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Mmmm ... grilled venison is great any time of the year!

Uncle Ted’s Special Wango for His Deer Backstrap Tango

When he’s not pounding the stage with gut-sizzling electrifying rock ‘n roll like he’s done for 40 years, it’s a safe bet you’d probably find the Motor City Madman in a deer stand with his Mathews bow in hand. Ted Nugent’s been hunting for just about as long as he’s played music. Maybe longer....

If you don't have any grilled venison right now, since it's summer, practice with a nice beef roast and get your groove down before deer season opens and you bring home some venison!

Maintain the Right Temperature for the Best Venison

When you’re grilling or otherwise preparing a venison roast, how do you know when the internal temperature is correct or if it hits the target you’re trying to achieve? DDH contributing writer and outdoors foodie David Draper mentioned the Thermapen┬árecently in his food blog for Field & Stream. (Yes, I read a lot of...

Venison Loin with Arugula is easy to prepare and delicious with a light vinaigrette dressing. (Photo: Stacy Harris, www.GameandGarden.com)

The Best Tool for Venison Is …

Among all the important things to have in your kitchen, this is the be-all, end-all for any venison lover. With almost 25 years of marriage under my belt I can attest that from the early days with little of what George Carlin called “stuff” to today’s “we have too much stuff!” clutter, my wife...

Weston Original Jerky Gun

Your Complete Smoked Venison Jerky Recipe Now!

Making jerky is easy and it’s fun to do in summer if it’s too hot to head outside, because you can make a few pounds of jerky and have it ready for the upcoming hunting season. Jerky recipes can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just use natural meats and go...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Weston Sportsmans Burger

Great Venison Burgers and Deviled Eggs with a Twist

During a recent visit to central Wisconsin on business we had the chance to dine at a great place, Father Fats Public House, where the plates are small but the portions definitely are not. Oh. My. Goodness. I love to eat good food and can eat a lot of it. I probably wouldn’t have...

Fire up your smoker!

Get Smokin’ With This Great Venison Dry Rub

Did you know deer season opened in California last weekend in one of the state’s northern zones, and whitetail season is just a few weeks away in southern Florida and South Carolina? Amazingly, we’re into hunting season! Hurray! Most of the country will still be sweatin’ to the oldies as summer hangs around for...

Venison Bleu Cheese Burgers are great!

The Best Venison Burgers for Your Fourth of July Blowout!

The variety is quite wide when it comes to venison recipes, advice on how to get the best burgers, which spices or how much fat to include in the grind. Everyone does things a little bit differently and that’s what helps make things interesting. Whatever your favorites may be, there’s no debate that the...

Seafood gumbo can include venison sausage, of course, for added flavor!

Venison Appetizers and a Summer Seafood Slam

My gosh, I do believe I could eat fresh seafood until my cholesterol level hit something along the lines of an SAT score and I looked like Mr. Creosote before he noshed on that wafer-thin mint. Shrimp, oysters, fresh fish, squid … dang. Love it. Love it! And I really don’t care how it’s...

A good dry rub can help tough cuts of venison or beef.

Try This Super Dry Rub Recipe For Your Venison

Dry rubs are easy to make, can be as simple or involved as you wish, and can help transform a tough cut or shoulder roast into a succulent delight. Take a venison shoulder roast, for example. It has several muscles and a bunch of connective tissue. Some folks just discard it. Boo, hiss! Coat...