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(NPR)   Delicious venison, you can either spend lots of money for it in expensive resturants or get it for free at the local food pantry. Here's why   ( npr.org) divider line
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2018-01-02 10:35:23 AM  
Anyone down with CWD you get for free?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-01-02 11:35:44 AM  
Surplus Canada Geese also go to feed poor people.
 
2018-01-02 11:42:37 AM  

ZAZ: Surplus Canada Geese also go to feed poor people.


Trump's planning on reversing that.
 
2018-01-02 01:26:15 PM  
Venison Landjager is the best.
 
2018-01-02 02:15:00 PM  
No, thanks. I just get it on my own each fall.

/free range, wild, local, at less than a dollar/pound, all costs included
 
2018-01-02 02:16:00 PM  
My buddy just gave me about a pound of venison summer sausage he smoked himself. It's good on pizza.
 
2018-01-02 02:17:28 PM  
Venison jerky. That is all.

/thank God for the Muslim population of South Africa
 
2018-01-02 02:17:56 PM  
If I had a freezer, I would gladly pay for a deer tag to a hunter and give at least half of the carcass to her/ him.
 
2018-01-02 02:20:49 PM  
How I hunt my venison now days...

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2018-01-02 02:21:41 PM  
I need to let my beard grow out for a few days, put on some scruffy clothes, and go stand in line at the food pantry.

/would not actually do this
 
2018-01-02 02:21:43 PM  
Somebody gave me a bunch of venison one year... i didnt see what the big deal was, it tasted like beef. -shrug-
 
2018-01-02 02:21:51 PM  
Lemme guess...because the USDA can't inspect it?

*reads article*

Yup.
 
2018-01-02 02:22:52 PM  
I get a bunch of free deer meat every year. The locals will shoot a few, try new recipes for jerky, sausage, bologna, etc and always bring some the bar to share.

/ if you want some loins, it might cost you a shot and a beer
 
2018-01-02 02:22:57 PM  
There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.
 
2018-01-02 02:23:54 PM  
Or, we could just hunt it ourselves.
 
2018-01-02 02:24:40 PM  
...or you can get some cheap from a guy you know who likes to hunt, but has limited freezer space.
 
2018-01-02 02:25:40 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


jerking_motion.jiff
 
2018-01-02 02:26:19 PM  
FTFA: At Wagshall's, a specialty food shop in Washington, I found venison loin selling for $40 a pound. This venison comes from farms, usually from a species of very large deer called red deer. Much of it is imported from New Zealand.

In other news, Kobe Beef is really expensive you can also get a hamburger off the $1 menu.

Not necessarily a fair comparison, but a wild deer you are subject to whatever that free-range deer ate.  That can't be certified for resale, and shouldn't as they mention in TFA that they don't want people poaching for profit.  Fortunately, if that wild deer had been eating insecticide-coated plants, or had a staph infection, it's only going to affect that one family.  Opposed to the beef industry where they mix a bunch of cows together to make burgers, and one bad cow can be bad news for everyone buying from a grocery store or restaurant that week.

/venison schnitzel sounds good though.
 
2018-01-02 02:26:50 PM  

UtileDysfunktion: I need to let my beard grow out for a few days, put on some scruffy clothes, and go stand in line at the food pantry.

/would not actually do this


At 95% of the food banks in the country you have to qualify to use them. ID, proof of income, etc.

/ has volunteered for a food bank for decades
 
2018-01-02 02:27:20 PM  

alienated: If I had a freezer, I would gladly pay for a deer tag to a hunter and give at least half of the carcass to her/ him.


I offered a doe to one of my neighbors on the condition that she pay the processing fee, $65. She declined because she didn't want to see it before processing. I gave her   A few pounds of it anyway and she was happy. I shot 2 bucks and 2 does this year so I have given a good bit away to friends and family. The venison loins I cooked Christmas Eve were superb.
 
2018-01-02 02:28:32 PM  

Resident Muslim: Venison jerky. That is all.

/thank God for the Muslim population of South Africa


This, this, and this. My ex wife's cousin used to go out hunting whitetail in SW Va and make his own jerky. Absolutely delicious and nothing like that stuff you get in the store.
 
2018-01-02 02:28:40 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


There are two kinds of people as far as venison is concerned, those who know how to cook it, and those who don't.
Love me some venison, and know a lot of hunter.
 
2018-01-02 02:28:51 PM  

TheGogmagog: FTFA: At Wagshall's, a specialty food shop in Washington, I found venison loin selling for $40 a pound. This venison comes from farms, usually from a species of very large deer called red deer. Much of it is imported from New Zealand.

In other news, Kobe Beef is really expensive you can also get a hamburger off the $1 menu.

Not necessarily a fair comparison, but a wild deer you are subject to whatever that free-range deer ate.  That can't be certified for resale, and shouldn't as they mention in TFA that they don't want people poaching for profit.  Fortunately, if that wild deer had been eating insecticide-coated plants, or had a staph infection, it's only going to affect that one family.  Opposed to the beef industry where they mix a bunch of cows together to make burgers, and one bad cow can be bad news for everyone buying from a grocery store or restaurant that week.

/venison schnitzel sounds good though.


I see you don't know much about the deer processing industry.
 
2018-01-02 02:31:00 PM  
Back in the day, the Illinois DOT would pick up a roadkill(ed?) deer and if was still warm and unspoiled they would deliver it to a processor. The meat wound up on the pantry shelves.
 
2018-01-02 02:32:13 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Anyone down with CWD you get for free?


Ironically, it was most likely livestock providing good ol' supermarket FDA approved meat that brought CWD into wild herds. Fortunately, transmission to predators or to humans doesn't happen yet, unlike mad cow, and meat can be tested. This is why Montana is trying to put a stop to elk feeding in Wyoming(one of the worst states in terms of backward environmental policy) to help control the spread in the region.

I wonder what the final tipping point will be in terms of losing our food. We're slowly poisoning every source it seems.
 
2018-01-02 02:33:16 PM  

gunsmack: always bring some the bar to share.

/ if you want some loins, it might cost you a shot and a beer


Are we still talking about venison?
 
2018-01-02 02:33:44 PM  

cowgirl toffee: How I hunt my venison now days...

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I would right "biatch" with ya.
 
2018-01-02 02:34:15 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


Have a friend who likes hunting but doesn't like venison. He splits up the haul after butchering to me and a couple of others. Some years it's good (beef-like). Other years, not so much.
 
2018-01-02 02:35:43 PM  

lindalouwho: UtileDysfunktion: I need to let my beard grow out for a few days, put on some scruffy clothes, and go stand in line at the food pantry.

/would not actually do this

At 95% of the food banks in the country you have to qualify to use them. ID, proof of income, etc.


As it should be.

/ has volunteered for a food bank for decades

Good for you. Seriously.
 
2018-01-02 02:40:06 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


Christmas Eve I marinated some venison loins in pepper, garlic and red wine. I then cooked them using two cast iron skillets, a hottter one for searing and a cooler one for finishing. I cooked a couple of them medium but most were medium rare. They practically melted in your mouth.

Tonight it's leftover venison bulgoki from New Year's Eve.

/learn how to cook, Shrek.
 
2018-01-02 02:40:57 PM  
I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.
 
2018-01-02 02:43:19 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.


No, we'd just scoff if they tried to charge any more than for cow.
 
2018-01-02 02:44:22 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.


Except for NYC, the Northeast also.
 
2018-01-02 02:44:47 PM  

chewd: Somebody gave me a bunch of venison one year... i didnt see what the big deal was, it tasted like beef. -shrug-


I was eating dinner at a fancy restaurant years and years ago in the Canadian Rockies with a group of people on a bike tour. I saw venison on the menu and ordered it, never having had it before. But I didn't want to let on that it was my first time eating it. The server brought my meal and I started eating. I found it was just like beef. "Cool," think I, "I have pulled this off without humiliating myself." I was halfway through it before the server said he had mixed up my order and served me some other guy's meal, who had ordered beef. The other guy was pissed at me for not recognizing it wasn't venison. My cover as a non-venison eating commoner was blown.
 
2018-01-02 02:45:18 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


There are a few factors that determine what venison is going to taste like. How old the deer was,what it ate, how it was killed, and how it was processed in the field. A three year old deer that lived on a farm that was killed instantly with a heart shot and was then field dressed by a hunter that new what they were doing is going to taste a lot better than an old timer that lived in the timber that was gut shot and took 3 hours to die and was field dressed poorly.
All that being said, favorite big game to eat is moose with elk being a close second. Both of those I would much rather eat than beef.
 
2018-01-02 02:46:36 PM  

SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.


At the time I was hunting as a young lad, our county in NJ (Hunterdon) had the third healthiest white tail population in the country.  I would have scoffed as well back then.  Between Dad and me we had a chest freezer filled with deer and other game meat all year long.
 
2018-01-02 02:49:17 PM  

lindalouwho: max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.

There are two kinds of people as far as venison is concerned, those who know how to cook it, and those who don't.
Love me some venison, and know a lot of hunter.


How good is the hunter meat?

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2018-01-02 02:52:47 PM  

lindalouwho: SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.

Except for NYC, the Northeast also.


Errrm, I live in the Northeast.  I don't know anyone who'd go out of their way to pay money to eat venison.

This may surprise many people, but outside of the DC/Philly/NYC/Boston megalopolis, a lot of people in the Northeast actually go do stuff like hunting.
 
2018-01-02 02:53:50 PM  
My dad hunts on nuisance permits, because deer are multiplying like crazy where we live. He donates all of the meat.
 
2018-01-02 02:57:26 PM  

Diogenes: SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.

At the time I was hunting as a young lad, our county in NJ (Hunterdon) had the third healthiest white tail population in the country.  I would have scoffed as well back then.  Between Dad and me we had a chest freezer filled with deer and other game meat all year long.


There are more whitetail deer in North America now than when Columbus "discovered" the Americas.

Fewer predators, better habitat, and a bunch of protected areas where they can't be hunted (including suburbs).
 
2018-01-02 02:57:47 PM  

Resident Muslim: /thank God for the Muslim population of South Africa


From what I've heard, not a bad rule of thumb in general if you're traveling in much of Asia or Africa. Want safe food? Hit the Muslim shops.
 
2018-01-02 02:59:23 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


Whatever, I'll take your share.
 
2018-01-02 03:01:58 PM  
Venison is almost entirely flavorless, unless you cook flavor into it. I've probably eaten thirty deer in my lifetime, prepared multiple ways by multiple hunting families and friends. I've never been impressed by the meat a single time. Never once was a dish made complete by the meat, rather the meat would be flavored by the dish.

I prefer wild pig, rabbit, and even store bought beef over venison every time.
 
rka
2018-01-02 03:02:07 PM  

max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.


I grew up hunting deer. Shot plenty, dressed plenty, eaten way more than that. My point is, I've had more than my fair share of deer meat.

I agree with you. Deer venison just isn't all that good. Elk is better.

Deer makes great sausage though.
 
2018-01-02 03:02:25 PM  

dittybopper: lindalouwho: SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.

Except for NYC, the Northeast also.

Errrm, I live in the Northeast.  I don't know anyone who'd go out of their way to pay money to eat venison.

This may surprise many people, but outside of the DC/Philly/NYC/Boston megalopolis, a lot of people in the Northeast actually go do stuff like hunting.


... I was ageeeing that we'd also scoff at it, except for some folks in NYC.
 
2018-01-02 03:02:58 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: lindalouwho: max_pooper: There is no such thing as delicious venison. There is just regular venison that hunters lie to themselves about enjoying.

There are two kinds of people as far as venison is concerned, those who know how to cook it, and those who don't.
Love me some venison, and know a lot of hunter.

How good is the hunter meat?

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You'd be surprised ;)
 
2018-01-02 03:03:19 PM  
That was supposed to be thirty dishes of deer, not thirty deer. But still ;P
 
2018-01-02 03:05:06 PM  

dittybopper: lindalouwho: SirEattonHogg: I would think most people in the Midwest would probably scoff at the idea of spending money at a restaurant to order deer meat.

Except for NYC, the Northeast also.

Errrm, I live in the Northeast.  I don't know anyone who'd go out of their way to pay money to eat venison.

This may surprise many people, but outside of the DC/Philly/NYC/Boston megalopolis, a lot of people in the Northeast actually go do stuff like hunting.


Reread what they wrote and feel bad. Very, Very bad.
 
2018-01-02 03:06:54 PM  

sunderland56: gunsmack: always bring some the bar to share.

/ if you want some loins, it might cost you a shot and a beer

Are we still talking about venison?


Maybe
 
2018-01-02 03:07:07 PM  
And the star of that menu is venison. The restaurant serves venison ribs, venison loin, even venison tartar. It's food that takes your mind back to old European castles, where you can imagine eating like aristocracy.

No, it's food that takes my mind back to my redneck family in central Michigan.
 
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