deer processing

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 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....

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...

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...

Locavore Blog: Using the Whole Deer

I mentioned last week that I’m interested in possibly processing my deer myself — along with the help of a few friends that have done it before. I’m not entirely sure why I feel this way, but it is definitely something that I’m considering. Much of my rationale behind wanting to hunt is because it...

New Yeti Might Be Best ‘Soft’ Cooler Ever

  They don’t want anyone to call this a “soft” cooler, but that’s really the best way to describe the new Hopper from Yeti. A soft cooler on steroids, that is. This portable cooler is beyond high tech, allowing hunters, anglers, trappers and outdoorsmen and women to keep their drinks and foods cold in...

Do You Know the Best Way to Sharpen a Knife?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a hunter, outdoorsman, knife enthusiast, collector or even an experienced survivalist or do-it-yourselfer, learning the basics of knife sharpening often takes a backseat to more pressing matters. It’s a question on everyone’s mind — what’s the fastest, easiest way for me to sharpen a knife, and what’s the best...

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...

Ted Nugent: Sacred Venison Flesh Demands Serious Care

For more than 50 years I have been doing everything in my power to turn people on to the ultimate quality protein and sustenance known to man – VENISON! In each and every case, I have succeeded in educating non-hunters and even anti-hunters, and even animal rights freaks to this inescapable reality. In many instances...