Pan-Seared Duck with Potatoes, Apples, and Bacon for Youth Waterfowl Hunt

This weekend was the youth waterfowl hunt in New York State.  Youth were given the opportunity to hunt ducks and geese with an adult mentor in advance of the general waterfowl…

Slow Cooked September Goose

The September goose season plays an important role in managing local Canada goose populations. New York State DEC set the daily bag limit this year at fifteen birds a day, as…

Large Mouth Corn and Tomato Salsa

This is a great recipe for late summer when tomatoes and corn are at their peak of ripeness and the bass are biting!  You can make it as an appetizer…

Processing a Large Mouth Bass, plus fish stock

Large mouth bass are a good eating fish and can be found in many clean waterways, including this nice catch from Cayuga Lake.   Make an initial cut behind the gills. I then…

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…

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…

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