This is an extention of https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=111628 OK, the other night we had a deer get hit by a car on the backside of our property. A police officer pulled up, told me a deer was in the woods somewhere, and was hurt. I pulled out a spotlight, went up on the snow covered slopes, and found a doe with a bad back leg. I called the officer over. He euthanized her. She was not roadkill. She was an injured deer that was put down in front of me. The officer, who's a cool guy and has chickens too, said I could keep her and gave me a tag. SO, I've never processed a deer before but wasn't gonna let this animal rot on my hillside. Heck, I never even had venison. The first thing I did was come to BYC and scream HELP!!! So many of my friends here came to my aid and gave me the confidence to process this animal. I've done hundreds of chickens but this scared me. I admit it. My kid(Drumstick) was ready to do it himself. He stopped setting up the Christmas tree with his mom to come outside and help me and take pics. So here are some pics. Please understand I had no idea what I was doing. If anyone finds themselves in a similiar situation just take a deep breath and go for it. It was an amazing experience. The doe: Gutting Pics: I then skinned it. Sorry, no good pics. This was a lot of work. I should have hung it but I didn't. The next night, after leaving the carcus on ice, I butchered it. Day 3 - Trying to fit all this iced meat in the freezer. 1Much steaks: A brining pot of little cuts. Thursdays dinner: Again, I'm new at this so be gentle. I know many of you are deer experts. Thanks again for all the help from so many of you. My freezer is full of deer meat and I still have the ribs, sectioned backbone, and neck on ice out back.