3 Wild Game Recipes to Try this Hunting Season - NSSF Let's Go Hunting

3 Wild Game Recipes to Try this Hunting Season

Help ensure your harvest is just as memorable on the table as it was in the field.

  1. Bacon-Wrapped Venison Filet Mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Fillet Mignon

One of the most popular dishes at any good steakhouse is bacon-wrapped beef filet. Good reason, too. The combination of tender grilled beef and salty, smoky bacon is a classically delicious pairing, and the fat from the bacon helps add flavor to this lean cut of cow. Know what’s even better? Using the same technique with thick-cut venison backstrap. 

Venison is the healthy, organic alternative to typical meats such as pork and beef. Check out these 6 health benefits of eating venison.

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  1. Grilled Dove Poppers

Grilled Dove Poppers

Ask any group of dove hunters what their favorite recipe is, and chances are good that most of them are going to reply with “dove poppers.” They are a traditional appetizer treat when the sun goes down on dove season openers everywhere.

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  1. Quail and Wild Rice Casserole

Quail and Wild Rice Casserole

Savory quail, earthy wild rice, a rich and creamy sauce — this casserole is a hit with everyone who tries it.

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Try Out More Recipes with NSSF’s Game Meat Cooking Series

Where hunter and classically trained chef Georgia Pellegrini shares recipes from her book, “Girl Hunter: Revolutionizing the Way We Eat, One Hunt at a Time.”