The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food

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Storey Publishing, Sep 1, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages
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Hunting deer is the most inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to acquire organic, grass-fed meat. In this thorough primer, perfect for those who’ve never hunted before, Jackson Landers explains how to supplement your food supply with venison taken near your home. From choosing the correct rifle and ammunition to field dressing, butchering, and proper safety measures, Landers takes you through every step of the process and encourages a gentle, practical approach to the psychology and politics of hunting.

 

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO HUNTING
5
CHAPTER 1 UNDERSTANDING DEER
15
CHAPTER 2 WHITETAIL ANATOMY AND BIOLOGY
26
CHAPTER 3 THE EVOLUTION OF DEER
37
CHAPTER 4 CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
47
CHAPTER 5 TACTICS
90
CHAPTER 6 SHOT PLACEMENT
109
CHAPTER 7 AFTER THE SHOT
120
NOW WHAT?
130
CHAPTER 9 BUTCHERING
141
CHAPTER 10 COOKING
154
CHAPTER 11 WHERE TO HUNT
166
RESOURCES
172
INDEX
173
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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.

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