Venison 101: The Video Class


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You asked, I answered. For the first time, I am able to offer a detailed video “masterclass” on prepping and cooking venison. Here’s what you’ll learn if you sign up.

Hank Shaw smiling over a rack of bison ribs.
Photo by Ryan Bailey

I’ve teamed up with for this 13-unit class, which will teach you basic butchering, key cooking methods as well as some signature recipes. Each class is between four and 20 minutes long, and you can view them at your own pace and as many times as you want.

The class is aimed as a video companion to my book Buck, Buck, Moose; you can buy a signed copy of that book here.

Class Outline

The course is built on the Masterclass model, and the overall operation is called OutdoorClass. When you buy a membership, you get access to the whole library, not just my class.

That means, right now, you’d get access to yes, my venison class, but also how-to-hunt classes by great hunters like Randy Newberg and Remi Warren, or elk calling by renowned caller Corey Jacobsen. And in the coming months they are adding courses by Brian Call of Gritty Bowmen, my colleague Bri Van Scotter for more wild game cooking, as well as courses on wilderness survival, e-scouting and backcountry hunting.

The courses are viewable on various platforms, from cell phones to Roku to FireTV and AppleTV.

Filming Hank Shaw butchering a bison.
Photo by Ryan Bailey

I have to say working with the OutdoorClass people was everything I’d hoped. I had shied away from video for years because everything I’d encountered was either chintzy and cheap, or mad crazy expensive in either money or time.

These videos are professionally shot and edited, with graphics and the whole nine yards. It’s a real-deal video course, done by folks with real-deal experience — hell, I was the most inexperienced person on set!

I’m really proud of how these came out, and I hope you find them fun, and more importantly, useful.

Discount Code for Subscription

Here’s the overview of the class at OutdoorClass.

If you are interested in signing up, you can do so with a 20 percent discount off the $99 per year cost by using the coupon code SHAW at checkout. Or, if you’d rather, you can opt for paying the regular subscription price, but with an added copy of Buck, Buck, Moose, by using the code HANK at checkout.

There are plans for me to add more courses in the future, largely mirroring my books on waterfowl, upland game and fish and seafood. Until then, I hope you like this course. We put a ton of work into it, and I am hoping it helps you up your game.

~ Hank

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About Hank Shaw

Hey there. Welcome to Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, the internet’s largest source of recipes and know-how for wild foods. I am a chef, author, and yes, hunter, angler, gardener, forager and cook. Follow me on Instagram and on Facebook.

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  1. Hi Hank

    Long time follower, I have most of your books and have been on your Texas Hog hunt and culinary experience with my husband. We’re Canadian but live in San Miguel de Allende Mexico most of the year. Here, we do not have a TV only internet . Just confirming…. if I register for your video classes can I pick it up on my iphone and then hotspot to a laptop for easier viewing?
    Michan Padovani

    1. Michan: Yes, most people watch them on their cell phones. San Miguel de Allende? I should visit there someday…