wild game

hunt camp cooking

7 tips for better hunt camp cooking

Hunting is an active sport that involves plenty of walking, hill climbing, carrying gear in, and packing meat out. To be successful, hunters need to maintain peak physical fitness and that means eating properly before, during, and after the hunt. But the very nature of the hunting lifestyle also offers unique challenges when it comes to meal preparation, as it often takes place a long way from a fully stocked residential kitchen. In this article, we provide 7 tips for better hunt camp cooking, as well as a few simple recipes you can cook up in the field with ease.

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Always clearly identify your target

Game species of Australia

As a new hunter, navigating the complex rules of hunting can be quite a challenge, especially when it comes to figuring out what species can be legally hunted in Australia. This is compounded by the fact that every state and territory seems to have different rules and regulations surrounding wildlife classifications. One state’s feral pest is another state’s partly protected game species. Add native wildlife to the mix and things get even more complicated. In this article, we provide some information on the different game species of Australia, as well as where and how they can be hunted.

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Panang Curry Rabbit

Slow cooked Panang rabbit curry

This slow cooked Panang rabbit curry is perfect for a cold winter night to warm the whole family. It’s not too spicy but has so much flavour. We used the leg meat from both rabbit and hares and slow cooked it to make sure the meat was super soft.

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Venison in black bean sauce

Venison in black bean sauce with fried rice

We thought that you really couldn’t beat a good beef in black bean sauce from the local Chinese restaurant. It turns out you can. If you can get your hands on some prime venison backstrap (AKA back steaks if you’re a kiwi or eye fillet if you bought it from a shop), we promise you that you’ll struggle to justify ordering it with beef ever again.

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WIN THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME

Become an I Am Hunter member before 30 April 2022 and you’ll go in the draw to win a $5000 scrub bull hunt in the Northern Territory.