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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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.        …

“…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…

Peruvian-style Sautéed Venison

This recipe was adapted by a Peruvian friend from a traditional recipe.  Enjoy!  And yes, there are white-tailed deer in Peru! Peruvian Sautéed Venison Tenderloin (Lomo Saltado de Venado) Ingredients: 1…

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