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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Mountain Man Soup

This stew-like soup from Cordella Campbell of Rapid City, South Dakota is sure to satisfy your hearty hunter's appetite. It's chock-full of tender buffalo meat, tomatoes, and chunks of carrot and potato, lightly seasoned with bay leaf and clove.

Wild Duck Gumbo

Our family and friends just love this delightful, rich gumbo - it's such a unique way to serve this wild...


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...

Hearty Goose Soup

"After my son went goose hunting, I had to cook what he brought home. So I got ingredients together and...


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...

Pheasant in Cream Sauce

While it sounds fancy, this dish is easy to make. And if you don’t have pheasant available, you can substitute...


Quail in Mushroom Gravy

We live in an area with many Southern plantations, and quail are abundant. I cook this tasty dish with rich...


Swiss Elk Steak

Growing up in Montana, I enjoyed eating elk on a regular basis. You'll find the elk cooks up nice and...


Turtle Soup

This hearty soup has a real "snappy" flavor from the cayenne pepper and lemon juice. It's a treat and good...

Moose Meatballs

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


Roasted Pheasants with Oyster Stuffing

A hunter's holiday dinner from field editor Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin features bacon-topped pheasants with savory oyster stuffing. No...


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...


Bison-Stuffed Bell Peppers

“I serve lean stuffed peppers with an Italian salad for a complete, healthy meal,“ says buffalo rancher Marlene Groves, Kiowa,...


Rice-Stuffed Squab

For company or family, you'll be proud to serve these golden game birds. the rich-tasting dark meat goes well with...

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...


Moose Steak

Our family especially enjoys this tender moose main dish in the fall and winter, when an oven meal really satisfies....


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...


Pheasant Potpie

A hearty meal in itself, this savory pie features delicious pheasant. Here in central Pennsylvania, that game bird isn't as...


Pheasant and Wild Rice

Everyone in my family hunts, so we have an abundance of game. This recipe also works well with wild turkey...


Elk Parmesan

Wyoming is a paradise for people like us who enjoy hunting. My husband was thrilled when our jobs brought us...

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Quail with Mushroom Sauce

"This golden quail is so moist and tender," remarks Joelann Sygo of Gaylord, Michigan. "The rich cream sauce, dotted with...


Slow-Cooked Goose

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


Baked Pheasant in Gravy

Wondering how to cook pheasant? Let my recipe show you how! It is impressive enough to serve to company, but...


Sweet-and-Sour Elk

Baked elk steaks smothered with a simple, savory sauce is a special dinner we've enjoyed for years. My husband, Ralph,...


Barbecued Wild Duck

Our three grown sons request finger-licking wild duck recipes each fall, especially this recipe. Basting with the homemade barbecue sauce...


Quail with Mushroom Gravy

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