May 2014

silverskin

Scott Leysath

Silverskin


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Even in this enlightened age of cooking, I still have well-meaning folks bring me deer steaks that are roughly the size of a Frisbee. They look like a cross-section of a deer leg with bone and sinew holding the whole mess together. The first thing I have to do is to cut around the bone […]

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Scott Bestul

The Systematic Shed Hunter


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Let’s face it: Finding shed antlers is a mileage game. The more you walk, the more antlers you find. Of course we all dream of walking into late-winter yarding area, popping over a little rise, and spotting the Mother Lode of Bone, right there in front of us. Reality, of course, paints the real picture; […]

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meat on a stick

Scott Leysath

Meat on a Stick


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I spend a great deal of time talking to people about how they cook their fish and game. They send me pictures of what their deer looked like after they cooked it. Men really like to set things on fire. I’m not saying that women don’t, but based on my own casual observation, it seems […]

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shed conumdrum

Scott Bestul

Solving the Shed Conundrum


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I don’t typically have this problem, but you might: It’s been a banner year for shed hunting, and suddenly you’ve got a pile of bone stacked in a corner of your Man Cave. What are you going to do with all of those horns? Most of us, of course, just keep them. We’ve not only […]

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slow cooked venison

Scott Leysath

COOKING WILD GAME – FAST OR SLOW?


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There are as many ways to cook a deer as there are to cook domestic meats. As a matter of fact, you can grab the nearest non-game cookbook and substitute the words beef, pork or lamb with venison and you’ll have a new wild game cookbook on the shelf. The ingredients will be pretty much the same, but cooking times may vary […]

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shed hunting

Scott Bestul

Scouting For Sheds


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The peak of shed hunting season is fast approaching, and whitetail nuts are gearing up for the annual bone hunt after a long, brutal winter. Cabin fever has reached epidemic proportions the last few months, and shed hunting is going to prove a wonderful antidote. Nothing erases the winter blues better than a happy jaunt […]

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Scott Leysath

If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now


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After over forty years of preparing fish and game, I’ve learned as much from my mistakes as my victories. There was I time when I thought that most game was muttony, livery and chewy. As much as I enjoyed spending time in the woods and on the water, I couldn’t quite understand how some people […]

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