Find some great recipes featuring the game you’ve hunted.

Fall is prime hunting season, and your success will mean you’ll need a recipe or two to go along with your game. Wild game recipes need to hit just the right notes, as meat from wild animals has a different flavor from domesticated animals, which is referred to as ‘gamey.’ Generally, good game meat recipes are those with a lot of other strong flavors that can match the natural flavors of the meat. Find three tried-and-true wild game recipes below that are sure to cap off a successful hunt, below.

Wild Game Recipes

These wild game recipes will help ensure you honor the game you take and use it for sustenance. It’s also a great reason to invite friends over to gather around the table for a special meal. In addition to these delicious recipes for alligator, venison, and quail, explore the hunting seasons for wild game across the Southeast to assist with meal planning for even more fun gatherings.


Alligator Wonton with Orange Ginger Sauce

This recipe from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) pairs alligator meat—the other ‘other white meat’—with Asian-inspired flavors from ingredients like ginger, seafood, water chestnuts, oyster sauce, and soy sauce.

The recipe makes homemade wontons that are as interesting as they are tasty. Find the recipe here.


Venison Meatloaf

Venison is one of the most popular wild game meats to use in a recipe, and there’s no question it is best used in a recipe where it is blended with other flavors.

This Venison Meatloaf from Purdue University uses ground venison and other ingredients like minced onion, bacon, dry bread, canned milk, ketchup, and salt and pepper to bake up a meatloaf that’s perfect for both hunting camp and home. Find the recipe here.


Muscadine Glazed Quail Quesadilla

This recipe from the Georgia Department of Agriculture features both quail and muscadine grapes, the grape variety that is most popular in the Southeast.

It starts with marinating the quail in an olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper marinade overnight, so make sure you’re working a day ahead of time. You’ll then cook the quail and combine it with cream cheese, a simple muscadine reduction, and scallions to spread over tortillas and cook to make six quesadillas. Find the recipe here.

At AgAmerica Lending, we support the rich history and tradition of hunting and wish everyone a safe, successful hunting season. Check out these safety tips from AgAmerica Relationship Manager, Don Harden.