Jack Hennessy, Contributor at Outdoor Life

Jack Hennessy



  • Expertise and interests include wild-game cooking and upland hunting, with a healthy dose of whitetail, waterfowl, and turkey
  • Loves helping others—hunters and non-hunters alike—learn to love eating wild game
  • Previous work experience: St. Paul Pioneer Press and Chicago Sun-Times


Jack Hennessy grew up in the South Suburbs of Chicago and didn’t start hunting until he attended graduate school in Spokane, Washington, at the age of 26. After graduating with a Masters of Fine Arts in creative writing, Hennessy began work at The Elk Public House then later joined the Sports/Outdoors desk at The Spokesman-Review, where he covered hunting, fishing, and wild-game cooking in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, his work has appeared with Pheasants Forever, Petersen’s Hunting, Backcountry Journal, Gun Dog Magazine, among many others.

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How to Can Venison

How to Can Venison