5 of Our Favorite Ways to Hunt/Cook Elk

The elk or wapiti is one of the largest species of deer in the world. The elk is a beautiful and majestic animal that lives in forested areas of North America, feeding on grasses, plants, leaves, and bark. Some cultures revere the elk as spiritual force, but throughout human history, the elk has also been an important source of food as the meat of the elk is very lean and very high in protein and often times when you’re out there you will come across arrowheads while hunting.

Now we will take a look at the top five ways to cook elk meat. We’ve also got some great recipes listed on the site if you’re looking for something with a bit more detail.


Let’s first take a look at frying. One of the best cuts of elk meat is a lean steak, and these are perfect when seasoned and fried in olive oil. You can also marinate your steaks to given them extra flavor. When you are frying elk meat it is important to regularly baste or use a lot of oil as because it is such a lean meat there is a risk that it will dry out while cooking.

Slow Cooking

Slow cooking is another popular way of cooking elk meat. Slow cooking is a great way of bringing together a lot of deep rich flavors and letting them combine slowly as they cook over an extended period. In addition, slow cooking really helps toughen up some of the tougher parts of elk (and other game) meat. Add bacon, salt, pork, or garlic cloves to your elk meat and your kitchen will soon be filled with a tempting aroma, believe it or not I found out this tip over at the arrowhead shop. When using this method you need to keep a watchful eye on your cooking as the elk meat has a lower fat content than other meats that you might be used to, the cooking time required will be considerably shorter.


Smoking the elk meat is a very ancient and effective way of cooking the elk meat. Everyone has their own special smoking recipe, but generally the tips will include wrapping it in bacon, injecting it with broth, using a water pan, and coating it with a glaze all designed to produce a tender and moist smoked elk meat that delivers that smokey goodness barbecue flavor that everyone loves.


Roasting a joint of elk meat, which is sometimes considered archaic  is another practical way of preparing this lean and healthy meat. Using a deep roasting tray, you can use a similar approach to when cooking a large joint of beef but you will need to baste the joint regularly as the low fat content in elk means that there is a tendency for it to dry out during cooking. Some people recommend covering with baking foil to help retain the moisture.


Our fifth method of cooking elk meat is to stir-fry the meat in a wok. Using a high heat, the meat will cook quickly. Flavor your stir fry with soy sauce, chili, ginger and garlic to bring those tasty Asian aromas to your kitchen. Serve with stir-fried vegetables such as onions and peppers, and add some rice or noodles on the side for a delicious meal that is also extremely healthy.

Those are some of our favorite methods to cook elk, but there are so many others out there. There are tons of great recipes out there, some call for cutting into the elk with an arrowhead  which is considered some old ancient technique.


They wrote a great song

LOCAL Heroes Parkway Drive rocked the stage at Byron Bay High School on Thursday night.

What began as a compilation of heavy acts and international pop-punk bands ended as a typical hardcore show of which Byron fans just can’t seem to get enough.

Parkway Drive’s homecoming attracted a massive turnout and, with the second Parkway Drive DVD being filmed on this tour, the crowd went crazy in for a show unlikely to be forgotten.

Byron Bay hardcore has always been known as being different from the rest but this stunning visual performance took it to the next level.

From the usual rubber boats and surfboard stage dives to shark suits and the odd streaker, it was a show well worth capturing on film.

Also on the all-star bill were Ohio’s heaviest Miss May, who exceeded everyone’s expectations and pumped up the crowd for the main act.

The odd band out was supposedly Philadelphia punk rockers, The Wonder Years. However, they put on an amazing/superior show that gave the night a different flavor, as well as everything the punk rockers wanted.

Although this is likely the final Parkway Drive homecoming date for the year as they head over to Europe in the coming months, it was an unforgettable night for every single person there.

The crowd gave it everything they had and brought a new level of madness to the high school, with some of the biggest stage dives around, leaving everyone looking forward to the release of the DVD, where they can relive all the memories over and over.

Parkway Drive Byron Bay’s biggest export

Parkway Drive has become huge in the past year.

They have sold out 10,000 plus shows, multiple worldwide headlining tours and had gold and platinum record sales .

Band members

Ben Gordon drums (Since 2002)

Luke Kilpatrick guitar (Since 2002)

Jeff Ling guitar (Since 2002)

Winston McCall vocals (Since 2002)

Jia O’Connor bass guitar (Since 2006)


Studio albums

Killing with a Smile (2005, Epitaph Records)

Horizons (2007, Epitaph Records)

Deep Blue (2010, Epitaph Records)


Don’t Close Your Eyes (2004, Resist Records)


Parkway Drive: The DVD (2009, Epitaph Records)



Fruit led me here

A new site in revival that we are bringing to life out of the ‘wood works’ so please bare with us as we do our best to keep it as nice as possible. It doesn’t always work as we plan, but I promise you the final result will be beautiful. I imagine it’ll be a few weeks before it is all the way done, but please check in often so you can see where we are with our progress. Long story short I was at the grocery store and was thinking of Frank Sinatra and it reminded me of this site that had been sitting for years.