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I Have a deer, am clueless, but processed it anyways - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PurpleChicken, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    A deer was just struck by a car and ended up on our property. It's
    hind legs were destroyed. A local Police Officer Euthanized it and said I
    could have it or just leave it and it would be picked up. I actually was
    the one to find it.

    I swear I knew this was going to happen this year. I'm not a hunter
    but in no way will I let a 150 pound doe rot.

    What do I do? I'd love to find someone who knows how to butcher it.
    I'd hang it in my barn and split the meat with him.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2008
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it's not gutted and hung by now, I wouldn't touch it. Unless you want to feed it to your dogs......
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    If only I were closer....it's actually quite easy. Hang it up somewhere, skin it, and gut it. Just like a chicken, only bigger! Make sure to take out the backstrap (along the spine)...that's the best part! Good luck with it!
     
  4. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    gut it, take off it's head, take off the lower legs and peel the hide back, hang it up to bleed out (put a big pan under it), skin it.
     
  5. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    I don't have any advice for you but that's pretty cool that you get great meat given to ya! I'd love to be given a deer that's ready to clean out. When's dinner??? [​IMG]
     
  6. purplepoen

    purplepoen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check your phone book, you'll very likely be able to find a local butcher.
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    [​IMG] Pretty cool!!!! Glad your luck was better than mine the other day!!! Hope you get it cleaned and put away!
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    good luck PC!..i'm glad you are trying to not let the meat go to waste!...[​IMG]..
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
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    i wish i was near you! i just had deer steak and deer soup last night for dinner!
     

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