Educator Resources

Below is a list of Wild Harvest Table resources available for educators to use. Clicking on the “Read” or “Print” version of the file will open it in a new tab, where you can download or print it.

4-H Shooting Sports Booklets

Designed to accompany 4-H Shooting Sports trainings, these booklets offer practical advice on preparing and consuming wild game. They offer food safety information, instructions on how to properly field dress wild game, nutrition information, and tasty recipes to help you bring a harvest from field to table.  The lesson plans are designed to cover materials in the booklet in a group education setting.

If you plan to print these booklets, click here for complete printing and folding instructions.

Shotgun: Wild Harvest Table Guide to Hunting Fowl & Other Small Game

Rifle: Wild Harvest Table Guide to Deer Hunting and Preparation

Muzzleloader or Living History: Wild Harvest Table Guide to Preserving Meat

Returning Warrior Hunting Booklets

These booklets are designed to serve as a resource for participants in the Returning Warriors: Outdoor Recreation, Restoration, & Resilience Study. They offer advice on preparing and consuming wild game from field to table, including food safety and nutrition information, recipes, and cooking tips.

Venison: Processing, Preparing, and Preserving Deer

Wild Fowl: Processing, Preparing, and Presenting Upland Game Birds and Waterfowl

Returning Warrior Hunting and Fishing Booklets for Guides

Produced as part of the Returning Warriors: Outdoor Recreation, Restoration, & Resilience Study, these booklets are intended to equip Wounded Warriors in Action (WWIA) guides with basic information necessary to successfully process, prepare, and present wild fish and game that is caught during a WWIA event.

Fish: Processing, Preparing, and Presenting Fish

Venison: Processing, Preparing, and Presenting Big Game

Wild Fowl: Processing, Preparing, and Presenting Upland Game Birds and Waterfowl

Outreach Recipe Cards

These recipe cards are great take-home materials to accompany workshops on wild game. The cards print four to a page and should be printed double-sided so that the recipe is on one side and the Wild Harvest Table information is on the other.

Food Preservation

This section offers the lesson on meat preservation led by Cornell Cooperative Extension home food preservation experts Katherine Humphrey and Judy Price. Please note that, due to food safety concerns, you should not lead a food preservation workshop for others unless you have been trained to do so.

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