To make the ribs:Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Remove membrane on bone side of the ribs.
Rub ribs thoroughly with dry rub, cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight (not necessary, but ideal).
In a large roasting pan, add carrot, fennel, onion, garlic, bay leaves and ribs.
Cover with water.
Cover pan with plastic wrap and then foil and place in oven for 8 hours.
Remove from oven and let cool in its own liquid.
Heat grill or large grill pan to high.
Remove ribs from liquid and baste with canola oil.
Season with game rub and grill three minutes a side.
Baste with hot barbecue sauce and serve.
An alternative method for making the ribs:After rubbing the ribs, place in a 225-degree smoker with mesquite wood for 7 hours.
Baste with hot barbecue sauce or serve dry.
To make the Lonesome Dove Game Rub:Combine all ingredients in medium mixing bowl and mix well.
Put what you don’t use in a separate container and keep in pantry.