Jack Hennessy

Jack Hennessy grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago and didn't start hunting until he attended graduate school in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 26. Hennessy began work in professional kitchens in high school but didn't start writing wild game recipes until he joined the Spokesman-Review in 2014. Since then, his recipes have appeared with Petersen's Hunting, Backcountry Journal, Gun Dog Magazine, among many others. He now lives with his wife, daughter, and Wirehaired Vizsla, Dudley, in Wichita, Kansas.

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Warm Pheasant Noodle soup in a bowl
Classic Pheasant Noodle Soup

Warm up on these snowy days with a classic chicken soup recipe using pheasant meat…

Upland drunken noodles made with pheasant meat
Upland Drunken Noodles with Thai Peanut Sauce

This delicious Thai recipe can be adapted for grouse, pheasant or quail meat. Pad Kee…

Upland bird stir fry ready to serve with rice.
Simple Upland Stir Fry

Save those upland bird thighs for a delicious, healthy stir fry meal Whether you’re looking…

Perfectly roasted quail with vegetables
How to Make the Best Roasted Quail

Use this quick and simple quail roast recipe for evenly cooked moist quail meat that…

A pheasant roasted and ready to serve
Perfectly Roasted Pheasant

This slow but simple wild game recipe will make the perfect moist pheasant roast with…

A bowl of pheasant ramen
Pheasant Ramen Recipe

This tradition Japanese inspired pheasant soup recipe is not your college ramen. For many Americans,…

Pheasant Dumpling Soup in a Bowl
Sous Vide Pheasant and Dumpling Soup

Warm up with those cool fall days with this dumpling soup recipe with a pheasant…

A Roasted Dove platted for dinner
How to Roast the Perfect Dove

This roasted dove recipe is simple and rewarding for the best wild game dinner. Each…

Fried crispy pheasant tenders in a basket with dipping sauce.
Double-Dipped Crispy Pheasant Tenders

How to make mouth watering fried crispy pheasant tenders that will put chicken to shame.…

Dove Poppers on a cast iron skillet
Dove Poppers – Wild Game Appetizer

This classic dove appetizer recipe style is known as crowd pleaser from hunters and non-hunters…

Grilled quail on a plate with salad.
How to Grill the Perfect Quail

Grilling perfect quail is simple and straightforward. The process comes down to three factors: spatchcocking,…

Upland Bratwurst: Upland Sausages with Beer and Cheddar

Try this German classic recipe with any upland game bird twist this grilling season Bratwurst…

A jar of homemade pheasant stock
How to Make Pheasant Stock and Broth

A complete guide to turning pheasant, grouse, chukar, quail, and other birds into cooking stock…

A Nashville hot pheasant sandwich rests on a table.
Jacky H’s Hot Pheasant Sandwich

Break out some pheasant breasts and raid the spice rack for this play on Hattie…

Pasta with fried wild turkey and morels rests on a table.
Spring Pasta with Wild Turkey Tenderloins and Morels

Combine your wild turkey tenderloins with freshly foraged morel mushrooms for a bright springtime pasta…

Cooked wild turkey wings rest on a plate.
Smoked and Sous Vide Wild Turkey Wings

Stop throwing out those wild turkey wings! Tenderize the tough cuts with a low-and-slow method…

Sausage rests on a plate.
Jalapeño and Sun-dried Tomato Wild Turkey Thigh Sausage

Read about turning those tough turkey thighs into delicious sausage, plus sausage-making advice from expert…

Grilled pheasant rests over polenta.
Grilled Pheasant with Creamy Polenta and Gremolata Sauce

A fresh, bright and light season-transitioning meal, grilled pheasant pairs perfectly with and polenta and…

Kettle corn fried pheasant is served.
Ring-necked Kettle Corn

Whether you’re stressing over the Big Dance or another big-stakes event, take the hassle out…

Grilled pheasant and colcannon rests on a plate.
Grilled Pheasant with Colcannon and Guinness Onion Gravy

St. Patricks day is quickly approaching; celebrate with this upland-inspired Irish dish Full transparency: despite…

Quail Étouffée

Although traditionally a shellfish recipe, this traditional Cajun dish can easily be served with upland…