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MLN1963
12-02-2011, 08:06 AM
This is my third time processing a deer now.it is getting easier. very few knife marks on this one. The front legs and neck are still the hardest thing for me to do.

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5112&d=1322834588

Spiker
12-02-2011, 08:51 AM
Yeah - I always do them first cuz after that it goes so smooth...

Speedykills
12-02-2011, 09:10 AM
Looks good,congrats.

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 09:15 AM
Yeah - I always do them first cuz after that it goes so smooth...

You must hang it by the head then?

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 09:18 AM
It's getting closer!

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5113&d=1322839070

Double S
12-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Looks good. Thumbs up.

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 09:49 AM
Have to go to a Christmas thing for wife. Just the hams are hanging. I wiped them down with a vinegar solution like them ElkSlayers. Hopefully it will help dry out the silver skin some.

Don B
12-02-2011, 09:57 AM
Looks good, what time is the BBQ?
Don.

darkember
12-02-2011, 10:54 AM
Anybody tried smoking the hams??

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 03:24 PM
Looks good, what time is the BBQ? Don.I forgot about the time zone difference, we've already had it Don. :cool:

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 03:25 PM
Anybody tried smoking the hams?? I wish I knew someone with a smoker, that might be good.

HawgEnvy
12-02-2011, 04:41 PM
i've thought about shootin a small doe and puttin in a big smoker like is used for a hog roast. i bet that would be delicious! excellent job on the processing,Mark. better than i could ever do.

MLN1963
12-02-2011, 06:33 PM
Life got in the way of finishing the process. The quarters and rest of the meat are in the coolers with ice jugs until morning. I have a doe to do tomorrow so I may get it deboned first and then do all the slicing at once.

My boy shot 2 deer last Sunday night within 5 minutes of each other. He thought it was the coolest thing. I thought about how much work it was going to be!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
12-03-2011, 01:34 AM
I understand MLN, my son goes my car oil light is on. And all I can think is how much work is this going to be!

Oh btw congrats on your hunting season looks like your making out well.

Hutch:cool:

MLN1963
12-03-2011, 06:12 AM
Yes, we have been lucky this year. Especially for a couple of rookies. Sadly, we are going to lose the bow hunting spot soon I believe. The owner lost his job and is going to try sell it to move to someplace else. This will be a sad, sad day since I could be in the blind in 20 minutes after leaving my house.

Ok, I need to get to Vic #3 so I can go get Vic number 4 out of the cooler and teach my son how to process his own dang deer!

ElkSlayer
12-03-2011, 07:22 AM
Yes, we have been lucky this year. Especially for a couple of rookies. Sadly, we are going to lose the bow hunting spot soon I believe. The owner lost his job and is going to try sell it to move to someplace else. This will be a sad, sad day since I could be in the blind in 20 minutes after leaving my house.

Ok, I need to get to Vic #3 so I can go get Vic number 4 out of the cooler and teach my son how to process his own dang deer!

What where has he been for all 3... your slippin man, buy now you should be the one watchin...lol
good job looks like you well on the way to lots O sausage...
are you wraping the deer while it hangs... YES i hope..
May be easer to take neck off to clean up. thats what we do...

btw sure looked clean and neet....Good job now for the test come do our elk next year...lol

elkslayer4x5
12-03-2011, 07:29 AM
It's getting closer!

http://martinarchery.com/mtechforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5113&d=1322839070

Yep, looks a lot like what we do with 'em, as ES said remove the neck, and it'll be easier to get all the meat off the bone. Great job, now where's the boy, he's got two to learn on. :D

MLN1963
12-03-2011, 08:15 AM
What where has he been for all 3... your slippin man, buy now you should be the one watchin...lol
good job looks like you well on the way to lots O sausage...
are you wraping the deer while it hangs... YES i hope..
May be easer to take neck off to clean up. thats what we do...

btw sure looked clean and neet....Good job now for the test come do our elk next year...lol

The boy has been in school or at school functions while I do them.

The deer is wrapped in it's skin while it hangs. I took that pic after I skinned it and started cutting it up. The hams did hang exposed for a couple hours yesterday while I went to the wife's Christmas party but it was 34 degrees out and no insects were flying.

I thought it was easier to cut the meat off the neck when it was hanging. I had the weight of the deer to pull against while I cut the meat free. I cut the last one off and did it on the counter but I thought it was more work that way.

I may have to let the last deer hang one more day as I want to go hunting tonight. Gun season ends tomorrow night. I got there too late last night and scared off 6 deer going in and never saw them again. Long story involving road hunters and someone who I think was scoping out my truck to do what I don't know?