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Juniper Berry Elk Stew

Juniper Berry Venison Elk Stew | Wild Food blog | wild game recipes

Still no elk (yet!).

But Roy did get an antelope! He got the doe Monday, and Tuesday was in the 70s, so it was a terrible day for it to hang. We managed to keep it cool, but we couldn’t let it hang another day as Wednesday was forecasted to be quite warm, too. So Roy butchered the antelope Tuesday evening, and we packaged all of the meat yesterday. The freezer is filling up!

Juniper Berry Venison Stew | Wild Food blog | wild game recipes

The sunset outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana was gorgeous the evening Roy snuck up on an antelope.

Switching gears a bit… This fall, we started a new budget. We have just a bit of school loan debt left, and we really want to be done with it! Roy and I are listeners of Dave Ramsey and we are motivated to be debt free. Why am I writing this on my food blog?!?

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Moroccan Venison Stew

Moroccan Venison Stew

We were enjoying sunny days and 40 degree temperatures, but alas, it has cooled down. No reason to complain as my parents in South Dakota are experiencing their 37th (or something close to that….) blizzard of the 2013-2014 winter season! Plus, Jethro doesn’t get coated with mud when everything freezes..

With the cooler temperatures, it was time to break out a new stew recipe. Our freezer was getting full as I spent an afternoon awhile back cooking large batches of dry beans and freezing them in serving-size baggies (Much cheaper than the cans and they taste fresher, too!). So to make some room, I figured we could use some of the chickpeas. And chickpeas instantly reminded me of a Moroccan-inspired stew.

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Antelope Stew

I hope everybody had a nice Thanksgiving! We had a great time with Roy’s folks and our friend, Jill, along with a couple of doggies who laid by the table hoping some scraps would come their way…and they did.

Antelope Stew

The week leading up to Thanksgiving, Roy and I ate this antelope stew every single day. To state the obvious, we made A LOT of stew. It’s a good thing it was so tasty! Although, we will probably make a smaller batch next time or freeze half of it for an easy dinner in the future.

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Sweet Potato Deer Chili

We are in the middle of hunting season here in Montana, and our freezer has been filled with a deer, antelope, and elk!

A full freezer!

One thing I love about fall and winter is that it also equals hearty stew season! (At least here in Montana where we have cool and even frigid seasons!)  The daylight hours are more precious and temperatures are below freezing, making it a perfect time to hunker down in the evenings, have a glass of wine, and make and enjoy some chili.

When I first told Roy that I was going to make us a sweet potato chili with some ground deer meat, I got the crinkled nose look from him. He was skeptical.

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