Upland Nation

Wild food: simple tips, ideas, suggestions and cautions to ensure a feast, not a flop.

October 20, 2020

Wild food is: the culmination of a hunt; a celebration of our natural world; a way to introduce non-hunters to our sport; a sensual experience. Jennie Nguyen-Wheatley and husband Rick Wheatley are passionate about taking us from field to feast. They share their knowledge at their blog, and this week, with all of us!

We'll talk wild bird and public-access hunting, why it resonates with them, then jump right into the stuff you can use this season: care of game after the shot, "hanging," storage in fridge or freezer to ensure the highest quality dining experience. Then, simple ways to dazzle your friends and family with easy dishes - often simply substituting game birds for other meats.

We also cover cooking do's and don'ts, essential cooking gear and spices, and easy ways to avoid "gamey" and "fishy" tasting game bird dishes.

Hey! Stop drooling!

We also cover a walk-in sharptail hunting spot; and suggestions on influencing your dog's search pattern.

It's all brought to you by these sponsors:

Cabela's, Sage & Braker Mercantile, Electronic Shooters Protection, Dogtra, Dr. Tim's performance dog food; Happy Jack, FindBirdHuntingSpots.com and Gunner Kennels.

Take advantage of great deals from many of our sponsors: 10% off and free shipping on any purchase over $200 at Dogtra with the code SLUN10 (plus sale prices on many collar-transmitter bundles); win a Pointer shotgun at FindBirdHuntingSpots.com; 30% off your first order from Dr. Tim's with the code UPLANDNATION; and free shipping for your Gunner Kennel.

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