You’ve had a successful day in the field. Now what? Expert Peter Fiduccia has all the information you need to prepare deer in his new book, Butchering Deer. Fiduccia starts with the history of hunting deer for meat, the nutritional content of venison, and deer anatomy for better shot placement. He then extensively covers all phases of field dressing and butchering, from eviscerating the animal and skinning hides to how to cut each piece of meat (chuck, rib, short loin, loin end, rump, round, shank, flank, plate, brisket, shoulder, shank, and even bacon and ham). Other topics include:
Tag it & drag it: transporting deer from field to home
Protecting the carcass from bugs
How to prepare a clean working area
Tips to grinding burger and sausage meat
Guidelines for packaging, labeling, and freezing
Sharpening knives and other butchering tools
Dry rubs and marinades
And many more!
The butchering sections include detailed photos and drawings depicting all sections of meat to butcher. Fiduccia concludes his guide with a section on the best ways to prepare and cook venison in camp or at home using quick and easy recipes. With Butchering Deer, you can easily become a home deer butcher.
Peter J. Fiduccia is one of the most recognized authorities in the deer hunting community, known throughout North America as the “Deer Doctor.” He is an award-winning journalist and has hosted the Woods n Water television series for more than thirty years. Fiduccia was the founder and consulting editor for Whitetail Hunting Strategies magazine and his writings have been published in ten books and numerous magazines. He lives with his wife, Kate, in Otsego County, New York.