Category Archives: Deer

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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Land Between The Lakes 2015

In a continued effort to exploit Tennessee’s larger tracts of federal land open to ┬áhunting access which includes at least two national recreation areas that are exceptions to the national park services’ usual policy on hunting (it is rare that … 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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Tennessee Buck Limits: For Better or For Worse

Deer hunters in my home state have spent the last couple of months in a bitter and highly divisional debate over antlered deer limits. Tennessee has had a statewide antlered bag limit (the state does not distinguish between sex of … Continue reading

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A Delicious Debate: Bacon vs. Jerky

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Venison Shank Stew

I’ve long been a fan of shanks of most any animal (pork, deer, lamb, beef etc) because it is one of the more unique tasting cuts. Even beef shanks are often described by pedestrian eaters as being “Gamey.” In most … Continue reading

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Venison Birria

Chef Margarita Carrillo Arronte has a extremely thorough and well researched new cookbook out called “Mexico”, which details numerous traditional Mexican cuisines by their region. If you are into traditional Mexican food at all, you can’t go wrong with this … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Smoky Mountain Bear, Hog & Whitetail

We spent six crusty days in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, having the first two days to hunt Whitetail and then another four days for the late season bear segment which also allows for the opportunistic taking of wild hogs. … Continue reading

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Ultra-Late Season Mixed Bag Hunt: Bear, Hog & Whitetail

It has been a great hunting season that has included two trips: A Backpack Elk Hunt in Colorado and a Backpack Whitetail Hunt along the John Muir Trail in Tennessee. For the last few days of the season, we’re headed … Continue reading

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Big Meat Down

I spent some time yesterday breaking down this late season mature buck. Check out the size of that bottom round! These dry aged cuts all have prearranged marriages with the dutch oven for all kinds of dishes from Venison Bayou … Continue reading

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