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    Default Butcher your own and how?

    Just wondering how many of us butcher our own deer and what cuts everyone perfers. I butcher it myself, I usually make the backstraps into cutlets, cube up most of the legs, shoulders and neck for stew, leave the ribs as ribs, sometimes I will make a roast from the shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_P. View Post
    Just wondering how many of us butcher our own deer and what cuts everyone perfers. I butcher it myself, I usually make the backstraps into cutlets, cube up most of the legs, shoulders and neck for stew, leave the ribs as ribs, sometimes I will make a roast from the shoulder.
    i use ta do mine but tha Bee didn't like thA MESS IN HER KITCHEN SO i TAKE MINE TO THA BUTCHER
    HE MAKES SOME VERY GOOD BREAKFAST SAUAGE AND OF COURSE THA BACKSTRAPS ROLL UPS ROLL UPS DUDE ROLL UPS!



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    I usually do my own butchering. I was thinkin this year about havin it done but that just don't sound right to me. I personally love the backstraps.


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    backstraps and deer jerky here, enough said. good stuff right there.
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    It depends on how much room and time I have...I try to do my own

    As for cuts, alot of cube, shoulder roasts and backstraps and as little ground as possible


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    I like doing mine, it makes me fell like I have completed the hunt. I also insist on guttin and cuttin my own animals when I go on guided hunts.

    My favorite cut of meat is the backstraps grilled. We always fire up the grill while we are cuttin up the deer and we throw the tenderloin and the heart on the grill with a little seasoning salt.
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    I been doing my own for as long as I can remember. I cut the loins out and butterfly those. The rest is made into Italian, breakfast and Bratwurst sausages and sometimes just a little deer burger.....
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    I have always done it myself.
    I use the front sholders and neck for barbeque
    The hams i cook as hams with bacon wrapped and cut to the bone and cooked real slow or smoked.
    Or some of the hams i turn into Jerky done with my own secret seasoning.
    And last but not least, Tenderloin and sirloin get turned into ...ROLL-UPS...
    Or kabobs with Pinnapple and bacon.
    And once in awhile i grill ribs with Grillin sauce.
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    I butcher my own with some buddies as well. We usually cut backstraps whole for the summer barbques, some keep a shoulder for roast. Most of the rest of it we grind into burger, vacuum seal and freeze. Come Feb when all is said and done we take a long weekend and mix the venison 50/50 with ground pork and make just about every kind of sausage, salami and jerky u can think of. last year we made 450 lbs of products between 4 guys. A few years ago we got tired of paying a butcher for everything and invested in our own stuff.

    We bought: Large grinder,meat mixer,sausage stuffer,vacuum sealer,smoker,scale etc etc. We get all of the mixes from The Sausage Maker. Their packages come pre mixed with exact ingedients for 50lbs of each product.
    It cost a lot at first but in the long run we will end up saving money, not to mention knowing we are getting ALL of OUR meat. Plus it makes for a fun weekend with the guys
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    I debone my own. Cut the stakes and a roast out. I take some of the hamburger meat to have summr sausage and hot dogs made
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    Quote Originally Posted by "SIN"ERGY View Post
    I butcher my own with some buddies as well. We usually cut backstraps whole for the summer barbques, some keep a shoulder for roast. Most of the rest of it we grind into burger, vacuum seal and freeze. Come Feb when all is said and done we take a long weekend and mix the venison 50/50 with ground pork and make just about every kind of sausage, salami and jerky u can think of. last year we made 450 lbs of products between 4 guys. A few years ago we got tired of paying a butcher for everything and invested in our own stuff.

    We bought: Large grinder,meat mixer,sausage stuffer,vacuum sealer,smoker,scale etc etc. We get all of the mixes from The Sausage Maker. Their packages come pre mixed with exact ingedients for 50lbs of each product.
    It cost a lot at first but in the long run we will end up saving money, not to mention knowing we are getting ALL of OUR meat. Plus it makes for a fun weekend with the guys
    This is really making me hungry
    With 4 fellars this is a good way ta save on tha expense
    What would tha total cost of this set up be.
    I have a good slicer which I make jery strips with.
    which if tha roasts are cut 1.5" thick and frozen then let thaw out 1/2 way are really easy ta cut.

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    I butcher my own. I make A lot of cutlets and stew.
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    I always like to do things myself so i tried my first deer a couple weeks ago....it was a lot of work but was very satisfying to do it myself, kinda like paying my last respects to my quarry

    Backstraps, burger, and sausage. Now alls I needs is a cuber!
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    I do my own. I don't know what the different cuts are called other than the backstraps. I just follow the contours of the meat and cut it into steaks.
    The scraps become stew meat.

    I need to get a grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dens228 View Post
    I do my own. I don't know what the different cuts are called other than the backstraps. I just follow the contours of the meat and cut it into steaks.
    The scraps become stew meat.

    I need to get a grinder.
    take it to yore butcher andd he will grind it fer ya
    at a small fee



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    i cant justify the $80 processing fee
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    Quote Originally Posted by dustinpedley View Post
    i cant justify the $80 processing fee
    The processer down here charges $125 and $175 for sausage
    Thats why i do it myself.
    I just cut up a buck tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Smokes View Post
    i use ta do mine but tha Bee didn't like thA MESS IN HER KITCHEN SO i TAKE MINE TO THA BUTCHER
    HE MAKES SOME VERY GOOD BREAKFAST SAUAGE AND OF COURSE THA BACKSTRAPS ROLL UPS ROLL UPS DUDE ROLL UPS!
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    I just saw a DVD on Outdoor Edge website that you can buy that shows you how to prossess your own deer. Our local guy charges $70.00 to cut one up, after this year I will learn to do my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinGin View Post
    I just saw a DVD on Outdoor Edge website that you can buy that shows you how to prossess your own deer. Our local guy charges $70.00 to cut one up, after this year I will learn to do my own.
    On that note, how 'bout everybody post up any info on good resources for a fledgling do it yourselfer....
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