08 December 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Pheasant Jerky

Pheasant was imported from China to the United States in 1881. It was first brought to Minnesota in 1916. The ring-necked pheasant is one of Minnesota’s most popular upland game birds. It’s commonly seen in rural areas near grassy fields and grain crops, such as corn. Pheasants eat insects, weed seeds and grain and can […]

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Hare (Rabbit) Jerky

RABBIT, HARE – what’s the difference? Biologically, the difference has to do with hair, size, and eyes. A hare is larger than a rabbit, and its young are born eyes-open and with hair, of course. With the exception of size, such differences are pretty unimportant in the kitchen. But the larger hare, or an er […]

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Ostrich Jerky

Ostrich won’t fly. Why? The bird is too darn big. The latest red meat trend – ostrich – now has found its way into meat sticks, a la beef jerky. Ostrich is marketed as a high-protein snack for competitive athletes, fitness buffs, or those seeking a healthy lifestyle. Ostrich has more protein than skinless chicken […]

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08 December 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Turkey Jerky

Low in fat and calories, Turkey is a modern twist on a very old American tradition-tbat’s jerky made of turkey. Early pioneers, borrowing from the culinary lore of native Indians, preserved thin slices of salted game by drying meat in the sun or by the campfire. Currently, beef is the most familiar form of jerky, […]

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04 December 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Goose Jerky

Geese are large, web-footed birds that weigh between 5 and 18 pounds (2,250 and 8,100g). First bred by the Egyptians, domesticated geese were eaten by the ancient Chinese, Indians, and Romans. Geese produce rich, dark, fatty meat, much enjoyed by Scandinavians and Central Europeans, who serve it on holidays. Goose is a very tasty meat […]

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04 December 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Elk Jerky

Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt elk are widely sought by both hunters and wildlife viewer and considered the best elk to consume. Similar to that of the deer species, elk are a larger brother to the deer family. Comparing beef to elk the fat ratios for like cuts is consistently 2.9 to 0.8. Elk meat does […]

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03 December 2006 ~ 2 Comments

Wild Boar Jerky

The Wild Boar is a name given to the male domestic hog. Wild Boars are those that are stated, wild! The Wild Boar does not usually grow as big as a domestic hog. It will grow about 3 feet high or more and weigh up to 500 pounds. The Wild Boar are a very strong […]

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30 November 2006 ~ 0 Comments

Bison Buffalo Jerky

Bison, commonly referred to as the American Buffalo, once roamed the entire North American Continent with their numbers estimated at over 60 million. Bison were an integral part of the ecosystem for centuries, thriving on wild and drought resistant western grasses, native shrubs, flowers and other plants. Bison were the economic and spiritual focal point […]

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