Everybody loves bacon, right? It seems most meals can be heartily improved by adding bacon strips or bits, and that wild game you just snagged is no exception.

If you’re looking for a way to spice up your next wild-game culinary creation, think beyond the usual onions, sauce, and peppers. Realtree has a mouth-watering roundup of four recipes adding heavenly bacon to the mix, from turkey and duck to venison. Print out these tasty recipes to make your next meal one for the ages.

kentuckyhotbrownGrinding every last bit of your venison into burger is a fantastic way to make the most from your hard-earned deer. Making a good burger patty out of straight ground venison is tough, though, because there just isn’t enough fat to hold it together as it cooks. Next time you grind, pick up some bacon (a box of ends and pieces work great) and add it to your venison at about an 80 : 20 percent venison-to-bacon ratio. Not only does it add needed fat to your burger to help hold it together, the flavor and juiciness of the finished product will get a hearty thumbs up from the entire family.

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