Welcome to the HUNTING CHEF

The High Desert King

Welcome to the Hunting Chef.  I started this blog over two years ago in efforts to give my hunting/fishing clients an outlet to a blog that had my recipes, along with easy pictures that show them how to make it.  It also gave me an avenue for them to access these recipes, instead of writing it down on a napkin or emailing it to their wives.  My thought was that it would save me time in the long run once I completed the project.  However, like most works in projects, they never end.

A successful Duck hunt, with happy hunters!

I do all of the guiding, and all of the cooking.  One of my major complaints in life is bad food, therefore my expectations for myself has always been provide great food.  Most of my hunters are not chefs, but do ask me a lot of “How do I?” questions with regards to taking wild game and making it edible.

Elk Sliders
Elk Sliders with balsamic onions and horseradish mustard

My claim to fame, is taking an individual that hates wild game because they had an bad experience with grandpa, because he drove around in 80 degree heat with his buck strapped down on the hood of his car for three days.  Then frying it up in a pan until it was over done and hard as a rubber tire  and making the grand kids eat his harvest.  There is ways to making it into a masterpiece that melts in your mouth as well as give you the satisfaction of working hard to literally putting meat on the table.

Lamb Asadore
Lamb Asadore

Guiding hunters is a major portion of my responsibility.  Making sure they have a successful hunt is one thing, but also having a wonderful time is another.  Sometimes having both is impossible due to climate, animals, shooting, injury, sand storms, and trophy hunting.  That is why they call it hunting and not harvesting, but the client always goes home happy with food in his belly.

Chiliean Sea Bass with Wild Morel Mushroom Risoto
Chilean Sea Bass with Wild Morel Mushroom risotto

I have made wonderful friends thru guiding, and have enjoyed watching my girls grow up in the field, and my wife making roll cast on the rivers.  I hope you enjoy the recipes and stories I post about my life because it has been a great ride and incredible journey.  All the recipes that are posted have been tested several times before being what we call “blog worthy”.  I really like feedback and questions so if you have any please let me know via the site.Hunting Chef

Bull down in the deepest baddest canyon in the County!
Taking the first and most likely the last fire fighting chopper out to Clear River to fly fish some untouched waters with my wife and our wonderful guide Skip Merkely.
My oldest Megan has already limited out on two Spring King Salmon and is waiting for her old man to finally hook one.
My youngest Madelyn following dad with her clam gun!
Ben’s First Steelhead, 8 years old at the time!
Shay and Stephanie Nanna
In Alaska with my buddies
Casey with his buck of a life time. 2014
Casey with his buck of a life time. 2014
Andy with his 2014 buck, had to sneak around this big boy twice.
Andy with his 2014 buck, had to sneak around this big boy twice.
Enjoying our wine at lunch in Patagonia.
Enjoying our wine at lunch in Patagonia.
My daughter Megan and I in McCall, Idaho Morel Mushroom hunting
My daughter Megan and I in McCall, Idaho Morel Mushroom hunting.
Dave and I with my first Cape Buff in Tanzania
Dave and I with my first Cape Buff in Tanzania
Dave and I with second old Buff.
Dave and I with second old Buff.
Buoy 10 fishing in Oregon
Buoy 10 salmon fishing in Oregon
Oregon Halibut fishing
Oregon Halibut fishing
I give you the KING BOLETE
I give you the KING BOLETE
Oregon Buck
Oregon Buck
My wife Stephanie on a fly fishing honeymoon
My wife Stephanie on a fly fishing honeymoon
Reed and I hunting dove in Argentina
Reed and I hunting dove in Argentina
Shay's large Brown and Nicko in San Martin los Andes
Shay’s large Brown and Nicko in San Martin los Andes
Kluane Lake British Columbia
Kulane Lake British Columbia
My Family
My Family

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