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Offline MMMike

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #75 on: December 22, 2011, 08:13:03 AM »
Thanks for the tutorial.  :tup: On a deer I think I would just gut it out first...it only takes me a few minutes anyway. That way I wouldn't need to worry about accidently cutting into the icky stuff. I can really see where this would come in handy on an elk!

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #76 on: April 20, 2012, 08:47:10 AM »
More guys need to see this.. so they stop calling me to come out and do the dirty for them...  :tup:
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #77 on: June 26, 2013, 07:08:34 PM »
awesome post man . appreciate the efforts . thanks again will use in future
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #78 on: October 30, 2013, 03:21:36 PM »
Great post...........
Modified it a little for my uses.......
I don't have the nadds to post the pictures.......I tarped off my driveway and did the deed there.......would have REALLY had hard time out in the woods.....I haven't done this in over 30 yrs.......(long story)....
Did I mention I live downtown Tacoma........on VERY busy street.......ALMOST done.......no problems yet.....Not sure what the crackheads in my "hood" would think. :yike:
I can tarp off anything.......... 8)

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #79 on: April 08, 2014, 12:36:12 PM »
any way to fix links to pics? they aren't showing for me.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #80 on: May 22, 2014, 10:52:05 AM »
any way to fix links to pics? they aren't showing for me.

x2, cannot see the pics either.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 10:57:59 AM by bronczilla »

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #81 on: November 18, 2014, 09:31:02 PM »
Also, does this affect the aging?  I assume you just age the cuts like you would a hanging deer, correct?

Actually aging is the process where the marbling of fat begins to deteriorate over time and works in beef but with no marbling of fat in deer it becomes irrelevant really ...

Ive done this back in the day, did I miss where you got the hangers or tenderloins?  not all that hard as the last step regardless. Also I have found this method works best if you are not going to save the cape otherwise it adds some additional work ... its been awhile since I could do it this way without having to worry about saving the cape.
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #82 on: November 26, 2014, 09:14:27 PM »
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Also, does this affect the aging?  I assume you just age the cuts like you would a hanging deer, correct?




Actually aging is the process where the marbling of fat begins to deteriorate over time and works in beef but with no marbling of fat in deer it becomes irrelevant really ...

Ive done this back in the day, did I miss where you got the hangers or tenderloins?  not all that hard as the last step regardless. Also I have found this method works best if you are not going to save the cape otherwise it adds some additional work ... its been awhile since I could do it this way without having to worry about saving the cape.

Aging deer and elk has no advantage (though some 'old thinking' says it does) ignore the old 'stinking thinking'. You will only get meat that tastes stronger with more 'gamie' taste. Those who quit aging their deer and elk will agree with me. I usually have all the meat in the freezer within 2 days. The only reason it takes me that long is because of work and family and general pain in my body that has slowed me down a bit. Otherwise, I would have the meat completely in the freezer within 4 hours.

As far as capeing, I will cape first (which is easily done) then cut the meat off. Taking the cape off will add a little time but not much and won't hinder the boning-out process. I normally sell the cape if it is mature enough. Taxidermists need them and it will pay for my tag.
I'm sure I mentioned how to get the tenderloins but I will say it again - once the back strap (loin) and hind leg is taken off, and you take off or relax the stomach membrane, the tenderloin is easily accessible (one side at a time). Just reach in and cut it out.
Once you master this process, you will never go back to the other methods. Getting the meat off and into the freezer asap will reward you with the best wild game you've ever had.
I've recently handed out jerky meat to co-workers who have said they would never eat deer again. They were amazed that they could not taste the gamie flavor.
For the past 3 decades, my mother-in-law has not even suspected that we have fed her wild game (and she's been an animal rights nut-case). She loves what we prepare for her and asks my wife where I get 'this awesome meat'. She wouldn't ask that if I strapped the carcass to the top of my truck for 2 days and waited a week to process it. My wife simply tells her that I go to the 'meat market'. Yep - it's a market that God gave us and it's awesome!  :tup:
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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #83 on: November 17, 2016, 03:32:21 PM »
Hi Axle,

I'm working on making this into a powerpoint presentation to be used at Hunter Education classes, if that is ok with you of course.

If I can figure out how to put the finished presentation on here somewhere I will.

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2017, 06:46:46 AM »
Thanks for the post, I will be sure to use this if i can land my first big game this year!  :chuckle:

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Re: How to bone-out a deer tutorial with pictures
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2017, 07:17:00 PM »
Great post. thank for share this. very helpful
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