It’s that time of the year … Wild Moose!

Greetings Carnivores,

My phone buzzed Friday night with a text message from one of my Brutha’s from anotha Mutha, asking me a question I often get asked at this time of the year.

The Majestic wild Moose

“Hey Dougie .. I bagged a big Moose the other day, can ya help me cut it up?” ” Of course Joe but … I’m stuck between jobs here at my place and I can’t get there ’till Sunday morning.”

With this unseasonably warm weather we’ve been having, flies were an issue so I told him not to skin it, try to keep it as cool as possible, and wrap it in cheesecloth until I could get over there.

Sunday dawned dreary and wet, as only this time of the year can be. Grabbing a coffee and smooching my Spousal equivalent, I hustled over to Joe’s Garage (no … not the same one Zappa sang about) where he had already done the tedious job of skinning and quartering the beast. Together we rolled up our sleeves and got busy.

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Hanging front quarters
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The Carnivore, boning the hind shank
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Joe, wrapping the spoils

Cutting a big moose is no different than what I’m used to with Beef or Pork every day. The big difference here is it’s a race against time. The problem is we’re not working in a climate controlled environment and temperature abuse is a real concern. Even still … we were a number of hours getting it done.

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Tying and trimming the roasts
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Still LOTS of work to be done

In the end, Joe and his hunting partners had a lot of meat to share.

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Fresh cut Moose

Roasts, Cutlets, Stew and Sausage all headed for the freezer.

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Fresh Moose meat, ready for the freezer

Much has been made of late about the coming Autumn. I posted my “Ode to Fall” a few weeks ago as well as my friends at the Patrons of the Pit submitted an awesome chili recipe to warm you from the inside-out.

And so it is.

The days grow shorter, the nights grow cold. The leaves continue to fall as we hurtle, headlong into the long dark days of Winter. I for one, am looking forward to the new season. Although I miss living in Southern California dreadfully, I so LOVE to see the seasonal changes here in this beautiful part of the country.

Bring on the SNOW !! 🙂 🙂 🙂  IT’S TIME TO SKI !!!

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Stay hungry Carnivores 🙂

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