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Recipe: How to Cook Caribou Bidos

This recipe comes from Wild Chef reader Ingebrigtsen who originally posted it in the comments section of the blog a few years back. Bidos, a quick …

Onions

Five Ways To Use Leftover Backstrap

Leftover and backstraps – two words that really should never go together, but sometimes I’m left with a few extra steaks at the end of the night. …

Cooking

Recipe: Venison Chorizo Chile Rellenos

My garden is mess this year. It seems every tomato gets half-eaten by rabbits before I can pick it, and mice or moles are taking chunks out of my …

Cooking

Recipe: How to Mix an “Elk’s Own” Cocktail

Thanks to some 110-percent effort given by my laying flock, I found myself with an abundance of eggs earlier this summer. Looking to free up some egg …

Recipe: How to Cook Alligator Sauce Piquante

<i>Photo by Johnny Miller; Food styling by Roscoe Betsill</i><p>This one-pot Cajun recipe is perfect for gator tail meat—or just about any other wild game in …

Wild Side Recipe: Charred Sugar Snap Peas

<i>CC image from Flickr</i><p>I’ve gone my whole life thinking I hate peas in any form. That is until I spent some time turkey hunting with Steve McGrath, the …

Safe Grilling Tips and a Carne Asada Recipe

Fireworks aren’t the only thing sending people to the emergency room on July 4th. Grilling also poses a potential hazard, with the National Fire …

BBQ

Recipe: How to Cook Bacon-Parmesan Trout

<i>Photo by: Minaret Photography</i><p>Mammoth Lakes is home to some of California’s best trout fisheries, so it's no surprise that Mammoth's chefs are well …

Trout

How to Get the Most Out of Your Veteran Gun Dog

How does that song go… <i>"I’m not as good as I was once, but I’m as good once as I ever was?"</i><p>That could be the rallying cry of the senior hunting dog. …

5 Tips for Grilling the Perfect Skinny Venison Steak

Unless you butcher your own deer or have a good butcher who will take custom orders, you're likely to end up with some skinny deer steaks in your box …

How to Smoke Wild Turkey

I enjoy smoking wild turkey breast from time to time, although it's not my go-to technique. The meat from a wild turkey is so lean and--especially if …

The 10-Minute Rule for Cooking Fish

I shied away from cooking fish for many years. I grew up hating eating fish. But after my tastes matured and I realized that finned flesh is pretty …

Train Your Pup for Gun Shots, Real Birds, and Water

<i>Photo by Bill Buckley</i><p>No amateur trainers ever set out to ruin a gun dog, but Pam Kadlec, owner of Just Ducky Kennels in Edgefield, S.C., knows the …

Perfect Hunting Dog: The Best Breed for Your Hunting Style

The bond between man and dog forms strongest when you and your furry partner share interests. Here are types of hunters and the breeds that fit them. …

5 Wild Game Tips to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Today is the fifth day of May, or Cinco de Mayo — a Mexican holiday commemorating the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over French forces at the …

Stop Using Bacon. Seriously.

Of all the game-cooking myths and missteps I preach about, telling readers to stop using bacon is the most likely to start fights. Bacon is so …

Recipe: Making Bannock Bread at Camp

I've been reading a bunch of frontier history books lately, including Hampton Sides excellent Kit Carson overview, "Blood and Thunder." I'm always …

All That Remains: How to Make Game Stock

One thing you can do to amp your kitchen credibility quickly is learning to make stock--a flavorful cooking liquid that forms the base of many soups, …

5 Ways to Use Venison Minute Steaks

The other day I pulled this package of meat from our freezer--a steak that had been given to us by my girlfriend T. Rebel's dad from the cow elk he …

Rabbit Dogs: Get Your Beagles Hunting

<i>Sticktoittiveness.</i> That's the characteristic Scott Wilson looks for in potential rabbit dogs and beagle pups. For instance, if there's a piece of …

Smoking Snow Geese with Wild Sky Seasonings

I've been on a few snow goose hunts over the last couple of weeks and invariably, when I bring this up in casual conversation, someone asks, "What in …

Wild Game Recipe: 7 Secrets to the Best Corned Beef Hash Ever

It's hard to say which I like better: a big meal of corned beef, potatoes and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, or that day-after cure of corned beef …

Wild Game Recipe: How Marinades Really Work

For some reason, the go-to recipe for wild-game always starts with "Soak (insert game meat here) in Italian dressing for three days." Seriously, how …

5 Tips for Venison Hamburger Steaks

Much in the same way minute steaks were an instrumental part of my family's dinners, so too did hamburger steaks make a regular appearance on the …

An Easy Way to Turn Your Bird Dog into a Shed Hunter

Ten years ago it would have been difficult to find anyone who used a dog to hunt shed antlers. Today, not so much. Not only do shed dog breeders …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

How to Get Your Dog in Hunting Shape During the Off-Season

<i>Photo by Bill Buckley</i><p>Though waterfowl season is months away, you need to think now about a training regimen for your dog. As a diehard waterfowler, …

How to Train a Bird Dog in Your Living Room

<i>Photo by Denver Bryan/Images on the Wildside</i><p>Not too long ago many trainers believed that bringing a young gun dog in the house would ruin its nose …