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.

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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 random.org and will be contacted via email.
This giveaway is now closed!  The winner (chosen randomly via random.org) 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.

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179 Responses to “Girl Hunter Book Review and Giveaway”

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    Amy Lea — January 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! :-)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 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 ladies..wow!

    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!

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    Erin — January 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!

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    Heidi — January 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

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    Prairie Mother — January 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!

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    Katrina — January 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!

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    Alisa — January 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.

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    Marilyn — January 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…

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    Damyon — January 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.

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    kayceebeebee — January 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.

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    Valerie — January 13, 2012 @ 5:51 AM

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

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 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!

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    brandi — January 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!

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    Jodie Miles — January 13, 2012 @ 5:56 AM

    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!

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    Kari — January 13, 2012 @ 6:05 AM

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

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    Mary jo Leeper — January 13, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    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.

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    Mary jo Leeper — January 13, 2012 @ 6:11 AM

    Love the wild game, always looking for more recipes,

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    Jessica N. — January 13, 2012 @ 6:13 AM

    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!

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    Jessen — January 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.

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    Valerie :) — January 13, 2012 @ 6:34 AM

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

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    Chrissy — January 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 :)

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    Lisa — January 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.

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    Alexandra flowers — January 13, 2012 @ 6:55 AM

    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.

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    Amy — January 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!

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    gail — January 13, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

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

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    dave — January 13, 2012 @ 7:05 AM

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

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    roxy — January 13, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    I have never hunted or eaten wild game…

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    kazue — January 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

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    Lauren S. — January 13, 2012 @ 7:13 AM

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

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    Tara L — January 13, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

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

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    Corrie — January 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.

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    julie gasparro — January 13, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

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

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    Kara D — January 13, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    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!

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    Meg Karetny — January 13, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

    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 :)

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    Ellen — January 13, 2012 @ 7:42 AM

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

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    Linda K — January 13, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    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.

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    Hannah Johnson — January 13, 2012 @ 7:54 AM

    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.

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    Kim — January 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.

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    Michelle — January 13, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

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

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    Maria Kaldis — January 13, 2012 @ 8:14 AM

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

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    Georgia Pellegrini — January 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

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    Kathilyn Anderson — January 13, 2012 @ 8:29 AM

    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.

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    Deidra — January 13, 2012 @ 8:34 AM

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

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    Rhea — January 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.

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 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… :-/

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    Kimberly — January 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.

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    Julie @BananasForBourbon — January 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! :D

    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!

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    Stephanie — January 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 :)

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    Doris In Louisiana — January 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.

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    Meg — January 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!

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    Hallie — January 13, 2012 @ 9:04 AM

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

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    Marisa — January 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.

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    Tim Cooper — January 13, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    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!!!

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    Devon — January 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!

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    Ann Bartman — January 13, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    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!

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    laura h — January 13, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    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!

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    Corey Punches — January 13, 2012 @ 9:31 AM

    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!

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    Sara M — January 13, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

    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!

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    Kel — January 13, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

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

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    Koren H — January 13, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

    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….

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    Jessica — January 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!

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    Page — January 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:
    http://goodcleanfuneating.blogspot.com/2010/11/guest-blogger-mushroom-stuffed-pheasant.html

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    Andrea @ Recipes For Divine Living — January 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.

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    Meagan — January 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.

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    Crystal A — January 13, 2012 @ 10:14 AM

    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!

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    alexandra — January 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!

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    Doug — January 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.

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    Lauren — January 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!

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    Heather Michelle @ A Sweet Simple Life — January 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!!

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    Cassie — January 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!

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    MarthaBlakley — January 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.

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    Jessica M — January 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! :)

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    Crystal — January 13, 2012 @ 11:30 AM

    I love elk!

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    Katy Crawford — January 13, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    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.

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    kris — January 13, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    I’ve eaten all of the above!!

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    Lana — January 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:)

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    Sarah L — January 13, 2012 @ 12:40 PM

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

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    Kate — January 13, 2012 @ 1:57 PM

    oh my. Duck Prosciutto. That looks so good!

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    Laura @ Family Spice — January 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?

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    tiani kajiwara — January 13, 2012 @ 2:58 PM

    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

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    Pam — January 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……

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    Georgia — January 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.

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat — January 13, 2012 @ 4:48 PM

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

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    amy — January 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. :)

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    ina — January 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.

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    krystal — January 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 :-)

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    Bunny — January 13, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

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

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    Desiree S. — January 13, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

    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.

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    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — January 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. :)

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    Julie — January 13, 2012 @ 6:37 PM

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

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    Laurie — January 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!

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    Sheri — January 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!

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    Kristi DuBay — January 13, 2012 @ 7:21 PM

    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. :)

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    C Wilson — January 13, 2012 @ 8:28 PM

    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!

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    Natasha Hoffman — January 13, 2012 @ 10:33 PM

    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.

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    Tracey A — January 13, 2012 @ 11:12 PM

    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!

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    Amy — January 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] utry.it

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    susan — January 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.

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    Lois Ramaeker — January 14, 2012 @ 3:27 AM

    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

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    Laurel — January 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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    Suzanne — January 14, 2012 @ 4:05 AM

    We could use this cookbook! We’ve had an awesome hunting year. I have three sons. This year they brought home a moose (1st time), bear, 10-point, and two other deer. My middle son found out he was accepted as a state game warden, a year long interview process. Our family comes from a long line of hunters and it was common in my husband’s family for the entire clan to get together on the farm and process wild game, hogs and chickens all in one day. My father took me along hunting when I was only five. I wish everyone could experience it just once. Food is appreciated on a whole new level. Thanks for sharing the article!

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    Bernadette — January 14, 2012 @ 4:32 AM

    I live in Vermont and hunting is big here. I love venison and rabbit. What a great book!

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    Cynthia Harding — January 14, 2012 @ 4:46 AM

    I am not a hunter, but my husband is. In fact, I am cooking venison bourguignon tonight! :)

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    Tammy — January 14, 2012 @ 5:35 AM

    Well, I don’t hunt. However my 15 year old daughter does with her father, grandfather and uncle. Which is a bit funny if you knew her you would not think she’d like it. I think she likes spending time with the boys. She would love this.

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    Debbie Scott — January 14, 2012 @ 6:07 AM

    I, myself haven’t hunted but do get to eat what my boyfriend shoots – axis deer, elk, wild hog, nilgai…

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 14, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    When I was a teen, my high school, yes high school, they offered rifle shooting and I took it, got my Marksman. Thats the only experience I have had with shooting. Wow, back in the day, things seemed so safe. Imagine offering a shooting and having a shooting range in the basement of a school? It was a real gun and real bullets. Crazy!

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    Stacy — January 14, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    My husband is a big hunter, and all five of my children like to hunt. I go with them to shoot sometimes, but it’s not my favorite activity. I like to let hunting be Dad’s special time with them!

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    Lori Hensley — January 14, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    I don’t hunt, but I am married to a hunter – so we have eaten a wide range of wild game. I would love using this book!

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    Amy S. — January 14, 2012 @ 8:18 AM

    This book is on the top if my wish list! I am an avid shooter but not a hunter yet. My husband is though. I’ve cooked venison & elk. I prefer the elk but the venuson is great if cooked correctly.

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    Caroline G. — January 14, 2012 @ 8:24 AM

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I have eaten rabbit, duck and venison, but not elk. What a treasure this book would be!

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    Erin — January 14, 2012 @ 8:39 AM

    I’ve only shot a gun once. When I was about 12. It’s not something we grew up with. That being said, I have had venison and duck, but never rabbit or elk. I’m sure they are all delicious if prepared correctly! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 14, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

    I’ve never done any hunting before. I have tried duck but none of those other meats.

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    Piper — January 14, 2012 @ 9:01 AM

    I fished a couple of times in college (I caught more than my boyfriend). And through a past job, I got to take a shooting class. Like you, I had fired a gun in college and my ears had rung for a week. But with an instructor and earplugs, it was a lot of fun. I would love that awesome cookbook!

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    Patty Kasiewicz — January 14, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    I have tried all kinds of wild game. I would love to win this book for my grand daughter who loves to fish and wants to hunt and cook.

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    Elin — January 14, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

    While I’ve never hunted before, I grew up in a family where my dad and nearly all other male relatives hunt. I was never interested in it, always interesting in eating whatever was killed though, but the more involved I’ve become with learning about food and growing my own, I’d love to hunt at least once and have that part of my learning process.

    However, I’m not sure I’d do it with a gun. It’s too noisy. I’ve shot a bow and arrow numerous times, just at targets and it is such a peaceful thing to do, so I’d probably do it that way.

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    Holly H. — January 14, 2012 @ 9:34 AM

    I have never shot anything as of yet, but as a young girl I went “scouting” with my Dad before his big hunting trip, fished a million times, and still have fond memories of going grouse hunting with him. Them birds is tasty!!

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    Rachel — January 14, 2012 @ 10:27 AM

    I do not go hunting but know people who do. Of the above mentioned animals, I have had venison and duck. This books looks very interesting.

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    LaDonna Hopkins — January 14, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    I have fished and I had a friend that Hunted and supplied me with Venison Tenderloin, “Hamburger” for Venison Chili, Wild Boar for Sausage and Pork Chops, etc. I really miss him and his bounty!!!

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    Suzanne B — January 14, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

    i grew up with my dad and brother hunting. I always enjoyed the dinners my mom prepared with the wild game they caught.

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    Mary P — January 14, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

    Hi there!
    I grew up eating deer meat, pheasant,antelope every fish imaginable! I am from a family of nine kids so my dad hunted to feed our family, not for sport. One year he couldnt go hunting due to his work schedule, so my mom took 5 of the older boys plus one of their friends, and came back with 7 deer. My dad butchered in the garage and we wrapped and froze everything. Froze fish in the summmer in milk cartons ( when they were still made of paper) and had fish thru the winter. Pheasant hunting in the late summer and fall kept us going too. Rabbits anytime he saw them provided rabbit stew and pies. So yeah I guess I am a girl hunter and have eaten so many things the average person might not, including turtle. Buffalo is common too here in So.Dakota.
    Enjoying your blog,Mary

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    Emily — January 14, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

    I have not done any hunting. But my dad does all the time. But I have eating Venison, Duck, Rabbit, and Elk. So I enjoy this type of food.

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    Tami — January 14, 2012 @ 11:52 AM

    I have personally never hunted, but I come from a long line of hunters. I have eaten all the animals mentioned above, but my favorite, mountain goat, isn’t on the list. This looks like a fun and entertaining book to read with the bonus of recipes! Great giveaway!!!

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    Diane M. — January 14, 2012 @ 12:43 PM

    I’ve never been hunting before, but really would love to give it a try, especially turkey hunting. I really enjoy game meats and have had venison, duck, and rabbit. I guess I’ll have to seek out elk and see what that’s like too!

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    SheilaM — January 14, 2012 @ 1:39 PM

    Never hunted…but my stepdad and uncle do and they have a freezer full of venison. My mom is always on the lookout for new recipes featuring venison. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Haley @ Health Freak College Girl — January 14, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

    i have zero experience with hunting haha. but just last week, i went to a shooting range and it was so much fun!

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    Aileen — January 14, 2012 @ 3:03 PM

    My father was a big hunter and took me out when I was 16. We hunted for deer. I did it mainly to please him. Hated siting in the cold all day. I do enjoy deer meet though.

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    Lisa — January 14, 2012 @ 3:19 PM

    I have only eaten various forms of deer. Deer steak is okay, deer roast was yuck, deer sausage is the best.

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    ronda — January 14, 2012 @ 5:59 PM

    My husband and son hunt deer, elk, bear and cougar. They also fish salmon, trout really any fish.
    We eat it all and love it!

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    marcia! — January 14, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

    I was raised in a town where nearly everyone hunted– hot the stereotypical guzzle-beer-and-shoot-shit kind of hunting, but rather the build-your-own-blind-and-don’t-you-dare-wear-your-camo-anywhere-but-the-timber kind of hunting.

    Somehow, I missed the boat for joining that bandwagon. Probably due to other interests in teen years, I suppose. Still, I’m slowly easing myself into that culture again, and must admit– I love it. Food seems more real when you treat the source with the respect it deserves, and worked hard for your gain.

    Best of luck to all the lady hunters out there, both pros and aspiring :)

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    Melanie Young — January 14, 2012 @ 6:06 PM

    My first experience with a gun was with my boyfriend Wade. We were in high school and he couldn’t afford to take me out too often. So, on the weekends, we would go shooting….at tin cans, sides of barns, trees, etc. I was naturally a great shot. I remember once shooting at plastic gallon of milk with a huge shot gun and blowing the thing up. I could never bring myself to shoot a living thing, however. But I’ve eaten wild turkey, venison and frog legs which Wade caught out on the pond by wacking bull frogs with a baseball bat…ack. : ) I love to cook and experimenting with game is part of the adventure.

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    Doris — January 14, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

    Hi!
    I have never done any hunting although I have eaten the fruit of it. Yes, I ate rabbit and antelope before, and it was just heavenly! We are so used to chicken and beef that we forsake other types of meet.

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    Eric — January 14, 2012 @ 7:09 PM

    I have had my share of hunting in my lifetime, and i enjoy it. We used to hunt wild hog back in East Texas, and we would grill right there! Needless to say it was good!

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    Katrice — January 14, 2012 @ 8:10 PM

    I used to go fishing with my grandpa when I was younger. But other than that, I have not actually gone out hunting for animals. This does intrigue me, however, now that I am in culinary school. Farm to table is something that we talk about alot in our classes so I would love to win this book and read up about it. I’ve tried duck and venison but not the duck prosciutto (interesting!) or the elk (surprisingly).

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    Deborah — January 14, 2012 @ 9:39 PM

    I have only held a gun once in my life, and have never shot one. I’m scared of them to be honest!! And I haven’t really had any game meat, either, except for deer. My grandpa loved to hunt, and I remember having deer jerky a lot as a kid when we were over at my grandparent’s house.

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    Marty — January 15, 2012 @ 4:02 AM

    Well, never been hunting and never eaten any of those foods. But I do enjoy trying new things. This cookbook will definitely help me with that!

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    sweetmaddy — January 15, 2012 @ 4:26 AM

    I have never been hunting. I have eaten rabbit and duck here in France, and surprisingly I enjoyed them!

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    Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking — January 15, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    What a great giveaway! My husbands family have always been hunters so our son is one also. He and his dad love to hunt together and cook the game they get.

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    Jamie mueller — January 15, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

    As I read this post my husband is out hunting pheasant with our lab. He also hunts for duck and goose. We have a boat and fish ith our 3 young children every summer. I am always looking for new yummy recipes for the food we bring home. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book. It’s now on my list of must reads.

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    Jennalee — January 15, 2012 @ 12:15 PM

    This looks like a great book! My dad has always hunted and I’ve always been glad he did. I have been raised on venison, we never buy beef or any other red meat from the stores. He goes on annual elk hunting trips to Colorado (we’re from Virginia) so when he gets an elk we eat a lot of that. Since I have been raised on elk and venison I don’t particularly like the taste of beef. My family also raises yaks for eating, but that’s a different story, not a hunting one. Anyway, I haven’t actually gone hunting with my dad, but I target practice with him from time to time with his black powder rifle, .22, and bow and arrows. It’s a lot of fun and I find it a shame when other people don’t get the pleasure of having a great venison roast.
    zbabyruth@aol.com

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    Pat R — January 15, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

    Haven’t done any hunting but have eaten rabbit. Told my children it was very small chicken………they didn’t buy it.

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    sam — January 15, 2012 @ 2:23 PM

    we are big hunters….I never was till I got married, although my dad & brothers were – but deer hunting is huge here – my deer stand is actually my basement window :) However, new recipes are always welcome, have seen this book a few times & would love to win it!

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    Julie Tauber — January 15, 2012 @ 2:44 PM

    I haven’t been hunting nor have I tried any of those animals. I keep kosher and most of those animals are prohibited. I’d still like to read about her experiences and try out her recipes on kosher types of meat!

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — January 15, 2012 @ 6:01 PM

    The only time I’ve ever shot a gun was back when I was 14 at my uncle’s place near Lake Gaston, NC. And it was a BB Gun, not a real gun :)

    I’ve always wanted to go to a range and learn how to shoot for real though!

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    jessica w. — January 15, 2012 @ 6:47 PM

    I have never hunted for animals,but I have fished a lot. Also, I know how to shoot a bow and arrow pretty well, I should practice more often since it is fun

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    Brooke — January 15, 2012 @ 8:09 PM

    I shot a turkey once in my youth, but never took to hunting. My father and brothers are big hunters though, and we LOVE to cook with elk.

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    Amanda — January 15, 2012 @ 10:44 PM

    I’ve never done any hunting, but I’ve followed Georgia’s book release and your hunting trip and I’m now feeling inspired! For what it’s worth, I support my local farmers and ranchers, who I’m sure do some hunting every now and then. :)

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    nicole — January 16, 2012 @ 1:02 AM

    I’m not a hunter, my parents hunted when I was younger, then stopped. Now my daughter through a weird osmossis with her classmates, wants to deer hunt. So guess who will be hunting with her next winter?

    Yup you got it- so I’d love to win this to have some new ways to cook venison, as we do alot of sausage, bbq and italian soaked roasts, and could use some updating!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sherry — January 16, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    I remember when I was a little girl we were staying at a family friends house. Unbeknown to me, rabbit was the entree and I have to say it was pretty good. I’m sure I would try it again!

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    Bakeaholic — January 16, 2012 @ 10:13 AM

    Wow. That’s a fun idea for a food book! I’m sure all of the dishes are really tasty. It’s not a bad thing to try new meats.You never know what you’ll end up really liking!

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    Bree — January 16, 2012 @ 10:46 AM

    My husband would love if I got this cookbook-He is a huge hunter and I pretty much run from the catches he brings home even though he tells me to “look at them as a culinary challenge!”

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    Megan DeLo — January 16, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

    I love this giveaway! I’m not sure who would be more excited if I won. Me or my husband? LOL This is so neat! Thanks for the chance to win such a creative gift!

    Mrs. DeLo

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    Amber @ Amber's Confections — January 16, 2012 @ 12:32 PM

    I recently made venison tenderloin for the first time. It turned out great! I’m not a hunter but I’d love to read her book!

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    Juli Jones — January 16, 2012 @ 1:14 PM

    So far I have accompanied my husband duck hunting only. Pretty fun hunting in blinds in flooded rice fields. Now as far as eating game…..i’ve had duck, dove, turkey, deer, quail and actually have rabbit in the freezer but haven’t tried it yet. :) This would be a great cookbook to have on hand!

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    Autumn — January 16, 2012 @ 2:03 PM

    This book looks awesome! Im not much of a hunter. But I do have some pretty annoying roosters in my yard that need to be taken out!!! Maybe Ill start my hunting career very soon :)

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    Molley L Dempsey — January 16, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

    I have a big family of hunters and we generally have some type of game on the dinner table. I love working with the different cuts and types of meat to develop new dishes. Growing up fish, venison, rabbit, boar, moose, duck, etc…. was always fried. I tend to prefer to be more involved in the preparing than in the woods these days, but I have enough sisters to bring in the game! Beautiful pictures.

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    LorettA — January 16, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    Venison and Trout are tied for my favorite “game” meals. Growing up in a family of hunters, my passion was fishing. We used to cook everything from Pheasant, to Deer and Squirrel. Whatever the season, the catch was on the table. Gotta get this book – for my sister!! She’ll LOVE it!

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    Kara — January 16, 2012 @ 3:55 PM

    I grew up in Michigan. My grandpa and uncles have always hunted, so I have eaten every animal listed. My favorite dish is my granny’s fried rabbit. It’s delicious!

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    Misty — January 16, 2012 @ 4:44 PM

    I don’t hunt, I don’t even eat meat. But I know a girl hunter I’d love to gift this book to. And I have shot guns and rifles, which can be a lot of fun!

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    Michelle — January 16, 2012 @ 5:04 PM

    I am not the type of girl that goes hunting but my neighborhood would be the prime location to hunt for deer and wild turkeys. You can imagine that the turkeys disappear around Thanksgiving.

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    jennifer — January 16, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

    I ate venison a lot as a kid

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    Julia Mills — January 16, 2012 @ 5:27 PM

    My first taste of venison came with the hunter telling me he had shot Bambi and that I was now eating him. I was 10 at the time. I calmly told him that Bambi is a fictional cartoon character and that it wasn’t possible for me to eat him. I was THAT child. It was the yummiest thing! I wish I could have it again. YUM.

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    Ali Robinson — January 16, 2012 @ 6:59 PM

    I have never hunted myself, but I have always wanted to. After hearing about Georgia’s experiences as a chef and hunter, it definitely makes me want to get out there and catch my food, rather than buy it at the store!

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    Sarah S — January 17, 2012 @ 5:42 AM

    I went hunting with my uncle when I was young, and he shot a rabbit. It made the worst noise I have ever heard, and I never wanted to hunt again. Since then, I have tried many types of game, but never one I hunted myself.

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    Jamie C. — January 17, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    The only experience I have shooting/hunting is from something I did when I was little called “Indian Princesses”. It’s basically a dad/daughter origanization where you go camping and get to shoot rifles and bows and arrows. The perfect activities for 5-12 year old girls, no?

    I’ve never shot an actual animal, but I have eaten elk and deer.

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    Austin — January 17, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    I’ve been hunting one time, and the only thing I shot was a hog. I’ve eaten deer, elk, dove, and duck.

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    Jamie C. — January 17, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

    I’ve shot a gun before when I was younger, and the only thing I’ve ever eaten is deer and duck.

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    Kim — January 17, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

    I have hunted deer in the mountains of Maui. I love the varieties of dishes that can be made using venison.

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    trista — January 17, 2012 @ 11:28 AM

    Hi! No experience here! I love fish though… lol But I have had elk and buffalo. :) I’m more of a bacon kind of girl!

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    Alicia — January 17, 2012 @ 12:04 PM

    I have absolutely NO experience hunting :) But, there is a stall at our local farmer’s market that sells rabbit for reasonable prices so I get some about once a month for the rabbit stew that my husband looooves

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    Tina W. — January 17, 2012 @ 12:26 PM

    I’ve not been hunting (although my brother and father both go) but I have cooked and eaten elk, caribou, venison, bear, and moose.

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    Lisle — January 17, 2012 @ 5:05 PM

    I would love to flip through this book. We’re not big game eaters, but my sister is a great cooker of venison. I’ve enjoyed elk, deer, and duck, and look forward to a few more new things next time we’re out to visit. Perhaps I should learn to hunt…

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    suki — January 17, 2012 @ 7:32 PM

    I’ve only fished before, but I have had duck, rabbit, and venison before. :)

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    Karen Purcell — January 17, 2012 @ 7:36 PM

    I cook my husbands elk, deer, grouse etc. and love it!!!!

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    Janet — January 17, 2012 @ 7:53 PM

    Actually, I love to hunt! I just haven’t done so in awhile. I’m a pretty good shot, too! My husband is a life long die hard hunter and fisher. My freezer is well stocked. The only thing I can say I don’t particularly care for taste wise is javelina. I would adore this cookbook, and seeing Georgia breath new life into old school!

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    Albert Quackenbush — January 17, 2012 @ 8:34 PM

    I have years of hunting and fishing experience and love every second of it! I mainly bowhunt for my meat and try to get out as many times each year that I can.

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    Monica Mahn — January 18, 2012 @ 8:11 PM

    GREAT REVIEW!
    I hunt. I have a young son so my husband and I take turns going out. I often hunt alone, but sometimes have the opportunity to hunt a friend. Being in the woods with a rifle, shotgun or bow is my “me time” – my sanity. Always enjoy the time I spend hunting. I love knowing where the meat comes from and being able to process and cook it myself. It’s an honor to be so directly involved in the great circle of life! I also get pretty excited about introducing other women to the shooting sports and hunting. It can be very empowering for a woman to discover how much she’s capable of!

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    Blayne — January 19, 2012 @ 2:13 PM

    I hunt,fish and at times trap,I have eaten alot of different animals that most cringe at such as groundhog and sucker fish.
    I like to make my own creations in the kitchen just to see what i can come up with while using different meats and such.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your cook books and i hope you continue to hunt and enjoy the sport.
    Blayne :)

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    bonnie g — January 23, 2012 @ 7:53 AM

    i belong to a sportsmens club, i dont hunt but i do trap shooting and target shooting. on a whim i joined in a military shoot with some of the guys in my club. i was the only woman that did it. all our targets were shot from 200 yards.
    as we got to the end of the competition the guy behind me had a spotting scope and asked how long id been shooting my ar-15. i said 2 months. he said well if you ever want to shoot with us let me know. i wasnt sure why until we went down and looked at the targets.
    i ended up beating 6 guys. 2 were former marines. i ended up competing against them again in august , this time we had to do everything in a limited amount of time. i won again so now they have a great deal of respect for me. im actually a range officer and going for my nra certification to teach

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    theresa krier — December 15, 2013 @ 11:12 AM

    i do not hunt but my son-in-law does & would love this book, thanks