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: …

  • 27 August

    Greek-Inspired Pitas

    What comes to mind when Ancient Greece is mentioned? Could it be the Olympic games, tales of Hercules or maybe famous philosophers? Did you know that hunting and wildlife management were important parts of the ancient Greek culture? Hunting was undertaken for sport, to provide food and for protection of …

  • 27 August

    Spicy Baked Catfish

    New Mexico has three species of catfish to fish for: blue, channel and flathead. Typically, the best eating size are those in the two to five-pound range. Those over five pounds tend to have a fishy aftertaste and could have higher levels of contaminants. I enjoy catching and eating catfish …

  • 27 August

    Traditional Elk Roast

    The following recipe for elk roast comes from my wife Elaine. This is one of our favorite ways to serve elk roast—it’s simple with easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll need an approximately three-pound, aged tender roast cut (rib or rump roasts only, no tough cuts for this recipe). For the rub: 1 …

  • 27 August

    About that wild game donation slip… do I really need to fill it out?

    Yes, you do, said Corporal Jake Baulch with the Truth or Consequences Supervisory District. “Anyone in possession of game or fish needs to be in possession of a valid license, game tag, certificate or permit or invoice,” he said. In the following Q&A, Baulch answers more questions about why the …

July, 2020

  • 29 July

    Don’t overlook those organ meats

    Last season I harvested a fork-antlered mule deer. After gutting it, I carefully bagged the liver and heart. I immediately placed these on ice inside my cooler. Before harvesting my deer, I spoke to four other hunters who were skinning bucks hanging in trees. None of these hunters had kept …

  • 29 July

    Maple Glazed Smoked Salmon

    New Mexico may be a landlocked state, but we do offer the opportunity to fish for salmon, a species that brings to mind the icy waters of coastal Alaska or the northern Atlantic. Kokanee is the only salmon species available to catch in New Mexico but it can be served …

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: