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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Papa Burger

When whipping up something for Father’s Day or the Fourth of July, I go big and tall with this fully loaded, juicy yumburger. —Chase Bailey, Costa Mesa, California

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...


Pheasant Stir-Fry

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

Jalapeno Quail Appetizers

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


Venison Fajitas

Use either venison or elk in this recipe, and you'll be pleased with the results! "My husband asks for these...

Pheasant with Cranberry Sauce

"My Uncle Stanley, an avid hunter and fisherman, encouraged me to try game cooking, and this recipe is one of...


Elk Wellington

"My husband's an avid hunter and fisherman, so we often try new recipes with elk, deer, rabbit, turkey or fish....


Slow-Cooked Goose

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


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 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...


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...


Quail with Mushroom Sauce

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

Baked Pheasant in Gravy

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


Quail with Mushroom Gravy

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


Moose Steak

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


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...


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...


Bison-Stuffed Bell Peppers

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


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,...


Moose Meatballs

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

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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...


Elk Parmesan

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


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...