How to Properly Harvest Deer
If you’re hunting to put good food on your family’s table, here is the right way to harvest deer.
Make absolutely sure when you take the shot, it will be a quick kill and easy recovery. If it’s warm out and you’re confident in your shot, wait 15 to 30 minutes to retrieve. If it is really cold out, you can wait longer. Quickly find your deer. It helps to hunt with a buddy so all the steps following the kill go faster. Remember, you want to cool the meat as quickly as possible. Once you find the animal, think about how you are going to get it to a vehicle. If you crossed streams or muddy bogs to find it, drag the deer back closer to the vehicle before gutting it. This keeps water and mud from entering the shot holes and into the deer, and keeping the meat lean and sanitary is important. If you have a cart, even better.
Tutorials on how to process venison at home
So, now you have an understanding of the importance of field dressing and taking care of the mat. Here are tutorials on how to process venison at home.