Venison or big game jerky is common, but few use small game animals as the basis of that frontier staple. Making jerky is a great way to clean out the freezer at the end of the season and create tasty snacks out of last year’s harvest.

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Recipe: Dutch Oven Duck and Sausage Gumbo

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To say you’re going to make gumbo is more a statement of purpose. This recipe has evolved over many years to fit my personal preferences.

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Cottontail rabbits are prolific andare widely distributed throughout the United States. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife photo)

Ten reasons to eat rabbit meat, and one award-winning rabbit recipe

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Rabbit meat is usually overlooked as a protein source. It shouldn’t be. Here’s why it should be on your menu.

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Go squirrel hunting to learn wilderness survival skills

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You can learn basic wilderness survival skills by learning how to hunt squirrels.

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Survival recipe: How to make easy wild game stir fry

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A wilderness survival recipe should be tasty and easy to prepare under primitive outdoor conditions. This recipe has both those characteristics, and can be made over a fire using one cooking implement!

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How to survive recipes: Award-winning Dutch oven beer-braised rabbit

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In a survival situation, good tasty recipes you can do under primitive conditions are a survival tool. Here’s a great recipe for rabbit, either wild or domestic, that can be cooked outside, using the coals from a campfire.

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The hunt isn’t over when the animal is harvested. One of the best parts of the hunting experience is when you can start feasting on the meat!

Venison recipe: How to make meatball stew over a campfire

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During a wilderness or urban emergency, simple, easy-to-prepare food is both fuel and a morale-builder! When it comes to Dutch oven and campfire cooking, Linda Stephenson is a recognized expert with a lot of experience that carries over into survival cooking!

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Survival Recipes: How to make waterfowl gumbo

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A successful waterfowl hunter may end the season with a bunch of ducks and geese in the freezer. So how do you cook them so everyone can enjoy them? My favorite waterfowl dish is gumbo. There are dishes, such as this one, that just don’t taste as good unless you use a strong-tasting game bird such as a duck or goose in them.

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Campfire cooking recipe: Venison meat loaf in a Dutch oven

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Always keep notes in your cookbook – the memories make the food even better.

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