Posts by Kirstie Pike:

Posts by Kirstie Pike:

New Zealand Stag Hunt – The Hunt!

Lake Hawea is surreal. This gorgeous body of water is surrounded by mountains and hills. What’s even better than looking at this scene in the morning? Hunting it!

4 minute read

Teriyaki Venison Meatballs

This recipe is as delicious as it is versatile. You can utilize any ground red meat for this dish: Moose, elk, bear, antelope, sheep, caribou, or goat.

1 minute read

Garlic Butter Elk Steak Bites

These steak bites have tons of great flavor and work well with a nice Cabernet Sauvignon. I used elk here, but you can use any game meat you prefer.

2 minute read

Check the Crop

Discover how examining a bird's crop can revolutionize your hunting strategy by revealing important insights into feeding patterns.

2 minute read

Vacuum Sealing Your Game

For years we have processed our own game, spending late nights cutting, grinding wrapping, and labeling. However, over the last few years, I have come to prefer vacuum-sealing my game over paper wrap.

2 minute read

Goose Pad Thai

This is an easy and healthy recipe that can be made with any game bird to become your new go-to. 

2 minute read

Stag Kokkinisto

Kokkinisto, a Greek beef stew, can be cooked with various game meats. I used succulent stag fresh from my New Zealand trip in this recipe!

2 minute read

Optimal Glassing Techniques

If you don’t practice good glassing techniques, that glass doesn’t really mean a lot. Here are a few down and dirty tips to maximize your efforts.

2 minute read

New Zealand Stag Hunt - The Adventure

I typically prefer to use my own firearms when hunting, but I felt perfectly comfortable utilizing one of the Glen Dene rifles but wanted to really familiarize myself with the gun.

2 minute read

Turkey Hunting in High Wind

We all know that feeling when you wake up in the morning to get ready for the hunt, and all you hear is howling winds outside—here's what you can do about it.

1 minute read