Cool Stuff – Hunting

How to Field Dress and Butcher a Turkey

Disclaimer: This is one of my “Not for the Faint of Heart” posts. If you fall into that category, please come back another day when I’ll be talking about pudding. ****************** Since it is turkey season, and since I found myself with two turkeys to haul off the field not too long ago, I thought I’d show anyone venturing out this spring how I field dress and butcher a turkey. […]

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Efficient Turkey Hunting

I was recently invited up to go turkey hunting. It was sort of serendipitous really, because I needed to write the last chapter of my book and needed to turkey hunt and hadn’t figured out where that was going to be… and *poof* I got an email from Sydney of Ravenous Woman. Did I want to come turkey hunting with her boyfriend? YES PLEASE! So I went, and we had […]

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How to Cook a Whole Hog

One of the questions I get most often from interviewers is “what is your favorite wild animal dish?” I always describe this one. From the first moment I tasted it, it earned itself a special place in the crevices of my mind. This is a whole wild hog, marinated for days and then smoked for many hours. There is also bacon and apples and molasses involved. We need to talk […]

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Deer Camp Tour

Here is one of my favorite deer camps in all of the universe. The walls are made of wood siding of old houses that have been torn down and the wood reused. And there is a deer antler chandelier. To see pictures of years past check out: Deer Hunting I, Deer Hunting III, Deer Hunting IV, Deer Hunting VIII. There is even the world famous “Whiskey In A Deer Stand” […]

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NASCAR Hog Hunting vs. The Other Kind

There are two kinds of hog hunting. Just about a week ago, I unwittingly did both in one day. I was on a golf cart, on the way to a deer hunt, with my rubber clad feet up, taking in the scenery. I had my diet coke already cracked open and my hunting partner had peanuts in his pocket and an earmarked copy of Faulkner’s “Big Woods,” in his travel […]

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Fried Venison Cutlets & Campfire Eating

There something about campfire eating. Maybe it’s the coziness or the color. Maybe it’s the flavor the wood and smoke impart on the food. I just took a trip to Arkansas and we did quite a lot of campfire eating. The very first thing I ate when I arrived were those things in the shovel. Can you see what they are? Peanuts. Warmed, salty, roasted peanuts. I have not had […]

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Wild Duck Terrine

This is one of the many food items I made out of the gizzards and hearts and liver and legs from my New Orleans duck hunt. It is called a terrine, a Wild Duck Terrine. A terrine is a piece of architecture which takes several days of work. There are many components that go into it and a bit of “pre-cooking” that needs to be done. I think the results […]

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Duck Hunting in New Orleans

Aside from eating a lot of beignets and muffuletta in New Orleans, I also went duck hunting. I had been planning it with a friend down there since September. I had never been to New Orleans but decided it just had to be in the “Girl Hunter” book. It just had to. And so we got up at 3:30am and went duck hunting in Bayou Terra Buff. Did I spell […]

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Q&A with Freddie Black + Apple Juice Smoked Pig Ribs

The first official hunt I ever went on was in Arkansas with the Commissioner of Fish and Game. He was the family of a friend of mine, and I was told that hunting with him was something people bid on at auctions. Down in Arkansas, he was a bigger deal than the President of the United States. So I showed up to Arkansas and went to their hunting camp to […]

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England Shoot

Life is funny sometimes. Actually life is usually funny. It is rare that life behaves. I have experienced a lot of serendipitous events in the past two years, I’m not sure why, I like to think that someone is watching over me and choreographing it all while I write, and travel, and travel, and write, and eat strange airplane food. When I signed the book deal for “Girl Hunter” earlier […]

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