Small Game

Squirrel & Gnocchi Soup with Breadsticks 

A recipe featured in the Outdoor News Taste of the Wild

With many young hunters getting their hunting foundation rooted in small game hunting, and the deer hunting season coming to a close, this is the perfect time of year to consider your options for squirrel hunting. This recipe contributed by Jeff Benda of Harvesting Nature gives you a tasty excuse to hit the woods in search of this often under-rated wild game meat. 

Mixed Bag Wild Game Stew

A Taste of the Wild Featured Recipe by John Motoviloff

By John Motoviloff: Late fall and early winter mean hunting season in the Midwest and Northeast. Deer, turkey, small game, and waterfowl are all in play, giving hunters a wide range of options to pursue in the field and enjoy on the table. On those red-letter days when a deer, turkey or goose is bagged, there’s no doubt as to…

Hefe Braised Rabbit Carnitas

A recipe by Harvesting Nature contributor Chef Ara Zada

Photo and recipe by chef Ara Zada  From Chef Ara Zada: Archery hunting can be tough and it’s important to constantly practice. I find that no matter how much you shoot targets you never get the same pressure as when you’re locked into an animal. You get one shot and you better make it a good one. For me the best…

Squirrel with Herb Dumplings

By Chef Jesse Griffiths From his cookbook “Afield, A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game” Available through Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. Ingredients to Prepare Shredded Meat 2 whole squirrels or cottontails, gutted 1 onion, halved 4 whole cloves 1 bay leaf 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter Soup Ingredients 6 medium carrots, thickly sliced 1 onion, diced 2…