Smoked Venison Queso Dip Recipe

Most of my non-hunting friends and family are extremely supportive of hunting but have been hesitant to try venison for a variety of reasons. Whether it is due to their misconceptions from popular culture or social media, or just their unfamiliarity with wild game, I always do my best to educate them on the health benefits …

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Venison Wellington With A Wreath Twist

As hunters, we are forever grateful when we can fill our freezers with venison. However, usually after the third or fourth round of venison burger, we are looking to get creative with the rest of our harvest! One of my family’s favorite winter recipes is a slight twist on the typical Beef Wellington. Although usually …

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Culinary Christmas Gifts for a Deer Hunter

Give the gift of better venison this holiday season. Giving a hunter you know one or more of these culinary gifts will up their venison game and hopefully pay dividends your way. Digital Meat Thermometer This is by far the #1 tool for a wild game chef. You should be cooking your venison by temperature …

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Pepper Medley Venison Pâté

Here’s a recipe we got from Joe Hamilton of South Carolina, the founder of the QDMA and a National Deer Association Board member. It’s perfect for a holiday dinner party. Season 2 to 3 pounds of thumb-sized venison chunks with black pepper, granulated or powdered garlic, ground ginger, and your favorite Cajun seasoning. Brown in …

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Roasted Mediterranean Venison Backstrap

We’ve all heard it before. You know the phrase. The one that nearly all hunters have heard when they bring up how excited they are to fill the freezer with venison. “I can’t eat deer, it’s too gamey.” Yep, that’s the one. While I certainly understand why some folks may be hesitant to try venison, …

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