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Photo of Dan Schmidt's big Texas buck

5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Rock Your Taste Buds With This Blueberry Shitake Venison

Every time we visit Food for Hunters we come away with something that makes our lips want to beat our face to death. Take a look at this Blueberry Shitake Venison dish! Succulent venison, prepared just perfectly, with some fresh blueberries, mushrooms, butter and cream. Holy cow. The good thing, too, is it’s easy...

The chimichurri sauce on this venison has a nice mix of herbs without being too much. (Photo: Food for Hunters)

Don’t Overdo the Marinades, and Watch Out for Lava

Last autumn while hunting in Ohio with Heartland Wildlife Institute, Banks Blinds and TenPoint Crossbows, our merry crew enjoyed great meals each day prepared by chef Ty Hartman. Hartman trained as a chef after a construction work injury put him on the sidelines. He always enjoyed cooking but ramped things up to a new...

CanCooker Braised Venison

Trophy Whitetails and the Best Venison You’ll Ever Enjoy

We’ll always have a debate among deer hunters about trophies and meat, and there’s absolutely no getting around it whatsoever. Some guys hunt old, mature bucks and have specific antler requirements that fit their personal goal. Usually, it’s a specific inch-minimum or “bigger than my last one.” Others go by the old “I don’t...

Venison Wisdom Cookbook

Venison Wisdom: Do You Have It?

Enjoying great meals of venison you’ve hunted and brought home involves more than a good recipe because without proper care, you can have a pile of meat that may not taste worth a flip. “Venison Wisdom Cookbook” is a compilation of great recipes by Tracy Schmidt that are easy to prepare, delicious and will...

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Deer Hunting, Cooking Go Hand in Hand

In the coming several weeks, Arkansans will acquire tons – literally – of good meat for the table. Deer season begins this weekend in Arkansas. And as sure as you mention the topic deer meat, debates will follow on how to handle it. Let’s narrow the focus. The deer has been killed and processed,...

Smokey Lettuce Wraps

Foodie Friday: Smoky Lettuce Wraps with Sage Corn Salsa

Wow! This recipe looks so good you’ll be wanting to tear apart your computer screen to get to the finished meal or wipe out the corn and venison before it’s even ready! The fine folks at Food For Hunters whipped up this venison treat. It’s officially called “Smoky Lettuce Wraps with Sage Corn Salsa,”...