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Natural Instincts and Bypassing Anatomic Capacity

Eating meat made us human. In fact, there is strong evolutionary evidence that the principal reason that humans stood upright with sweat glands (instead of on all fours without sweat glands) is so that we (humans) could run game down in a manner … Continue reading

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June Tab Clearing

We’ll be getting back to regular posting in July with some Summer meat projects (been busy training for Elk season). In the meantime, here are some stories we have been following: The U.S. Department of Interior is currently reviewing a … Continue reading

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Scientific American on Paleo Diet

Scientific American bags on the Paleo diet primarily because Paleolithic diets varied so much from region to region. For example, the diet of the Arctic Paleolithic hunter/gatherer was very different from that of the Central American hunter/gatherer. Reasonable argument. Another … Continue reading

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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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Venison Boudin

Originally posted on From Belly to Bacon:
Every now and again I get venison from my father. He is generous with the venison he hunts with his cousins and while the hunting aspects have never taken with me, I have…

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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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St Patrick’s Day Preparations

Per tradition, we are prepping our Venison for St Patty’s Day. Last year’s celebration was a bit larger scale (we corned nearly 20 pounds of meat). With the Holiday falling on a Monday this year, we went a bit smaller, … Continue reading

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Venison Machaca

We were first exposed Machaca as a breakfast dish served with eggs in Sayulita, Mexico. Upon the first taste, we instantly agreed that venison shanks needed a date with the Machaca cooking method. The end result? Deep, rich flavor and … Continue reading

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Venison Dry Aging Experiments

Using my secondary refrigerator that I cure meats in, I experimented with dry aging venison quite a bit this Winter. I’m running this refrigerator at 40 degrees with 60-70% humidity, a bowl of salt water and a clip on fan … Continue reading

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2013 Deer Hunting Season Review

Here is a gallery of one hunter’s 2013 (mine…) deer season. I live and hunt in West Tennessee. I also hunted a couple of times in Northwest Mississippi. I hunted less total times and about half the hours of recent … Continue reading

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