DWR Depredation Specialist Shay Farnsworth shared one of his favorite recipes for tenderloin, which he prepares with either elk or deer. The combination of stuffing the loin with cream cheese — and wrapping it in bacon — adds layers of flavor to the roast and keeps it from drying out while roasting. It's also pretty tasty.
The filling of this pot pie is essentially a hearty game and vegetable stew, which can be made with any kind of big game chuck or trim. I used pronghorn shoulder and elk trim for the batches photographed here, but it's equally delicious with mule deer or even goose.
This preparation works well for a variety of Utah upland game birds. It's one of my favorite ways to cook up a pair of dusky grouse or a few chukars, and it turns out equally well using pheasant or ruffed grouse.