It’s Game Time! Cooking with Wild Scottish Game

Each year we wait for the start of wild Scottish game bird season. Did you know that D’Artagnan is the original source in the United States for truly wild Scottish game birds? We’ve been supplying game aficionados in professional and home kitchens for over 30 years. It’s not easy to find game birds like this and for many classic recipes, there simply are no substitutes.

Wild game is finally in the warehouse, ready for home cooks to order at To put you in the mood here’s some bagpipe music to listen to while you read the rest of this post.

Fresh from the Hunt

Our wild Scottish game is procured at private weekend estate hunts organized exclusively for D’Artagnan during hunting season. Wild GrouseWood PigeonPheasant, and Red-Legged Partridge arrive in our warehouse within two days of the hunt on game preserves and estates in Scotland.

You would need a shotgun to get game birds any fresher.

scottish-game-bird-resizeThese wild birds forage on the moors and in the forests; their diet of berries, heather, and tundra, along with constant exercise, gives their meat a distinctive flavor.

wild-scottish-grouse-recipes-and-uses_HomeMediumAfter the hunt, the birds are immediately processed in a facility supervised by European Economic Community Inspectors. The EEC inspection satisfies the USDA laws, so we are able to offer game birds despite the prohibition on selling hunted game in the U.S.

scottish-game_red-legged-partridge_fscpr002_va1New to cooking game? Check the game bird recipes at We have some excellent historic recipes  – for grouse and pheasant – from blogger Deana Sidney right here on the blog.

Get them while you can. Our wild game birds are available in the fall and winter months only. Once the season is over, we cannot get any more of these rare birds until next year.

Warning: watch for shot pellets when preparing and eating wild game birds.

Since 1985, D’Artagnan has been at the forefront of the farm-to-table movement, producing superior tasting products by partnering with small ranches and farms. We are committed to free-range, natural production, sustainable and humane farming practices and no use of antibiotics or hormones. That’s why D’Artagnan products have been revered by America’s most renowned chefs for over 30 years. We offer the same high-quality products to home cooks at, along with recipes and guides to help you live the tasty life.

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