Storm Usrey

Storm Usrey is the Conservation Education Manager for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

November, 2020

  • 13 November

    Homemade Fowl Noodle Soup

    With fall upon us, soup is a popular meal to warm up on a chilly night. The wild bird meat used for this recipe is very interchangeable, and there is no hard and fast rule on what game bird should be used. I usually use half a wild turkey breast …

August, 2020

  • 27 August

    Homemade spaghetti sauce and wild game meatballs

    It’s hard not to find someone who does not enjoy Italian food. Try this recipe at your next hunting camp and you will impress. This is a great way to carb load for those long miles of hiking in the mountains. The meal plan below will feed two nicely. Ingredients: …

June, 2020

  • 24 June

    If you have a wild game roast left, pull it!

    Crockpots are a great way that I like to cook roasts to ensure the meat “falls apart” with minimal effort for an awesome shredded meat that can be doctored up with the barbeque sauce of your liking. There’s nothing like shredding, or as we often see on menus at barbeque …

May, 2020

  • 28 May

    Venison Green Chile

    Venison Green Chile

    If you are a New Mexico resident, there is a strong likelihood you love chile. Here is a quick and delicious recipe to make green chile with venison. Ingredients: Approximately 10-12 ozs. of chopped roasted green chile 1 cup of water 3 tbsp. of flour 1 tsp. of garlic salt …

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Walleye Fillets

    This past year I was able to get my hands on some of the best fish I have ever eaten! Eating walleye fillets was a new experience for me and I just wanted to share my simple recipe that I used to turn the fillets from this:

  • 13 April

    Grilled Sandhill Crane Breast

    Sandhill crane, also often called “Ribeye of the Sky” by hunters, is a fantastic game meat. These large birds can be hunted here in New Mexico, mostly by draw; you won’t be disappointed with the hunting experience or taste of their dark meat.

  • 13 April

    Wild Turkey Nuggets

    Hunting wild turkeys is a passion of mine and eating them, if I harvest a bird, is a bonus of a successful season spent in the Great Outdoors! Here is a simple recipe for wild turkey nuggets. The list of ingredients is short and simple: you transport them right to …

  • 13 April

    What’s for Dinner….It’s Oñates!

    Growing up as a young lad, one of my favorite meals my mom would make was called oñates! Oñates is chile meat or cubed up steak or roast from any wild game. In this recipe, I used white-tailed deer meat. It is battered in red chile powder and flour mixture …

June, 2019

  • 13 June

    Salvaging roadkill

    Conservation officer assists family with harvesting meat from roadkill Getting dispatched to deal with injured or road-killed wildlife such as a deer or elk is fairly common in my district, an area in northwestern New Mexico that spans from the Arizona state line east to the community of Thoreau and …

April, 2017

  • 13 April

    Time to hunt sheds

    Shed hunting is a family-friendly activity that provides an opportunity to spend quality time outdoors. James Gonzales was out with his parents on a shed hunting expedition that resulted in the discovery of shed elk antlers. Photo by Joe Gonzales, New Mexico Wildlife magazine Spring 2017 Vol60, Num1, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

    Spring is here, it’s time to hunt sheds Spring is a time many hunters put their gear away and begin the painstaking wait for autumn and the arrival of the 2017 hunting season. But hunting season is far from over. For those suffering from cabin fever and ready to enjoy …