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Scott Leysath

A Venison Meatball Sandwich Made Easy


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Toss it onto a hot grill and cook it until the internal temperature is between 130 and 135 degrees. After a short rest, slice the meat ACROSS THE GRAIN, take a bite and hit yourself for turning it into burger in the past. Any ground game can be made into meatballs, but the antlered species […]

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Making Sauces From Game Stock by Scott Leysath


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Stocks can be reduced by simmering at low temperature in an uncovered pot. Once reduced, the flavor is much more concentrated. One of the benefits of reducing stocks prior to freezing is that it takes up much less room in the freezer. For a simple pan sauce, simply add a few tablespoons of the reduced […]

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Don’t Waste Critters- Making Stock From the “Remains” Made Easy by Scott Leysath


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I don’t think that it’s malicious, I do think that they just don’t know what to do with the other parts. When it comes to animals, whether it’s what’s left of a store-bought roasted chicken or a Thanksgiving turkey carcass or deer bones, I always turn scraps into stocks. You have to agree that a […]

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Scott Leysath

Easy Solutions for Making Tough Meat More Tender


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And since we didn’t have the time to let it hang for a week or so before processing, I removed part of a backstrap and tossed it on the grill with some local produce. Some of the other people from our group joined us for a taste test. “You know, I thought it would be […]

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Scott Leysath

Early Season (Warm Weather) Game Processing


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Ice…and lots of it. Not cold water where there used to be ice…ice. To keep my ice frozen, I use ice extenders like Arctic Ice. They keep the ice lasting much longer, especially when the weather is better suited for dove hunting than a deer hunt. A good cooler is essential. The farther you have […]

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Scott Leysath

Everyone’s Favorite – Time to Clean Out the Freezer


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  You don’t want to be wasteful and you really did have plans to load them into the smoker and make a nice spread to serve with cheese and crackers. If it’s been frozen for three years, there’s a chance that it’s just not worth keeping. Frozen fish doesn’t get better with age and, since […]

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Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sausage Party by Scott Leysath


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  Turning game meats into sausage is a relatively simple process. You mix lean game meat with something fattier, like pork or feral swine, add some seasonings and smoke, bake or pop it into a low-temp covered grill until it has reached a safe internal temperature. The process does take a little time, but it’s […]

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Spruce up Your Home With Some Wild Turkey Decor


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Step 1: Begin by tying the burlap ribbon into a bow; use the craft wire to tighten the bow and then fix the loops to your liking.  Step 2: Take the twigs and feathers and place their ends together – secure with electrical tape. When doing this, you’ll want to arrange the feathers behind the […]

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