Category: Wild Game

All things related to wild game from the wild game archives on The Homesteading Huntress.

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My Hunting Anxiety, and A Successful Deer Harvest

This is a personal essay about my struggles with anxiety, specifically in relation to hunting, and the mule deer buck I harvested this October in 2020.

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How to Check for Red Tide, Shellfish & Bivalve Closures in BC (2020)

Learning how to check for red tide and shellfish closures in BC is an essential part of harvesting shellfish safely. Every harvester must check for red tide and shellfish closures before they eat bivalve molluscs like oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops that they find in BC.

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How To Skull Mount Deer (Euro Mount)

Learning how to skull mount deer and other wild game skulls is a rewarding skill for any hunter at the end of their hunting season. Skull mounts, also known as euro mounts, western skull mounts, western mounts, or European mounts, are a traditional way to preserve wild game skulls and antlers, horns, and other head-attached attributes.

Oysters Harvesting Guide For BC: Regulations, Limits, Licenses 2020

This BC Oyster Foraging Guide: Regulations, Limits, Licenses has been updated to meet 2020 government regulations. I wrote this guide to make it easier for new foragers to learn about and harvest oysters in BC safely and legally.

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How to Shuck Wild Oysters (Illustrated Guide)

This article covers how to shuck wild oysters with this illustrated guide. Wild oysters from BC and the Pacific Northwest can be harder to open and handle compared to farmed oysters. Special thanks to W. for modelling.

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How to Make Venison Jerky & Chinese-Inspired Jerky Recipe

Making venison jerky, and other types of game meat jerky like elk, is a great way to use every part of the animal you harvest. Jerky is a wholesome, minimally processed, high protein snack that you can make yourself. It travels well and can be preserved for long periods of time, ensuring that no meat goes to waste. Larger cuts of game meat that are typically tougher make excellent whole single-strip jerky.

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Cantonese Ground Venison and Braised Eggplant

As a Chinese-Canadian person, it’s important to me to preserve traditionally inspired Chinese recipes while tailoring them to use the wild game that’s available to me. This Cantonese braised eggplant and venison meal tastes authentic and true to my family background, with a few changes to make the most of the venison flavour and texture. I hope you enjoy it.

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Cantonese Ginger Scallion BC Spot Prawns (Chinese Wild Prawn Recipe)

Cantonese ginger scallion BC spot prawns have definitely become a highlight dish for me since we’ve started prawning for wild local BC spot prawns on the Sunshine Coast. With Cantonese ginger scallion prawns, ginger is

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Wild BC Spot Prawn Fishing in April

Wild BC spot prawn fishing is a local foraging pastime that I’m lucky to access on the Sunshine Coast, BC. This April long weekend was my first experience prawn fishing for wild BC spot prawns,

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The Essential Guide to Freediving For Crab On The Sunshine Coast [Link]

I’m thrilled that I was able to publish “The Essential Guide To Freediving For Crab On The Sunshine Coast” with Sunshine Coast Tourism BC! It’s amazing to see public interest in wild food, foraging, and hunting