Originally Posted by Woodywoodduck
I offered a few years back to teach guys how to butcher deer.
RB backed it and had suggested others in other areas do the same.
RB may still have contact names for someone in your area and they might still be willing to do some teaching.
I don't have that list anymore...but this would be a great thread to start one, just list HPA ID and location, such as...
RB-HPA, western Warren county....
I am here about daily in hunting season, and you will know when i or the family gets something...
I will invite anyone to stop by on butcher day and learn, bring your deer too and we will do it side by side. God willing we will be doing this 4 or 5 days this Fall..I do try to hang mine (skinned) for a few days ..IE usually til the next Sunday on the calendar (like to watch the Steelers while I butcher). In bow season I will Quarter and frig it that day for awhile, those i usually do a quarter or two during the week after work.
Either way, the way to learn is definately getting your hands messy next to the teacher. Sharp Filet knife, a few of them , and three bus boy style plastic bins, i highly suggest a vac packer too, but HD freezer ziplocs work.
I got a grinder, and a vac packer here for anyone to use, but you will need to bring a roll of bags as they are pricey and i go thru enough of them already.
There is NOTHING more satisfying to a hunter than turning that dead deer into clean, trimmed, perfect portion size meat packs for your family.
Learned how to a do a bear this past year too...but one of those won't be allowed in our kitchen again though, per the Mrs....they are a big fatty mess, but there is some good eating under there.
Another reason i should get a decent video cam...lost of good stuff happening from woods, to dinner plate love to share it all with ya. I am no expert on anything, but I eat/cook some NICE custom cuts of deer meat that is for sure.