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The Game Butcher: Wild About Meat
This book on processing wild pigs and deer is written by Darran Meates, one of the country’s leading butchers of game meat.
With practical down-to-earth text and over 250 photographs, The Game Butcher shows how to field dress, skin and butcher pigs and deer, caping techniques, food safety information for game hunters and even recipes for venison and wild pork.
It also tells the inspirational story of The Game Butcher, Darran Meates, from leaving school at fifteen and taking up a butchery apprenticeship to running his own business and fronting a television hunting show, and his lifelong passion for hunting.
Meates is well known in New Zealand and overseas through his Internet television show The Game Butcher’s Hunting Show, a regular column he wrote for the New Zealand Pig Hunter magazine, talks he has given to hunting groups and appearances at hunting-related shows such as the Sika Show and wild food shows.
‘Two words describe this book very nicely... totally comprehensive. It covers everything you need to know. This would have to be the best illustrated hunting type book I have ever come across. Apart from the obvious quality of the contents, the format and arrangement of the material is brilliant...’ Review NZ Pig Hunter June/July 2011