Category Archives: Small Game

Beaver Bourgiugnon

  Sometimes trapping is overlooked as a way to bring home tasty meat, along with the fur.  The beaver trapping season ends tomorrow in our part of NYS, but there…

Squirrel Sriracha Sliders

Squirrel season is open in NYS until the end of February and since it’s a leap year, we get an extra day!  Squirrel hunting is a great way to introduce…

“You Keep Cooking that Game, Girl”

I had the amazing opportunity to meet Leah Chase, The Queen of Creole Cuisine and Disney’s inspiration for the Princess and the Frog movie.  We were talking about food, of course,…

Braised Groundhog in Herb Mustard Reduction

People have been asking, sometimes jokingly, for a recipe for groundhog.  Although we were skeptical about the potential for creating a delicious meal out of a groundhog, surprisingly, we succeeded!…

Rabbit Hasenpfeffer

Rabbit closed February 28th in Seneca County, yet it is open until March 20th in the North country. Hasenpfeffer is a traditional German rabbit dish made by first marinating the…

Squirrel Fricassee


If you are looking for a diversion from deer hunting, and since the waterfowl is a bit scarce, then why not consider some squirrel? I must confess, I was a…

Fall Harvest: Squirrel Braised in Apple Cider

This year the forest mast is plentiful. The acorns, hickories, and apples are abundant and the squirrels are fat! The harvest photograph pictured above (courtesy of Keith Tidball) includes the…

Squirrel Derby Pie

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups boneless cooked squirrel meat, cubed (you may simply boil/simmer the meat until cooked through and the bones are easily removed) 2 cups of diced potatoes 1…

Rabbit in Apple Cider

With the weekend thaw, hunter’s are able to take their Beagles out for rabbit. Even without the dogs, the weather is nice to “take a walk,” or hunt, in search…

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