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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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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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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 Pastrami

I’ve had some excellent success with venison charcuterie experiments in the past, but none have turned out quite as well as venison pastrami, which is something that I have been intending to do for over a year. The recipe itself … Continue reading

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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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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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New Year’s Eve Carnivations

After 100 days of curing, we decided that NYE was the perfect excuse to cut into this Lardo (cured fatback). It came out excellent and we will use pieces of it in our New Year’s Day peas & greens, which … Continue reading

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Roast Saddle of Venison

The saddle roast is a cut of historical renown.  In the PBS series Downton Abbey, when Lord Grantham’s meddling sister writes him a letter, his wife Cora, The Countess of Grantham, scoffs that she is probably just looking for a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The Four Hour Hunter

The Four Hour Hunter Make hunting fit for food and family. This year my hunting has come full circle. I started off hunting squirrels at eight then deer at ten with a very simple goal: to hunt and kill. Kill … Continue reading

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