So we hunt there and get a deer,how do i skin and cut it up ? My base camp is out side the borders of the zone ?
I can't see paying a deer processor $50 to $100 cut it up that's approved to do so.
What would you do ?
Take it home and skin it and get the meat then take it to a dumpster that they have set up ?
Another thought: Are the approved processors allowed to sell the hides or must these be destroyed also?
If I were still cutting my own up, I'd simply do that and dispose of the leftovers in one of the dumpsters. I stopped doing that a few years ago. Unfortunately, my usual processor isn't on the list, so I suppose I'll be trying a new one.
If you're having trouble hunting for deer,
don't wish things were easier;
wish you were smarter.
Family friend is an approved processor in DMA2 portion of 2C. Last year he was across town from border line. Granted approval to cut from within DMA Zone. He was able to sell hides as they are sold without head or and other high risk parts.
That said, too many family members with too many tags to shell out that kind of money. Always did our own. Down to a science as who does what.
Best advise, gambrel and pulley hoist. Skin and debone. Meat goes home. All else is solid waste material that goes into curbside trash if applicable. Dumpsters where available.
Last year I shot a buck and a doe in the DMA2 zone. I took it directly to one of the dumpsters and deboned it on my tailgate. I had all the needed tools with me to get the job done including an empty cooler to put the meet in.
It's a pain in the butt but it's not the end of the world.
My last one was hung to skin and pull the straps and fish. Then I cut out the two hind quarters and 1 front quarter. Second one was a pulpy mess.
All meat in ziplocs or trash bags in a cooler, carcass wrapped in the skin, put in a trash bag. Dropped it in a dumpster at Breezewood when getting a coffee fill for the trip home. Hopped the Turnpike back to Harrisburg.
My only beef is losing out on neck roasts.
“There is Truth in the Old Saying, That if you make yourself a Sheep, the Wolves will eat you.”
Benjamin Franklin, 1773
Willyp has brought up a good point as what to do with a deer killed in DMA-2. I would prefer to cut up my own and does it really matter where you process (debone) the deer. Weather its done in the field taking the carcass to the dumpsters provided by the Game Commission or on the back of a pickup parked by the provided dumpsters. My question is what does one due with the ear tag. Does it stay with the carcass or does it stay with the processed meat in the cooler. Iâ€™m just wondering what the Game wardens or their deputies will say if you are stopped and they find a cooler full of deer meat.
If you are serious of these questions you are presenting I would like to offer some advise. There should be some kind of meeting on this issue presenting by the PGC. The first year there was one in Dou bois last Sept. there was one in Berlin Pa. since they moved the DMA boundary's. They moved it again so there should be one again this year. The PGC puts this open meeting on and had several personnel including there vet and biologist there to answer questions. They explain in detail give examples and answer all questions. Once you leave there you will be well informed and have documentation of the law instead of me going on phone info as I mentioned. If your really concerned I would do this instead of getting opinions on here.