CANADIAN Wild Game Cookbook casting call

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(Photo: Jim Bindon of Arundel, Quebec and Steve Enright of Orleans pull a ‘MacGyver’ over the campstove with some deer steaks, after the outdoor cooking fire suddenly died out)

OK Folks, as I delve into my Canadian Wild Game Cookbook (published by Lone Pine Publishing) – the last of three 40,000 word books I have been working on since September, some may have wondered why I’ve been abnormally quiet.

Well, I hereby ‘officially’ invite all fellow hunters and conservationists at the Outdoors Guy Blog to be apart of my cookbook experience.

I am quite sure that most of you have enjoyed many wild-game cooking and meals over the years, with lots of great memories to go along with them…and this is where you guys come in. 

The Canadian Wild Fish Cookbook (hitting bookstores this spring btw) includes lots of great fish and fishing tidbits and information, advice from top Canadian chefs and funny fishing stories. 

The Canadian Outdoor Cookbook (also hitting bookstores later this spring) includes a lot of my own outdoor camping and cooking experience, plus excerpts from adventures over my years of travelling each and every Canadian province. 

My goal for the Canadian Wild Game Cookbook (To be released this Fall) is to (hopefully) include stories and experiences of fellow hunters from all around..to get a cross-section of what hunting and enjoying wild game means to all of us…i.e. hunt camp tales of cooking glory(or woe) funny stories of grilling a deer steak or simmering a moose stew during the season with the gang, things of that nature.

It is completely up to you with no pressure at all, so if you’d like to be apart of this major North American book release, I would love to include you in this project.

Simply email your short stories to jeffm@magma.ca with the caption ‘Wild Game’, and I will take it from there!

Best regards,

Jeff Morrison – The Outdoors Guy

21 thoughts on “CANADIAN Wild Game Cookbook casting call”

  1. you want disasters or good recipies
    not really sure what your looking for
    I could tell you about the time Pierre cooked up the best batch of home made deep brown pork and beans, and how the next day about every hour I had to pull the canoe over and walk into the bush to bend over a fallen down tree. Good thing I always carry a full roll of toilet paper. Or the time the guys at the moose hunt ate a pack of hotdogs that tasted a bit funny. No one left camp for three days, or the one about………………………….

  2. I previously had an opportunity to eat Lynx and let me tell you it was the best tasting meat I’ve ever eaten. Leading up to the event I was somewhat skeptical as I had a rule that I don’t eat any animal that eats meat. Then someone gladly pointed out that pigs eat meat and they’ve seen first hand what I can do to a mess of porkchops. If you ever get the chance to try it take it, you’ll agree that it’s prime meat and with a little luck you can convince your wife to eat some while you watch…

  3. Holy cow, my last response appears to have gone off into cyber world bypassing the moderation police and everything…..

  4. Trapper, I dug your comment out from the bowels of my spam folder…and posted the ‘resurrected’ version…

    Outdoorsguy

  5. a couple buddies that I’ve hunted with used to go to this very well known Chinese food restaurant. It’s no longer there so no need to worry about getting them in trouble. Well they were in there one day and they said to Bob Joe the owner, “Bob Joe I’ll bet you could cook anything” BobJoe proudly said he could, and if they brought it in, he would cook it for them, so they asked him if he could cook ground hog, yup, racoon, yup, squirrels, yup. so they finished their dinner and talked among themselves.
    Next week like every week they showed back up at the restaurant, with a roadkill skunk.
    “see if you can cook that up” they said to BobJoe, BobJoe smiled and said “Ok but remember the rules, I cook it, but you two eat it”
    Off to the kitchen he went, they ordered their usual dinner but along with it came a bowl of skumk soup.
    Swear to god it’s a true story
    I met this fellow a few years after and he asked me if I would bring him back the hooves and lower legs of the deer we shot. I did, we don’t eat them but the Chinese people do so I figured why waste them. mmmmmmmmmmmm

    1. Iggy, I have some difficulty believing that story..but it is crazy…and hey, if the restaurant is now closed you might as well say the name!

      Outdoorsguy

  6. Jeff,

    Ya, my wife =) We put up that site as a place to post things about rural life. Surprisingly, it takes a long time to write them up, and between the day job, the farm, family life, hunting and trapping and trying to spend as little time in front of the computer as possible, we just don’t get around to it often, and if we do, it comes in spurts.

    We haven’t bought meat (unless a craving) for quite some time, everything is off the farm or out of the bush (and occasionally off the road if its a very fresh kill with little damage). We’re pretty much open to anything, so long as it’s cooked well and healthy to start.

    1. That is fantastic Robert, I very much respect that way of life and if I had more time, would adopt that style of living myself..

      When I have more time, I will give your site the exposure it deserves!

      Regards,

      Outdoorsguy

  7. I certainly won’t complain, gives more reason to write more stuff for it. And honestly, hunting for sustenance isn’t all that hard really. It’s all a matter of being consistent with it. It becomes a way of life as opposed to 2 weeks in the fall. Right now rabbit is open, and they are quite easy to hunt, but only add a couple lbs of meat or so. Generally speaking we average between the family and guests about 5lbs of meat a week. So you can see how small stuff doesn’t add much, but with fall deer and moose, summer farming its pretty quick to supply it all. 5 small deer (140lbs or so) will cover the entire meat supply, but it is best to have a variety.

  8. nope, I don’t name names, it’s like Ripley’s

    Believe it or not

    and you should know me by now

    I don’t BS about that kind of stuff

  9. YES iggy people do eat skunks. a group of immagrant workers on the farm i hunt cornerd a skunk in a barn and killed it with sticks . and yes they ate and they said it was awsome. .

  10. no… more like digital design. . I can get written and notorized statemets from the farmers 🙂 the smell was still in the barn the following spring …. I wont go into details here but. lets just say it was not pleasent

    1. Who said we didnt believe you Iggy…I just find it strange…course trapper prob thought Lynx tasted bad until he tried it.

      Outdoorsguy

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