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7 Cool New Tools for Processing Wild Game and Fish

Marine Sharpening Station Model 710

Kitchen Help

Cuisine Machines for Making the Most of You Wild Fish and Game

Sometimes, the real work begins after a successful hunt or day on the water. And while processing your meat, birds and fish might be a labour of love, it’s still nice to have a little high-tech help. When it comes to prepping wild eats for the table, these culinary appliances got game.

Preservac Basic Vacuum Sealer

Cabela's Preservac Basic Vacuum Sealer

($109.99) Cabela’s

Key Features: One-touch operation with vacuum seal, manual seal and hose port; accepts bags up to 11 inches wide; includes canister hose and 10 bags.

The Promise: “Built for quick and convenient sealing.”

Marine Sharpening Station Model 710

Marine Sharpening Station Model 710

(US$199.99) Chef’s Choice

Key Features: Combines a knife, scissor and fishhook sharpener in one water-resistant unit; requires no lubrication; operates on 120-volt AC or 12-volt DC.

The Promise: “Engineered for the fishing enthusiast.”

Gamesaver Titanium G800

Gamesaver Titanium G800

(US$449) FoodSaver

Key Features: Heavy-duty sealer for eight- to 15-inch-wide bags; built-in bag cutter, accessory port and vacuum hose.

The Promise: “Perfect for avid hunters and anglers or lodge owners.”

Mighty Bite #8 Grinder

Mighty Bite #8 Grinder

(US$229) LEM products

Key Features: Aluminum housing, metal gears, heavy-duty handle and built-in circuit breaker; includes three stainless steel plates, three stuffing tubes and a meat stomper.

The Promise: “Perfect for getting into grinding.”

Heavy Duty Electric Fillet Knife

Heavy Duty Electric Fillet Knife

($79.50) Rapala

Key Features: Twice the blade speed and three times the power of standard electric fillet knives; 7 1/2-inch stainless steel blades; dampened vibration.

The Promise: “Incredible control when filleting even the biggest fish.”

Realtree Outfitters Vertical Sausage Stuffer

Realtree Outfitters Vertical Sausage Stuffer

($249.99) Weston

Key Features: Seven-pound capacity stainless steel canister; tilts for easy loading; dual-speed steel gears, four stainless steel funnels; Realtree Xtra camo cover.

The Promise: “Tough enough for serious sausage making.”

Original Blue Smoker

Original Blue Smoker

(US$369) Bradley Smoker

Key Features:Stainless steel interior and fully insulated body; simple temperature controls for separate wood and oven burner elements.

The Promise: “Ideal for all types of meat and fish.”

Scott Gardner

Scott Gardner

Outdoor Canada associate editor and fly-fishing columnist Scott Gardner is happiest when he's on the water fishing (especially from his kayak) or just surrounded by trees, preferably out of cell phone range. Since joining Outdoor Canada in 2010, Scott has won nine National Communication Awards from the Outdoor Writers of Canada for his adventure travel and fly fishing articles, and been nominated for five National Magazine Awards.

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