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 Wirehaired Vizsla, Dudley, in Wichita, Kansas.

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Prepared tacos using cottontail rabbit meat on a colorful plate
Cottontail Tacos

Sweet and spicy wild game tacos featuring tender cottontail rabbit meat Rabbits are three things:…

Fresh, raw rabbit meat separated and displayed on a red plate with a carving knife
How to Dress, Butcher, and Cook Rabbits

A complete guide to cleaning cottontails and preparing rabbit meat for the dinner table Recently,…

A dish of turkey meatballs served over saffron rice in a creamy poblano sauce on a wooden table background
Turkey Meatballs with Smoked Poblano Cream Sauce

Spice up your spring with ground wild turkey meatballs over saffron rice and smoky, creamy…

A fresh burger made from wild turkey meat and topped with mango, smokey mayo, cheese, and toasted greens
Spring-Inspired Wild Turkey Burger

Liven up your springtime dinner table with ground wild turkey patties, fresh mango slices, smoky…

Roasted pheasant in a hearty marinara sauce on spaghetti
Roasted Pheasant with Homemade Marinara Sauce

This quick marinara sauce makes a hearty meal with a roasted upland bird of your…

Dehydrated goose jerky on a wood cutting board with a head of garlic and black peppercorns
How to Make Goose Jerky

Processing and preserving goose meat as jerky is a great way to make protein-rich snacks…

Corned pheasant hash with fried egg and red potatoes in a cast iron skillet with an accent of pheasant feathers
Corned Pheasant and Hash

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with an upland take on a classic holiday meal, substituting pheasant…

Sous vide cooked coose breast sliced on a plate with green garnish and a cherry sauce
Sous Vide Canada Goose with Cherry and Chardonnay Beurre Blanc

This goose breast is cooked to perfection and paired with a rich, sweet beurre blanc…

Roasted whole quail on a bed of lettuce for a Mediterranean inspired fattoush salad
Roasted Quail Fattoush Salad

Explore fresh and healthy wild game dishes like this flavorful, Mediterranean-inspired salad that is versatile…

Sous Vide Cooking Wild Ducks

Discover the secret to succulent wild duck with our recipe, designed to yield juicier meat…

Sous Vide being used to cook Wild Game
How and Why You Should Sous Vide Wild Game

Sous vide can be a great method to enhance wild game cooking, offering both tender…

Pheasant Piccata ready to serve from the pan.
Pheasant Piccata Recipe

This easy pheasant piccata recipe is a simple, savory dish that allows you to converse…

Quail perfectly finished on a smoked pellet grill.
How to Make Smoked Quail on a Pellet Grill

Discover the art of smoking quail to juicy perfection with our easy-to-follow pellet grill recipe.…

A perfectly cooked goose breast sliced and ready to serve
Delicious Canada Goose Breast Recipe

Transform Canada goose breast into a culinary delight with our unique recipe. Say goodbye to…

Grilled quail in a skillet with a pumpkin side dish
Grilled Quail with Peach Chipotle Sauce

Celebrate the turn of the seasons with a sweet-and-spicy peach chipotle sauce drizzled over grilled…

Dove skewers ready to eat
Dove Skewers with Spicy Peanut Sauce

A must-try recipe for medium-rare dove breasts with peppers, onions, and pineapple, drizzled with peanut…

Dove Nuggets with Sweet Chili Sauce

Chinese-Inspired Dove Nugget Recipe with Sweet Chili Sauce Dove breasts are delicate, delectable, succulent morsels.…

A look at properly aged dove meat
How and Why You Should Age Your Doves

Discover the benefits of aging dove meat for richer flavor. Learn how to age dove…

Roasted Dove with Butter Beans and Brandy-Vermouth Cream Sauce on a dinner plate
Roasted Dove with Butter Beans and Brandy-Vermouth Cream Sauce

This South American inspired roasted dove recipe will bring your dinner to the next level.…

Doves fresh out of the air fryer.
How to Air Fry a Dove

A recipe to air frying a dove so that they come out juicy and full…

Roasted chukar in a plate with fennel puree
Roasted Chukar with Fennel Puree

Bring your next roasted chukar to the next level with this fennel puree recipe twist…