These 5 tips on how to cook the perfect venison steak will help you become the best chef at this summer’s barbecues.
Now that Memorial day has come and gone we can (un)officially say that summer is here. Summertime means big fish, good beer and plenty of cookouts. It’s a great excuse to eat up some of the meat that you spent all of last fall chasing and cutting up. One of my favorite summertime choices to grill is venison steak, which can be pretty tricky to grill due to the thin cut of some of the pieces. Follow these 5 tips on how to grill the perfect venison steak and your friends will be coming back for more over and over again at your next party. Continue Reading →
“Buck, Buck, Moose” when looking for your next recipe! Hank Shaw is a UW-Madison graduate, that has written several cookbooks that embrace the hunter, angler and everything outdoors! Check out his recipe below! Continue Reading →
Wild turkey hunting season is here and in Wisconsin, many hunters will be hitting the woods for the first season. Hopefully, you’ll be successful and will be able to put a big tom on the ground and if you do, you have to know what to do with it. This great video from ScoutlookWeather shows a great way to skin and how to butcher a wild turkey. This is how I clean my birds and while it’s not the only way, it’s a good one that gets you all of the meat. Continue Reading →
Cooking venison correctly is one of the best ways to share your hunt and get new hunters in the field wanting some of this tasty meat. While grilling, baking and frying is a great way to cook meat, one of the newest and some of the tastiest meat I’ve had has been cooked with hot water on a sous-vide cooker. You can get the perfect meat temperature all throughout the meat. Watch this video from Chef Steps and read below on how to cook a better venison tenderloin. Continue Reading →
This Dragon Jalapeño Poppers Recipe combines bacon, little smokies and jalapeños into one fantastic snack. Recipe taken from the Bradley Smoker Cookbook by Steve Cylka
While meat is the staple of nearly every hunter’s meal, the fact of the matter is that we need more than that to go with it. Lucky for us, there are great additional items like salads, dips and of course, jalapeño poppers! This recipe for Dragon Jalapeño Poppers combines vegetables (jalapeños) and more meat! Using bacon, a smoker of your choice and little smokies, these are guaranteed to be the best poppers you can make. Poppers are great for tailgating, camping or any occasion. This recipe for Dragon Jalapeño Poppers was taken from the Bradley Smoker Cookbook and came from Steve Cylka. Continue Reading →
Learning how to make your own wild turkey jerky is a healthy way to eat your bird this season.
Turkey season is here and many of us have probably already managed to bag a few birds. Now, you get to decide what you want to do with that meat that only comes around a couple of times a year. While grilling and smoking whole birds are some of my favorite recipes, trying something new like this wild turkey jerky recipe is a great idea as well. Learn how to make your own whole muscle wild turkey jerky with this recipe from the Bradley Smoker Cookbook by Brad Lockwood. Continue Reading →
Smoked venison ham is a great way to make your venison this season. This was taken from The Bradley Smoker Cookbook.
Recently, I was given the opportunity to check out an awesome cook book full of wild game smoking recipes. As a hunter who processes his own meat, I was really excited to check out what the Bradley Smoker Cookbook had to offer. The Bradley Smoker Cookbook: Tips, Tricks and Recipes from Bradley Smoker’s Pro Staff is a great book that offers tons of recipes that can be done by beginners all the way up to complicated sausage recipes. Don’t miss this amazing Smoked Venison Ham Recipe below and be sure to check out the book on Amazon here. Continue Reading →
Wild turkey tacos are a great meal to make with your freshly killed gobbler.
Turkey hunting is here, finally! But now that you’ve got the gobbler on the ground, what do you do with it? One of my favorite wild turkey recipes is wild turkey tacos. Tacos taste great, cook quick and are pretty healthy, so there’s really no better way to eat them. Check out the wild turkey taco recipe and let us know what you think. Continue Reading →
With many gun hunting seasons beginning this weekend or in the following weeks, we wanted to show hunters a great way to use an often overlooked part of the deer, the heart. If you are lucky enough to harvest a deer during this hunting season, make sure that you take out the heart and eat this incredibly tasty cut of meat. Deer heart can be cooked a number of ways, but this way that Steven Rinella of Meat Eater shows us looks great. Learn how to make deer heart tacos in this video. Continue Reading →
This illustrated diagram shows the 7 best cuts of venison. Chart made by nadiavanderdonk.deviantart.com
Venison Butchering Guide
Butchering your own deer is a huge part of harvesting the animal and many hunters look forward to cutting up and serving the most organic meat on the planet. That being said, knowing what you’re cutting up and how to properly do it is important to not only have the freshest meat, but also the tastiest. Here is a guide on the 7 best cuts of venison to help you get the most out of your animal this fall. Continue Reading →