Venison

Venison Backstrap Grilling Tips from a Professional Chef

Nov 29, 2022 Evan Barrett

Evan Barrett of Michigan is a new hunter who killed his first deer at an NDA Field to Fork hunt in 2021. He’s also a professional chef and sommelier. He shared a photo of the…

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The Case of the Green Slime in My Venison

Sep 28, 2022 Lindsay Thomas Jr.

Over years of processing my own deer at home, I’ve learned my way around deer anatomy and seen a lot of odd and interesting things. But in January 2022, while breaking down the hindquarter of…

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Smoked Venison Queso Dip Recipe

May 18, 2022 Ben Westfall

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…

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Venison Backstrap Inside and Out: A Muscular Look at America’s Best Cut of Meat

Apr 13, 2022 Ben Westfall

Venison backstrap. What more do I need to say? Most experienced deer hunters know where it is, what it looks like, and that we undoubtedly love to eat it. In fact, we’ll venture to say…

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Venison Wellington With A Wreath Twist

Dec 15, 2021 Karli Gill

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…

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Culinary Christmas Gifts for a Deer Hunter

Dec 8, 2021 Hank Forester

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…

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Pepper Medley Venison Pâté

Nov 24, 2021 NDA Staff

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…

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Roasted Mediterranean Venison Backstrap

Oct 27, 2021 Ben Westfall

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,…

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Hunt & Gather: Mild Venison Chili and Wild Grape Jelly

Aug 4, 2021 Bruce and Elaine Ingram

Many years ago, I interviewed a veteran West Virginia hunter who had recently killed a mature buck with his bow. The Mid-Atlantic region was in the midst of a poor acorn crop, and bowhunters were…

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Loaded Venison Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Jun 16, 2021 Ben Westfall

As hunters, we all know the importance of a hot, home-cooked breakfast after a long, cold morning in the woods. For many, this is another integral part of the deer hunting experience and camaraderie that…

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