Butcher in San Diego?
Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:34 AM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:27 AM
I've never used a butcher, I do it all myself, but I have a fridge in the garage that I take all the shelves out so I can stick the whole deer or pig in there. I keep it in the fridge for up to a week or til I have time to butcher it.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 02:44 PM
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:06 PM
Depending on locality of the kill you can either 1/4 it, Bone it, or carry it whole back to camp. This will vary depending on circumstances. When back at camp, hang it up and skin it if you have it still whole. Put it in the cooler on ice and RELAX. Heck you dont have to leave til the next day if you dont want to. You dont have to drop everything just cuz you killed a deer.
Butchers wont take a deer with the hide on it or if the meat is dirty in any way (hair, leaves, etc)
Posted 14 September 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:14 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:42 PM
Like I said, you probably want a butcher closer to your HOUSE than closer to where you are hunting. Closer to go and pick up after it's processed.
If you shoot a Doe, you can just gut it in the field and carry the whole thing back to camp like a firemans carry. Then work on skinning etc at camp with a beer
Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:04 PM
Get it cool asap,
When you put it on ice, make sure you keep it out of the ice water,
That will destroy your meat as fast as heat.
Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:44 AM
Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:14 PM
Ice water? why would that damage it
Keep the ice in bags or lay the meat on a trash bag on top of the ice. Clean, Cold water is not going to kill your meat. It will take some color out of it though. Some guys soak their hogs in ice water and change it out a few times when it gets bloody to take out some of the Gamey flavor.
You can actually save the blood-shot portions by soaking them in water or washing with a hose and working the blood out.
Warm water or moisture in the air will kill your meat though.
Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:31 AM
You can get the Coleman Xtreme 120 qt at Walmart online for $52, or the Igloo 150 qt for $80.
Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:16 PM
The best deal in the San Diego area is Red & White Market in Oceanside.
Of course the cheapest way is to just do it yourself...
If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally,… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
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