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#3015716 - 11/04/12 06:26 PM Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories?
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Mud Dauber
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Hey guys,

I'm going to work on a blog post about Deer Processors: What you need to know.
Anyone care to share some examples of bad experiences?

Also, what do you expect to pay and what are you willing to pay for quality work?

If you were going to process a deer just the way you like it, but you were performing this task for someone else, what do you think your processing job would be worth monetarily (take packaging etc into consideration)?
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#3015752 - 11/04/12 06:47 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Poser]
TAFKAP
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I'm not sure I have enough experience with them to contribute much.

I enjoyed the processing at Dino's, paid about $125 for sausage, meatballs, and typical "cuts". Their vacuum bags were terrible, and half of them got air in and freezer burned the meat.

But I can't say I've had a truly "terrible" experience.
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#3015778 - 11/04/12 06:57 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: TAFKAP]
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 Originally Posted By: TAFKAP
I'm not sure I have enough experience with them to contribute much.

I enjoyed the processing at Dino's, paid about $125 for sausage, meatballs, and typical "cuts". Their vacuum bags were terrible, and half of them got air in and freezer burned the meat.

But I can't say I've had a truly "terrible" experience.


$125 is higher end processing fee. I've heard bad things about Dino's as far as processing goes, though I'm sure their sausages are good, aren't they?
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#3015900 - 11/04/12 07:44 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Poser]
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I went to Flowers and a basic cut is 85.00. I got 25lbs of snack sticks and my total was 160.00.
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#3015908 - 11/04/12 07:48 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Roger]
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 Originally Posted By: roger
I went to Flowers and a basic cut is 85.00. I got 25lbs of snack sticks and my total was 160.00.


Was the basic cut worth the money?
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#3015930 - 11/04/12 07:57 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Poser]
Roger
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This is my first deer there. My brother in law has used them for years and he swears by them. I have helped him carry several deer there and pick them up also. Very nice people and the meat that we have shared was always handled and packaged great. I would say well worth 85.00.
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#3015935 - 11/04/12 07:59 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: Roger]
northeasthunter
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ive had very good luck with flowers, they do excellent work.
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#3015943 - 11/04/12 08:06 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: northeasthunter]
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man, as easy as deer are to process, i could imagine paying 70-120 bucks to get one cut up
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#3016005 - 11/04/12 08:30 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: redblood]
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Ive done it with a friends help and it wasn't too big of a deal. Sometimes its worth it just to save time and get some other things done or a little more family time.
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#3016008 - 11/04/12 08:32 PM Re: Deer Processor Prices & Horror Stories? [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
man, as easy as deer are to process, i could imagine paying 70-120 bucks to get one cut up


I do most of mine myself, though I often end up getting one done each season when I am backed up. That being said, "easy" is not the first word that comes to mind. It's fairly time consuming (though I enjoy it), requires some equipment if you want ground meat, and, if you don't know what you are doing, you will not get very good yield, so there is a learning curve.

If you were in the business of processing, how much would you charge someone, Redblood. Personally, I'd have a hard time justifying the professional time for less than $100 ( though, I'd be glad to help any hunter at anytime for free since its not my professional time at stake).
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