Crossing Culinary Art With Hunting Tradition

Crossing Culinary Art With Hunting Tradition

Culinary experts are often frustrated by the quality of the meat products they find in their stores. I rely on specialty butchers and delicatessens which are consistent with their selection of organically produced meat. I know that it tastes a lot better, but I also know that it is more expensive than most supermarket fare. It was not a novel idea but my husband and I had been thinking about it for a while. Recently we decided to combine our love for nature with my own passion for cooking.

Responsible hunting

We asked ourselves over and over again; what would it be like to hunt our own food, just like our forefathers did for centuries. What would it take to hunt responsibly without harming our natural environment and without making a grossly negative impact on the species that we had in mind? Thankfully, as beginners, our targets would be small and modest. We also decided that we were not going to comply with the American tradition of owning at least one firearm.

Deep down, while we still appreciate the need to hunt for food, we are pacifists at heart. We had no desire to disturb our natural surroundings with the unfair advantage and loud noises that accompany heavy duty rifles. Hunting for a decent but not too expensive pair of crossbows seemed to make a whole lot of sense. It did not take us long to find what we were looking for. And if you pardon the expression, what we found blew us away.

Arbalist Zone is the perfect place to plan your first hunting expedition. It is rare to find so much attention to detail given in one dedicated website, in this case to the mission and craft of sourcing the most suitable crossbow for beginners and for hunting. In the hunting arena, we will be looking for small animals, such as rabbits, quails and foals. I was already thinking about the perfect rabbit stews, roasted quail with seasoning and succulent venison steaks.

Zoning in on our target

Before we even began looking for our first set of bows, we were able to learn in detail how they work and align these instructions with our hunting needs and what these weapons should be used for. Helping us to make informed choices, Arbalist Zone narrowed our target considerably. It came down to two factors; purpose and convenience. As beginners we did not want to be saddled with heavy duty weapons that would take us months to master anyway.

Also, because we would be hunting small wild-life creatures occasionally, a light-weight mini crossbow was perfect. It was also recommended that as first-time hunters, we consider the recurve crossbow. It requires little or no maintenance, is simple to use and a lot quieter than its larger alternative, the compound crossbow, never mind rifles and sub-machine guns.

Plan well

We have not yet left on our hunting expedition. There is still a bit of planning going on in my kitchen. For now though, our compact crossbow kit has been safely stored away until we leave.

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