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Jan 15, 2014 02:08 PM

"Wild Game Preparation And Edibles" Gate?

Hello all. I've been reading Chowhound forums for months now and recently finally signed up. Great place for discussing everything food and drink.

It occurred to me that there's no specific gate, or "Topic," for wild animal, hunted or not, or growing a garden.

I did a search and didn't find much on CH pertaining to, say, skinning a deer and preparing it for the freezer and cooking it, to harvesting dandelions and mushrooms and their recipes, or maybe different techniques used for preparing a squirrel or dove, along with a tasty recipe for them.

I realize that the Wild Game gate may be graphic, and that a warning message should be involved. Also, courtesy of the fellow vegans should be considered.

I also realize that there is a billion other outdoorsy or hunting forums for this, of which some I belong to. However, I believe Chowhound deserves these topics also. After all, it's all food and preparedness :)

Any ideas? A separate wild game gate along with a separate gardening or wild edibles gate for those folks that like to stay away from the grocery store as much as possible? Or for those homesteaders that have internet? ;)

Just an idea. Thanks for reading!


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  1. There is a Gardening board. General Topics and Home Cooking boards cover the rest.

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    1. re: greygarious

      Oh crud, how did I miss that gardening board. My bad. Thanks for the feedback. If/when I post something about preparing an animal, I'll probably just make a Youtube video and post it, along with a "Graphic" warning.

    2. Hi Muddirtt,

      Glad you have joined Chowhound!

      We do have a board dedicated to Gardening, and it would be great to see you contributing there. Here's a link:

      As far as hunting and gathering goes, if what you're writing about is focused on the food aspects (how to cook it, how to eat it), it's appropriate for Chowhound. There's currently no dedicated board for hunting or gathering, but you can find discussions on General Topics, as well as on Cookware and Home Cooking. You can also sometimes find some hunting/gathering related discussions on local boards (for example, posts about musseling on the California coast).

      Hope this helps,
      Dave MP

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      1. re: Dave MP

        Thanks! Glad to be aboard!

        For future reference, would it be appropriate to post something graphic with a warning message, such as pics or a video of the easiest and most hairless way to skin a squirrel or cottontail or such, followed of course with a recipe or 5?

        1. re: Muddirtt

          It would be fine to post information about how to process wild game. We agree that many people would appreciate a warning if that information is going to include graphic images, so thanks in advance for doing that.

          Recipes are definitely welcome (and there are already some good discussions on Chowhound about cooking wild game).

      2. fresh ruffed grouse is way good

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        1. Venison loin and especially tenderloin.....yum

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          1. Here's a link that will take you to some discussion threads that might interest you.