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The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish [Kindle Edition]

Philip Hasheider
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Book Description


Expert Philip Hasheider shows you how to turn your hard-earned hunt into delicious cuisine.
Truly avid hunters are always looking for ways to get the most out of their game and maximize their yield. Look no further: this book offers essential tips and background information, as well as coveted recipes, for hunters, chefs, and food lovers alike.
The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish gives hunters all the information they need for processing and preparing their harvested game to create the most flavorful and creative meals. The book takes you from field dressing to skinning and cutting the carcass, to preserving and storing, to making sausage and cured meat, to preparing delicious, well-rounded meals for the dinner table. It offers detailed step-by-step instructions, complete with illustrations and full-color photography, as well as a variety of mouthwatering recipes.
Hasheider covers all the major game and fish species, including large game, such as deer, moose, elk, bighorn sheep, wild boar, bear, and alligator; small game, such as rabbit, raccoon, opossum, squirrel, muskrat, beaver, turtle, armadillo, groundhog, woodchuck, and snakes; upland game birds like grouse, quail, partridge, pheasant, dove, pigeon, squab, and wild turkey; a range of ducks, mergansers, geese, and other waterfowl; and a variety of fresh- and saltwater fish species like bass, catfish, eel, marlin, perch, pike, salmon, sturgeon, sunfish, swordfish, trout, tuna, walleye, whitefish, and more.
With its holistic approach to every aspect of wild game preparation, The Hunter’s Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish is a book no hunter will want to be without.


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From the Back Cover

Taking down a wild animal with a clean shot is the goal of your hunt—but what happens next determines whether or not that animal becomes safe and nutritious food for your family. Be prepared with The Hunter’s Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish, which explains in detail, with diagrams and photographs, how to harvest wild game safely and efficiently. Follow step-by-step instructions to field dress and butcher large and small game, and learn how to preserve wild-game meat and turn it into delicious meals for the family table.
Deer * Moose * Bear * Feral Pigs * Alligators * Rabbits * Squirrels * Raccoons * Opossum * Muskrat * Beavers * Snakes * Turtles * Frogs * Pheasants, grouse, and other game birds * Ducks, geese, and other waterfowl * Sturgeons, muskies, and other large freshwater fish * Crappies, bluegill, and other small freshwater fish
Choose a hunting knife
Prepare a field dressing toolkit
Skin and butcher wild game of all sizes, from bears to frogs
Remove feathers from game birds and waterfowl
Fillet fish
Keep carcasses from spoiling in the field
Keep meat free from contaminants
Preserve meat by freezing, drying, canning, smoking, curing, or corning
Avoid freezer burn
Prepare main dishes, from bear stew to stuffed opossum to roast pheasant and more
Make a variety of wild-game sausages

About the Author

Philip Hasheider (Sauk City, WI) is a fifth-generation farmer presently raising pasture-grazed beef with his wife and two children in south-central Wisconsin. His interests in production agriculture and history have allowed him to write ten books, including Voyageur Press’ How to Raise Cattle, How to Raise Pigs, and How to Raise Sheep. His diverse work has appeared in numerous local, regional, national, and international publications, and he was the writer for the Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection.

Product Details

  • File Size: 72131 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (July 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GSW0O00
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #277,625 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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This is a good book with lots of info and color photos that will help you get from field dressing, threw butchering and into the smoking and curing of your game animals. I love all forms of meat, especially smoked meat and this has a good deal of info on it, but I bought the book because it has more field care info on a wider variety of game critters than the one I already had. Worth the money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Gift and Tool for Hunters and Fisherman December 8, 2013
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Very Detailed information. The pictures and illustrations are particularly beneficial. I can't imagine a better guide or instructive manual. I've hunted my entire life and have seen several "how to" books over the years. Not until this book did I decide to purchase one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great guide for beginning hunters February 24, 2015
By Kuro570
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As a person just getting into hunting I found this book to be very informative as how to cut, what to cut and all the tools you'll need vs what is a commodity to get the job done.

Lots of big full colored quality pictures with clear anatomy of specific animals. Pretty clear directions and lots of handy tips like how to remove pelts intact or ways to cook and store. Really great guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy***** January 21, 2015
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Bought as gift for my hunter husband. Needed recipes and guides how to butcher our own game. Very nice instructions and recipes. He loves it and even told his buddies about it! Great buy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for big game and bird hunters. January 12, 2015
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This is a great book. Clear instructions and really easy to read. Good illustrations that match the subject matter make it a must for most hunters.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good buy June 7, 2014
By Clancy
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Well written and comprehensive. A good buy for anyone interested in processing their own game meat. Plenty of good recipe ideas and tips
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Book arrived in good order and good condition. If you want to manage your own wild or farm meat, this will fill the bill for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars knowledge is power February 28, 2015
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Very pleased with this book. Arrived in a timely fashion and boxed nicely. Written accurately and easy on the eyes to understand.
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