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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-26-2010, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Send to butcher or do it yourself?

Howdy, I just butchered my own deer today for the first time, and i got to say, i dont think i will e v e r pay 80 dollars for that again! i have found that butchering your own deer is alot easier than you would think, and i truly see the quality difference when you dont have to do 2 dozen a day, plus i got alot more meat than normal as well. How do you all feel about do it yourself? im the only one i heard of round here that has done it
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 09:58 AM
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I do it myself but if I want sausage and stuff made up i'll go to the butcher. I package my stuff all nice and the meat is always cleaned and trimmed nicely. Alot of my buddies can't believe that it's done by me because it looks "pro".
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-29-2010, 09:11 AM
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I always have the butcher do it... now granted, I don't process all the deer I kill. I gave away 3 of my 4 deer killed this year to share the harvest. I just don't have time to butcher it myself...

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-29-2010, 09:38 PM
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I have always processed my own harvest. That way you know what you have. I always worried that my ground meat would end up mixed with meat from gut shot,spoiled,or improperly cared for deer. I'm not saying all processors would do that but I've seen a few that I wouldn't trust.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 02:36 PM
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I always butcher my own kills, the processors around here charge an arm and two legs and then steal half the meat, besides, the dogs like the bones
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 09:39 PM
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butcher my own as well, me dad and an old college buddy of his are going in on a meat grinder here shortly, which will make for a lot less waste, as for time a 150# deer usually takes me about 1.5 hrs from quarters, to cuts and cubes vacuum sealed and in the freezer.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 06:07 AM
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Since 1979 I've butchered all my deer. I don't like batching by butcher's. You are never assured of who's deer you're getting.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-09-2011, 06:25 PM
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Butcher all my own also I feel like it is part of the hunting experience plus there are four of us doing it so it is very fast we do our own grinding, sausage making. we like to play w/ recipes till we find what we really like
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 06:24 PM
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I do it myself also I get more satisfaction out of it .
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-13-2011, 07:37 AM
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i do my own hogs. unless i want some sausage made. but to just quarter, debone and cut, i do that. Now deer, that is another story. lol. Normally i just let the processor take care of them. costs me $70.00 a deer. They will gut , skin, cut , wrap and freeze.

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