Deer Processing? (NC Triangle)


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ChristopherG
October 18, 2004, 09:01 PM
I'm a new hunter in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Hillsborough, west of Durham), and I have to admit the part of hunting that intimidates me most is what comes after the hypothetical kill. I know there are places that process deer carcasses, but I don't know:

what they process them into;

how they're paid or what they cost;

what you have to do to the carcass before taking it to the processor (beyond gutting/field dressing);

or who does this in my area.

I'd appreciate a pointer in the direction of resources for this information, or someone who knows this stuff and has the time to type it out. I mean, I don't even know what to look at in the phone book (nothing I've tried yields anything). Thanks, oh wizened ones ;)

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Browns Fan
October 19, 2004, 08:11 AM
I take mine to Noble meats in Spring lake, he just requires you to field dress it and skin it. He'll do the rest. I took my last kill to him (it was a button buck) and had him butterfly the backstrap and make breakfast sausage links with the rest. He did a great job (no grissle in the sausage at all). He charged me $30.

WhiteKnight
October 19, 2004, 07:43 PM
I know there's a fellow who does it on Creech Road; I pass by his house and "deer cut and wrap" yard sign every day. Creech Road is in Southeast Raleigh/Garner BTW.

If you would like more information, give me a holler and I'll be sure to write down his phone number tomorrow morning.

41 Redhawk
October 20, 2004, 09:59 AM
Stop in your gun shop and ask there. They usually have a list of folks that do things like processing and taxidermy. Alot of processors want the skin. I know of a good one in Danville but that is a bit far for you to travel.

ChristopherG
October 20, 2004, 10:56 AM
Thanks for the replies. I'll start by taking 41R's suggestion; that'll probably net me someone a bit closer to home and hunting ground than Creech rd, though I appreciate the offer to help, Whiteknight.

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