Savor the Hunt: Three Mouth-Watering Waterfowl Recipes

Duck with crispy skin spit roasted over campfire

Every hunter knows that the real joy of the hunt isn’t just in the pursuit; it’s also in the meal that follows. There’s something primal and satisfying about turning your harvest into a delicious feast.

If you’re a waterfowl hunter looking for new ways to cook up your bounty, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re sharing three mouth-watering waterfowl recipes that are easy to prepare in the wild. So, whether you’re camping deep in the woods or enjoying the rustic charm of a hunting cabin, get ready to savor the hunt like never before.

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Grilled Teal with a Honey Glaze

Grilled smoked duck


  • Teal ducks (or any small waterfowl)
  • Honey
  • Soy sauce
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh ginger
  • Salt and pepper

72 Hour Food kit Instructions:

  1. Combine honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, and fresh ginger to create a flavorful glaze.
  2. Season your teal ducks with salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat your grill over the campfire.
  4. Grill the teal ducks for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
  5. Brush the honey glaze over the ducks during the last few minutes of cooking, allowing it to caramelize.
  6. Remove from the grill and let them rest for a moment before serving.


Campfire Roast Duck Breast

Ducks with crispy brown skin roasted on a spit on the open fire


  • Freshly harvested duck breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Garlic cloves


  1. Start by seasoning the duck breasts generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a cast-iron skillet over your campfire, adding a drizzle of olive oil.
  3. When the oil is hot, add the duck breasts, skin-side down.
  4. Toss in a few garlic cloves and rosemary sprigs for added flavor.
  5. Cook the duck for 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
  6. Remove from the skillet, let it rest for a moment, and enjoy your campfire roast duck breast!

Wild Duck and Rice Stew

Duck Stew


  • Freshly harvested wild duck (any variety)
  • Wild rice
  • Chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, onion)
  • Chicken or vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh thyme


  1. Begin by preparing your wild rice as per the instructions on the package.
  2. In a large pot, sauté your chopped vegetables until they’re tender.
  3. Add the wild duck pieces to the pot and brown them on all sides.
  4. Pour in enough chicken or vegetable broth to cover the duck and vegetables.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.
  6. Let the stew simmer until the duck is tender and cooked through.
  7. Serve your wild duck and rice stew piping hot, garnished with more fresh thyme

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These three mouth-watering waterfowl recipes are designed to make your hunting adventures even more enjoyable. Whether you’re camping in the great outdoors or relaxing at a hunting lodge, these recipes will elevate your culinary game.  

So, the next time you’re in the wild, don’t just hunt your waterfowl; savor them in style with these easy-to-cook recipes. Happy hunting and even happier eating!