Tasting Wild – The Podcast


The idea of a wild game related podcast had been kicking around in my head for a while. It was just a concept – maybe some guests, maybe some recipes, maybe some tips and tricks. A lot of maybes.

Then I started getting into the idea about two months ago. I wanted to make it happen – so I emailed a fellow wild game inclined dude named Justin from Harvesting Nature. Justin was kind enough to offer a blurb for my book, I wanted to move that relationship forward – I brought up doing a pod cast to him. He then mentioned that another fellow, Jerimiah, was looking at doing a wild game podcast as well. (Great minds think alike?)

Emails, skype and texts flew around for a while. Then wham and bam we had a group of five wild game chefs making a podcast. Tasting Wild was born – and I am stoked to be a part of it.

Like all new projects this will evolve. We will find a groove, a zone and then execute. I can already see improvement from the first podcast to the second. This podcast has legs, it is awesome and will become awesome-er in the future.

Here is the chef lineup for Tasting Wild –

Justin Townsted– Harvesting Nature

Jeremiah Doughty – From Field to Plate

Joel Lickliter – Home Cookin Hunter

John Wallace – Wild Game Creations

Oh, and me…Randy King

Click and listen. It is worthy. I’ll keep posting these too, but please go ahead and subscribe. That will REALLY help us in the long run to make Tasting Wild sustainable. Options for listening below.

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Much love everyone!


Chef in the Wild – the book yo

Chef in the Wild is now on Amazon! 

Want to judge a book by its cover? Go for it because here it is!  

 Really cool looking huh? Yeah, at this point you want to flip the book over and see what this is all about? Ok, sure.  

 Did Hank Shaw, Randy Newburg, and Don Thomas give the book props? Sure did. Yeah, cool stuff. You should buy this book. 

Amazon.com – has this book

Caxton Press does as well. 

Either way, it is a solid book – both for its recipes and its stories. But hell, I’m biased. Check the reviews for other people’s opinion. 

So um, this is blatant self promotion. But why not, it is my website. 

Hunting the Soda Fire

As a fire took a lot of my favorite hunting ground I found it irasistable to head back and survey the damage. With a bow, on opening day.  

 I soon found deer. Glassed them for a while. Then went on a big sneak with my buddy Drew. I found a velvet 2×2 buck, shot an arrow and watched as it hit him in the last rib. A little far back but still in the vitals. 

We waited the customary hour before tracking. We found no blood. My heart sank. I called in for back up, my Dad. One spot of blood on the bucks known rout. Not another drop. We found the tip of my arrow. It had been a pass through. 

I was looking for a needle in a haystack, but I didn’t have a magnet. I lost the buck. With no doctors or hospitals I am nearly certain that buck has since passed. He will feed coyotes and not my family. 

I struggle with my next actions. Shit happens, I get that. But I will always wonder what I could have done better. What clues I could have missed. I took a life and can’t even respect it with a good meal. Heartbreak.

Benefits of Eating Venison

Some things – like this blog post – just get handed to you on a plate. I was fortunate enough to get contacted by goodgamehunting.com about a really cool infographic on the benefits of venison harvesting (killing, really, but this is not that blog post) and eating venison. I am a SUPER fan of the disseminating the information about the health of game meat and health of game meat acquisition. That said – check out this out.

A few things I question – mostly the cost of the meat. Mine is way more than the price listed. But for the  most part this graphic is a great “all in one” showcase of just how awesome it is to be a hunter and a meat eater.

The Benefits Harvesting and Eating Venison-Final-HighRes-01