Journal

Venison Salad with Blueberry

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 ... read more.

Posted: June 06, 2022 Tags: Category: Recipe

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.

Posted: June 06, 2022 Tags: Categories: Featured, Hunting

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.

Posted: June 06, 2022 Tags: Categories: Hunting, Team at Glen Dene

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.

Posted: March 01, 2022 Tags: Categories: Featured, Hunting, Red Stag New Zealand

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.

Posted: March 01, 2022 Tags: Category: Recipe

Venison Wellington

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.

Posted: December 13, 2021 Tags: Category: Recipe

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.

Posted: December 13, 2021 Tags: Categories: Backcountry Hut, Hunting

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.

Posted: November 22, 2021 Tags: Categories: Hunting, Testimonials

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.

Posted: October 20, 2021 Tags: Category: Sustainability

Venison Shakshuka

We LOVE a good brunch get together here at Glen Dene Hunting and this ramped up version of eggs shakshuka is divine. Rich venison, creamy feta, Moroccan flavours, slightly runny eggs and all mopped up with crusty bread. YUMMM! Ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 pack Silver Fern Farms Premium ... read more.

Posted: October 19, 2021 Tags: Category: Recipe

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