Deer hunting season is upon us! We are selling licenses and tags as I’m writing this. Archery season started October 1, 2017 and the first Firearm season kicks off November 17, 2017.
A few notes:
Archery hunters - Please make sure to remove your broadheads (sharp metal arrow tips) or let us know if they are still inside the carcass. Those are not what our cutters are wanting to suddenly come upon.
Please make sure to get it to us asap so the meat is still good - if the temperature outside is warm especially!
Come on in to the store/front office where we will get your information and cutting instructions. We do require a deposit on deer processing. If you are dropping whole carcasses you may then drive around back and we can help you unload. If you are dropping off boneless meat or bone in chunks we can take that in the store. You may also donate your deer to Sportsmen Against Hunger, just let us know. (https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/programs/ISAH/Pages/default.aspx)
After you drop off your deer we will get it processed and give you a call when it’s done. Depending on what options you chose and how many deer we get in, it may take some time to get the sausages and jerky made.
Some of your choices include:
*Saving the hide, caping head for mount
*Steaks, roasts, chops, stew meat. Any of these are subject to loss depending on the wound location and other factors. Whatever cuts you don’t want will add to your ground/sausage.
*Ground: As is (ground venison only), ground w/ beef, ground w/ pork, ground w/ suet
*Sausages: snack sticks, summer sausage (regular, w/ cheese, w/ jalapeno peppers, w/ cheese and peppers), Brats, Italian sausage, Polish, Ring Bologna, Landjaeger, weiners, little links. These items have pork added which will add to your total weight of product received, the pork is an additional charge. On the cooked items: weights are prior to cooking. Some loss occurs during the cooking process.
Don't forget to check out the store where we sell seasoning specifically made for Venison as well as kits to help you make your own jerky!
We hope you have a safe and productive hunting season this year!