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A Complete Course in Hunting, Dressing, and Butchering
Even if you've never hunted before, you can acquire the skills you need to fill your freezer with local, healthful venison. Author Jackson Landers knows the challenges of taking up hunting as an adult and gives aspiring hunters the knowledge they need to safely and responsibly bag a whitetail -- good for 40 pounds or more of fresh venison.
Everything Beginners Need to Know:
* Learning your local regulations
* Choosing your weapon and ammunition
* Understanding whitetail anatomy so you can predict behavior
* Finding good places to hunt
* Shooting to kill and preparing for a possible follow-up shot
* Dressing, butchering, and packaging your deer
* Cooking with venison
Hunting deer is the most inexpensive, environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. Even if you've never held a gun before, author Jackson Landers can show you how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. He addresses everything a new hunter needs to know: how to choose the correct rifle and ammunition, how to hunt effectively and safely, and what to do if something goes wrong. He includes chapters on field dressing and butchering after the kill, recipes for using the meat, and a chapter on the politics and psychology of hunting. Whether you hunt to be more self-sufficient, to eat the safest and most nutritious meat possible, to protect the environment, or to save money, this book is the perfect guide.
About the Author
Jackson Landers is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. He teaches hunting workshops across the United States, has been featured in the Huffington Post and the New York Times, and is the subject of a documentary entitled Close to the Bone. He lives in Virginia.
Table of Contents
An Introduction to Hunting
Chapter 1: Understanding Deer
Chapter 2: Whitetail Anatomy and Biology
Chapter 3: The Evolution of Deer
Chapter 4: Choose Your Weapon
Chapter 5: Tactics
Chapter 6: Shot Placement
Chapter 7: After the Shot
Chapter 8: Okay, It's Down. Now What?
Chapter 9: Butchering
Chapter 10: Cooking
Chapter 11: Where to Hunt