Who knew it was so much work! But it was so good too! Approximately 200 lbs of deer, processed to 46 lbs of meat (we had some loss due to someones shot going through both hind legs of his deer 🙁 ~ oh well). Anyhow, if you are the slightest bit squeamish or just do not wish to see what the skinning and butchering process looked like, I HIGHLY suggest that you do not proceed further. However, if you are like me, and find this incredibly fascinating, I’m talking where your “science” brain kicks in, you are a homeschooling Mama and find this to be awesome for anatomy, or you just have a morbid curiosity (lol), then by all means, continue on.
And then Day 2, yes, it took two days to butcher, clean, process and package all that meat.
I don’t have a picture of all the meat packaged. I didn’t have anywhere I could just put it all while we worked other than my freezer.
Would we do this all again? Well, does the fact that my Men are all out hunting right now as I put this together answer the question? 🙂 Yes, we definitely would, will and are. I do advocate responsible hunting ~ hunt legally, if you insist on hunting just for a “trophy” at least donate the deer to an organization such as Hunt 4 Hunger . If they are not in your area, talk to your local food bank to see what resources or options are available in your area.