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Top 5 Side Dishes for Any Venison Main Course

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These five side dishes will bring your venison’s flavor to life.

If you’re a venison junkie like myself, you’re always wanting to try something new. Maybe you’re interested in preparing a dish in a new way, or it might be trying different side dishes with the main course. Whatever your venison niche may be, here are five side dishes everyone needs to try. Honestly, these sides pair great with most other wild game entrees, too.

Sweet potatoes

For starters, sweet potatoes can be prepared any number of ways. The obvious is baked and loaded with honey, butter and brown sugar. However, I like to chop them up into hash browns or slice them and cook them with olive oil to make sweet potato fries.

Garlic mashed potatoes

This is a standard venison steak side dish. Either load them up with garlic butter, cheese and chives, or pour a little gravy over them. Either way, mash potatoes are a safe go-to. While we’re on the subject, roasted potatoes are also a great option, especially roasted red potatoes.

Bacon green beans

Obviously we don’t want an entire plate full of carbohydrate side dishes. One of my favorites is baked green beans with bacon bites. Chop the real stuff rather than buying bacon bits. However, if you’re in a rush, bacon bits will do. Likewise, preparing a green bean casserole with bacon, similar to a traditional Thanksgiving dish, is also a good option.

Vegetable medley

This is perfect for all you veggie-lovers out there. Grab a cast-iron skillet, throw all your favorite vegetables in the pan, pour a little white wine over them and sauté them for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Personally, I enjoy green beans, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, onion, squash and zucchini. This is one of my favorite dishes to pair with grilled venison backstrap.

American dish

Finally, if you eat as many venison hamburgers as I do, some good ol’ baked beans, potato salad and homemade french fries make for a classic meal. I typically grill my ground venison burgers for 5 minutes on each side and then serve them up. This is a household favorite for us.

To find more venison recipes for any occasion, click here.

Like what you see here? Read more hunting articles by Nathan Unger at whitetailguruhunting.com. Nathan is also the host of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast.

NEXT: GRILLED VENISON BACKSTRAP RECIPE IS A MOUTHWATERING FAVORITE

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These five side dishes will bring your venison’s flavor to life.

If you’re a venison junkie like myself, you’re always wanting to try something new. Maybe you’re interested in preparing a dish in a new way, or it might be trying different side dishes with the main course. Whatever your venison niche may be, here are five side dishes everyone needs to try. Honestly, these sides pair great with most other wild game entrees, too.

Sweet potatoes

For starters, sweet potatoes can be prepared any number of ways. The obvious is baked and loaded with honey, butter and brown sugar. However, I like to chop them up into hash browns or slice them and cook them with olive oil to make sweet potato fries.

Garlic mashed potatoes

This is a standard venison steak side dish. Either load them up with garlic butter, cheese and chives, or pour a little gravy over them. Either way, mash potatoes are a safe go-to. While we’re on the subject, roasted potatoes are also a great option, especially roasted red potatoes.

Bacon green beans

Obviously we don’t want an entire plate full of carbohydrate side dishes. One of my favorites is baked green beans with bacon bites. Chop the real stuff rather than buying bacon bits. However, if you’re in a rush, bacon bits will do. Likewise, preparing a green bean casserole with bacon, similar to a traditional Thanksgiving dish, is also a good option.

Vegetable medley

This is perfect for all you veggie-lovers out there. Grab a cast-iron skillet, throw all your favorite vegetables in the pan, pour a little white wine over them and sauté them for 5-10 minutes on medium heat. Personally, I enjoy green beans, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, onion, squash and zucchini. This is one of my favorite dishes to pair with grilled venison backstrap.

American dish

Finally, if you eat as many venison hamburgers as I do, some good ol’ baked beans, potato salad and homemade french fries make for a classic meal. I typically grill my ground venison burgers for 5 minutes on each side and then serve them up. This is a household favorite for us.

To find more venison recipes for any occasion, click here.

Like what you see here? Read more hunting articles by Nathan Unger at whitetailguruhunting.com. Nathan is also the host of the Whitetail Guru Hunting Podcast.

NEXT: GRILLED VENISON BACKSTRAP RECIPE IS A MOUTHWATERING FAVORITE

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GRAPHIC: Absolutely Brutal Snowmobile vs. Deer Collision

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A collision between a snowmobile and a whitetail deer resulted in one of the more gory pieces of video that you’re likely to see.

Everyone outdoorsman knows that collisions between animals and vehicles happen far too often. The results are often catastrophic on both sides. When a snowmobile traveling at high speed strikes a deer, we shudder at the thought of what damage might result to both machine and driver, let alone the deer.

This video shows just such a collision. It is both explosive and surprising.

WARNING: Graphic footage in the video.

As the deer races onto the snowmobile trail, the driver has zero chance of avoiding it. He T-bones the small whitetail with such force that the deer’s back-half almost literally explodes, spraying tissue and innards into the air. It’s ugly and shocking.

But the video is also surprising because, from what we can see, the damage we might have expected to the driver and his snowmobile was thankfully about as minimal as could possibly be. He immediately slows and comes to a stop, gets off of his snowmobile with seemingly little after-effect from the collision, and checks the front of his machine. It appears to have suffered little if any damage.

Amazing. Surely the small size of the deer resulted in far less damage than what there might have been.

In any event, it’s a rough scene. If you’re a snowmobiler it is certainly worth reminding yourself to be alert and treat driving a snowmobile with at least the same defensive attitude and care as you do with your automobile.

Be safe out there this winter!

NEXT: Dirt Biker Slams Into Black Bear Caught on Film

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A collision between a snowmobile and a whitetail deer resulted in one of the more gory pieces of video that you’re likely to see.

Everyone outdoorsman knows that collisions between animals and vehicles happen far too often. The results are often catastrophic on both sides. When a snowmobile traveling at high speed strikes a deer, we shudder at the thought of what damage might result to both machine and driver, let alone the deer.

This video shows just such a collision. It is both explosive and surprising.

WARNING: Graphic footage in the video.

As the deer races onto the snowmobile trail, the driver has zero chance of avoiding it. He T-bones the small whitetail with such force that the deer’s back-half almost literally explodes, spraying tissue and innards into the air. It’s ugly and shocking.

But the video is also surprising because, from what we can see, the damage we might have expected to the driver and his snowmobile was thankfully about as minimal as could possibly be. He immediately slows and comes to a stop, gets off of his snowmobile with seemingly little after-effect from the collision, and checks the front of his machine. It appears to have suffered little if any damage.

Amazing. Surely the small size of the deer resulted in far less damage than what there might have been.

In any event, it’s a rough scene. If you’re a snowmobiler it is certainly worth reminding yourself to be alert and treat driving a snowmobile with at least the same defensive attitude and care as you do with your automobile.

Be safe out there this winter!

NEXT: Dirt Biker Slams Into Black Bear Caught on Film

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You'll Never Believe Where This Crazy Rut Chase Winds Up!

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When this buck heard there was a hot doe in the area he took things a little too literally. 

If you’ve been in the whitetail woods in November, chances are you’ve seen some crazy rut chases. Bucks chase does up ridges only to chase them right back down; they push them across driveways, through traffic, and even once in a while past your stand.

Despite their crazy November notoriety though, you’ve probably never seen a buck as persistent as the one in this video.

Even with her best diversionary tactics and solid hiding skills, this doe seemingly can’t find a place to escape the hounding buck. With no other option she takes to the lake in a tactic she very well may have used to escape some of the most persistent predators in the past.

A hungry pack of coyotes, however, is no match compared to the persistence of a rutting buck. With Olympic speed the bruiser quickly catches the doe in water and sends the chase back to dry land.

What’s the craziest chase you’ve ever witnessed?

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NEXT: COULD THE BUCK IN THIS VIDEO TECHNICALLY COUNT AS A DOE?

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When this buck heard there was a hot doe in the area he took things a little too literally. 

If you’ve been in the whitetail woods in November, chances are you’ve seen some crazy rut chases. Bucks chase does up ridges only to chase them right back down; they push them across driveways, through traffic, and even once in a while past your stand.

Despite their crazy November notoriety though, you’ve probably never seen a buck as persistent as the one in this video.

Even with her best diversionary tactics and solid hiding skills, this doe seemingly can’t find a place to escape the hounding buck. With no other option she takes to the lake in a tactic she very well may have used to escape some of the most persistent predators in the past.

A hungry pack of coyotes, however, is no match compared to the persistence of a rutting buck. With Olympic speed the bruiser quickly catches the doe in water and sends the chase back to dry land.

What’s the craziest chase you’ve ever witnessed?

oembed rumble video here

NEXT: COULD THE BUCK IN THIS VIDEO TECHNICALLY COUNT AS A DOE?

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