Deer Hunting with Dad—A Thanksgiving Tradition

I love Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving means it’s hunting season again, and it’s time to return home to South Dakota. It’s a time to be with family, and especially with my father, because he and I will be deer hunting.

Deer Hunting

Have you ever considered deer hunting with your children and wonder what all is involved? This mom’s husband and sons hunt regularly and she has some great information to share.

Deer Processing 301: How to Make Venison Sausage

The beauty of processing your own venison is that you determine what type of sausage your family will like. We make breakfast sausage, but this year we tried three different recipes (Italian sausage, farmer’s sausage, and breakfast sausage).

Deer Processing 201: Cleaning and Processing Venison Meat

We hunt to feed our family. We are trying to live self-sustainably and that means hunting for our own meat. There’s a process we follow to put fresh meat in the freezer. Learn how to carefully and correctly cut and package the deer meat.

Deer Processing 101: Preparing Your Venison

We hunt to feed our family. We are trying to live as self-sustainably as possible and that means hunting for our own meat. There’s a process we follow to put fresh meat in the freezer. Warning: Contains pictures of a dead deer.