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Butcher A Deer Yourself or Get It Processed?

The scene is the same across the country. After opening day of gun season, garages, dining room tables and even barns are converted into makeshift butcher shops. Many hunters pull out their sharpest knives, grab a roll of freezer paper and start the process of “making venison.” Handmade Knives Stay Sharper And then, there’s...

10 Steps to Healthy Venison

by Dan Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting Editor With chronic wasting disease now east of the Mississippi River, hunters everywhere are worrying about the safety of their venison. Although CWD is troubling, it should not deter you from eating venison from healthy deer. After all, the World Health Organization has officially stated there is...

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Hunting is Green, Sustainable Living

In The Stand With Keith Warnke Our tradition of hunting is a modern answer to environmental concerns. By Keith Warnke, Wisconsin DNR Hunting and Shooting Sport Coordinator I always knew that one of my primary reasons for hunting is to obtain food. I enjoy everything about using wild game as food — all the...

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Foodie Friday: Greek Venison Patties with Tzatziki

Great venison dishes sometimes are modified and others may come from inspiration from other cultures. Greece has a great history of wild game dishes, so the addition of venison to the yogurt-based tzatziki isn’t a stretch. Tzatziki is delicious and a cool treat in summer to break the heat. By Julie Golob I have...

Venison Donation Follows Harvest Trend

Ohio deer hunters donated more than 104,400 pounds of venison to local food banks through the 2011-12 deer hunting season, according to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife. The venison donation equals approximately 417,600 meals for Ohioans in need. A total of 2,088 deer...

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Foodie Friday: Country Fried Venison

Computers and electronic gizmos can give us headaches sometimes, but they are great for searching around to find new and interesting venison recipes. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a great site with scads of recipes. Everything from good ol’ venison chili to a bit more interesting fare can be found there. To...