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Thread: Deer Season

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    How many of you use deer meat? We love it. I like having it made into hamburger. we use a lot of hamburger so this saves me alot of money. My DH used to hunt and goes occasionally but he is handicapped and it is harder for him to go now. My DS loves to hunt. He has gotten 10 so far and it isn't even shotgun season yet. He has been hunting a special season in Coralville as they needed to thin the deer.
    He feeds his family on deer meat all year with all he puts in the freezers. I keep reminding him I need some hamburger! LOL He and my BIL process them themselves. My BIL is really good at dressing them! Nathan has kept the legs on a couple and brought them over for my DH to make jerky. My DH is so patient and makes the best jerky!! Nathan asked his dad to make some jerky for him and he did. But we ate part of it before he got to take home the rest! LOL

    My SIL has some of theirs made into bologna and sticks. That's ok but I would rather have the jerky and hamburger. We eat alot of chili all year round and beefburgers etc. If they get a young one and they process it right it is so tender and deer meat is leaner and better for you than beef.

    So what do you do with deer meat?

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    Rhonda, I tried it once and didn't like it. I didn't grow up in a hunting family and it creeps me out :) My DH's brothers hunt. They eat tons of it and love it.

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    I like to make Mincemeat. The neck is good for this.

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    I really miss having deer meat. We always had it while my husband was able to hunt. Now that I am alone I don't have it and really do miss it. Elk was probably my favorite type of game meat.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    my family didn't hunt I missed out on this part of my area. I will also say that I have eaten bear and moose but not deer. I would have to not know what I am eating. We have too many of the cute little things running around in my yard :)

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    I wish my family hunted, I sure could use the break on my grocery bill.

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    Love venison. I grew up with it, but haven't had any in years. I remember one summer at my aunts in Canada; my cousins shot a deer and we had fresh deer steak that night, cut right off the leg and tossed into the fry pan. Delicious!
    They also ate bear meat too. I wasn't too crazy about that though.
    They could see the Game Wardens car about 2 or 3 miles down the road. Amazing how quickly any evidence of deer disappeared.

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    I'm not super crazy about it only because it's not your normal everyday grocers meat. But I have a neighbor that will give me a ham roast, back strap and the neck. The neck I like for BBQ, I use the rest for stew and roast. Back strap is the most tender so it's good lightly fried like chicken fried steak. I don't tell the grandkids and they'll eat it fine. BUt yeah, it saves on money these days and glad to get it when I can. My Brother went to Canada to hunt bear, everyone says it's a bit stronger in taste but good. Anyhow he makes dear sausage like Summer Sausage you buy in the stores. Only his is sooo much better. Hope this helps! :thumbup:

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    My DH loves it. Me, no way i'm a beef eater. He gives most of his away to the homeless shelter.

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    We love venison. We use the hamburg all the time. We are hoping to get 2 deer this year. (just for the hamburg) Saves us tons on the grocery bill.
    We process the deer ourselves.

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