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Hunting Season is Over…Time to Start Getting Ready for Hunting Season

January 10, 2012


2011 was an incredibly educational year. I took my first deer, I learned to field dress multiple species, cooked several types of game meat, learned the basics of bow. Now I’ve got roughly 9 months to prepare for this coming fall. I have a few major goals: Be stronger than I was back in 2009 […]

Cooked and Cleaned my First Small Game: Cottontail Rabbit

January 8, 2012


Over x-mas break, I visited my family’s farm in northwest Iowa. There, my cousin bagged a nice a nice cottontail rabbit. Somewhat to my surprise, they generally would take the carcass and feed it to their cat. I was shocked. I wanted to eat the rabbit. He laughed, but obliged. I’d never cleaned a rabbit […]

25 Lbs. of Meat: My Cured Venison Finally Arrived.

November 29, 2011


As Shipped: 25 pounds of Venison summer sausage and pepperoni: At this point I could probably survive the winter on cured meats plus the contents of my freezer. TheNouveauJäger

Beast Feast, Venison Jerky, Pemmican, and the Zombie Apocalypse.

October 20, 2011


Beast Feast Coming home with 27 pounds of meat gave me the opportunity to make some interesting dishes. On Sunday, I hosted a small potluck party, Beast Feast: I supplied the main courses, about 8 pounds of Venison Steaks and 5 pounds of Kung Pao Pheasant. To cook the venison, I let the steaks warm […]

Training/Diet Update

October 19, 2011


First things first… Bows and Rifle are very different. With a modicum of training, a 12 year-old kid can be taught to punch tight groups at 500 yards with a scoped rifle. Yet that same person would likely not be able to draw a seventy-pound hunting bow. Given two days, I could take almost anyone […]

Eat What You Kill

October 14, 2011


Immediately upon my return to NYC, I threw one of my blocks of Six Medallions into the fridge to defrost. For dinner this evening, I cooked them very traditionally. I let them warm to room temperature, dried them with paper towels, salted and peppered both sides, and dropped them into a hot skillet oiled with […]

The Return to Civilization

October 14, 2011


Tuesday was good. I got the 27 pounds of meat in styrofoam coolers with dry ice. On the way to the airport I traded styrofoam for a hard plastic cooler. I was pretty unsure how the meats would fair after twelve hours outside the freezer. The answer? Really well, actually. Here’s the payload after three […]

So Long, and Thanks for All the Meat

October 11, 2011


Just heard back from Oakland Locker

October 10, 2011


Six had 20 lbs of venison steaks (those are going in my checked luggage tomorrow) and 35 lbs of other good stuff (that they’ll convert to venison salami and summer sausage then ship to me). That, plus the 11 Pheasants worth of meat and we’re good to go. Beast Feast going to be so sweet. […]


October 3, 2011


I wanted to start this blog for three main reasons: Remember my trip to Oregon in a structured fashion Share my experience with my friends and family Show other paleo/foodie/urbanites who grew up in a non-hunting households that it IS possible to take up hunting as an adult. Points 1 and 2 are pretty self-explanatory […]