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Hunter's Pie with Ground Venison

Vanquish hunger and satisfy your taste buds! This is traditional rib-sticking comfort food that you'll crave over and over again. Savory ground venison sautéed with onions, mushrooms, and aromatic herbs are combined with the most decadent, creamy potatoes (skins left on!). But don't worry, you'll still get your serving of veggies with peas and carrots. 

Enjoy the mashed potatoes? Buy them as a side dish!

Backcountry food never tasted so good!

Eat up by adding 14 to 16 oz of boiling water (less water will give you thicker mashed potatoes.) Enjoy!

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Allergens: Milk


Potatoes, Ground Venison, Vegetable Broth*, Cream, Onions, P{eas, Carrots, Mushrooms, Cornstarch, Herbs
* = Organic.

Calories: 780

Protein: 33g

Carbs: 76g (13g Fiber)

Fat: 40g

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Walter Z.
Ohh soo good!

Bought these meal packs, along with a few other "popular brands" for a 2 week motorcycle/camping trip. I must say, freeze dried food in general is way better than I ever anticipated....and Bushkas Kitchen meals quickly became my favorite. I was so bummed when I ran our of the Hunters Pie as it was something I really looked forward to after a long day of riding the wilds of British Columbia. I was really impressed with how tender and delicious the meat was and also the overall taste. I am seriously thinking of buying more of these just to eat as meals at home. You certainly can't beat the prep time and no dishes! lol My hats off to the folks over at Bushkas Kitchen! Really great product guys. I am going to order more as soon as I finish this review.

Pass on this one

Taste: 1/5
Quality: 4/5
Portion Size: 3/5
Meal Prep: 4/5

Explanations in order:

I thought the taste was very bland to be frank. I've had venison many times and I really feel like this may not even be the best recipe to use for a "venison based" entree. The spices were virtually non existent. Eating a piece of the venison alone was the most satisfying part of the meal (even though it could have used additional seasoning). I've never eaten a freeze dried meal from Mountain House, Peak Refuel or Backpacker's Pantry that tasted this bland. There have been several meals from those companies that I just didn't like, but they all are what I would consider "full flavored". To be honest the flavor profile of Hunter's Pie is about at the level of cheap hotel food or cheap cruise line food.

Despite the lack of taste I did appreciate the quality of ingredients such as the larger pieces of venison and what appeared to be the skin of the potatos used for the mashed potatoes.

Portion size was pretty good. I would agree with the description of "feeds 1 person".

I followed the instructions to prepare this entree and there is no way 3 minutes would be enough. Even after 8 minutes there were still a few crunchy bits. I used piping hot water and stirred very well before sealing the bag. I am in an area that's actually below sea level and I prepared the meal indoors. Lastly, based on my experience with the wild boar entree and sweet potatoes (review coming soon) this company definitely nails the amount of water they recommend. In my experience with other brands sometimes the instructions over/under estimate the amount of water to add.

Oh so good!

This was perfect after a chilly rainy day of hiking! It's hard to find a gluten-free friendly backpacking meal that isn't plant based. I need real meat! Everything rehydrated well, I used the recommended amount of water, and let the meal sit for about a half hour while tending to camp chores.

It was warm, hearty and filling. Not soupy, not crunchy. Just perfect!


Last year I reached out to find new and higher quality cuisine for a two-week through hike. I was happy with each and every meal from Bushka's, but the Hunter's Pie was my favorite entree of them all. When planning a backpacking trip I pay close attention to nutrition - calorie count, protein, sodium.... this checked all the boxes for a hearty and not overly salty meal, and was absolutely delicious to boot. I'm writing this now a year after that initial purchase to return to get a few more meals for this years trips. Thank you for providing the community with these meals!

Hunter's Pie Review

this is the best freeze dried meal I have eaten and I have eaten many. I have given them to friends that hunt and fish they feel the same way.

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