The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game

Volume 1: Big Game

    • 4.5 • 73 Ratings
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Publisher Description

A comprehensive big-game hunting guide, perfect for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with more than 400 photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner  
Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.
This invaluable book includes
• recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons
• basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting
• how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game
• how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using
• how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness
• basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags
• a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species
• how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts
• instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site
• how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize underappreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks
• cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game

Sports & Outdoors
August 18
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Big Ant CA ,

One of my new favorites

It’s funny reading this book and knowing who wrote it you can’t help but to read it in his voice in your head lol. One of the most important books or (as I’m going to use it) guides I’ve read. The vocabulary and ways of story telling in this grabs you and keeps you reading. I thought it was pretty awesome for some pictures of what was being described also. Definitely going to keep this on my phone for future use and reference (as a new hunter) for myself as well as tell my buddies about it. Loved the breakdowns of not only all the big game and common game in the USA but also their habitats and feeding patterns and explanation of diets during certain periods of the year and of course HOW TO HUNT THEM lol . Will definitely be checking out more by Steve soon. And if you haven’t already watch his tv show called MEATEATER.

kniferack ,

New hunter

Very easy to read and hopefully apply this book is chocked full
Of information

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