Gabrielle Perret, who has a few recipes in "Wild Maryland," pounds out meat from a Sika deer she killed in Oct. in Dorchester County. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Whip Up Fish & Game Recipes with Wild Md. Cookbook

Fishing and hunting are time-honored traditions on the Chesapeake, whether you’re a waterfowling weekend warrior or a third-generation waterman. And the harvest you bring home (legally, in season) can make the best Bay meals. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources sought recipes from all over the state using local species for a special “Wild Maryland” online cookbook.

Cheryl Costello gets a lesson in wild game cooking from an Eastern Shore hunter, farmer, and home cook who gets inspiration from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Watch below: