I’ve seen a lot of taxidermy mounts over the year, and some of them have been pretty impressive. I’m not against them, but they just aren’t for me, for a few reasons: They take up a lot of space for display. They just seem unnatural to me – taking the skin and stretching it over … Continue reading “Make a European Mount for under $5”
Venison liver is often one for the first meals prepped from the animal after a successful hunt. Personally, I’d go with the tenderloin first. Nothing wrong with starting with the liver, but I prefer to do a little prep on it before I use it, which will take a day or two.
Gamy venison (or gamey, depending on your preferred spelling). Nobody likes it. There are some people who claim they do – but I say that they probably haven’t had a truly gamy piece of meat. Yes, venison tastes different than beef or pork. But different doesn’t mean “gamy”, and most deer you eat, if properly handled … Continue reading “Twelve Methods of Removing Gamy Flavor Put to the Test”
To paraphrase an old idiom, there’s more than one way to skin a deer. Similar to field dressing and butchering, if you take a minimalist approach, the only thing you need is a sharp knife. Also similar to field dressing and butchering, the job will go a lot smoother if you have more tools available … Continue reading “Five Tips on Skinning Deer”
Google “how to field dress a deer”, and you will get “about 848,000” results. And probably about 848,000 different ways to do it. Field dressing a deer at it’s simplest only requires three things: you, a sharp knife, and a deer. You make a slice along the abdominal cavity, and pull everything out as carefully … Continue reading “Five Tips on Field Dressing Deer”