Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce
Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 1hr 10mins Serving 6 Ingredients 6 thick slices bacon 2 (3/4 pound) venison tenderloin roasts 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided ¼ teaspoon onion powder, divided kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste 2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or more to taste ½ cup heavy whipping cream, or more to taste Method Preheat ... read more.
Venison Salad with Blueberry
Rich blueberries make a tangy dressing that’s a perfect foil for the rich flavour of wild venison minute steaks. This is summer on a plate. Ingredients 75g pearl barley 1 garlic A handufl of rosemary, leaves only 2 wild venison minute steaks 125g blueberries 1 lemon 1 red onion 1 orange 100g baby leaf spinach ... read more.
First Time Hunt Story – David
In late March 2021 I had the pleasure of hunting for the first time. David, my partner had reserved a luxury glamping dome at Glen Dene Lodge in Lake Hawea. I had no idea what to expect, I asked myself, “could I even shoot a rifle?”. When we arrived at the domes I could immediately see ... read more.
Introducing Ollie – Hunter and Taxidermist
In March 2022 Olly Garland joined our team as our new in-house taxidermist! Along with his taxidermy skills, his background in high-end tourism and his passion for hunting and the outdoors makes him a perfect fit for Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing! Actually, that’s what drew Olly to Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing, and likewise, ... read more.
First-time hunters? No worries.
Hunting’s something you can do with no experience. Yes you heard that right. People are always shocked to discover that they can participate in a guided hunt at Glen Dene Hunting and Fishing with no previous firearm or hunting experience. Our highly trained, certified hunting guides are both capable and eager to teach any interested ... read more.
Venison Bao Buns with Spicy Sprout Slaw
This recipe from the Wild Game Gourmet pairs gamey, rich venison with crunchy and tangy slaw. Original recipe can be found here. INGREDIENTS FOR THE VENISON 2 cups – apple juice (real apple juice is best) 1/2 cup – light soy sauce 1/2 – red onion, sliced thin 4 – garlic cloves, chopped 1/4 cup ... read more.
According to Petersen’s Hunting, “an elk tenderloin, or any venison loin for that matter, still pink in the middle and presented in a golden, flaky crust is a bar above any prized turkey or cooked goose when unwrapped as the centerpiece of Christmas dinner”. We agree and Christmas in the Burdon family often features venison, ... read more.
Our New Backcountry Cabin
Exploring our New Backcountry Cabin with Bre Lewis Roars ring through the mountains, stags in each valley echoing the challenges, attempting even more powerful utterances. The clash of antlers punctuates the guttural chorus as two stags locked in combat strain. The clatter of antlers gradually sounds more like a clang, almost metallic. Air thick with ... read more.
Alice Sanders, Glen Dene Hunt October 2021
We love hosting people on the HUNTS course every year. This year Alice Sanders was one of the attendees. Here’s her experience of the hunt. It’s almost impossible to sum the HUNTS course up in an A4 piece of paper given the vast experience and how much I love a yarn but I’ll try. Having ... read more.
WAO Aotearoa Summit 2021
We are passionate about sustainability here across all our businesses; The Camp, Cross Hill and Glen Dene Hunting & Fishing and Glen Dene Station. If you too are passionate about sustainability, our planet and people and want to learn how to implement regenerative practice, then the 2021 Aotearoa WAO Summit, held in Wanaka and Queenstown, ... read more.