well yeah. but in most states it is illegal to sell any game shot... even here in the boondocks...
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) wants to caution hunters and processors that it is unlawful to sell or exchange native white-tailed deer venison in Mississippi. According to Col. Steve Adcock, MDWFP Chief Law Enforcement, "It is illegal to sell or exchange deer or processed venison in Mississippi as outlined in Mississippi Code 49-7-51. People are routinely misinformed when processors offer "extra" venison to customers in exchange for paying the processing charges left unpaid by the original hunter. This sale or exchange is illegal." This unclaimed or "extra" processed venison may be donated, but cannot be sold nor can the processing ticket be sold. Processors would be well advised to offset the potential loss due to unclaimed processed venison by requiring a deposit prior to processing.
i'm pretty sure even elk has tobe farm raised now that i look:
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What I want to know is if they were keeping it for personal, or using it to cut costs by adding it to the meals.
I wonder if it tastes anything like Panda? I've yet to eat anything better than the Ling Ling steaks my wife and I had a few years back.
what about baby blue whale? or spotted owl stuffed with snail darters and those californai smelts.... mmmm.....
so hunting season is underway here in ArkLaMiss, but there's still alot of harvesting to fdo int hefields so they won't go big intothe wholesale slaughter for another month... just down the road in La they'll be opening the hunt camps and geting ready. here's how they do it:
On the way in to hunt camp, they begin stopping at every road kill when they get within say 20 miles. They have a can of spray paint and they spray every one they see and leave it.... After they get to camp, open everything up for air, unload all the gear and gett eh floors swept out etc, it should be about 6 hiours later. They then go back out on the road and search out all the road kill that is not spray painted. Birng it all in and start the soup stock with whatever they got... cajun cooking- there's a good reason they are known for all those strong spices
America was actually founded by people who ate everything that galloped trotted crawled, flew or slithered. It's the big corporate interests on TV that have everybody stuck on farm animals... that and the destruction of whole species like the passenger pigeon...
see Thomas DeVoe's 1867 book The Market Assistant (free on Google books), which describes pretty much every food available in a large 19th century American market. The author was a butcher at Jefferson Market in New York both before and after the Civil War; you can see him on the frontispiece cutting meat while sporting a stovepipe hat and cravat. The wildfowl section of the book alone runs to 35 pages and includes cuckoo birds and woodpeckers. A trip to the market would have been like a trip to a natural history museum.
i've been im places that the markets looked like that.. complete with flies .....
I would eat a woodpecker, well I would try it. Poor fido in certain asian countries is on the menu. Anyone eaten dog? Never tried it. I have eaten pigeon though and didnt even know it was pigeon until after the fact. Thought it was chicken on a stick the whole time. Sauce makes everything better, gotta have the sauce.
There was a time, along time ago that when we got around a main road we were sold hamburgers from carts, no cow beef in the area.
Tasted fine and stayed down, there were lots of water buffalo, but not sure they would waste them on us.
When we were young our guts could take a lot more and many other parts of our body.