Deer Processing

Specific foods that deer eat in different parts of the country along with the methods of field-dressing, and time from death to getting the meat in the cooler, all can play roles in the flavor of the meat.

Taking the Game Out of Your Deer Meat

Meet the turnip-patch doe. It happened back when my middle son Ethan was just a boy. We were on a special youth hunt not far from the west bank of the Missouri River in South Dakota. The youngster was working like a trooper through some rough, cold weather in an attempt to kill his first...

Skin a Deer

Skin and Process a Deer in 10 Minutes Without Gutting It

Expert whitetail hunting guide Jon Heaton from Texas explains how he learned to fully process a deer in less than 10 minutes. If you’re looking for a new way to skin and process a deer, this may be it. Heaton has been using this method to process deer for years on the Patterson Ranch....

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See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and butcher from St....

Venison Butcher a Hindquarter

What You Don’t Know, but Can Learn, About Deer Hindquarters

Do you know how to efficiently and economically take apart a deer’s hindquarter, from top to bottom? If you’ve been processing your own deer for years then you likely have a method that is comfortable and works well for you. But it’s always good to maybe learn something new, right? One of our favorite...

Weston Venison Jerky

Make Better Deer Jerky With Weston’s Cutting Board Combo

Venison jerky is one of the easiest and most delicious snacks you can make, and it’s more fun to turn out some tasty batches with your own deer. Weston Supply’s awesome Jerky Board and Knife Combo combines a double-sided oak cutting board and stainless steel knife. Make precise cuts for slices of meat that...

Tequila Venison Fajitas

You’ll Love These Insane Tequila Marinated Venison Fajitas

What do you get when you combine the greatness of venison, the fantasticness (is that a word?) of tequila-spice marinade, and the awesomeness of hot fajitas? Fantastically awesome Tequila Marinated Venison Fajitas of greatness, of course. Whether your processor preps your deer meat or you take the time to do your own at home,...

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For a Few Hundred Dollars, You Can DIY With Venison Processing

OK, all you DIY deer hunters out there, don’t blow a gasket when you read the next sentence. I’ve paid more than $250 this year for venison processing, which doesn’t include the gas purchased to drive to my hunting spots and any other costs associated with the seasons. The latter costs have been minimal...

Weston Jerky Gun

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native American history, of...