Let’s face it, venison sticks are the epitome of wild game snacks. I don’t know many people that don’t love them. The folks at Hi Mountain have a kit that can help anyone make their own sticks for a fraction of the price of going to the butcher. I’ve been grinding my own venison burger for years, so this process was a natural “next step”. Each kit comes with  seasonings, curing agent and the skins. All you need is the ground meat and a sausage stuffer. Once the meat is ground, the entire process (except the cooking) takes about a half hour. One word of advice: if you don’t want to end up in the looney bin, invest in a GOOD sausage stuffer. The one I used from Cabela’s was crap, and is going to make a great boat anchor.

Hi Mountain  Seasonings offers an entire line of both snack stick and jerky seasonings. We used the Hunters Blend which created the perfect taste of hickory, pepper, garlic and just a little kick. We made our first batch with deer and our second batch with ground duck breast, mixing in about 25% pork butts to each batch. The kits retail for about $20 and make 20 pounds of sticks.

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  • 4 Ground meat (deer, duck, goose breast, etc)
  • 3 Tablespoon Spice seasonings
  • 3 Tablespoon Curing agent
  • 1 Cup Ice water

Cooking instructions:

  1. Mix dry ingredients and cup of water into ground meat
  2. Mix thoroughly for 5 minutes
  3. Place meat into the stuffer, and stuff into the skins
  4. Twist the stick after desired length is stuffed
  5. Place all stuffed links on baking pan and bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours or until internal temp is 165 degrees

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