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Old 08-20-2008, 12:06 PM
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My deer last fall cost me $60 for processing, plus an extra $20 for him to field dress it for me. And the sausage was an extra $1.50 per pound, so I only got 4 pounds of it done in sausage.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:21 PM
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I think it's over a hundred dollars here. I think it was two or three years ago when we last took one to get processed. We usually make alot of jerky so Billy skins and debones it and brings it in to me for cleaning and packaging.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:30 PM
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The last one I had done cost around $60. I'e since started doing my own. I remove the backstraps in 2 strips. The shoulders and hind quarters come off whole and get packaged that way. When I want some venison, I remove the package, thaw it for a few days and cut it into usable pieces.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:38 PM
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Deb...

Thank you ma'am!


Burrhead....

what's chislic??? if that's a typo - sorry.


TLC...

PM is on the way... Thank you too


Starr...

You lucky... lucky gal!


Whew... guess that's it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:49 PM
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Starr...

You lucky... lucky gal!
Yeah, I am lucky that way! Every now and then he cops an attitude and tells me I should process my own animals. I tell him that if I have to do that then what do I need him for. I can find someone else who makes mega money and is not into hunting so I can travel all around and hunt whatever I want!! Usually shuts him right up!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:14 PM
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That and the little birthday reminder story...
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:57 PM
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That and the little birthday reminder story...
Oh yeah! Especially now that the deer is mounted, hanging in the living room, and has the date on a little plaque attached to the board!!!
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Old 08-20-2008, 08:27 PM
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Well my uncle is a butcher so i get a family discount.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:49 PM
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I usually do my own whenever possible. I like to make my own jerky and sausage so I try and trim things maybe a little "leaner and cleaner" that most butchers will. Also it lets me play a little bit w/ recipies. For basic cut and wrap around here it's usually $50-$85 depinding on the place and up to $3/lb on sausage. One of the deer a buddy shot in KS last year cost him $300 at the local butcher down there just to cut and wrap!! We had already gutted it.

Just a tip, if you go on a hunt away from home bring freezer paper and ziplocs. It makes it a ton easier to get home if it's already boned out. And it give you something to do in camp when not in a stand.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:46 AM
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We do it ourselves, so all we have to pay the butcher is for smokies and sausage. Sometimes if we have more than one to do or if it's too warm to hang it we take it up and put it in the butchers cooler. Then if he has a spare table we just do it there and he helps us some and doesn't charge us. But it does help if you have known him for years!
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