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    From Field to Table. How To Process Your Deer

    This is a great series of videos from the Maine Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. It is a great primer to get started processing your deer at home.


    Hunting is an outdoor sport many enjoy while learning new skills, receiving fitness benefits and bringing healthy food options to their table. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife & Sport Fish Restoration Program, reported 36,825 licences for 2017 as hunting continues to be a recognized and respected sport.
    Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources has recently increased their resources for handling harvested game. This new video series shares step by step instructions starting with field dressing and continuing all the way through to packaging.
    Video Series:
    Handling Harvested Game: Episode 1, Field Dressing
    Handling Harvested Game: Episode 2, Hanging & Skinning
    Handling Harvested Game: Episode 3, Deboning
    Handling Harvested Game: Episode 4, Cutting, Grinding & Packaging

    Free handling harvested game workshops are held every year in September by Purdue Extension. If you would like to attend any of the available workshops please contact Jonathan Ferris, Wayne County Extension Director, or Dave Osborne, Ripley County Extension Director. Feel free to view the Purdue Extension Calendar or the Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resourcesí Calendar for future scheduled workshops.
    Other resources:
    How to Score Your White-tailed Deer, video, The Education Store, Purdue Extension Resource Center
    White-Tailed Deer Post Harvest Collection, video, The Education Store
    Age Determination in White-tailed Deer, video, The Education Store,
    How to Build a Plastic Mesh Deer Exclusion Fence, The Education Store,
    Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-tailed Deer, The Education Store,
    Maine Hunting License and Rules, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

    More resources with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and Purdue Extension:
    Indiana Deer Hunting, Biology and Management
    Food Safety & Handling Take-Home Tips (80kb pdf)
    Deer Tips 1: Scouting
    Deer Tips 2: Practice
    Deer Tips 3: Clothing
    Deer Tips 4: Hunting Private Lands

    Deer Tips 5: Location, Location
    Deer Tips 6: Etiquette
    Deer Tips 7: Tracking
    Deer Tips 8: After the Harvest
    Deer Tips 9: Final Thoughts
    Deer Processing 1: Skinning

    Bob Cordes, Wildlife Biologist
    Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

    Brandon Fields, Meat Science Manager
    Pig Improvement Company (PIC)

    Rod N Williams, Engagement Faculty Fellow & Associate Professor of Wildlife Science
    Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

    Last edited by Horizontal Hunter; 11-06-2018 at 01:46 PM.
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    Very nice resource HH. Thanks for taking the time to post all this!



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