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Join Harvesting Nature’s very own, Justin Townsend and the HN Crew as they guide you through the world of cooking wild fish and game meat, their adventures to obtain food, and the lessons learned along the way. Harvesting Nature is a media outlet with the main focus to educate and inspire those wishing to live the outdoor lifestyle with a focus of hunting and fishing for food. Follow along with us as we help you Find your Wilderness Please reach out with questions and comments to whatscooking@harvestingnature.com

Wild Fish and Game Podcast Harvesting Nature

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Join Harvesting Nature’s very own, Justin Townsend and the HN Crew as they guide you through the world of cooking wild fish and game meat, their adventures to obtain food, and the lessons learned along the way. Harvesting Nature is a media outlet with the main focus to educate and inspire those wishing to live the outdoor lifestyle with a focus of hunting and fishing for food. Follow along with us as we help you Find your Wilderness Please reach out with questions and comments to whatscooking@harvestingnature.com

    Fancy Field Food Favorites

    Fancy Field Food Favorites

    Justin, Collin, Ben, Ryan and Emily chat about all things backpacking food. They discuss their favorite freeze dried food brands, dieting in the field, great quick meals, coffee substitutes, fiber issues, delicious snacks, weird food seen while hunting, and so much more! We also joined the Waypoint Outdoor Collective! You can now listen to us on their website and app.
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    Recipes:
    Tin Foil Meals 
    Do-It-Yourself Backcountry Dehydrated Meals
    Danielle Prewett’s Dehydrated Venison Taco Bowl
    Show Notes:
    Caffeine Supplements: Gu Energy 
    Ryan's bear hunt in Arkansas 
    Ryan and Emily whitetail archery 
    Twice smoked venison potato
    Wyoming antelope hunt
    Finding antelope in little slices
    New Invasive Species Shirt 
    New Invasive Species Sticker 
    Why carry food in the field
    Skipping coffee
    Don't change you diet 
    What type of hunt is it?
    Freeze dryers and dehydrators 
    Mountain House
    GORP
    Trail Mix and Beef Jerky
    Meals Ready to Eat (MREs)
    4 categories
    price
    quality 
    flavor options
    space it takes up
    Patagonia's backpacking meals 
    COLLIN2021 Code for Patagonia
    Peak Refuel
    Chili Mac and Cheese meals are dangerous 
    Backpacker's Pantry
    Don't buy meals from a company that's gone out of business
    Gastro Gnome
    Wild Zora 
    Fiber and sodium content 
    Cutting hunts short because of fiber issues
    Alpine Aire - mac and cheese
    Justin Singing
    Good-to-go
    Careful with spicy meals
    Munching on a block of cheese
    Backpacking beer 
    Pat's backcountry beverages
    Picking their favorites
    Hot tip: keep the silica gel packs for other things
    We're now part of the Waypoint Outdoor Collective 
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Elk Make the Plan

    Elk Make the Plan

    This is our 100th Episode!!! Justin and Ben Burgholzer, the HN Managing Editor, talk through their recent first time OTC Archery Elk Hunt in South Central Colorado and two past season hunting elk in Oregon. They discuss the ups, the downs, the bugles, the elk, the camping, the dangers, the awesome encounters, and so much more!
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    Show Notes:
    Prior Experiences Hunting Elk
    Ben’s Last Year in Oregon Hunting
    Approach to Drawing or Buying Tags
    Over the Counter Tags in Colorado
    Scouting and E-Scouting
    Episode 327: Oregon Black Bear Boondoggle
    Elk Hunting in Oregon 2020
    Elk 101 Course
    Scouting Ahead of the Season
    Physical Fitness
    Elevation Sickness
    East Meets West Podcast 
    Gear and Packs
    Meal Planning
    Dehydrated Meals
    Hunting in Oregon 2021
    Podcast: Episode 323, Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting
    Meeting up with Craig
    What is an Encounter
    Hunting with Craig
    The Lone Bull Encounter
    Meet-up and Resupply
    Day 1
    Day 2
    Justin Entices Elk Bugles… It's a Fact. 
    Giving up the High Ground
    Weather Sucks
    Nemo Hornet Tents are Badass
    Drying our gear out
    Hearing Elk
    Hunting Pressure
    The Monster Elk
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Wild Game Finger Foods

    Wild Game Finger Foods

    Justin, Collin, and Emily discuss finger foods, wild game style. They discuss a ton of different ways to make your favorite wild game meat into finger foods. From meat pies, to egg rolls and potstickers, lumpia, and much more!
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    Recipes:

    Snow Goose & Kimchi Gun Mandu

    Squirrel Potstickers

    Corned Venison

    Dove Wellington

    Sweet Potato Meat Pie with Orange Jalapeno sauce

    Venison Meat Pies

    Venison Pizza Rolls

    Ground Venison Sushi

    Pheasant Philly Cheese Egg Rolls (Film)

    Confit Squirrel egg rolls

    Wild Boar Queso Rolls

    Fried Venison Shepherd's Pie Boulettes

    Wild Game Lumpia

    Show Notes:
    officially in full swing of hunting seasons Collin's updates (but not nutria) wild blackberry jam paying more attention what to forage check and double check mushroom IDs hairy berries Video of recent The Way We Hunt veterans hunt encounters with wild pigs eating at Dai Due Charcuterie boards "Pah-steez" not pasties pasties, meat pies, or empanadas are gizzards finger foods? candied and fried duck and goose tongues dumplings Squirrel potstickers snow goose kim chi mandu (LC Hunter) Getoutandgohunting.com tangent into sauerkraut corned venison (LINK) 3 ingredient dove wellington wild venison sweet potato meat pie venison meat pies - Jason Thorton pizza rolls it's ok not to make dough from scratch ground venison sushi roll Episode with Cayla pheasant Philly cheese egg rolls confit squirrel egg rolls wild boar queso rolls fried venison shepherds pie roulette lumpia (The Way We Hunt) pierogies
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Grey Feathered Mini Missiles

    Grey Feathered Mini Missiles

    Justin, Collin, Ara, and Brad talk all things dove hunting and dove cooking. They chat about dove hunting stories, their favorite dove recipes, dove poppers, plucking, grilling, Sous vide dove, dove offal, and so much more!
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    Recipes:

    sous vide peking dove


    Ara's dove poppers 

    Dove wellington

    Dove in cream sauce

    Show Notes:
    Ara's latest deer hunt
    California's bear season 
    Big Bear California
    Collin's nutria food adventures
    Marmot 
    Big Lebowski
    dehydrated goose heart snacks
    ODFW Podcast
    Blacktail 
    Brad's latest dove hunting updates
    deer in the backyard 
    The Dove game
    using dove calls
    Dove facts
    Brad's article - Mourning Smoke
    does wild fires affect mourning dove migration?
    Ara's typical dove hunts
    Camo is important when dove hunting 
    look at the idiots shooting each other
    Brad's typical dove hunts
    Dove hunting opportunities in Colorado
    shot to kill ratio
    preferred shotgun
    plucking vs. breasting 
    eating the bones
    chicken fried dove - recipe coming SOON
    sous vide peking dove
    Ara's dove poppers 
    Dove wellington
    skewered dove
    dove BBQ
    braised dove with red wine sauce
    Dove in cream sauce
    dove offal
    decoying doves
    dove decoy migration 
    pheasant recipes
    missing doves
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Flying Meats and Waterfowl Treats

    Flying Meats and Waterfowl Treats

    Justin, Kory, Adam, and Shawn West chat about all things waterfowl cooking. They discuss their favorite recipes, why waterfowl deserves a serious seat at the table, the silver duck press, purple geese, Kory’s pastrami recipe, duck confit, cooking classes, waterfowl offal, and so much more!
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    Recipes:

    Sichuan Beer Braised Duck


    Duck and Wild Rice Hotdish 

    Mongolian Goose Cooking Class

    Justin’s Grilled Heart Skewer Cooking Class

    Show Notes:
    Dove Season and Poppers
    Kory’s Goose Adventure
    Allen Company Burlap Camo (link)
    Episode 405 Adventures for Food
    Live Cooking Classes
    On Demand Cooking Classes
    Waterfowl name game
    Endless Season Duck Hunting Shirt
    Cackling Geese
    On Cooking Ducks and Geese
    Using Recipes geared towards domestic waterfowl for wild waterfowl
    Grass Fed Beef Flavor
    Wild Game Mop Sauce
    Plucking or Not Plucking
    Purple Geese
    Cooking with Goose Fat
    Diver Duck Fat
    Fishy Taste?
    Country Fried Merganser 
    Sichuan Beer Braised Duck
    Hot Pot Sauce
    Duck and Wild Rice Hotdish 
    Kory’s Goose Pastrami
    Hank Shaw Goose Pastrami
    Grilled Goose Breast like Steak
    Confit Ducks
    Whole Roasted Mallards
    Pressed Duck
    Silver Duck Press
    French Comfort Food
    Adam’s Cooking Class
    Mongolian Goose Cooking Class
    Goose Hearts
    Crispy Deep Fried Goose Hearts
    Butterflied Grilled Hearts
    Justin’s Grilled Heart Skewer Cooking Class
    Goose Gizzards
    Duck Tongues
    Non-native Phragmites
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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Never Go Home Empty Handed

    Never Go Home Empty Handed

    Justin and Kory chat with Alan Bergo, the Forager Chef. They discuss his new book about edible plants, mushroom vans, cooking venison trotters, mushroom resources, foraging tips, nose to tail cooking, how you can avoid coming home empty handed, and so much more!
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    Special Guest: 
    Alan Bergo:
    Alan started his culinary journey with mushrooms. It has since blossomed into a career that went through many kitchens, a restaurant, then leading him to become the Forager Chef. On his website, foragerchef.com, you can find anything from seasonal cooking, to restaurant dishes, home-style meals, nose-to-tail cooking, and much more. He currently has “The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora Recipes and Techniques for Edible Plants from Garden, Field, and Forest”, available on Amazon.
    Follow Alan on Instagram @foragerchef
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    Buy Alan’s Book: The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora Recipes and Techniques for Edible Plants from Garden, Field, and Forest
    Recipes:
    Venison Trotters 
    Sesame Baked Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
    Sochan with Potatoes and Venison Bacon (Bottom Greens)
    Milkweed Bud Huazontles
    Show Notes:
    Podcast Episode 401: Bulls, Sharks, Lions...oh My
    Introducing Alan Bergo
    How Alan got started with foraging 
    working with local, wild ingredients in Minnesota
    finding mushrooms while playing disc golf
    people bringing in mushrooms to the restaurant
    Leon made an amateur mistake with bitter boletes
    high price for what some perceive as weeds
    wild okra vs. mild weed pods
    cooking with new ingredients
    Venison Trotters 
    Huitlacoche aka corn smut
    what is it and where does it come from
    end of summer foraging 
    check your nuts!
    Hickory nuts
    Sam Thayer's Forager's Harvest 
    Foraging for invasive plants
    Resources for mushroom identification - facebook groups
    best way to learn to identify 
    David Arora Mushrooms Demystified (LINK)
    thanks to Evy at Outdoor News
    Sesame Baked Chicken of the Woods Mushrooms
    Sochan with Potatoes and Venison Bacon (Bottom Greens)
    Milkweed Bud Huazontles
    Alan's book 
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    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Rford150 ,

Raising the bar on hunting and fishing

I’ve been an avid hunter, fisher, and Spearo for years and always looking to improve, Justin and Team have given new perspectives on cooking and prep, as well as bring you into the nuances of the sport. New episodes have quickly become one of my weekly milestones to look forward to.

martynejean ,

This is wonderful

This podcast is transportive storytelling at its finest. I really enjoyed episode 313, it’s a wonderful story about family (two-legged and four-legged) and hunting waterfowl without a dog.

Two Plankin ,

Great Podcast from a Down to Earth Crew

This is a great podcast even if you’re not into hunting and fishing (though it’s even better if you are). The guys are well round outdoorsmen and really do their homework prior to recording, which makes their topics and interviews worth while. One of the things I enjoy most is that the crew is made up of diverse backgrounds and they are from different regions of the country. This gives great points of view and captures various aspects of hunting, fishing, and cooking.

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