No Caribou Entrail Left Behind

WARNING: Vegetarians, animal lovers, or squeamish folks, read this post at your own risk.

Intrepid reporters from Canada City report that Sarah Palin and her father will not be subject to an investigation by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game for possible violation of a state law that prohibits the “wanton waste of big-game meat,” described as “an extremely serious offense punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and one year in jail.”

As some of you may recall from the time of the incident, a couple months ago Talibunny needed multiple shots at the caribou and help from dad to kill a caribou for the cameras on her reality show. After the animal was killed, her father Chuck said that he was not going to gut the animal, but instead only quarter it, as he didn’t want the organs.

This appears to be a violation of the state regulations, which say that hunters who kill moose, caribou, sheep, deer, and other large game must salvage, among other parts, “all the meat along the backbone between the front and hindquarters.”

A spokesman for the Department of Fish and Game told the CBC that he was surprised that the entire animal wasn’t taken, entrails and all, but that the department would not be able to conduct an investigation into possible violations of the regulations because there was no way to know what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.

I’d love to hear what the hunters around here think about this.


When is she ever held accountable for anything? Dog bites man.

@ManchuCandidate: There was such a tone of indignation coming from the Canadian reporters in that article that I found refreshingly cute and naive. Like ‘Catt said, don’t they realize she’s never held accountable?

@SanFranLefty: Caribou = reindeer, though Bullwinkle is always appreciated.

@mellbell: Alt-text, baby, alt-text. I’m still sick of all the Xmas crap to pull out a Rudolph cartoon.

… because there was no way to know what happened after the cameras stopped rolling.
Um, maybe you could subpoena the unedited version? Just sayin …

@SanFranLefty: I hear you (though I haven’t quite retired the Christmas music playlist yet), but a caribou by any other name…

@mellbell: I’m giving myself until tomorrow: Epiphany. After that, Ima taking down the tree and putting away the CDs/playlists, alas*.

*Not because I want to hang onto Xmas until March like some kooks, but because once the lights come down it’s just plain old dark, cold winter…for many months.

@flippin eck: Oh, shit! Thanks for reminding me! Epiphany is my brother’s birthday!

Happy Birthday, Tim!

@flippin eck: Not because I want to hang onto Xmas until March like some kooks

Hi, Mom!

A bit off-topic, but take it from here; not guaranteed to scan poetically:
“On the first day of Congress, Harry promised me;
No more filibuster, no more delaying, no more secret holds…
And some other bullshit from old Harree”

The meat along the backbone atop the ribs is the loin. It is an amazing cut of meat, and is boneless. We grilled some elk loin the other night with some friends. Awesome. All it needed was a little salt and pepper and a splash of wine before grilling.

People quarter game animals when packing it out to make it easier to carry on a pack frame or on a horse. I aggravated a knee injury once packing out and elk quarter through deep snow, so my brother and my dad went up the next day with a horse to bring down the rest. No one I know brings the organs back except maybe the heart and the liver. A friend never did make me that elk liver pate she promised me. Only a fool would leave the back straps out in the field.

Add: Gun writer gives Palin some shit:

Also: Ted Nugent got busted on a game violation this year, too.

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