Tag Archives: Whitetail

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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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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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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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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Rendered Venison Fat (Lard)

Venison fat, like the fat of most wild game, has a bad reputation. Depending on the diet of an animal, fat will have a wide variety of tastes. For example, Mule Deer in Western states who have been eating predominately … 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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Carnivore News: Tuesday, May 28th

1. Kentucky ranked as a top state for Trophy Deer. Outdoor Magazine used what it calls a “whitetail scale” to sift the country’s top deer-producing states. The equation included trophy deer production, hunter density (seven per square mile in Kentucky), the cost … Continue reading

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Venison, Nutrition & Fat

Author Hank Shaw has piece for North American Whitetail called What Every Hunter Needs to Know About Venison Nutrition. Of particular interest  two paragraphs dealing with fat: I know, you’ve been taught to trim every bit of fat off your venison. I’m … Continue reading

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Trophy Eating: thoughts about Venison

Chris Eberhart (Bowhunting Whitetails the Eberhart Way and Bowhunting Wild Food) has a excellent post on Wired to Hunt about celebrating the Whitetail deer and appreciating the venison. This is a subject that I have been thinking about quite a … Continue reading

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