Qualmark Gold

  “A Qualmark award signifies your experience is one of the most high-quality experiences New Zealand has to offer.” Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organization, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences in New Zealand. It helps businesses become more sustainable from a people, planet and profit perspective. In New Zealand, ... read more.

Posted: February 01, 2023 Tags: Categories: Featured, Sustainability, Team at Glen Dene

Sweet & Spicy Venison Jerky

This super tasty venison jerky is sweet, smoky, and spicy.   Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 4hrs Additional Time: 1 day Serving 8 Ingredients ½ cup teriyaki sauce ½ cup Worcestershire sauce ½ cup brown sugar ⅓ cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring 1 tablespoon ground black pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1 pound venison, cut into 1/4 thick strips Directions ... read more.

Posted: January 31, 2023 Tags: Category: Recipe

Venison Bacon Burger

Whether it’s a long hot summers day in New Zealand or snowing outside as you hang the Christmas stockings, you can’t go wrong with a venison bacon burger. These tasty, juicy venison burgers make a great change from normal beef patties.   Prep Time: 20mins Cook Time: 20mins Additional Time: 20mins Total Time: 1 hour ... read more.

Posted: December 20, 2022 Tags: Category: Recipe

Woman’s Hunt on Glen Dene with Erica & Brenda

The Upper Clutha Ladies hunting group were unable to head away on their planned Hukarere hunting weekend, but they were able to organise an excellent day hunt after putting the idea to Richard Burdon at Glen Dene. Erica Phiskie writes about her experience. Brenda and I paired up and James the cameraman tagged along with ... read more.

Posted: December 20, 2022 Tags: Category: Hunting

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.

Posted: November 23, 2022 Tags: Category: Recipe

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.

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

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