This weekend was the deer (gun, not bow) opener in MN. Apparently, according to our local paper, this puts millions (to the tune of $250 million) into our state economy. It is big business. Church this morning was very female and juvenile and there are traffic reports on the news. The woods are full of people with guns and blaze orange. Who'd have thunk that sitting outside in almost zero temps, not even able to smoke or drink coffee (scent) would be so popular? My husband goes every year, considering it an almost zen-like experience -- the cold, sitting still, trying not to nod off. I'll go grouse and pheasant hunting, but the deer hunting seems a bit lacking in creature comforts (and this from a woman who loves her cabin with no running water, no electricity and an outdoor biffy). Anyway...
One dead deer (according to DNR guy a prime buck, probably about 180 lbs) will arrive at my house tomorrow, courtesy of Paul. It will go to the butcher (a great one) for processing. When I talked to Paul a few minutes ago, he said "go on that eGullet thing and find out what we want and how to cook it." After almost 40 years of hunting, this is his first, and he is excited. The kids are already fighting about where the antlers will be mounted (in the garage, I suggested).
Question asked, advice sought.
Edited by snowangel, 09 November 2003 - 10:02 PM.