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Why You Should Start At-Home Game Processing
When you clean and butcher your game yourself, you reap the rewards for months to come.
Need convincing? Here are 5 good reasons to get started!
- Remember the pride you felt when you took down your buck in the field? Filling your freezer with your hard-won harvest and outfitting family and friends with the bounty is a great way to share that pride.
- TIP: If the process seems a little daunting at first, ask a friend who has experience to help you out. With all that meat, it's always good to have a helping hand anyway.
- TIP: Avoid harvesting during mating season. The additional hormones will add toughness and a musky flavor to the meat.
- TIP: Meat yield will be 40-50% of the animal weight.
- TIP: When processing, remove as much sinew and fat as possible to remove some of the gamey flavor.
So browse through the catalog. Check out our webiste for tips to get started. Get inspired. Then turn your hobby into a delicious gift that keeps on giving.
Venison Processing Chart:
Food for Thought and Venison Tips:
- Venison, like most game meat, is very lean and therefore will have less tolerance for overcooking.
- Venison can be stored for about a year is kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
- When grilling, brush each side of the meat with cooking oil to prevent it sticking to the grill.
- Venison needs to be cooked rare to avoid becoming leathery.
- Venison will look incredibly rare when it is actually medium and if it looks a pink "medium" color, it is actually well-done.
- To retain moisture, use thicker cuts of meat and marinate before cooking.
- 1 serving of venison loin (54 grams) has 86% protein, 14% fat, 0% carbs and only 81 calories.
- When preserving, consider adding pork fat to ground, processed meat. It will add flavor and moisture and will help preserve it longer.