Cooking Venison and Game

10 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

If you’re accustomed to hunting at a cabin or other camp, chances are good that the cooking falls into one of a few categories similar to what you’d find just about anywhere. One is that everyone is pretty much on their own. Someone may whip up a pot of chili, but...

For Great Venison, Be Sure to Grind It Out

If you’ve ever watched a butcher grinding burger, you know he doesn’t just toss in hunks of meat and what- ever’s attached to see what comes shooting out. This is good advice to follow when it comes to grinding your own venison, too. We’ve all had fantastic hamburgers made with venison or...

From the Turkey Woods to Your Table

Domestic and wild turkeys actually have very little in common — one was bred for the table and the other evolved to escape predators. No, the wild turkey is in a category of its own, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great on the plate. It just takes a little different...

The Easiest Venison Recipe You Will Ever Need

My buddy Anthony Campbell loves the outdoors, is an old ink-in-the-blood newspaper guy and like me, doesn’t miss too many meals. He’s the editor of a wonderful small town newspaper that, when I was in college 30 years ago, was part of our “Community News” class studies. It’s the epitome of...

See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Delicious Lobster and Vension

If you’re feeling romantic tonight or on Valentine’s Day or, well, basically anytime, it’s tough to beat a great meal with venison and lobster with your bestie. Venison and lobster? Mmmm, what a great combination. If you don’t like lobster or can’t get it, perhaps you could substitute crab or crayfish. But...