i've never dealt with a butcher- it's not that bad just to do it yourself. once you've quartered the deer you can leave the meat in a cooler or pail with cold water for a few days if you don't feel like dealing with it right away.
loins = grill or frying pan
hindquarters = roast
shoulder meat and scraps = cube for stew
Thanks for the replies. I live in a 900sqft apartment off main street in downtown Annapolis. Not much room for butchering deer. I know how to do and have done it plenty of times. Just don't have the room or the time.
Marlin, if you're in annapolis Austins is up here in glen burnie only a 25 minute drive,plus I heard there's a guy off of ritchie hwy somewhere around W. Pasadena Rd. I assume you hunt the shore if you're looking for something on that side.
Maybe check with the guys in Angler's, I am sure they know of someone.
Heck, if you have back yard or greenspace make a big tripod and hang it there 'til it's quartered. The neighbors will love it, especially if they ever come over for dinner.[grin]
I'm in the same situation as you brother...townhouse and my neibhghbor is a PETA member. There's just no where to butcher a deer. Though it's always fun when she see's me after a duck hunt. Good luck and let us know what you find.
That's perfect. If she's a PETA member. Hang it under you deck (I assume you have one on a townhome) set up a table and have at it. If she looks that hard to see in and under the deck, then she deserves' everything she gets offended by. Although dragging it from the front yard around the back would be very interesting if not an end unit. For that I see the dilemna.
Excercise your right to hunt and her right not to look at it.
Sorry for the attitude. I can't stand whining when people say they don't like what they see.
I have no problem with covering up my deer on my hitch carrier out of respect while driving but once I'm home if someone doesn't want to see what I am doing then quit looking at me.
that reminds me of one of the times i killed a deer during college. i field dressed it in the woods but lacking a pickup truck had to throw it up on the roof of my GMC Jimmy and tied it down to the bike racks. By the time I got home there was blood dripping down my windshield. And yes, I got an awful lot of funny looks.
So I got home and strung it up under the deck in our front yard, then turned my headlights on it so I could see where I was cutting- I had killed the deer in the late afternoon so it was well past dark by that time. But keep in mind that this is Saturday night now in the middle of a college town and as usual, the street was full of people walking to restaurants and bars. I can't tell you how many college girls I heard screaming in surprise as I was yanking the fur off of this thing and quartering it. I'm sure it was the first time most of these people had seen anything like it. I kept waiting for the cops to show up thinking I was an axe murderer but fortunately I was able to get the job done, get cleaned up and go out drinking that night.[excited]
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