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Top 10 Places To Buy Wild Game


A few decades ago wild game was a huge part of the average American's diet. As people moved away from the country and into the cities, however, we lost this connection to the land. Consumers relied more and more on factory farms and our meat choices were reduced to beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. Today several purveyors specialize in game meats and have made these once rare products readily available to consumers.

1. D'Artagnan

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D'Artagnan is a very reputable company that is used by many professional chefs across the country. They sell a wide variety of wild game and exotic meats in numerous different cuts. You'll find buffalo, ostrich, game birds, rabbit, and wild boar among other things. You can also buy whole lambs and suckling pigs.

2. Fossil Farms

Although ostrich was the original focus of Fossil Farms, the company has expanded to include farm-raised game and all natural meats such as alligator, antelope, buffalo, duck, elk, rabbit, guinea hens, Poussin, squab, venison, wild boar, Piedmontese beef, quail, pheasant and caribou. Fossil Farms also carries Wagyu (Kobe) beef and Berkshire pork.

3. Broken Arrow Ranch

This Texas ranch produces some highly regarded meat products from free-roaming and wild South Texas Antelope, Axis Deer, Fallow Deer and Wild Boar.

4. Broadleaf Game

Native New Zealanders bring their passion for wild game to America.  In business since 1988, this California company specializes in New Zealand venison, elk, antelope and wild boar from Texas, buffalo, Wagyu beef, rabbit and much more.

5. Cavendish Game Birds of Vermont

This wonderful Vermont company supplies many fine restaurants across America. You can buy quail, pheasant and quail eggs at reasonable prices. They also sell 5- and 20-pound boxes of quail and pheasant bones for making stock.

6. MacFarlane Pheasants

MacFarlane Pheasants, Inc. (a Wisconsin company) has been in the gamebird business since 1929. Besides selling raw and smoked pheasant they have a wide selection of other meats including quail, buffalo, ostrich, duck, alligator and venison.

7. Venison America

This company sells more than deer meat. You'll find a variety of wild game like reindeer, elk, game birds, and wild boar. They also carry Berkshire pork, a very sought after breed known for its wonderful flavor and texture.

8. Prairie Harvest

Prairie Harvest carries a wide variety of game meats along with some exotics like rattlesnake and alligator.

9. Squab Producers of California

Squab Producers of California (SPOC) is an agricultural cooperative formed in 1943. Besides squab (young pigeon), you can also buy poussin (spring chick) and Chinese silkie chicken from the SPOC website.

10. Manchester Farms

Manchester Farms is the oldest and largest producer of farm raised quail in the United States. They carry a variety of quail products including quail eggs.

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