i ve been told you can get i banana box(from the fruit stand) worth of meat from an adult deer.when i do my own processing it seems like i get 70-80 pounds of meat no bones and trimmed from a big deer.I stopped going to the butchers they all seem to help themselves and i ve been told you often dont your meat back.they make a batch of chop meat and give everyone what they think is right.Its a lot more work but i prefer to do it myself i know all the care and quality that goes into.one more aspect of the harvest
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky