MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges


10. Wild Game


  • Research different types of wild game.
  • Research safe handling of wild game meats.
  • Research the laws in your area concerning wild game. A good place to start is your state’s Department of Fish & Game website.


  • Successfully complete a hunter safety program.
  • Go hunting with someone who has a license.
  • Make your own jerky or sausage.


  • Buy a hunting license and go hunting.
  • Follow proper care in the field while dressing.
  • Process your game or visit a local processor to learn about the following:
    • importance of temperature control
    • aging
    • cutting and the location of various cuts
    • curing and smoking
  • Use as much of the animal as possible for culinary purposes and otherwise.

April, 2024 Edition