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The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game (Spiral Bound)

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook comes a comprehensive big-game hunting guide, perfect for first-time novices and seasoned experts—featuring more than 400 full-color photographs, including work by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner.

Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting an animal to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.

This invaluable book includes:

  • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from clothing to cutlery to camping gear to weapons
  • basic and advanced hunting strategies, including spot-and-stalk hunting, ambush hunting, still hunting, drive hunting, and backpack hunting
  • how to effectively use decoys and calling for big game
  • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land, and how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using
  • how and when to scout hunting locations for maximum effectiveness
  • basic information on procuring hunting tags, including limited-entry “draw” tags
  • a species-by-species description of fourteen big-game animals, from their mating rituals and preferred habitats to the best hunting techniques—both firearm and archery—for each species
  • how to plan and pack for backcountry hunts
  • instructions on how to break down any big-game animal and transport it from your hunting site
  • how to butcher your own big-game animals and select the proper cuts for sausages, roasts, and steaks, and how to utilize under appreciated cuts such as ribs and shanks
  • cooking techniques and recipes, for both outdoor and indoor preparation of wild game

This spiral book would be the perfect gift for the hunters in your life. When searching for the best hunting book, The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game is a great choice. The spiral bound version of The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game is great for those who really use and abuse their books. Our proprietary binding helps you lay this title flat for easier reading and handling. If you’re looking for survival books then the spiral bound version of The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game is the way to go. 

Product Details

  • Publisher :  Random House; Illustrated edition (August 18, 2015)
  • Language :  English
  • Paperback :  416 pages
  • ISBN-10 :  081299406X
  • ISBN-13 :  978-0812994063
  • Item Weight :  2.8 pounds
  • Dimensions :  8.02 x 0.9 x 10 inches

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Great book

The book is exactly what my son wanted. Was a little disappointed that the cover wasn’t lined up when it was spiral bound (so the four stars not 5) but overall happy with it.


Design and quality is top notch.


Book is awesome from the beginner all the way to those of us that think we know everything

Dena Taylor

I bought this as a gift for my grandson who is an avid hunter. He was over the top thrilled with it.

Theresa Rose

I gifted my son for some wild game cookbooks for his birthday. This company we got the gift to me in time and in great shape.

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