Author(s): Darran Meates
This book on processing wild pigs and deer is written by Darran Meates, one of the country's leading butchers of game meat. Practical down-to-earth text and over 250 photographs show how to field dress, skin and butcher pigs and deer, caping techniques, food safety information for game hunters, and recipes for venison and wild pork. It also tells the inspirational story of The Game Butcher, Darran Meates, from leaving school at fifteen and taking up a butchery apprenticeship to running his own business and fronting a television hunting show, and his lifelong passion for hunting.
Darran Meates, known as The Game Butcher, is a trained butcher and experienced wild game hunter. He owns and operates a butcher's shop in Stokes Valley, Wellington and specialises in processing game meat. Darran is well known in New Zealand and overseas through his Internet television show The Game Butcher's Hunting Show, a regular column he wrote for the New Zealand Pig Hunter magazine, talks he has given to hunting groups and appearances at hunting-related shows such as the Sika Show and wild food shows.