Good Food, Good Reads.

What Every Hunter Needs to Know About Venison Nutrition – North American Whitetail.

This was a good, quick read from Hank Shaw, author of Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, as well as two books. If you haven’t read stuff this guy writes, I recommend it! I’d love to have a chance to live the way he does. And I drool over his morel pictures. Maybe if we get better at hunting and get a bit more spare time on our hands.


4 thoughts on “Good Food, Good Reads.

    • I haven’t gone looking for them specifically since before my dad moved away from Illinois in 2006. I’ve seen them around by utter chance a few times since then, and I always snapped them up. Even if it was only 3 or 4 of them. I love those things, but after moving I have no idea where to find them here. He knew all the good spots back home.

  1. I don’t think we have morels in Texas. I’ve never seen one, and I haven’t heard of someone looking for them here. I like to find some one day.

    • It’s probably too hot and dry. My dad always told me the guideline for morels was the first string of days in spring where you have about a week of rain, followed by warm days where it stays in the 40s at night. You look first on south-facing slopes. They tend to grow at the base of dead elm trees. I know when we went out with him it was usually raining, and we always got muddy.

      But if you do find them, they are delicious. Battered and fried, or sauteed, they have a really earthy, meaty flavor. It’s best to find them yourself, cause at the store, they cost over $20 a pound. Pops used to get 15-30 pounds each season.

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