Category Archives: Cast Iron

and then we ate Beaver

Despite spending a good bit of time hunting deer, turkeys, waterfowl and small game in the beaver rich habitat of West Tennessee, I seldom get the opportunity to kill a beaver. Granted, I have never gone specifically hunting for beaver, … Continue reading

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Blood Sausage

Blood sausage has been on our bucket list for some time, however, we were under the impression that it was very difficult to locate a commercial source of blood. The option of using deer blood has been tossed around the … Continue reading

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Fuel for Hunting

There is no better fuel for hunting than wild game. Lately, I’ve been relying on a combination of venison jerky and roasted pumpkin seeds.  Go Carnivore Jerky Recipe. Likewise, there is few a finer thing than enjoying fresh meat from … Continue reading

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Improvising Venison Stew

When it comes to making stew, rather at home or at hunting camp, exact recipes are often not necessary. For cooking at deer camp, we often just bring along a random selection of vegetables, herbs, etc and create a stew … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Wrap Up

After 10 days of pickling and overnight cooking in multiple Dutch Ovens, our  Corned Venison came out beautifully. We used Shanks, Sirloin, Shoulder and Sirloin Tip cuts. Texturally, the Shank meat was my favorite.    

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Fat Tuesday Carnivations

Any excuse for food with friends is a good enough excuse for a good time. As yesterday was Fat Tuesday, we pulled out a few stops (and a few bottles of brown water) and did some cajun cooking along with … Continue reading

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Quick Pick-Me-Up: Rabbit Offal

Rabbit hunting along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.   If you are like me, after a day of busting through briars, brambles and thickets chasing rabbits, you are in dire need of instantly gratifying snack before anything else … Continue reading

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Squirrel Hunter’s Breakfast

This is a great, simple breakfast that eats well after a cold morning of late season squirrel hunting. Though you can use any squirrel, a young (and small) squirrel is ideal. Older squirrels are better suited for other dishes or, … Continue reading

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Hunting for Rabbit and Dumplings

Soon the weather will be just right. It’s time to dust off the insulated boots, get out the long johns and clean the shotgun. Rabbit season is about to be in full swing. Whether you have dogs or not, rabbit hunting can be … Continue reading

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Hot & Spicy Italian Drip Venison

The Pioneer Woman has a good lookin’ recipe for Hot & Spicy Italian Drip Beef (complete with step by step pics). We took this recipe and adjusted it slightly for venison. Couple of adjustments we made: -The beef recipe calls for chuck … Continue reading

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