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Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Game Kitchen Cowboys Debuts Easy-to-Cook Wild Game Recipes
For decades game meat has been given the short shrift in terms of taste and quality. But connoisseurs of the wild side know otherwise. Beginning last week and continuing throughout the summer, Jim Zumbo and Dave Campbell will be hosting "Game Kitchen Cowboys" on Each week there will be a new recipe from these Wyomingites, whose combined experience in hunting and preparing game dishes spans more than 100 years. Zumbo's cookbook "Amazing Venison Recipes" was called "a book that deserves a place in every hunter's kitchen" by American Hunter magazine.

Beyond his cooking expertise, Zumbo is recognized as one of the leading hunting authorities. He serves as a board member for several conservation organizations and has been cited by United States senators.

Jim began his writing career after publishing an article in a 1962 issue of Outdoor Life magazine. Over the course of the next 16 years, Jim saw his work published in thousands of magazines and his influence as a hunting authority began to grow. In 1978, he became a full-time editor at Outdoor Life, first as a Western Editor, then Editor-At-Large, and then Hunting Editor. While he has written about hunting all sorts of game, he is widely regarded as the foremost authority on big game hunting.

After a celebrated career as an outdoor writer, Jim Zumbo teamed-up with Outdoor Channel several years ago to create the program "Jim Zumbo Outdoors," which takes an in-depth look at the world of hunting and uses Jim's journalistic prowess to unearth the unique details of each hunt and to share his vast knowledge with his audience.

Campbell began his hunting career with a spear off the southern California coast in the late 1960s. It did not take long for him to graduate to the gun on land. A self-taught hunter, he began with game birds and waterfowl and went on to start hunting big game after moving to Wyoming for the first time in the late '70s.

During the past 40 years Campbell has developed a wide variety of skills tied to the outdoors, from handloading to trapping and gunsmithing. He has led the life of a gypsy with dozens of jobs ranging from a hunting guide to a machinist and eventually a magazine editor.

For anyone looking for a quick and easy wild game dish, this pair of hunting gurus is the go-to. Recipes featured will include the following:

Ginger Elk
Artichoke Elk
George's Elk Egg Rolls
Pheasant and Mushrooms
Tangy Meatloaf
Stuffed Green Peppers
Sue's Chili
Shrimp Fish Casserole
Pickled Fish
Sausage Cabbage Stew

From whitetails to moose, ptarmigan to turkey or trout to tuna, "Game Kitchen Cowboys" will provide an entertaining and tasty way to enjoy your wild bounty.

To see the first two recipes, Artichoke Elk and George's Favorite Egg Rolls, visit For behind-the-scenes access, check out the Game Kitchen Cowboys pages on YouTube and Facebook at and


Located at National Rifle Association Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia, is the Web's premier hunting site and Internet companion to American Hunter magazine, founded in 1973 as a division of NRA Publications. Featuring hunting news, gear reviews, videos, blogs and hundreds of detailed articles from experts, is the perfect place to begin your journey as a novice hunter or the ideal destination to help refine your skills as a expert.
Ann Smith, NRA E-Media,

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