Processing Deer Meat

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When I started hunting 8 or 9 years ago I didn’t have a lot of guidance on field dressing or final processing of deer.  I began the search for videos and written materials to assist.  The best, in my opinion, is put out by our own KY Afield program.  I have such a great respect for your material, have you ever done anything like this or considered producing something?  I ask as I embark on the processing of this year’s first harvest.




Congratulations on the harvest!  My family and I consume about 10 deer annually.  We process our own meat (on our kitchen table).  However, we’ve never recorded or described the process.  I debone the meat and then filet out any connective tissue, etc.  We use a vacuum sealer to wrap the meat as the final step in our process.  Tracy, my wife, just prepared a loin from at 4.5 year old buck I recently harvested and it was fabulous!

Unfortunately, I think creating a processing video would require more of a studio setup (lighting, etc.) than we normally use.

Growing Deer together,