Wild Game Recipes:
Celebrate the Harvest!

Wild game recipes are sought after by many sportsmen families. Just because we kill or catch some of nature’s healthiest meat sources doesn’t mean we always know how to make it into a good meal. My family can put together some good entrees using elk or deer meat, but pheasant, duck or quail? We need some help there!

Kristy Crabtree's Wild Game Cuisine, A Collection of Wild Game Recipes is filled with simple to follow instructions. They are well tested recipes. Whenever we try one we always like the end result.

The cook book has more than one hundred recipes for wild game. The author's family is a hunting household. She carefully writes recipes that use simple steps and everyday ingredients. She is a photographer, so the pictures are excellent. You can adapt the recipes to similar wildgame meats and to your own preferences. Click here to see an index of the cook book. You can order Wildgame Cuisine below for $23.95, with no extra USPS shipping charge. 

Some of you may have some great fish recipes for those of us who catch trout in elk country, or some grouse recipes for those among us who just kill grouse with a bow and arrow while hunting big game.

Speaking of grouse, the best I have found to do with fool hens is to cut them into “popcorn” size pieces and deep-fry them with a zesty batter! You can also stew/soup them to tenderized those tough birds.

Scroll down to submit yours below, or to see other recipes for wildgame.

Recent Articles

  1. Elk Nut (Paul Medel) Elk Communication Products Now Available

    Joe Carter's 2013 Bull 250
    “Elk Nut”, Paul Medel, has studied elk sounds for over 30 years. His products will help you have more “close encounters of the herd kind”. Available with free shipping on this site.

    Read More

Wild Game Spices and Rubs

Chef John McGannon has agreed to allow us to sell his WildEats Enterprises® seasoning blends and dry rubs right here! Chef McGannon has prepared wild game for over 35 years in some of the nation's finest dining establishments. 

For $29.95 (Free Shipping!), his Wild Eats Gourmet Gift Pack includes the following:

  • Juniper & Peppercorn Steak Rub
  • San Francisco Seafood Rub
  • Controlled Burn Chili Blend
  • Ginger Citrus & Pepper Rub
  • Lemon Garlic & Sage Rub with Fennel
  • WILDEATS Burger Dust 

    Click photo for larger image.
  • Price w/ Free Shipping

    Submit Your Wild Game Recipes!

    Got any other ideas? Submit them all here. We’d like to make this page a one-stop shop for all kinds of wild game recipes. We’ll sort them out on this end into categories, as that becomes necessary.

    Of course, any recipe used for domestic meats will work for wild game. Just remember that most wild game is lean, so dry cooking methods, or high heat can result in toughness. Other than that, your favorite meat or fish recipes will work just fine for wild game.

    Read more about avoiding “gamey flavors” on our Elk Recipes page, theField Dressing page and Cooling Big Game in the Field.

    You might be interested in our Grinding Meat page, if you want to do it yourself, or find some Ground Wild Game Meat Recipes here.

    Here is our Easy Smoked Meat page.

    Please subscribe to or our Quick Elk Hunting Tips and Updatesnewsletter or to an RSS feed (see left column for both) to be alerted whenever new information is added to the site.

    We'd appreciate it if you would "Like" us on Facebook, or share this site with others.

    Share Your Ground Vension/Elk Recipe

    Do you have a good ground venison recipe? Share it!

    Share Your Favorite Wild Game Recipes

    Use this form to submit any wild game recipes: big game, small game, fowl, even fish!

    What Other Visitors Have Shared

    Click below to see elk and big game recipe contributions from other visitors to this page...

    Fish Recipes 
    1/2 cup salt 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 3 cloves minced garlic 1 tablespoon onion powder …

    Elk, Deer and Bison Recipes 
    Venison Chili 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 pounds venison, cubed 2 pounds pork strips, diced 12 garlic cloves, crushed 2 cups diced onion …

    Wild Game Fowl Recipes 
    Pheasant Casserole 3 boned pheasants 1 bag plain potato chips 1 can Cream of Mushroom and Cream of Chicken soup 1 small can of mushroom pieces 1 …

    Click here to write your own.

    Go to Elk Recipes page from Wild Game Recipes

    New! Comments

    Leave a comment in the box below.

    Shop Our Store

    Elk Tips Outdoor Gear Logo


    Newsletter Opt-in:
    "I just get so excited talking about elk.." ~Tristan, CO

    Search This Site Here:

    Hunting Gear Reviews

    ASAT Camo
    ElkNut Outdoor Prod.
    Bugling Bull Game Calls
    HECS Stealthscreen
    Montana Decoy
    StringSling Bow Sling
    Skull Hookers
    Safari Sling Rifle Sling
    Clip-Shot Mini Camera Mount

    ASAT Camo

    Free U.S. Shipping

    Bugling Bull
    Game Calls

    ElkNut Productions

    Free Shipping on
    ElkNut Products Here

    HECS Stealthscreen:
    A New Type of Concealment!

    HECS Stealthscreen

    Including U.S. Shipping

    Montana Decoy Elk/Deer
    Available Here!

    Montana Decoy

    $59-$109.99 Free Shipping!

    The StringSling:
    Best Bow Sling Design!

    String Sling Bow Sling

    $29.95, Including U.S. Shipping

    Clip-Shot: 1 oz. Camera Mount

    $21.85 Free U.S. Shipping

    Skull Hookers

    Skull hooker

    $34.99 & 59.99 Free U.S. Shipping!

    The Safari Sling:
    Best Rifle Sling Design!

    Safari Sling Best Rifle Sling Available

    $27.99 Free US Shipping

    Share your elk hunting pictures and stories on our Facebook Page!

    Go to Forums

    Forum Topic Discussions:

    How often should I use my cow call?, I am new to the sport of bow hunting elk and my question is how often should I use my cow calls?

    295 yard kill with a Kimber Montana 325 WSM, by Don from Dallas: My ELk did not even twitch once. He was dead when he hit the ground.

    325 WSM is worth considering, Palmer Lake,CO: I believe that the .325 WSM is the ultimate elk caliber...

    30-30 for Elk? : I have a 30 30 with 170 grain round nose bullet. Will this work to shoot an elk ?

    (More comments about Best Elk Rifle below)


    Unique Elk Talk by Idaho Steve (Hailey, Id ), In the middle of the night, a herd of elk came traveling through the drainage and right past my tent...

    Smelly Elk Areas? by Jimmy (New Mexico), I've come across many areas that just stink of elk, literally. I have heard two somewhat contradictory stories...

    DIY Gear List Must Have's! by Craig (Florida) "Here are some of the items I use on my DIY hunts in the CO backcountry..."

    Elk and Deer Hunting and Mountain Bikes, by Skip Shepherd (Tucson, AZ)~ At 67 I am thinking a lot about investing in a mountain bike to get back into remote areas...

    Solo archery hunting -- tips for calling/set up?, by Idaho Steve (Hailey, ID )~ I hunt by myself a lot...I'd love to hear your thoughts on strategic set-ups when solo hunting and calling.

    Non- Lead Bullets for Elk?, by Dave, Elk Hunting Tips.Net (Garrison, MT)~ What do you ballistics guys think about the use of non-lead bullets for elk? According to this story...

    Rage Broadheads by Chris, ...my buddy gave me a rage practice tip and when I shot it you could not pick out the broadhead from the field points. I was sold...

    Recent Submissions:

    Finally filled the freezer..., Colorado Rockies~ "I was bummed when I got to the property and no elk, nor any hoof prints in the snow. ...I pulled each of the elk into shade then started gutting..."

    Wounded Veteran Elk hunts, by Joshua FL), I am a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and have always dreamed of hunting elk. I am posting this to see if anyone would know of any elk hunts free to disabled vets....

    First Elk with a Bow, by Ryan H. (Colorado), ...Finally after many years of hunting with a bow "I got er did"!

    First Elk!, by Tater (Sheridan, Arkansas) I took the advice I received from this website and was successful…I wanted to Thank You and Your Forum and the folks that share on here for the knowledge and information that helped me find an elk I was quite happy with.


    Any success in Unit 14?, by: Dave (MI), "I'm planning on doing a DIY in Unit 14 for 2012..."

    Share Elk Hunting Secrets

    Bugle in Herd bulls, by Swiltbank (Az) The key to calling in a herd bull is to get into his bedding grounds and threaten his herd. Start off sounding like…

    Best Big Game Rifle?

    Best Rifle Caliber?, by Buglemup (Superior, MT), "I've been reading what people have been writing about rifle calibers and here is what 16 years of guiding elk has taught me."

    7mm Remington Magnum, by Dean (Helena, MT. USA) I use my Liberty Ruger M77, 7mm Rem. Mag. for antelope, deer, elk... Comment: "What do you guys think about the idea of hunting elk with a 270? I also know a guy who kills elk with a 243."

    338 Marlin Express, "Light, fast shooting, hard hitting, manageable recoil, and for a lever gun - very accurate."

    Guns I like for Elk, by Mountain Walker (Kootenays east B.C. Canada),"I think the gun you shoot Elk with should be one you shoot a lot with... "

    .35 Remington, by Bill Smith "...my .35 Rem appears to have dropped a medium deer flawlessly, but I now have serious doubts as to its capability to take an elk."

    Arizona Elk Hunting

    Where to hunt in Az unit 3B?, by Cliffjumper (Tucson, Az) ~ I got a late bull muzzle loader hunt in Arizona unit 3b. Does anyone know how to hunt bulls in the late season?...

    First time elk hunter hunting Arizona unit 6A , by Rob Marchio (Omaha, Ne)~ I'm a first time elk hunter hunting Arizona's unit 6A. I'm planning on staying in the Pine Grove campground...

    Elk Hunting Colorado

    Help needed for 1st DIY Hunt w/Son, by Patrick (Parker, CO), "I was looking for some advice on my 1st DIY hunt for 2014 in CO with my 13 yr old son. I have countless hrs going over stats, topo maps & Google Earth"

    Elk Hunting Colorado in 2013, By William (Midland, TX) "I am planning an elk hunt next year in Colorado and I wanted to know if hunting Gunnison National Forest..."

    Unit 60 Elk 4th Rifle Season Nov 13-17 Either Sex 2013, By Chester "...Any general advice about the unit would be appreciated!"

    Idaho Elk Hunting

    Elk Hunting Idaho Unit 8 8A 11, This is my first year seriously trying to track down some elk. Is there anyone that has hunted in any of these units and can give me some friendly advice? Mitchell, Moscow Idaho

    Elk Hunting Pocatello by Cameron (Pocatello) Where is the best place to elk hunt around Pocatello, Idaho? I'm a student at ISU and I'm looking for somewhere around here to hunt next season.

    How is the elk hunting in unit 30A in Idaho?, by Terry (Richland Center, WI) Has anyone archery elk hunted in unit 30A in Idaho? What can you tell me about the area?

    Elk Hunting In Montana

    Hunting in Western Montana, by Mike A. (Alabama)

    I did not draw a tag for Missouri breaks where I have hunted in the past. Having to start over and try western Montana.

    New Mexico Elk Hunting

    New Mexico Unit 49, by Silas (Los Alamos, NM)

    If anyone has tips on areas to start scouting, I'd really appreciate it.

    First Elk Hunt First Elk Hunt, by Big "R" (NM)

    I finally got drawn for a late elk hunt in Unit 28, north of Road 506 and south of the boundary line of the Lincoln National Forest...

    Elk Hunting Nevada

    Cow elk in Nevada's unit 222:

    "Any good places known in unit 222?"

    Northeast Nevada Early Elk hunt, by John (Carson City,NV)

    "Any suggestions on what areas I may see some signs of elk?"

    Questions from Novice Hunters

    Retired USMC MSgt Needs Advice, by Ken Wing USMCRET (Bealeton, Va)

    Big Game Recipes

    Popcorn VenisonPopcorn Venison with Maple Syrup?

    Elk or Venison Steaks Grilled to Perfection Here's how to turn them into steakhouse steaks!

    Spice-Crusted Grilled Venison Roast Recipe This Spice-Crusted, Grilled Venison Roast recipe works great for any red meat roasts, including elk, deer or beef roast...

    Corned Elk Recipe You can easily make corned venison and elk, moose or corned beef from these instructions...