literally just shot a deer with my bow, any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by bigfish98, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Ok just shot my first deer with a bow and by just shot I mean I am writing this on my phone from my stand! I don't know if I am getting ahead of myself, but as soon as I hit her (its a doe) I had visions of sausages and roasts, etc. Any suggestions on what is your favorites with venison??


    P.S. will post a pic sometime too!
  2. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!!!!!

    best thing u can do is bring her to my house [​IMG]
  3. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    I am from Illinois originally. There are some huge deer down there! Hopefully my brother gets one with his bow down there this year so we can share!

  4. All kinds of sausage to be made - I mix my venison w/ 30% pork (boston butt) -  Breakfast sausage, Brats, Cajun Seasoned smoked, & My favorite - Summer Sausage.  Just peruse SMF and you will see the ideas are near limitless -   Have fun !!!!
  5. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    Still tracking her. Hit her low. Should be anytime now.

  6. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  the hunt is on. keep us updated
  7. plj

    plj Meat Mopper


    What I do: keep the backstraps whole, a dozen steaks, and the rest of the first 2 or 3 deer become chili, jerky, kielbasa, hot dogs, ital sausage, & assorted snack sticks.  I also mix in 25-33% pork butt.  Sometimes we make old fashioned bologna, lebanon bologna, polish sausage... the list can really be endless, exactly what we make depends on what DW & the boys are in the mood for. I strongly recommend Rytek Kutas book, and SMF - those 2 will get you all the info you need.

    Cracks me up that you posted from your stand, LOL.  I have a couple buddies who call each other when they see deer, seems even bowhunting is turning into a social event!  Not me - longbow, license, knife, cord, thats all.
  8. plj

    plj Meat Mopper

    sorry, I didnt exactly answer your question. Our favorite is definitely kielbasa.
  9. so...was it found?  First thing I'd do is gut the thing!
  10. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    As promised.  Sorry it took so long.  Had to drive 4 and half hours home! 



  11. Lol, that is a really nice one. I love the way the tongue hangs out. 

    Looks like me after feasting on PP or Ribs.

    I gotta get my brother to kill a deer. These opossums are really not that tasty.

    Great Job.

  12. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Meat Mopper

    My favorite is dried venison. Very easy to do...use any roast sized pieces of meat ( I use the whole loin, sirloin, and hind quarters). Bearcarvers' dried beef or canadian bacon recipes are excellent. Just look for one of his posts and they are on the bottom of his page. So many options once it's done. Snacking, sammy's, creamed cheese wife's favorite is to mince it up and cook with scrambled eggs. the list goes on and on............

    Congrats on the harvest!

  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Bigfish!!!

    In case you would like to try it, here is a link to some "Venison Dried Beef" I made last year.

    I don't have this one in my signature:

    I used pieces from the hind quarters, but you could use any of the bigger, less fatty pieces, like Barry said, above.

    Backstraps would be awesome!

    I love it!

  14. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to take the Back strap and cut them into 1” steaks, put them into a gallon Ziploc bag with a little Worchester sauce, garlic and onion powder, and if you like it spicy a little Tony’s seasonings, allow them to set in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, I rap them around the outer edge with bacon, you may need a tooth pick to hold the bacon in place.  Then put them on the bbq pit just long enough to crisp the bacon, not over a direct flame, just hot enough to get them to medium - medium well. One of the best ways I've eaten deer!!!


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