How Hunters and Non-Hunters Think Differently

by Jody Narantic on June 24, 2011

183549_198921246804442_123118657718035_656135_914757_nOne of the friends I follow on Facebook is Jodi Smith. Jodi runs the website Wild Kitchen – a recipe site for lovers of wild game.  Need a pork recipe, you can find it there.  Need a venison recipe, take your pick.  Need a snake dish, I’m sure that’s somewhere there as well.  But I’m not even about to look.

So yesterday I sent Jodi a private message asking if she she’d like to share a recipe on The Hunter’s Wife in my recipe category.  I’ve had this page for years with a few simple recipes and thought I’d start adding more.

So I said;

Would love it if you shared a recipe on my site. Do you have something quick and easy with a picture? Of course linking back to Wild Kitchen.

And Jodi’s response;

How about this one – Venison Pepper Cubesteak

That sounds like a perfect dish for my outdoor readers.

But when I clicked on the link I saw the recipe and this photo …

big deer

Now, I’m sure most of my wonderful outdoor friends probably thought – yum venison.

He looks mighty tasty.

But for those of us that don’t go in the scary woods or hunt our soon to be supper, we look at the picture and think …




Oh no see did not.

I think someones been in the cooking wine.

Or smoking a little wacky weedy kitchen herbs.

When I said recipe with a photo I didn’t mean a photo of the big guy.

I meant a photo of the actual yummy dish.

The dish where us non-hunters never have to think about what’s on our plate.

Or how it got there.

Or what store provided it where they don’t hurt animals.

Have a good day all!

And P.S. – Please remember this is a humor blog.  And I had fish for dinner last night.  That I caught all by myself. That my husband chopped up.  But I didn’t watch.

And thank you Jodi Smith ~ Wild Kitchen ~ Woman for the laugh yesterday.

Be sure to follow Wild Kitchen on Facebook.

Bon appetit and pass the cooking wine.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 James Lindley June 24, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for the tip on recipes Jody. That venison on the hoof looks delicious.
Btw, you’re always welcome to come over to “the dark side” any time Jody.
Did I just prove your point?


2 Jodi Smith June 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm



3 Jody Narantic June 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm

James, You did prove my point.
Jodi, :) You funny!


4 Gretchen Steele June 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Love it! hmm Jodi will have to create some tasty carp recipes for us now won’t she :) oh gee – I should go look – maybe she already has??


5 Jodi Smith June 24, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I’ve been thinking about it!! But I would need a picture of Jody in those pink giggy frogging “waders” with her fish to go with it!!


6 Stacey Huston June 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm

lol.. at least she picked a photo without spots..


7 Jody Narantic June 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Gretchen, I’d kind of rather have lobster.
Jodi, Not happening.
Stacey, thankfully.


8 Jodi Smith June 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm
9 James Lindley June 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Nice carp face photo with that recipe Jodi.

Jody, a few decades back I also was a butcher’s assistant. Seeing game cut up or cutting it up myself doesn’t phase me.


10 Barbara Baird - Women's Outdoor News June 25, 2011 at 2:38 am

What if you had said you prefer your venison smoked? Hmmm.


11 Conservation Mike June 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm

A picture of a young doe would have looked tastier. That buck looks like he would be tough.


12 Pam Harkins June 28, 2011 at 2:38 am

This is hilarious! I’m so glad I googled “a hunter’s wife blog”. Barbara’s comment about smoked venison almost made me fall out of my chair. My husband is an avid hunter and we have 5 daughters. He has begged me to go for years, but where he goes there’s rats a foot long that run across you at night. No thank you. So far two of our daughters hunt. One is itching to go, but the rule is 12 years old. This will be her year. We have so many stories I can relate to this blog post. It made my day! Thanks.


13 Jody Narantic June 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

James, it phases me.
Barb, lol
Mike, thankfully the picture wasn’t of a young buck.
Pam, welcome! I love hearing that Dad’s take their daughters out hunting/fishing. Good to see your girls are interested.


14 Arthur June 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

He looks tasty! Of course, I’d love to drool over the actual photo of the dish as well :)


15 Jodi Smith June 29, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Would love to see everyone else’s pics and recipe’s on there, c’mon over and share!


16 Barbara Baird - Women's Outdoor News July 2, 2011 at 2:51 am

Pam … you are going to love the Hunter’s Wife AND her blog. We do and we are SO excited to get out on a carp caper (weekend of carp bowfishing) with her in August! Glad I made you laugh though. Sometime, check out the archives and the blog she did about the Love Shack … a little shed in Missouri in my back yard, where two forlorn does have awaited the arrival of her bad boy buck for at least two years. Those girls are not getting any younger, and they want some foam babies.


17 Pam Harkins July 2, 2011 at 6:25 am

I love this blog already! Carp bowfishing sounds like a blast. James & I practiced target shooting the other night. I can do this, rats and all. I posted the experience on my blog. He bought a bow fishing trip. Hopefully we’ll go soon. He had no idea when he bought it I’d be tagging along. :) The girl’s trip sounds like so much fun. I’m jealous but look forward to reading the posts and seeing pictures.


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