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Apocrypha: My Field to Table Hunting/Learning Vacation

For my vacation this year, I spent four days with Outdoor Solutions, taking one of their Field to Table hunting classes. I am interested in developing my skills as a hunter, to be able to provide ethical, high-quality meat for myself and my wife. Most hunters are introduced to the field by fathers, uncles, or other close family, but my own family does not have any hunters, and I was at a bit of a loss for where to start in learning. I’ve got the shooting part down, but how does one get introduced to things like gutting, skinning, butchering, and preparing wild game?

Well, I found Outdoor Solutions on a recommendation and signed up for a class. I had a fantastic time, learned a tremendous amount, and really did come away with the knowledge and confidence to do this on my own now. The company did not sponsor or pay for this at all; I was simply a paying client – but I found everyone involved to be really great people. From my classmates (there were 8 of us in total) to Greg (who runs the outfit) and his son Eddie, Chef Albert, and the guides and lodge staff it was just an excellent time. So I’m happy to recommend them to anyone who is looking for the same sort of education I was!

You can see their upcoming events as well as recipes, hunting and shooting tips, and much more at their web site:

Apocrypha is normally a video series available only to my supporters on Patreon. I’m posting this video for everyone as a reminder that this sort of thing (although almost never this long) is a Patreon perk, and because I would like to help Outdoor Solutions. So, if you’d like to see more (including my complete video about the haggis I came home with), sign up to help support Forgotten Weapons over on Patreon or Floatplane:

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