Maryland Dept of Natural Resources Cookbook

Welcome to the DNR Cookbook...

Welcome to DNR’s new cookbook, “Wild Maryland,” highlighting our state’s bountiful wildlife, seafood and plants. Recipes in this collection were provided by Marylanders across our great state.

Some of the recipes include interesting anecdotes and background stories, submitted by the recipes’ authors, and the recipes were published largely in the author’s own voices, adding to the unique quality of this cookbook. We hope you will find recipes herein to enjoy with your friends and family for years to come!

What's New?

"Living off the Land in Maryland’s Forests

Foraging is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, take in scenic views and return home with some native delicacies for your kitchen!

Waterfowl Recipes
Wild Game


Venison recipes