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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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…

General tsos rests on a table.
General Tso’s Pheasant

Utilize any upland bird meat and enjoy the Chinese takeout staple Everywhere I have lived,…

Upland bird 'kipper snacks' made from tenderloins rest on a table.
How to Cook Upland Bird Tenderloins

From flash searing to low-and-slow jerky, learn three easy and simple ways to cook those…

A chukar sandwich and fries rest on a table.
Chukar-fil-A Sandwich

Inspired by and better than the ultra-busy, fast-food chain’s chicken sandwich, this recipe can utilize…

Tostadas rest on a table.
Upland Enchiladas or Tostadas

Take your time with this delicious Mexican dish inspired by a Spokane, Washington, restaurant and…

Upland bird egg drop soup sits on a table.
Upland Bird Egg Drop Soup

Inspired by a family tradition and classic Christmas movie, this egg drop soup is great…

Roasted quail is garnished with cranberry sauce.
Roasted Quail with Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Serve up this upland twist on a traditional meal to your holiday guests this season…

Two pheasants lie next to each other on a stone wall.
Serve Better Birds: A Field-to-Table Cooking Guide for Upland Bird Hunters

Project Upland wild game cooking contributor Jack Hennessy breaks down different steps of how to…