Wild Game Recipes

Ready to try your hand at something new? Then explore our elk recipes, pheasant recipes and other wild game recipes.

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Wild Duck Gumbo

Our family and friends just love this delightful, rich gumbo - it's such a unique way to serve this wild bird. We like that the meat is tender but not greasy. With all the wonderful spices, this gumbo is a flavorful main dish.
-Doris Heath, Bryson City, North Carolina

Bison Steak Salad

We raise buffalo on our ranch, so I cook plenty of buffalo steak as well as other cuts. During the...


Elk Meat Chili

"The longer this hearty chili simmers, the better it tastes!" remarks field editor Jo Maasberg of Farson, Wyoming. "It's a...


Bison Chili

This classic recipe of the American frontier is so meaty you can almost eat it with a fork. The zippy...


Pheasant in Mustard Sauce

Until I met my husband, an avid hunter, I'd never cooked or eaten pheasant. I tried several different recipes before...

Moose Meatballs

Our family has found these meatballs in tangy sauce a great use for moose. I was glad to find a...


Southern Pan-Fried Quail with Grits

Growing up in Tennessee, Southern or Country-Fried Chicken was a staple in our home. It wasn't until I moved to...

Quail With Rice

I discovered this recipe almost 20 years ago. Quail is a family favorite every fall when my husband goes hunting....


Creamed Grouse on Toast

A strong-tasting game bird like grouse is so tempting made this way. The lemon juice gives the savory sauce a...


Papa Burger

When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully...


Pheasant Stir-Fry

I learned creative ways to prepare game while cooking for hunters at a lodge in Alaska, where my husband was...

Slow-Cooked Goose

"My husband, Willard, and I own a hunting lodge and host about 16 hunters a week at our camp," says...


Quail with Mushroom Gravy

Succulent quail with a snappy sauce makes an impressive entree. "This dish tastes wonderful over rice or toast points. Sometimes...


Jalapeno Quail Appetizers

"My husband quail-hunts every season, and this recipe has become our favorite way to serve the birds. The bacon keeps...