Jess Byfield

How to field dress a goat

How to field dress a goat without gutting it (members-only content)

The most obvious way to field dress a goat for meat would be to gut it and then break it down into the cuts of meat, like we did for a kangaroo in this video.

Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to do that though and if you’re new to hunting, having to gut an animal can be messy and a little confronting – which is totally understandable.

Here is a method that we filmed while attending the Game Hunters Association of Australia Hunter Education course.

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Jess with hunting pack

Jess’ Favourite Gear

Good women’s camo gear used to be really hard to come by. It was all bright pink or didn’t fit properly at all. Over the last few years though, with more and more women getting into hunting, a lot of brands have made huge improvements to their product lines.

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Slow cooked curry with venison neck

Venison neck slow cooked curry

This slow cooked venison neck curry is perfect for a cold winter night to warm the whole family. It’s not too spicy but has so much flavour. Using the neck of the deer for this makes for the most tender, juicy, fall-apart meat.

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Just another head on the wall?

Trophy hunting is often seen as an egotistical activity where the hunter just wants another head on the wall. But there is more to taking a head than pride, as Jess explains in this short article.

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Venison in black bean sauce

Venison in black bean sauce with fried rice

We thought that you really couldn’t beat a good beef in black bean sauce from the local Chinese restaurant. It turns out you can. If you can get your hands on some prime venison backstrap (AKA back steaks if you’re a kiwi or eye fillet if you bought it from a shop), we promise you that you’ll struggle to justify ordering it with beef ever again.

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