You're talkin' my language, now! We've got three in the freezer so far this year,and I'm hoping my other son will connect before the weekend's over.Tagged a small doe yesterday. My wife and I skun and quartered this PM. We'll cut and package tomorrow after work. Tenderloin and 2008 Freeport Apple blueberry wine for dinner tomorrow. It doesn't get any better.....
Congrats on the doe, Mud! Ref, venison burger: Plain ground venison is pretty much yuk! We started adding 15% pork fat bought from the butcher, and that was so-so. Then my daughter suggested beef fat. That was the key! We do 10%-12% beef fat content, and the burger is great! If you really want to get adventurous, use 10% bacon (uncooked,of course) as your fat additive. It's absolutely great for ground meat dishes, or as plain burgers!Sorry to hear your wife has been ill, Wade. Hope she's better. My kids love venison. Mrs. Mud is ok with steaks but won't touch burger. Tagged my first doe for the year 2 weeks ago. It's the first in 3 yrs as I didn't have time to hunt, and it's nice to have some free meat in the freezer.
Kudos, 1T! The regional differences in point count can get pretty humorous. In WA, with the blacktails, we never counted the brow tines, so a 4x4 became a 3x3. In NH, if you could hang a finger ring on a point, it counted, and they added them all up! When I was called to view a neighbor's 5-point, I was all excited for him. I walked up and found (by WA count) a fork-horn with only one brow tine! Out here in MT, we only count a point if it's one inch, so you can get a 4x6 on rare occasion.Now we're talking! I have a 7 & 8 pointer (3x4 OR 4X4) considering what region your from, already in the freezer. Most will be ground into sausage and hamburger this weekend. I bone the entire deer, always.
Here in NC we can "legally" harvest 8 deer per year with additional permits. Needless to say we have population issues!
Just returned from Oregon on my first black tail deer hunt. Great experience!
Quit skimmng my posts, Troy!Only problem is OP it is BS. Female Moose don't grow antlers!!!! The photo of the Moose hooked to the tavis is real, but milking a Bull Moose is something that not only is impossible, it is something I recommend you never try at home!!!
They were milking a FEMALE moose.Old Philosopher: Then you'll love this one! Before anyone call B.S. on it, their website even has photos of milking a cow moose.