Best deer processing folks in Louisville area

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  1. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    Just wondering if there's any place, maybe around the Middletown area, that is suggested to be good and reasonable cost in processing deer. Any recommendations? Thanks.
     
  2. retiredbowhunter

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    Learned to do it myself. Hand grinders are not at all expensive. Get a vacuum packer...you are then set.
     
  3. Drew07

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    Doing it your self is the way to go, like mentioned, a grinder, vacum sealer and whatever else you want is cheaper and more self satisfying in the end
     
  4. philipfleek

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    X's 3 do it your self. If ya want summer sausage that's another thang.
     
  5. dxtsniper

    dxtsniper 12 pointer

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    There is a guy named Larry that lives in Hikes Point that I hear is the best in Louisville, he charges $500 a deer but man is that boy slick. I know him personally and he only does a couple a year. Send me a PM and I will tell you where to meet me with the money, LMAO.
     
  6. dxtsniper

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    If you are willing to pay a slightly higher fee than most for quality work, Kingsleys meats used to do a top notch job on deer. I have some friends who used to take theirs there and they had zero complaints. Call one of their shops and ask about pricing.
     
  7. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I know...I've always wanted to do this, but my wife isn't going to permit it. LOL She thinks I'll track in "deer" all over the house. Which she's probably right.
     
  8. philipfleek

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    We need your man card ASAP.
     
  9. Drew07

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    I agree lol
     
  10. CrazyGame16

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    At the risk of losing my card also...

    Anyone know a good processor in the Lexington area? Preferably around Winchester? I want 2 weeks of hanging in a walk in before processing, which rules out doing it myself...
     
  11. Drew07

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    kill a deer in the cold cold cold just for that if possible, let it hang a couple days. Best deer was my first, hung, froze and thawed-ish for like 4-5 days, one of the best eating ever and it was a 6 point buck. Seriously though, doing it yourself with your magic seasonings and such makes for a much better steak, burger, sausage, etc.
     
  12. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    back in high school (mid 90's) I was able to let a great big doe hang for 10 full days and temperatures stayed between 30 and 40 degrees. one of the best deer I ever ate! do all mine myself except for burger. I get it ready and take it and just have a local processor grind and package it for 35 cents a pound.
     
  13. mason0366

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    Put in bottom fridge for 3 or 4 days and cut up.
     
  14. HUNTZVT

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    My mom had the same fear back when I was in undergrad and me and dad started processing our own deer. We solved the problem by closing in a wing of the barn and building ourselves a big meat house to do all our butchering in. Just tell your wife you need meat house. She'll probably tell you that you don't have room for a barn or meat house, which will be a perfect excuse for you to tell her you need to buy a farm.
     
  15. EC

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    When you've been married as long as I have it comes with an expiration date.
     

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