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Game (hunting)

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– By Continent and Region:
– Animal species hunted vary globally based on climate and local preferences.
– Different countries classify game as small or large game based on licensing.
– Africa:
– Bushmeat in Africa includes antelope, primates, and rodents.
– Some animals hunted in Africa are endangered or protected.
– Iceland:
– Game in Iceland includes reindeer, puffin, and mallard.
– Nordic countries:
– Moose, deer, and hare are common game species.
– Boars were reintroduced in Denmark and Sweden as pests.

– Processing and Handling:
– Game meat is typically acquired through hunting with guns or bows.
– Hunters must ensure a quick and humane kill to prevent spoilage.
– Large game like deer are field-dressed to preserve the meat.
– Game meat processing methods vary based on species and size.
– Traditionally, game meat was hung to develop a gamey flavor.

– Cooking:
– Game meat is cooked similarly to farmed meat.
– Due to leanness, game meat is prone to overcooking.
– Tenderizing methods include marinating and slow cooking.
– Game can be grilled, stewed, or used in pies for tenderness.
– Moist-heat methods are used to make tougher game meat tender.

– Safety:
– Norwegian Food Safety Authority advises limits on consuming lead-shot game.
– Lead in game meat can impact children’s IQ and nervous system.
– Safety regulations and guidelines exist for game consumption.
– Pregnant women and individuals with high blood pressure should limit game intake.
– Proper handling and cooking can reduce risks associated with game meat consumption.

Game (hunting) (Wikipedia)

Game or quarry is any wild animal hunted for animal products (primarily meat), for recreation ("sporting"), or for trophies. The species of animals hunted as game varies in different parts of the world and by different local jurisdictions, though most are terrestrial mammals and birds. Fish caught non-commercially (recreational fishing) are also referred to as game fish.

Common pheasant, widely introduced and hunted as game
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