• whole smoked lake salmon
    May 13, 2016

    Whole Smoked Land-locked Salmon

    This is a great way to prepare a smaller size land-locked salmon or brown trout.  If you smoke it whole, it is much easier to get all off the cooked....
  • brook trout, removing head
    April 29, 2016

    Cleaning a Whole Trout

    1. Using a sharp fillet knife, remove the head by cutting at a slight angle from behind the gills towards the base of the head. The head can also be.....
  • Rainbow_Trout
    March 29, 2016

    Honeyed Trout

    It is spring and time to think about fishing!  Trout season starts April 1st in most of New York State and the peepers are in full chorus at night,...
  • IMG_3365
    March 4, 2016

    Hunter’s Pie Baked Potatoes, a twi...

    With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, this is a fun twist on Shepard’s Pie.  They can be made ahead of time if you are feeding a crowd. Hunte...
  • 4H-Shooting-Sports_Wild-Harvest-Table_Shotgun_cover
    February 27, 2016

    Wild Harvest Table Guides for 4-H Shooti...

    These guides are an excellent way to engage youth in the preparing wild game that they harvest.  The readable versions are linked here for Shotgun, ...
whole smoked lake salmon

Whole Smoked Land-locked Salmon

This is a great way to prepare a smaller size land-locked salmon or brown trout.  If you smoke it whole, it is much easier to get all off the cooked…

brook trout, removing head

Cleaning a Whole Trout

1. Using a sharp fillet knife, remove the head by cutting at a slight angle from behind the gills towards the base of the head. The head can also be…

Rainbow_Trout

Honeyed Trout

It is spring and time to think about fishing!  Trout season starts April 1st in most of New York State and the peepers are in full chorus at night, telling us the bullhead fishing…

IMG_3365

Hunter’s Pie Baked Potatoes, a twist on Shepard’s Pie

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, this is a fun twist on Shepard’s Pie.  They can be made ahead of time if you are feeding a crowd. Hunter’s Pie Baked…

4H-Shooting-Sports_Wild-Harvest-Table_Shotgun_cover

Wild Harvest Table Guides for 4-H Shooting Sports

These guides are an excellent way to engage youth in the preparing wild game that they harvest.  The readable versions are linked here for Shotgun, Rifle, and Muzzleloader.  Print-friendly versions in…

IMG_3441

Duck Bites with Orange and Candied Ginger

These are a always a crowd pleasing appetizer. Duck Bites with Orange and Candied Ginger Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless duck breasts (about 4-5 breast) 1/4 cup low sodium soy…

chili, cilantro, tomato, deer chili

Variation on Venison Chili

I was told I had to post this because the beans and the cilantro give it a unique, fresh taste, balancing a bit of sweet with spice.  Plus, it is super…

photo Keith Tidball

Wild Duck Legs Braised with Olives

Stretch those ducky meals!  I’ve heard some people complaining about the lack of birds during the late season for waterfowl in New York state. Due to the warm weather, the big…

goose flying

Goose Tenders

What to do with goose tenders?  Sometimes I just leave them with the whole breast, but they naturally want to separate off, even after smoking or when cooking.        …

grouse in tree

“…And a Ruffed Grouse in a Pear tree”

Heading into Christmastime, we are in that in-between space when waterfowl is closed and deer season is over in much of New York State.  Yet, there are still small game, upland birds, and fish to…

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