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Girl Hunter Book Review and Giveaway

I’m not a hunter, and the closest I’ve come to cooking anything out in the wild is some little brown trout that my (then 9 yr old) son caught in Montana a couple of summers ago. My husband gutted them with the aide of my chef nephew, and I fried up those trout right there in our little cabin for us to eat.

I shot a gun once when I was about 10. My uncle took me down to the river near his house and put a pistol in my hand. “Shoot!” he said. I shot. And I remember that gun kicking back like you wouldn’t believe, and it hurt my ears too. I wasn’t interested in shooting any more after that. I had the chance to shoot again about a month ago– a shotgun. This time I had an instructor and ear plugs. It was much better, and a whole lot of fun too. (photo by Georgia Pellegrini)

Here’s Georgia Pellegrini, the one who introduced me to shooting that gun. She was a classically trained chef in New York City and she decided to leave the city and seek out the origins of the food she was preparing by learning how to hunt. Georgia traveled with veteran hunters who showed her the ropes and taught her to hunt things like quail, venison, javelina, squirrel, turkey, pheasant and elk. (photo by Georgia Pellegrini)

Georgia Pellegrini’s experiences with learning to hunt and traveling with a cast of characters are now compiled into a book: Girl Hunter.   As I mentioned before, I’m not a hunter… but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.  It really makes you think about where your food comes from.  I admire Georgia for being brave enough to get in there with the guys, shoot the animals, gut/skin the animals, sip brandy by the campfires with a bunch of men, cook it all up, and take the time to learn all about the art of hunting.  She shows us that hunting is not just for boys.  And in her book, it becomes evident that she gained the respect of those who taught her.  In conversations with her recently, I learned that she has truly developed a passion for hunting. Her passion comes through in her writing.  It reads like a great novel that I found hard to put down.  Hunters and non-hunters alike will enjoy this book.

A sampling of the recipes included in the book:

Braised Venison

Duck Prosciutto

Moroccan Elk Stew

Buttermilk Fried Rabbit
From the book Girl Hunter by Georgia Pellegrini.  Excerpted by arrangement with Da Capo Lifelong, a member of the Perseus Books Group.  Copyright © 2011.


Check out this video book trailer for Girl Hunter:

I’m giving away one copy of GIRL HUNTER by Georgia Pellegrini today! To enter to win a copy, please leave a comment below sharing if you have any experience with hunting or shooting. And if not, tell me if you’ve eaten any of the animals mentioned above.

This giveaway is open to anyone with a USA or CANADA mailing address. One winner will be chosen at the end of the day on Tuesday, Jan. 17th via and will be contacted via email.
This giveaway is now closed!  The winner (chosen randomly via is commenter #86 Krystal.  Thanks to all for entering! 

I wrote another post on spending a weekend with Georgia Pellegrini and some other Girl Hunters at Joshua Creek Hunting Ranch– in case you are interested in seeing the photos and learning more about my experience.

179 Responses to “Girl Hunter Book Review and Giveaway”

  1. postedJan 13, 2012 3:23 AM

    If fishing counts as “hunting”, I do a lot of inshore & offshore fishing with my husband here in NC. Fish I have personally caught include grouper, sea bass, trout, mahi, amberjack, flounder, triggerfish & cobia! I have eaten venison & duck. What a great giveaway! :-)

  2. postedJan 13, 2012 4:00 AM

    Marla & I met up earlier in the week and we were talking about the GH event. I would have LOVED to be among such a fabulous group of!

    Anyway, no, I don’t hunt, shoot, or eat meat. I want this book because I have heard nothing but amazing things about it and I wanna check it out for myself!

  3. postedJan 13, 2012 4:22 AM

    I am definitely not a hunter nor brave enough to try game but my father and brother love to hunt and my sister loves to shoot. I would love to read the book to get more of their perspective on hunting. Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  4. postedJan 13, 2012 4:29 AM

    I don’t hunt, but my family grew up on a ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. We ate anything the men could catch. My grandmother was the best cook to make anything with what they brought home. Sometimes, I knew better than to ask what I was eating. To this day, I enjoy the odd parts of a cow — tongue and heart. When I see it on the menu of a restaurant, I do enjoy buffalo steaks. Heidi

  5. postedJan 13, 2012 4:46 AM

    I love wild game! But my husband doesn’t hunt. When I was growing up my dad and brothers would hunt and we ate a lot of venison. However, I never became a fan of squirrel! That looks like a great cookbook!

  6. postedJan 13, 2012 5:15 AM

    Great giveaway! I’ve been hunting my whole life, and only eat wild meat caught by myself or my family. Otherwise I’m a vegetarian! So, this book is perfect for me!

  7. postedJan 13, 2012 5:15 AM

    This book sounds amazing. I haven’t done any hunting, yet but my husband and I have talked alot about it. Our best friends recently bout a chunk of land to start a vineyard and gave us exclusive rights to hunt it.We are working very seriously to become sustainable and less reliant on grocery stores and large manufaturers that tend to not have our families best interest at heart.

  8. postedJan 13, 2012 5:20 AM

    I’ve never been hunting but I am a competition archer, and know plenty of people at the range who hunt on the weekends. Also – I love love LOVE duck. If I could get my hands on some duck prosciutto, I think I could die happy…

  9. postedJan 13, 2012 5:27 AM

    I am a 60 year old man who has never shot anything I can eat. I don’t hunt, own a gun or desire to gut an animal in the wild and drag its 200 lbs carcass miles through the woods. Unfortunately, I believe modern Americans do not realize their food was a living creature or the process to bring that creature to the butcher/supermarket I also do not have the diverse diet of game meats that our ancestors once ate and that is sorry situation. I have never eaten duck, rabbit, goat, pheasant, squirrel, elk, bear, quail or many other game. I fear modern Americans are drifting away from even some domesticated animals for food. My twenty-seven year old son’s diet is mainly, pizza, beef, chicken, hot dogs, bread and from the sweets group, candy, soda and cake.

    Although I don’t think I will go out and purchase a shotgun or rifle, I would like to broaden my diet, even at my old age.

  10. postedJan 13, 2012 5:37 AM

    I haven’t ever hunted but my husband and two sons hunt. I’ve eaten duck, geese and pheasant. I love pheasant cooked in a mushroom/half and half gravy. It’s wonderful! Your hunting adventure looked like alot of fun.

  11. postedJan 13, 2012 5:51 AM

    I’ve shot clay pigeons, but nothing living. I’m not adverse to the idea, though!

  12. postedJan 13, 2012 5:52 AM

    I’ve had a lot of wild birds since they are easily attainable in Dominican Republic, but no, haven’t shot anything myself. I’d love to read this book!

  13. postedJan 13, 2012 5:55 AM

    Ooh, I hope I win! My husband hunts, but I’ve never gone – although, I am a good shot and we love going to the shooting range.

    I’ve had duck and rabbit and buffalo, but not elk or pheasant yet!

  14. postedJan 13, 2012 5:56 AM
    Jodie Miles

    My family went hunting when I was little but I don’t remember it that well. I took a hunter’s safety course when I was in college and really enjoyed it. I married a gun supporter and will shoot a gun every now and then to refresh my memory in case I ever have to shoot it but that is about as far as my hunting skills go! I would love to read about her experience!

  15. postedJan 13, 2012 6:05 AM

    I have no experience hunting but my husbands hunts. I’d love to have more venison recipes.

  16. postedJan 13, 2012 6:10 AM
    Mary jo Leeper

    Have eaten all you have shown, my favorite is Elk, I do not hunt but my husband, son, grandkids, and son in law hunt Always looking and needing more recipes, Thanks for posting.

  17. postedJan 13, 2012 6:11 AM
    Mary jo Leeper

    Love the wild game, always looking for more recipes,

  18. postedJan 13, 2012 6:13 AM
    Jessica N.

    I love to hunt. I don’t get to very often but when the opportunity arises I jump on it! We cook wild game more often than any other meat. Elk is prob our favorite!

  19. postedJan 13, 2012 6:28 AM

    I’ve never had the experience to hunt, and don’t know if I could actually kill an animal with my own hands (Gun). I’ve had Venison and alligator (which wasn’t mentioned above). I think the recipes above are interesting and great for entertaining.

  20. postedJan 13, 2012 6:34 AM
    Valerie :)

    If I had to hunt and kill my own food I would die.
    That said…I would still love to read the book :)

  21. postedJan 13, 2012 6:44 AM

    I love hunting…my husband got me into it 10 years ago when we met and it is a hobby we like to share together..whether practing our shot or going out to the shooting shack in our backyard during gun season with our coffees and sharing the experience together…i definatly think it brings up closer together….venison hamburger is the only burger we eat..(of course unless we are out at a restaurant!) nice change and always interesting to try to find new and improved recipes :)

  22. postedJan 13, 2012 6:48 AM

    This looks like an absolutely eye-opening book with some incredibly unique recipes! We have a venison stuffing for Thanksgiving every year. Also, I absolutely love duck. I’ve substituted peking duck for turkey at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and I tend to gravitate towards anything duck on a restaurant menu.

  23. postedJan 13, 2012 6:55 AM
    Alexandra flowers

    I haven’t hunted in years but when I did it was for deer and rabbit. We live in an area where there is a lot of deer and duck hunting and I am often offered deer and duck meat by my friends that are tired of cooking what their husbands bring home! I would love some new recipes to try out! I’ve had all the meats you mentioned above.

  24. postedJan 13, 2012 7:03 AM

    I would like to read this book. My husband and son love to hunt and it would be nice to have some new recipes!

  25. postedJan 13, 2012 7:05 AM

    i haven’t hunted or tried any of those meats.

  26. postedJan 13, 2012 7:05 AM

    No experience hunting, but looks like a good book. Haven’t eaten those types of meats either.

  27. postedJan 13, 2012 7:10 AM

    I have never hunted or eaten wild game…

  28. postedJan 13, 2012 7:11 AM

    This looks like a cool book. I haven’t hunted or eaten wild meats but theres a first for everything

  29. postedJan 13, 2012 7:13 AM
    Lauren S.

    I hunt deer every fall with my husband and we fish all year long. He also hunts birds, but I am not into that. :)

  30. postedJan 13, 2012 7:20 AM
    Tara L

    My daughter wants to learn to hunt. I hope I win for her! I’ve eaten elk jerky. It’s yummy!!!

  31. postedJan 13, 2012 7:23 AM

    I have so been wanting to read this book! I grew with my family hunting and we regularly ate deer and elk for dinner. I have never hunted myself other than fishing, which I LOVE.

  32. postedJan 13, 2012 7:27 AM
    julie gasparro

    wow….this chicks amazing!! i’d love this book! :o)

  33. postedJan 13, 2012 7:37 AM
    Kara D

    I have only been to a few different shooting ranges, but never hunted. My husband deer hunts annually here in Michigan, and I currently have a deep freezer full of venison!

  34. postedJan 13, 2012 7:41 AM
    Meg Karetny

    I haven’t gone hunting, but I have eaten venison, duck rolls at a local bbq restaurant, boar sausage at a local Italian restaurant and I’m really in love with Bison burgers that my husband makes :)
    I saw her on the Today Show & I would love to own this book!! Thanks for this giveaway :)

  35. postedJan 13, 2012 7:42 AM

    I’ve been deer, pheasant, and grouse hunting. I love venison. This book looks really interesting. Life is Good :)

  36. postedJan 13, 2012 7:43 AM
    Linda K

    I have hunted though no longer do. I do love to fish though and I love to eat wild game. We are always eating deer and fresh fish.

  37. postedJan 13, 2012 7:54 AM
    Hannah Johnson

    Where I come from hunting whether by gun or bow is very common. My husband and I have gone hunting numerous times and I enjoy it. Not the killing of an animal but actually going into nature, looking for food how it used to be done all the time. There is an excitement to dressing up in Camoens, doing something the husband enjoys, providing food for not only our family but many others too.

  38. postedJan 13, 2012 7:58 AM

    I’ve never been hunting and I’ve only shot a gun a couple of times – but I have been the recipient of many a quail or pheasant or deer from my brother’s escapades.

  39. postedJan 13, 2012 8:05 AM

    YAY, so exciting. This is perfect for me :)

  40. postedJan 13, 2012 8:14 AM
    Maria Kaldis

    My dad hunts every year and makes sure to tell us all his experiences! We’ve eating moose!

  41. postedJan 13, 2012 8:23 AM

    I’m so glad we got to share this experience together Lori, good food among friends is what life is all about ; ) xox

  42. postedJan 13, 2012 8:29 AM
    Kathilyn Anderson

    I grew up on a farm in beautiful lush and green Richmond, B.C. Canada. We raise animals for our table in the winter. Thou I have never shot a gun, I grew up playing with baby rabbits, chickens, cows, lamb, and pigs knowing they would be on our table in the fall and winter. It was a great life growing up as a kid, gardens, orchards, cows for dairy and the rest for meat. I think more kids today should have had the opportunity I had growing up. Thanks for letting me go back in time for awhile.

  43. postedJan 13, 2012 8:34 AM

    I go hunting and fishing occasionally. This sounds like a book I would like to read!

  44. postedJan 13, 2012 8:43 AM

    I learned to hunt as a 40 something year old woman. We hunt mostly deer and elk and have been up close and personal to more than one moose. Hunting is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the peace and quiet of our creation, especially the awesome area we live in. We have come home with grouse and rabbit as well. We much prefer game to cow and I am always ready to try a new recipe.

  45. postedJan 13, 2012 8:44 AM

    I don’t personally, but my fiance is an avid hunter as evidenced by the recent deer head that has been added to our wall… :-/

  46. postedJan 13, 2012 8:45 AM

    No experience hunting… but a lot of experience shooting. My hubby-to-be is a big hunter and he’s taught me how to shoot. I’ve also tried quite a few things (venison, duck, pheasant) as a result.

  47. postedJan 13, 2012 8:49 AM

    No experience with the hunting part. I’ve been a guest to people who are deer hunters and we had some of their deer. I’ll have to share recipes with them if I win! 😀

    I looooove game meats. Venison is amazing. Rabbit is delicious (a local restaurant does a great rabbit burger!). Squab, bison, wild boar. It’s all so much richer and more flavorful. It’s hard to go back to chicken afterwards. Ha! Oh, and duck? Heck yes! In anything!

  48. postedJan 13, 2012 8:51 AM

    I love to hunt! We hunt for deer, elk and pig every year. I’m currently trying my hand at bow-hunting. I would really like to win this book :)

  49. postedJan 13, 2012 9:01 AM

    I am a forager, tree sitter, you-shoot-em-I-drag-em Drag Queen, processor, sausage making helper but most important consumer of game. My favorite is Elk next is caribou and most often consumed is venison. I prefer wild game, it’s tastier, healthier and safer. I have to admit that the turtle I had last week made my head spin.

  50. postedJan 13, 2012 9:03 AM

    I love to hunt and prepare wild game. I am lucky to live in a place (Monatana) that offers a multitude of opportunities to hunt right out my front door!

  51. postedJan 13, 2012 9:04 AM

    I have zero hunting experience, but am so intrigued by Georgia and her story!

  52. postedJan 13, 2012 9:06 AM

    Whether this is an actual experience with hunting, I have yet to figure out. I just remember when I was about 12 (the age at the time when you could legally hunt) I went out with my father, grandfather, uncle and cousins. We went to what we called “the trailor”-essentially a hunting cabin, the night before opening day. The next day at 4am, we all got up and my father took me to a little stand he used. Literally an hour later I made him take me back. It was just too cold. So instead of hunting, I made my grandfather eggs and mango’s. still a good memory.

  53. postedJan 13, 2012 9:09 AM
    Tim Cooper

    I have eaten all of the wild meat listed above. Most of the “red’ meat my family consumes is venison. We also eat a lot of quail. My 12 year old daughter is my hunting partner and she loves to cook. She sells jellies and baked goods at our local farmers market and uses a lot of home-grown and wild fruits. I heard one of your interviews on the radio and couldn’t wait to get home to share with her what you are doing. She had a big grin on her face while reading your website. Keep doing what you are doing!!!

  54. postedJan 13, 2012 9:11 AM

    For the past year I have been doing extensive research on hunting in America and its correlation to democracy for my American Studies major. Although I have never had the opportunity to hunt, I am very eager to get out in the field as soon as possible. I am most excited to hunt my favorite type of meats, venison and duck. The most exotic meat I have eaten is bison tartar in Northern Canada- it was delicious! I have always believed that hunting is the most organic “slow” food practice and would love to read Georgia’s new book!

  55. postedJan 13, 2012 9:13 AM
    Ann Bartman

    My best friend and roommate all through college was really into hunting. I had never even tried deer jerky or deer sausage until I met her. She made me fall in love with it, and since then I’ve had steak and burger and any number of prepared game. She took me hunting with her a few times and I loved it. We are in our last semester of college and I’d love to “wow” her with a great recipe!

  56. postedJan 13, 2012 9:28 AM
    laura h

    I’d like to learn to shoot. I love Duck and Elk. It’s been a well since I’ve had venison and I can’t wait to try rabbit!

  57. postedJan 13, 2012 9:31 AM
    Corey Punches

    Would love to get the new book Georgia! I’ve never hunted myself, although I have many friends and family members who do. I’ve eaten most game meats at one time or another. Love your site and recipes!

  58. postedJan 13, 2012 9:47 AM
    Sara M

    I’ve never hunted, but I grew up around guns. My dad would take us girls to the shooting range every so often. Most recently I shot some clay! It was fun and I did better than I expected to!

  59. postedJan 13, 2012 9:53 AM

    The men in my family hunted – but definitely not the women…. Interesting book premise. thanks!

  60. postedJan 13, 2012 9:57 AM
    Koren H

    I’ve hunted small game (grouse/partridge) successfully and it’s really good! I don’t hunt large game (deer), but do cook it and eat it. :) I’ve also prepared rabbit, but never hunted it….

  61. postedJan 13, 2012 9:58 AM

    I come from a family of hunters but have never hunted myself. I have shot a gun before, but it’s been a long time. It’s not really my thing!

  62. postedJan 13, 2012 10:04 AM

    my brother, father, and grandfather are hunters and I am a personal chef/food blogger. therefore i have cooked many things they have brought home including doves, geese, elk, and venison.

    i find venison the hardest to cook because it’s so lean and gets tough very easily but i love using ground elk instead of ground beef in chili, enchiladas, and stuffed zucchini.

    my brother even cooked pheasant and guest blogged about it:

  63. postedJan 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    I’ve done some trap shooting but no hunting. I’ve recently mentioned it to my hubby that I would like to start. My dad was an avid hunter so I’ve eaten everything from antelope to caribou. Miss me, my deer chili.

  64. postedJan 13, 2012 10:11 AM

    I have never hunted myself, or really eaten anything too adventurous like that. I guess I need to get on the bandwagon. My husband on the other hand, has tried numerous things like venison. My only thing so far is rabbit.

  65. postedJan 13, 2012 10:14 AM
    Crystal A

    The only experience I have with shooting is with a bb gun, and only at cans. But I have eaten quite a bit of wild game as my husband is a hunter. I would love to have this book so I can learn more about cooking these types of meats!

  66. postedJan 13, 2012 10:30 AM

    RecipeGirl I am so impressed! I read the review in the WSJ and was so intrigued by Georgia and the book. What fun that you got to spend time with her. My husband just started hunting — we moved to VA — and so I have been eating a lot of venison. It is delicious. I also have a ton of duck in the freezer, too, and have duck prosciutto currently curing in my fridge — I’m using the recipe from this month’s (last month’s?) Bon Appetit. I’m hoping it’s going to be good! I hope all is well!

  67. postedJan 13, 2012 10:31 AM

    Saw you on Fox News. Outstanding! I spend as much time as possible on the water and in the woods with my youngest son, who, at age 11 a few years ago, shot his first European Boar with his bow. We’ve filled the freezer a few times together since then, and look forward to making more memories together.

    This book would be a star addition to our limited cook book library. Thanks.

  68. postedJan 13, 2012 10:38 AM

    My dad used to take my siblings and I shooting a lot during the summers, usually at ranges. We did go out to our cabin in the wood and shoot other targets, and clay pigeons. He took me squirrel hunting once, but after that we were never in the right place at the right time to go hunting again.

    P.S. I’ve had venison, duck, and rabbit. No elk yet, at least not that I can remember!

  69. postedJan 13, 2012 11:04 AM

    What a sparkling review of Girl Hunter! I’m whispering a prayer as I type that I’ll win this cookbook cause I am aying to get my hands on it.

    I’ve never hunted but I have enjoyed venison and duck. Great post!!

  70. postedJan 13, 2012 11:11 AM

    This is wonderful, I would love to read it. I have had venison before, but never have hunted or shot a gun. We have friends who hunt big game, as well as deer, quail, etc. We actually went to their house last night to help them process some deer…they do it all in their kitchen rather than taking it to a butcher. It’s amazing to see the process of how food gets on our tables, I love being able to control the ingredients, and knowing that no hormones, chemicals and/or preservatives have been added. It’s so interesting!

  71. postedJan 13, 2012 11:18 AM

    I am excited to discover yor site–love cooking wild game. As I reached 65 this year and bought my first hunting license –was looking forward to hunting with my husband, but another surgery prevented it this year. I was able to do some canning of venison. I love finding new ways of cooking.

  72. postedJan 13, 2012 11:25 AM

    My husband is a hunter, but I often have no clue how to cook up what he hunts. So this book would be a big help to me! :)

  73. postedJan 13, 2012 11:30 AM

    I love elk!

  74. postedJan 13, 2012 11:56 AM
    Katy Crawford

    I used to love going duck hunting with my father & brother when I was in Jr. high school. My dad would pick us up, we’d change in the car and head down to the duck lease. It was great because you didn’t have to get up at some awful, super early time to get a good blind. Not many hunters went in the afternoon. I was a pretty awful shot, but loved being out in the marsh.

  75. postedJan 13, 2012 11:57 AM

    I’ve eaten all of the above!!

  76. postedJan 13, 2012 12:01 PM

    I have never hunted in my life, even though I know many men who hunt (scraping roadkill of the asphalt does not count:)
    We had to shoot guns in high school and I was truly horrible at it, never, ever getting anywhere close to the target.
    But I enjoy eating game and have to say that I tasted all of the animals listed above (the previous summer I prepared a wild boar goulash with prunes and junipers that satisfied the hunters around me:)
    I would love to have Georgia’s book – I really admire her:)

  77. postedJan 13, 2012 12:40 PM
    Sarah L

    I’ve never gone hunting, but my dad goes every year and so I’ve eaten my share of venison and elk.

  78. postedJan 13, 2012 1:57 PM

    oh my. Duck Prosciutto. That looks so good!

  79. postedJan 13, 2012 2:48 PM

    We love venison. I wasn’t sure how my kids would react when I told them they were eating deer meat. My then 8-yr old turned to me and said, “Bambi tastes good!” Problem? What problem?

  80. postedJan 13, 2012 2:58 PM
    tiani kajiwara

    aloha from hawaii. i am an avid hunter on the island of kauai. we only have pigs, goats, and deers and i love to eat all of them, especially goat! and we usually hunt with dogs as well as guns. i am really interested in this book and i hope to win it! mahalo, tiani

  81. postedJan 13, 2012 3:12 PM

    I don’t hunt but my husband has. We have had venison, and rabbit that he got. We have also tried ostrich, bear, turtle, octopus, moose, squirrel……

  82. postedJan 13, 2012 3:47 PM

    I have just recently started clay shooting and hope to hunt pheasant as the next step. I don’t know what took me so long to try this sport probably felt intimidated by a man sport. Not any more! When I shot that first clay , I was addicted!
    Ate elk for the first time and was pleasantly surprised of how tender and tasty it is.

  83. postedJan 13, 2012 4:48 PM
    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat

    Ive never hunted but would give it a try. I do live in Texas after all!

  84. postedJan 13, 2012 5:17 PM

    No experience with hunting but I love fishing. I am also going to raise my own meat chickens this year. :)

  85. postedJan 13, 2012 5:23 PM

    I have had no experience shooting or hunting animals. but was raised in a house where my dad would go out yearly hunting .I have eaten curried cougar at a friends house, tried bear- too tangy, was raised eating moose roasts n steaks and deer meat and have eaten fried rabbit and wild duck.

  86. postedJan 13, 2012 5:38 PM

    I’ve always wanted to hunt my own food. I’m currently learnign how to crossbow fish. I think this book is just fantastic, the duck prociutto is shear genius :-)

  87. postedJan 13, 2012 5:43 PM

    I’ve never hunted but I’ve had to help butcher a deer on my kitchen table.

  88. postedJan 13, 2012 6:00 PM
    Desiree S.

    I’ve never personally hunted but my boyfriend and his family do. I’ve tried duck, squirrel, mourning dove, and venison, all of which I find very tasty.

  89. postedJan 13, 2012 6:13 PM

    I’ve never eaten any of the meat mentioned above. I need to be more adventurous. Never hunted either….unless you count Duck Hunt on the old school Nintendo. :)

  90. postedJan 13, 2012 6:37 PM

    I’ve never been hunting, or shooting — but I have had venison and thought it was great!

  91. postedJan 13, 2012 6:50 PM

    I would love to have this book! I am a native Texan and avid fan of wild game, but I don’t have hunting experience or experience preparing wild game! I have been begging for scaps from friends who hunt, and I have several girlfriends whom this book would be perfect for! (of course if I were to win the book from you, I would keep it for myself and cross my fingers for those scraps from my friends)
    Good luck everyone!

  92. postedJan 13, 2012 6:53 PM

    I grew up with a dad that hunted and fished, and we ate venison and fish quite often. I have hunted with my husband for deer. My husband and son love to hunt – mainly deer and turkey, but other birds as well. We eat venison usually 3 – 4 times per month and eat wild turkey several times throughout the year. Love it! I would love to win a copy of Georgia’s book – it sounds awesome!

  93. postedJan 13, 2012 7:21 PM
    Kristi DuBay

    When I was in college in Idaho one of the favorite pastimes of my guy friends was to go out to the desert and shoot. So I went with them a couple times and had tons of fun learning to “kill” water-filled milk jugs. :)

  94. postedJan 13, 2012 8:28 PM
    C Wilson

    When I grew up my Dad hunted every fall. I didn’t go hunting but i did help out a lot with plucking all the ducks and geese and butchering the deer and elk. They are all so flavorful!

  95. postedJan 13, 2012 10:33 PM
    Natasha Hoffman

    I NEED this book! I got for Christmas my very own compound bow! Yes, I suppose embracing the stereotype has worked in my case. I shot and hunted when I was 15 yrs old but when I moved away from home my bow and willingness to stay connected to my food got lost. I have eaten all of the mentioned foods and many others including TURTLE (not my favorite- but I give my Dad props for trying)! My husband shot his first deer this season and I am learning all over again how to cook wild game. Did I mention I need this book. I mean really we have all of these books that are over 20 years old and cater to the male hunter… I see that on my book list in the future.

  96. postedJan 13, 2012 11:12 PM
    Tracey A

    Elk and venison are very good, prepared the right way. Sounds like this book is right up my alley.My husband, in law enforcement, has tried to teach me to shoot a gun, for protection. I need a few more lessons!

  97. postedJan 14, 2012 1:17 AM

    I’ve tried elk and rabbit before and tasted very delicious. :) And I eat duck (Chinese roasted ducks) all the time. YUM! What a fun giveaway!

    amy [at]

  98. postedJan 14, 2012 3:23 AM

    I’ve never hunted but my husband’s friend always go. The recipes in the book will give us some ideas on how tp prepare the meats that they share with us. Always up for a good and different read.

  99. postedJan 14, 2012 3:27 AM
    Lois Ramaeker

    I have cooked rabbit and venison several different ways and enjoyed
    eating them as well.
    I got the rabbits from a friend who raised them.
    The venison was given to me by another friend who was a big hunter.

    Lois Ramaeker

  100. postedJan 14, 2012 3:45 AM

    Growing up I was always the “subject” of my brother and cousin’s “Red Rider BB Gun” targets. They used to love to make me stand there while they shot at the leather “Levis” tag on the back of my jeans… that, and the soles of my shoes. I have fond memories of those days!

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