Category Archives: Butchering

Edge of Shadows: Coues Deer

When my friend and hunting partner, TC, managed to draw a much coveted Coues deer rifle tag in a trophy unit of Arizona, I jumped at the opportunity to come along as an extra set of eyes and intuition. Though … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey

I’m not easily impressed with Thanksgiving turkeys. In fact, I’m fine with skipping traditional turkeys altogether in favor of venison, duck or goose, which are ┬ámore traditional in terms of Thanksgiving table fare. For round 1 of Thanksgiving (hosting a … Continue reading

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Trip Report: San Juan Elk Hunting

Having hunted across the river last year, we daily saw the steam powered train passing through the canyon well below us and thought that using the train for backcountry access might indeed be a fun and adventurous way to access … Continue reading

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Book Review: Chef in the Wild

Professional chef and hunting enthusiasts Randy King contributes to the ever growing pool of wild game cooking knowledge with his new book “Chef in the Wild.” The book is equally divided into four sections: Air, Land, Water & Home. “Air” … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Burger Revival

With the recent news of a declining McDonald’s, one can’t help but speculate that at least part of this decline must be attributed to shifts in tastes and overall competition. With ever increasing options for interesting, unique and boutique burgers, … Continue reading

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Humans Evolved to Eat Meat

We have all heard the argument that, due to intestinal lengths, humans were not designed and/or physically evolved to consume meat. The argument usually goes something like this: Carnivores have intestinal tracts that are only 3 times the length of … Continue reading

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A Delicious Debate: Bacon vs. Jerky

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Roasted Squirrel

Over the last few years, I have experimented extensively with various ways of roasting squirrel. The topic of slow cooking squirrels has been thoroughly covered, but there still seems to be some mystery when it comes to actually presenting a … Continue reading

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Zen and The Art of DIY Butchering

Been putting this old butcher’s block to work this season. Nothing like putting on some tunes and breaking down game animals; It completes the hunting process and opens up an entirely new realm of hunting to geek out over. If … Continue reading

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Venison Field & Meat Care Tips: Game Bags & Ice

I am a big proponent of skinning and butchering game meat as soon as possible. Part of this has to do with the weather this far South in Tennessee where cold fronts usually involve clear, sunny skies, meaning that cold … Continue reading

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