Season - Deer Bones, Meat, Venison Jerky Recipe
of us either hunt, or use a lot
of meat we produce
ourselves. For me here in Iowa it’s deer
hunting season. I don't know
other parts of the US, or the world, but here in Iowa deer is a staple
most of us. This is how I use every bit of that deer during the hunting
to feed my chickens, my dog and myself. I even use it in the wood
skinning the deer,
hog, or what ever you are putting in your freezer
this will work pretty much across the board.
3 good sized buckets or tubs. One bucket for the deer organs
you will keep for yourself or dehydrate or freeze for your dog. I keep
guardian dog so it’s really important to hold some of this good food
summer feedings. One bucket is for the guts and things you really are
to keep. The last is for the deer
meat or venison,
you will use for the table.
Deer Hunting Season and Skinning the Deer
After skinning your deer
take the hide and stake it out fur
side down on the ground. Your chickens will peck off every bit of
fat and even eat some of the hair. Very little will be left to burn in
Dear Hunting Season: Using Deer Bones for Fires
you butcher bone in, as most of us do for flavor, you
will want to pick these up after your dog enjoys them for a while. If
butcher bone in, or give them to a dog to enjoy first, just stash
the deer bones
your wood pile. Bone burns longer and hotter than wood.
Save the bones
before you go to bed. You won't have to get up in the middle of the
stoke the fire, those bones will keep the fire going and you will have
a good fire going again come morning.
Deer Hunting Season: Using Deer Bones for Tools
are also wonderful tools. It’s
expensive to buy a leather awl. I have never had a store-bought awl. I
my leatherwork in well-known magazines. Most of the tools I use for my
leatherwork came from a deer or sheep.
Dear Hunting Season: Using Deer Marrow
thing you can do before you start carving away at
those bones, is scoop out all the marrow. The marrow is
part of the animal, it contains salts and minerals not
found in other
After scooping it out, you can save it for flavoring soups or stews, or
mixing it with some spices and egg for a type of pudding.
bones are a valuable part of any
animal that shouldn't
be over looked.
A Deer Meat Recipe during Deer Hunting Season
When you go deer hunting, one of the best things about it is that you
can make deer jerky. Here is a simple recipe for deer jerky.
Deer Hunting Season: A Simple Recipe for Deer Jerky
a bucket with apple cider, even the cheap store-bought
stuff will do. For one 10 gallon bucket use about a gallon of
every gallon of cider use one bottle of Worcester sauce and one bottle
of soy sauce.
This is your base, from here you can flavor with some cayenne, sage,
liquid smoke, what ever you want.
I also use this mix as a marinade.
wonderful with deer, lamb or beef, and oh so simple.
real trick to cooking deer meat is to
not treat it like deer.
Treat it like beef. You wouldn't chase your beef before you shoot it.
wouldn't hang your beef in the garage and let it sit in exhaust fumes
week before your butcher it.
is a whole gamut of things people do
meat and then expect it to taste good that they would never do to any
other sort of
Freezing your Deer during
Deer Hunting Season
Start out by treating
your deer, like
you are going to eat
it. Cool it quickly, pack it well. The best way to wrap deer meat for
have found is also very cheap. Use the black lawn bags.
Cut them into
about 2 foot squares or sizes that would be about the size of the
you would use. Wrap your meat in side the plastic bag just like freezer
paper. Divide each piece of meat within a layer of plastic. Finish it
wrapping the whole thing in newspaper.
I promise you that you will have less freezer
burn than with any other kind of wrapping and save hundreds on
final stage to having the best
deer meat you ever tasted,
assuming you didn't go kill a big buck and then think you would share
some awesome steaks with your buddies. You wouldn't buy an old bull or
old boar and think the meat would be good would you? I didn't think so.
Now all you have
to do is take that young buck or doe and cook the deer meat to a medium
rare. Deer doesn't do well if you over cook it - not in steak form
anyway. Just like beef,
the best way to enjoy a deer steak is over a fire with friends.
hope this helped get your deer
hunting season off to a good
start and to keep your winter fire a bit warmer. By
resident homestead blogger from One
Wanderings Homestead Blog
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