John, I'm with you about using the whole animal, although I stay away from the organs on game, today. I'm disabled now and hunt from a blind that I get to on my ATV. It's not often that I take a deer or a turkey any more. Birds are a thing of the past; grouse were at the top of the list and pheasants second. After the winter of '73 the quail vanished. I wasn't much of a bunny hunter, but if he got kicked up when I was bird hunting he might get whacked. But, I never wanted the dog to get the idea that that was what we were doing out there. Too many days and hours spent teaching her it was all about the birds. Lotsa venison. My kids didn't know what beef (instead of ground venison mixed with beef trimmings) was until they moved out. Great dog; amazing memories. I have pictures of my brother and I fileting a picnic table covered like cord word with walleyes from a Lake Erie trip. Just a nostalgic moment, here. Back then you knew how to hunt, fish, butcher, can, preserve and cook everything. A different time, today. You're right. The skills are being lost.