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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.

Small fish are easily cooked in a wrapping of aluminum foil over a grill or campfire.

Marinade recipes | Make fish, wild game meat tender and flavorful

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A common complaint is that wild game meat tastes “gamey” or that fish taste “fishy.” A good marinade can change that.

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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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How to | Make fantastic, tasty chicken fried venison steak

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When it comes to hunting camp cuisine, fast and simple is good. This philosophy also applies to feeding teenagers, especially when they’re athletes and absolutely starving after a day at school followed by a hard workout. This recipe for venison steak covers both bases.

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Check out this Dutch oven squirrel recipe

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Subsistence hunting is nothing new, nor was it ever limited to indigenous people. Small game, especially squirrels and rabbits, can be an important part of a survival diet. Here’s how to cook squirrel in a Dutch oven.

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How to make tasty Venison meat loaf in a Dutch oven

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Try this tasty recipe for venison meatloaf that can be made in a Dutch oven. There is comfort food and there is survival food, and there is no reason a recipe can’t be the same for both dishes!

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

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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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Recipe: Dutch Oven Duck and Sausage Gumbo

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I’m sure the basis of this recipe started out somewhere. But over the years, I tweaked and adjusted the ingredients to fit my personal tastes. Since I love gumbo in any form or style (but hold the okra, please) I made it out of whatever meat I had the most of.

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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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