Handling Harvested Game: Episode 3, Deboning

. WARNING: The following video and/or content may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. In this Episode 3 video series Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Brandon Fields, an applied meat science manager with PIC, provides details for deboning to aid with your next steps of processing the meat. This tutorial is for boneless processing and is useful and/or applicable for maintaining compliance with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) laws traveling between states. Be sure to check out the…

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Handling Harvested Game: Episode 2, Skinning

. WARNING: The following video and/or content may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. In this Episode 2 video series Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and Brandon Fields, an applied meat science manager with PIC, shows the full process of skinning a deer. Be sure to check out the entire video series: Handling Harvested Game: Episode 1, Field Dressing, https://youtu.be/bfdDz1fHTbA Handling Harvested Game: Episode 2, Hanging & Skinning, https://youtu.be/gblKwccvz8k Handling Harvested Game: Episode 3, Deboning, https://youtu.be/2MKYl-TdUDs Handling Harvested…

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Handling Harvested Game: Episode 1, Field Dressing, FNR-555-WV

. WARNING: The following video and/or content may be disturbing to some viewers. Viewer discretion is advised. In this Episode 1 video series Bob Cordes, a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, shows safe techniques and proper handling for wholesome source of meat for yourself and your family. The taste and enjoyment of your wild venison will improve by following these tips. Be sure to check out the entire video series: Handling Harvested Game: Episode 1, Field Dressing, https://youtu.be/bfdDz1fHTbA Handling Harvested Game: Episode 2, Hanging…

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Edible Weeds | From the Ground Up

When we head out into the garden in early spring, lots of times we’re busy pulling weeds. We don’t often think that these weeds could actually be edible. When you’re considering eating weeds there’s a few considerations you need to think about. One, have I properly identified that plant? Two, have I used a reliable source to make sure this plant is actually edible. Three, check with a physician to make sure that it will be okay for you to eat that plant. And four, you also need to make…

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Rose Hips for Wildlife & Winter Interest | From the Ground Up

Roses are a traditional favorite in many gardens for obvious reasons. But one of the features that they have that we often don’t think about when we’re purchasing roses is the rose hips that they have. Roses produce a fruit just below the flower. The one over here has a bright red color, we have one back here that has a cranberry red color, and these fruits from a flower in another part of the garden have a bright orange fruit on them. They’re very attractive in the winter months,…

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