Category: Game Processing and Recipes

The pack-out: The last, vital step to a backcountry hunt

The pack-out: The last, vital step to a backcountry hunt

Hunting in the backcountry is among the greatest challenges of the hunting world. Those who head into the untamed wilderness in search of their trophy must put in months of research and training. They have to spend hours going over game reports and maps, planning their travel routes and campsites. Once a plan is made,

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Eat it where it lies: How to prepare wild game in the field

Eat it where it lies: How to prepare wild game in the field

Before the invention of electricity, aluminum siding, penicillin, taxes, or Twitter, the greatest discovery known to man, one that would propel him toward his glorious future, was fire. Fire provided light, warmth, protection, and perhaps most importantly, it cooked his food. Cooking not only made food safer to eat but changed it from simple sustenance

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Are you wasting perfectly good game meat?

Are you wasting perfectly good game meat?

We hunt for a number of reasons. Some of us hunt for the challenge, the enjoyment of pitting ourselves against nature. Others hunt as a way to remember their past, to feel that ancient connection we once had with all the wild things of this world. Hunters hunt for trophies and for sport. There’s bowhunters,

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Backstrap Wellington, a comforting winter favorite with a wild game twist

Backstrap Wellington, a comforting winter favorite with a wild game twist

Some people find wild game off-putting. I’ve never understood that. Being the savage caveman I am, I’m perfectly content cutting a chunk of meat off an animal in the field and roasting it over an open fire, but not everyone is like me. So I’ve played around with numerous ways to help those who are

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The breakdown and butchering of your deer is simpler than you think

The breakdown and butchering of your deer is simpler than you think

Hunting is about connection. A way to rediscover a formative time in our history when we provided for ourselves. Although today’s pursuit is seldom a life-or-death struggle for the hunter’s survival, the essence of that link between predator and prey endures. For many modern hunters, though, the hunt ends when their deer hits the ground.

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