Roasted Mediterranean Venison Backstrap

We’ve all heard it before. You know the phrase. The one that nearly all hunters have heard when they bring up how excited they are to fill the freezer with venison. “I can’t eat deer, it’s too gamey.” Yep, that’s the one. While I certainly understand why some folks may be hesitant to try venison, …

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Loaded Venison Scrambled Eggs Recipe

As hunters, we all know the importance of a hot, home-cooked breakfast after a long, cold morning in the woods. For many, this is another integral part of the deer hunting experience and camaraderie that we look forward to every year at deer camp. Some of my best memories from deer camp come from not …

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Spring Tonic Salad With Deer Heart and Morels

According to Southern Appalachian folklore, blood “falls” in the winter and “rises” in the summer. Come spring, in order to force one’s blood to start percolating again, a spring tonic was necessary. I’m not sure about the validity of my ancestors’ medical theories, but I do believe that a spring tonic salad is a marvelous …

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10 Essential Tools for Home Deer Processing

Long ago, I made the decision to process my venison for the freezer at home, in my own relatively small kitchen. My basic tools and procedures have remained simple because they work and because I don’t have the room or the need to advance my home-processing equipment. So, I can help you learn how to …

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