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This is a dish I am adapting from that most famous of cookbooks from Ancient Rome: Apicius. The translation I am using oddly includes corn starch (!), which was not discovered until long after the discovery of the New World, so I am omitting it here.

This venison roast is typical of Roman meats: Sweet, salty, herby. Since this dish is essentially a roast with sauce, I’d serve it with polenta or mashed potatoes. Too New World for you? Then eat it with farro. Just substitute farro for rice in your favorite risotto recipe.

Ingredients:

2 pounds venison roast (as usual, elk, moose, caribou, etc will substitute. If you have no game available, use lamb.)
1 teaspoon rue, minced (If you can’t find rue, use rosemary, but it will not be the same.)
1 tablespoon lovage, minced (If you can’t find lovage, use celery leaves from the top of the stalks.)
1 tablespoon oregano, minced
1 tablespoon mint, minced
1 tablespoon, parsley, minced
2 cloves of garlic
1 minced medium white or yellow onion
1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce (the closest modern equivalent to garum)
1 teaspoon honey
1 cup sweet wine (I’d use angelica, but you could use white port or muscat)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons flour
salt and pepper

(Copyright © 2013 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook.)

For the rest of this amazing venison roast recipe from Hank Shaw,  CLICK HERE.

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Founder of HerCamoShop.com, Shelly Ray.

HerCamoShop.com was founded by Shelly Ray.  Men have lots of choices when it comes to buying hunting apparel and gear and Shelly thought that women deserved the same thing.  She has searched the world over for the latest hunting gear, accessories, apparel and gadgets for the female hunter and has put them in one centralized location: HerCamoShop.com.  Shelly continues to search for the best products and constantly adds them to her online store.

Earn camo-cash when you shop at HerCamoShop.com.  What’s camo-cash you may ask?  Customers earn rewards on every purchase they make. For every dollar you spend you earn a 3% reward.  The rewards accumulate and then you can spend them at HerCamoShop.

HerCamoShop looks like a pretty good place to shop and they seem to have good prices.  Check it out and let us know what you think!

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Last day to sign up is June 15th, 2013.
The winner will be notified by email and phone by July 20th, 2013

Good Luck & Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Duck DecoysSometimes when I buy hunting gear I want the best.  That usually means a quality name brand that is known, rated well, and I know I can trust.  Other times, name brands just mean more money and that’s all.  I shop at Cabela’s a lot because of the selection and the brands.  But what’s my second favorite place to shop for hunting gear?  It’s a place where I know I will get a great deal and won’t spend very much.  It’s Walmart.

I have found some absolutely amazing deals on hunting supplies at WalMart.  After hunting season, I bought a treestand that normally sells for $179 for $49.  It was such a great deal I bought 2 of them.  Some of my favorite hunting t-shirts come from Walmart.

Here’s the deal.  Walmart has great prices every day.  The $179 treestand I bought is normally $99 there.  That’s a great deal to start with.  And then when they mark it down after the season… well that’s just a steal!  You can shop at Walmart online and you can see their deals, called “rollbacks”.  Shop by category, camo pattern or species you want to hunt.  They have a great selection at great prices.

Click here to go to Walmart’s hunting section.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Ingredients:

10 pounds deer meat
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup catsup
4 quarts cold water
2 tsp. Mesquite smoke flavor
3 tsp. curing salt
2 tsp. garlic powder
9 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. chili powder
3 Tbsp. black pepper
3 Tbsp. cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp. ground yellow mustard seed

Instructions:

Grind the meat. Mix all other ingredients and then stir them into the ground venison. Using a jerky shooter, form strips of meat on the shelves of a food dehydrator. (Dehydrating time depends on type and size of dehydrator, see instructions that came with your model). Store dried jerky in freezer until ready to consume.

Check out the Ohio Dept of Natural Resources for more wild game recipes.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Last night I got out my Cabela’s Big Game Hunter for the Wii and started playing it.  I started with some target practice.  It starts you out with easier targets and they get harder and harder.  You can shoot all kinds of geese and ducks and then it moves you to rabbits and deer before you start getting attacked by mountain lions and bear!  It’s very addictive and fun!

Finally, once I had the controls down and was confident about my shooting abilities, I moved on to the hunts.  Again… the first hunt is simple and walks you though all of the controls which it actually does a very nice job of.  Each hunt consists of hunting for several animals.  And then there are a dozen different hunts that get more and more difficult.

I’m don’t play video games very often.  I’d rather spend my time doing something a bit more useful.  But I will have to admit that Cabela’s Big Game Hunter is a surprisingly fun game and a bit addictive.  If you like hunting you’re going to like this game.  I had a great time playing it and highly recommend it.

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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Not My Mum’s Venison Lasagna

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Venison Lasagna

This is a riff off my mother’s lasagna, and of course, everyone’s mother makes the best lasagna, right? This one is supremely meaty, supremely cheesy. There’s something like 3 pounds of meat and 2 pounds of cheese in this bad boy. But it makes 8-10 servings, so don’t worry about it. This lasagna, like most, reheats well, too.

And of course you can use regular ground beef and pork for this if you don’t have access to venison or wild boar. It’ll be just as good.

Serves 8-10.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours

1 pound ground pork or wild boar
2 pounds ground venison or ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 head of garlic, chopped
1 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes
1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce
1 can of tomato paste
1 cup red wine
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon  fennel pollen (optional)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 15-ounce container of ricotta cheese
1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup grated pecorino cheese
1/2 nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves
12 lasagna noodles
Salt and pepper
Copyright © 2013 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

For the rest of this amazing recipe by Hank Shaw, visit his website.

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Skillet Game Hash 
Prepare leftover meat from any big-game roast as a tasty hash.
Serves:4-6
1 quart water
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 pounds potatoes
1 tab butter
2 tabs vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups minced or ground cooked big game
1 cup leftover thin game gravy
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. dried thyme leaves
Dash nutmeg
Dash garlic powder

For the rest of this recipe, please visit Big Spur Lodge’s Big Game Recipe page.  Thanks!

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shooting 01When it comes to learning, games and interactive media are wonderful!  Computers and the internet have made learning many new things fun rather than grueling.  Hunting education and safety are now easier than ever as well as fun!

When hunting, we tend to get excited when we have an animal in our sights.  But just because they’re in your sights doesn’t mean you should pull the trigger.  When IS the correct time to pull the trigger?  What is a good angle and what is a bad angle?  If you pull the trigger, is the animal going to fall down dead because it was a good shot, or is it going to run away hurt?

The interactive game, Shoot or Don’t Shoot, is a good way to learn if you should shoot or not shoot a deer depending on the angle it is at or what is between you and the deer.  Brought to you buy the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, this is a wonderful interactive learning exercise that is very educational and useable.

Shoot or Don’t Shoot

Happy Hunting!

– Marci

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