Some Great Antelope Recipes


With the open day to many of Wyoming’s antelope areas right around the corner, I decided I would go ahead and share some of my favorite recipes for antelope.


Antelope have always been one of my favorites to hunt. But I have always felt that the meat is a little on the gamey side. There are a few ways to make it taste better though.

Antelope can be very delicious. And not only in jerky form. I have included 5 of my favorite recipes for you all to try this year. And feel free to share your own.

1. Smoky Grilled Backstraps – Quick, easy and very tasty. Cut a whole backstrap crosswise in thirds, dust with salt and pepper and grill over a two-stage grill or smoker. Sear quickly, then move to the cool side of the grill and add some hickory and apple wood chunks to the coals.

2. Slow Cooked Roast- Place cleaned roast in slow cooker and cover with onion. Sprinkle with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper. In a small bowl combine the soup mix and the soup; mix together and pour mixture over venison. Cook on Low setting for 6 hours.

3. Antelope Stew- 1 lb antelope (or venison) stew meat, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 large onion, chopped, 2 quarts water or more as needed, 1/2 cup celery, coarsly chopped, 5 carrots, peeled and chopped, 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped, 3 medium potatoes, diced, Salt and pepper, Bay leaf, Thyme leaves, 1/4 cup brown rice flour for thickening.

In the same pan, brown the stew meat in small portions.  Transfer the stew meat to the crock pot.  When all the meat is browned, add chopped celery to the frying pan with a small amount of olive oil.  Saute slightly, then transfer celery to the crock pot.  Add a small amount of water to the frying pan and scrape up all the brown bits, transferring them to the crock pot.  Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper and a light dusting of thyme leaves over the top.  Add a bay leaf and water to cover, then set the crock pot on to cook all day.
Halfway through cooking, add the carrots, parsnips, and  potatoes to the crock pot.
At this point, mix in the flour with about 1/2 cup water, and add this mixture to the stew, stirring to distribute it throughout the broth.