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Smart man! I bought A Slice of the Wild last year and have really enjoyed many of her recipes. I just got my copy of Sausage Season last week; Eileen answered several nagging questions with good clear explanations in the intro section of the book, answers I couldn’t find anywhere else (and I’ve bought several sausage books over the past 2 years!). This is an outstanding book.
I’m buying a couple more copies of A Slice of the Wild for Christmas gifts this year.
Campfire Bob (on 24hourcampfire.com)
Just received my copy of Slice of the Wild and it is excellent! Game handling is discussed with great detail and obvious actual knowledge. I need one for both of my sons who hunt, take good care of their game, and cook better than I do.
Please sign one to Jon and one to Troy. Thank you, Bob D.
Patricia V bought 3 copies of Slice of the WIld and added this request:
Would you please sign my copies? Thank you so much. I love this book. Started at the beginning and couldn’t put it down. Great Job!
I received mine in the mail yesterday and read it last night. Super book, reinforced some of what I had learned the hard way, but added quite a few things I didn’t know. I have been very successful with bulk sausage, but the stuffing has always been less than impressive. But with my new knowledge I think they will be fantastic. I am excited for some cold winter days to sample all the recipes. Please tell Eileen fantastic! CRS on 24hourcampfire.com
Got my two books yesterday(one is a gift). The recipe descriptions Eileen provides in her book came damn close to my eating some of the pages of the book. It’s all pretty embarrassing and I should know better, but the truth will out. Glad I got the book and I’m starting tomorrow to make some terrific food. By far the easiest approach is to making sausage without a casing. Great food and easy to make. I’m all in, and delighted.
“This cookbook has the best treatment for handling wild meat I have ever read. Recommended!…”
I recently subscribed to the news. I had run into John and your writings and recipes a long time ago, probably in Gray’s Sporting Journal. In my mind there is a memory of an article on the 7×57 with a photo of a Ruger No. 1 leaning against a fence post. It was in some long ago article in some magazine that is now defunct. That article didn’t lead me to a 7×57 but it did lead me to a lot of single shot rifles. I don’t read many magazines these days but with the advent of the computer have spent some time on 24 hour Campfire and was pleased to see John’s input there.
I skimmed the issues of the news and then read all of them over the last few weeks. I made a batch of OMG cookies, learned the word obesagenic, read about my beloved .270 cartridge, your 100th big game animal, and enjoyed all those other wonderful articles.
I am embarassed I did not know about this sooner but elated that I found it. Thanks for a wonderful newsletter.
Eileen, What a great book! I ordered it for the recipes. I’ve butchered all my game animals for the last ten years to control the quality of the meat, so I was sure the butchering section would be of little use to me.
Boy was I wrong! The technique of cutting steaks off the bone looks great! I’ve read other books, and watched butchering videos online, but that was the clearest presentation I’ve seen!!! I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for personalizing the book for me as well. when I’m finished reading it the first time, it will sit next to another favorite of mine, The Art of Wild Game Cooking.
I would like to share a story with you that involves John’s “Use a Rest” article (I hope that’s the correct title). Anyway, prior to last year’s elk hunt I shared the article with my wife Cheri. Well, a couple of days into the hunt we were working along a ridge. Cheri was out on point, Calli (my oldest daughter) was in the middle and I was hanging back a ways to keep other hunters from blundering into our hunt. I looked along the ridge and spotted the tell tale buckskin of elk ahead of us about the same time as Cheri and Calli drop into cover. With my binoculars could see that there were at least 5 critters and one was a spike. Since we had bull tags I figured Cheri would likely take a shot at the spike since this would be her first elk. I was in an exposed position so I hunkered down and waited for the shot…i could see Cheri was in a shooting position…and waited….and waited. Well, the spike wandered over the edge of the ridge and started down with a small group of cows. I crawled off the ridge and started working my way down trying to get a look at the spike…muttering under my breath about taking the shot. Unfortunately the wind and vegetation were working against me. I caught a glimpse of an elk butt heading down hill at an extended trot…no chance of getting a shot. So then I started working my way below the ridge to come up to Cheri and Calli from below. About the time I got even with them and made eye contact a bull lets out a scream. Damn, no wonder she didn’t take a shot at the spike! I can see Cheri in a sitting position with her rifle resting on a downed tree trunk. She’s looking through the scope…the bull is screaming…and..screaming…and…no shot…I’m thinking “pull the damn trigger will ya…you’re killing me”….and the bull fades off into the distance. Once the adreneline rush starts to fade I work my back up the ridge to Cheri and Calli. I ask Cheri why she didn’t shoot. Cheri says “I had a great rest like John described in his article but I couldn’t get a clear shot because a branch was in the way. I walked over to where she had been sitting and I looked at her and said “You know, you could have just stood up.” Rest anchored…
Just wanted to pass along a couple of “thank you’s” for Laurel. I was unable to get much time off work for this hunting season so Laurel hunted without me quite a bit. She was alone when she made a nice shot on a 5×5 bull Elk using the “lucky” .270 you passed on to her. Thank you #1.
Then when it came time to butcher that elk, and I wasn’t there to assist in the beginning, she remembered your book “Slice of the Wild”, and using it as a guide, got a great start on breaking down the elk into managable parts. Thanks #2! Of course, we constantly use the recipes from your book to prepare our wild game feasts, with many compliments from guests, even those who normally wouldn’t enjoy venison. Guess thats Thank You #3! Chuck
I took my 7×57 Argentine Mauser out to test some loads this past Sunday morning, and was thrilled with the results. Until recently, I have been building loads with an old set of RCBS FL dies. I just switched to Redding , and the run-out on 150 grain Partitions dropped consistently to less than .005”. All groups were at, or under 1” at 100 yards, with one group down to .5”
I followed the techniques you described in your video, and greatly appreciate the results.
Tight Lines & Steady Crosshairs,
Just saw this (Wild Bowl) on the 24hr Campfire – very excited! We really enjoy your insightful cookbooks.
When John and Eileen talk about hunting, game care and cooking, you need to listen.