Tag Archives: tennessee

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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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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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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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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Venison Leg Takedown

There are numerous ways to butcher a deer. As we are big proponents of cooking roasts and stews using whole muscle cuts, here is our suggested method for breaking down a venison hindquarter for such purposes. To the surprise of … Continue reading

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Tennessee Bear Hunt

“Can you eat bear meat?” was the question I was repeatedly asked whenever I mentioned an upcoming bear hunting trip to East Tennessee. After some discussion and planning, my friend “L” and I had settled on a very short window … Continue reading

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Barbecue: Wild Hog vs. Domestic Hog

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!! Good evening and welcome to tonight’s main event which promises to be a classic adventure in every sense of the word. In the red corner, hailing from the Arkansas Delta and weighing in at approximately … Continue reading

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Venison Prosciutto and the perils of charcuterie mistakes

This was our first attempt at doing a venison prosciutto. Recent Charcuterie successes (such as Venison Salami and Pepperoni) had our confidence ripe for a larger undertaking. With deer hunting season knocking at the door, all attempts are made to … Continue reading

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How to Skin a Squirrel

Skinning squirrels is one of the more unappreciated skills of being a hunter. In all reality, squirrel is a difficult animal to skin and because of this, some hunters refuse to deal with the skinning process or just avoid squirrel … Continue reading

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BBQ Review: Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous (Memphis, TN)

Charles Vergo’s Rendezvous in Memphis, TN is perhaps the most famous BBQ restaurant in the world, yet opinions on the establishment are polarizing as opinions on Tim Tebow’s worthiness as a NFL quarterback. In a quest to settle the matter of local opinion … Continue reading

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