Confit Goose Tacos

Waterfowl hunting is a great pastime in the winter. After all the big game hunting has ended I truly enjoy my mornings on the water with my Labrador Brodie. I know I am not alone either, as many people across the United States hit the flyways in the hopes of dropping some birds out of…

Wild Goose Liver Pate

  I have to admit something, I am not a huge fan of liver. I wish I were, and every year I force myself to keep all the livers from every animal I harvest. So I have a lot of liver, and not so many ways to prepare that I enjoy.  I hope that maybe…

Gluten Free Saskatoon Tarts

  Saskatoons are having a booming season this year in Colorado. So I am trying to find a few ways to utilize them, other than eating fistfuls throughout the day.  These tarts are pretty simple to make and keep well in the fridge for a few days. Plus the shells are made from almond flour, so…

Guinness Braised Elk Shanks

– Shanks are tough, and if they come from something like a big bull elk, they can be intimidating to cook. They also are somewhat difficult to fit in a pot, since they are like the size of a football. Unfortunatly, most of these get left in the field due to the extra weight of…

Wild Berry Pound Cake

There is a lot that the woods have to offer for the table. Amazing proteins, tasty mushrooms, and berries! Wild berries are fun, and are also beneficial to know about. Learning about the different berry seasons gives good insight into the local ecosystem, and can teach you a lot about animals. This year is looking good for…

Show Stopping Venison Loin

By: Michael Vialpando   Venison has long been a protein with somewhat of a bad wrap in certain circles. “It’s too gamey, or dry, or tough” , “it tastes like sage”, sadly this is the impression most have of it. Typically I attribute it to improper field care, or a crazy uncle Tim who got…

Grilled Fennel Elk Burgers

I will put my money on the fact that burgers will be on the menu for more than half of Americans this Independence Day. It is the quintessential American food, and for good reason. It is meaty, cheesy, juicy, and goes hand in hand with a good pile of freedom fries and a beer. Like…

Rabbit Korma

Cottontail rabbits are just flat out a fun hunt. They are plentiful, good fun for the whole family, and bag limits are often generous. Which is good because they are amazing table fare. Before the advent of Commercial Animal Husbandry, and the shift to being a nation of chicken eaters, humans ate what was around….

Sous Vide Leg of Antelope

Sous vide cooking does seem to be a lot of hype, but I do believe it to be a valuable tool to anyone cooking wild game. Where this technique of cooking shines is turning what could potentially be a tough cut into a tender cut, while still keeping it within the desired rarity. A successful…