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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15605198 01/03/21
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Rib, flank, and brisket meat are all ground.

I have tried deer ribs many, many times and have not been able to make them to my satisfaction.

The best way I found to prepare deer ribs is to pressure cook, then finish on the grill.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15605710 01/03/21
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I don't slice steaks until just prior to going on the grill. Minimizes freezer burn.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15608128 01/04/21
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In the process of finishing one up here, one shoulder & neck meat to go !

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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: 1minute] #15608242 01/04/21
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Originally Posted by 1minute
I don't slice steaks until just prior to going on the grill. Minimizes freezer burn.


Same here, I like to wrap the major muscle groups whole, and cut them when they're thawed and cooked.

PS, New2, that's some fine-looking meat!!



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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15648764 01/12/21
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I didn’t read all the posts but noticed a few guys cutting their back straps into steaks before presumably vacuum sealing them. A few years ago I started cutting them into about thirds and trimming nothing off before vacuum sealing. I trim all the fat and blue off after I thaw them. I just feel it keeps them a bit fresher and makes better eating. I just had back straps for dinner tonight!

Depending on what I’m running low on I cut out the loins and back straps, get a roast or two from the hams and burger the rest. I usually soak all my burger meat a few days in a 5 gal bucket with water. Changing it twice. Then add a little beef fat and grind.

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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15649810 01/13/21
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with Deer. I save back straps and tenderloins. cut the straps into thirds and freeze them the rest of the deer gets made into Italian and breakfast sausage and minute steaks.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15652622 01/13/21
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Pretty much ch same as OP. Steaks, roasts and lots of grind. All done at home. A decent grinder is a must.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15654745 01/14/21
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I cut good steaks and chops and good roasts from the backstraps, loins and hind quarters. Every thing else becomes stew meat or burger. I have cut up all my own animals since I was 16. GD

Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15655483 01/14/21
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Eat all the way to the bullet hole. The backstraps get et first. Be Well, RZ.

Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15655560 01/14/21
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Loins, straps, and a few hindquarter roasts, which are either crock-pot material or fajitas. The rest is burger. I generally do my own, unless it's a lone single doe late in the evening, and then I might run it to the game processor 6 miles down the road. I generally don't like to dirty up all my equipment for just one average-sized deer. He'll skin/gut and do my straps and loins whole, and grind the rest for $60. We use a lot of burger every year. My burger is leaner, so we'll use his for chili and soup.

When I left this morning, my wife was putting two roasts in the crockpot for tonight. Will be good with rice and gravy.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15663545 01/16/21
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Fortunately my wife loves game and fish. I process my own deer. We eat pretty much every bird and edible game animal we can shoot. My goal every year is to kill enough deer so we have a years worth of ground meat. We like deer steaks and roasts too.

Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15665202 01/16/21
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Fixing on doing 50lbs of fresh sausage and 50 lbs of smoked sausage.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15707748 01/26/21
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So, so friggin cold over the weekend, figured I make deer burger, in the basement;

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70lbs should get us through the rest of winter.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15708472 01/26/21
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Happiness is bags full of backstrap medallions.


Yes it is. I smile every time I open the freezer.

Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: goalie] #15710714 01/27/21
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Preach it Brothers !


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15710774 01/27/21
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If you use pork as an adder, remember that pork only lasts about 6 months in the freezer before it starts to go bad. I never add pork fat to my game animals' meat.


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15749642 02/05/21
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I don't do steaks with my big game meat. With the backstraps I prefer to leave them as roasts that are about 6 inches long. This way when I BBQ them they stay more tender and it is easier to cook them to medium rare. I don't do round steaks either. I like to use them to make fajitas.

Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15752739 02/06/21
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I hunt for 3 weeks straight in 3 seperate states

I drop stuff off at a butcher


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Re: What do you do with your critters [Re: TheKid] #15842196 Yesterday at 05:48 AM
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Smoked German style sausage.

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