While this wasn’t technically my first time eating venison, it was my first time eating venison from a deer that I hunted myself. In this article I reflect on the harvest of this deer, and our favorite preparation of the meat, and savory taste of a simple venison steak.
This past weekend Nick and I set out for an evening of jackrabbit hunting. Nick took his bow with a couple of small game heads and I took the 10-22. The jackrabbit hunt was an utter failure—we only saw one jack the whole time and he was running full clip. No way to get a good shot on a sprinting hare with a rifle or a bow.
The trip wasn’t a total loss, however. Nick did spot what looked to be a monster rattlesnake while he was stalking through a rocky area. It was only after he took the first shot with his bow that he realized it was in fact two rattlesnakes coiled together. We ended up bringing both home for dinner that night. This was our first time ever harvesting or eating rattlesnake. Here are our thoughts on this first taste.