Category Archives: Deer

Late Season Mature Buck Success

In last week’s post, I wrote a bit about a specific area that I have been focusing on as of late. Though I do not consider myself a trophy hunter per say, like many hunters, within the confines of hunting, … Continue reading

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Dec 13th, Random Day in the woods

Despite having an invitation to hunt a large, premium property, December 13th did not appear to have much going for it in terms of presenting an ‘incredible” day in the deer woods. It is is post rut (breeding period), though … 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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Big South Fork Trip Report

Big South Fork National Recreation Area is one of the few properties managed by the National Park Service that allows hunting. Being a resident of Tennessee, I have long thought that I should take advantage of the opportunity to hunt … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Backpack Hunt

With an arctic blast coinciding with a November backpack hunt trip, I have a great opportunity to test out some gear upgrades. I’ll be heading into the 125,000 acres Big South Fork National Recreation Area on the Tennessee/Kentucky border for … Continue reading

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Pemmican

Pimi: “Fat or Grease” Pemmican is a traditional food of native North Americans that was later adapted by European fur traders and explorers. It generally consisted of a lean game meat such as Deer, Elk, Moose or Bison which was … Continue reading

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Venison Prosciutto, 12 months later

Well, after 12 months of hanging, it was finally time to dig into the Venison Prosciutto. The outside was tough and inedible, but as we got to the dark meat in the middle, the taste became increasingly interesting. Salty, but … Continue reading

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Carnivore News, Augst 2014

Plans to Kill 2,800 Deer on Civil War Battlefields The National Park Service has tentatively approved a plan that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next … Continue reading

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Venison Barbecue 2014

We’ve had good success with smoking venison in the past, but the fine art of smoking meat is a continual learning process. Where I ran into previous problems was that fact that the venison was seldom ready to pull by … Continue reading

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