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    Favorite camp meal

    What is the one meal you look forward to in hunting camp? The one that is always in camp? And the one you least expected?

    Fav is chicken and sausage gumbo
    Always is ham hocks and beans
    Least expected was fresh grilled tuna steaks

    Im camp cook and looking for ideas
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    One of my favorites is Fresh venison heart (chicken fried), fried potatoes w/onions and a green salad. I also like dried lima beans with ham hocks.
    My pet peeve is a cook who doesn't really know how to cook the fried potatoes & onions. Usually they dump the diced onions into the sliced potatoes when they start them. The potatoes will not brown up before the onions burn. Got to wait until the potatoes are getting brown , then add the onions...that will make a feast.
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    Favorite camp meal is deer liver and onions, I live for it. I have even been known to scavenge a fresh gut pile just to get the liver out of it.

    Next would be fresh trout, which we usually catch the day before the hunts start. I always have a fishing pole with me whenever I am in the hills.

    I also don't think that you can beat lima beans and ham hocks, a great camp meal that is easy to fix beforehand and then just warm up when you are ready. But don't forget the corn bread out of the dutch oven.

    I am also a hunter of opportunity and will never turn down the chance to shoot a grouse if we come upon one while hunting. Even after I have filled my tag I'll pack a shotgun just encase a grouse or rabbit should show up withing range. Just last year we stopped along the road from one elk camp and shot 20 or so rabbits between 2 of us along with 5 chuckars. Now that was a good meal with them in the dutch oven with some cream of mushroom soup added.
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    I'll second the fried deer heart, but would add the tenderloin to that meal. I'm a big eater, especially while hunting hard. A good meal to take to camp is venison pumpkin curry served over rice. Just warm the curry and boil some minute rice and you're eating.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    No limas here small whites or northerns for this okie

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    Elk sloppy Joes
    spagetti with hot Italian deer sasage
    Pho soup with elk hart
    wild bore chorizo and egg breakfast burritos
    jalape?os stuffed with duck or dove ,grouse and wrapped with bacon
    rabbit smoked on the treger
    cast iron pot lasagna with ground deer meat
    cast iron pot duck onions potatoes carrots and fresh sage
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    Favorite: Chicken and Dumplings. Prep/cook the soup base at home and freeze. Thaw heat up and mix the dumplings in camp and drop in.

    Favorite: Caul fat meatballs. Make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze. Knock down an elk or deer and use that to wrap the meatballs in and cook.

    Always: Burritos. Cook the taco seasoned meat at home and freeze. Meat, cheese, sour creme and salsa.

    Least expected. chicken and sausage jambalaya ( Zatarain seasoning) and blackend redfish.

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    Antelope camp we have a pretty good set up. My favorite meal is Ribeye with garlic mashed potatoes. There is usually a salad and some vegetables to go with that but I don't like to waste room in my belly for that kind of stuff. Lol
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    Deer camp in the East is a little different then your tent camps out West.. But some of my favorites:
    My dad's bbq chicken, takes him forever to grill it, but it is worth it. Delicious!
    My bbq brisket with cheesy potatoes - I work from home about 75% of the time, so I'll smoke a brisket all day, and get it prepared and ready to go for the weekend. Toss it in the oven for 30 minutes at 250 or so, and it tastes even better than fresh off the smoker!

    Opening weekend of rifle deer season is a family event for us, wifes and moms and grandmas cook up a feast for lunch and dinner on opening day. Kinda makes it tough to stay in the woods all day. Our opening day menu is similar to our Thanksgiving menu. Ham, wild turkey, mostaccioli, green beans, cheesy potatoes, sweet potatoes, 10 different pies...
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Chipped beef gravy or sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs, and potatoes with onions. Elk tenderloin, brown gravy, and fried potatoes

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