Local hunters find a deeper connection to the land.
“Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.” — Fred Bear, American bowhunter, manufacturer, TV host, and author
For some, the idea of hunting conjures images of taxidermied animal trophies mounted on walls and the unnecessary deaths of wild creatures. But for those walking public lands in search of food to fill their freezers and share with friends and family, that couldn’t be further from their experiences. Generations have found a deeper connection to the sagebrush-dotted hills of The Silver State and forests of The Golden State, as well as the wildlife that call them home and the food that they provide through the act of hunting.
In the following pages, edible Reno-Tahoe brings you from the field to the kitchen, with stories of how hunters respectfully and sustainably treat and eat wild game. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to try the sport yourself.