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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Venison for the winter...

The season isn't over and I have another tag to fill..... but it's a good feeling to have some venison in the freezer for this winter.

hanging in the old shop...

The front shoulders.. can't find my pics of the rest of the meat, backstrap etc..

Should be good eatin' this winter.
Hope everyone else has great luck! :)


Dave~ said...

LOL Every time I see pics of the deer hanging in the shop like that it reminds me of some horror flik I think I must have seen a long time ago. Good luck with the rest of the season...


cowgirl said...

lol Dave....glad the pic didn't scare ya off. :)
Thanks! :)

Old Smoke said...

Nice!!!! :)
Good luck with the next tag..

Yep we had a quiet T-day at MIL. I smoked a bird in the BGE, on Sunday before so that we would have leftovers.... :)

Capt. Ron said...

Nice deer CG and I'm sure you'll make all kind of mouth watering dishes with it! I'm off to SW Georgia for a week, this weekend.

Good luck on the remainder of the season.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Rick! Bet that smoked bird on the BGE was tasty...the leftovers too! :)
Hope you have a great week!

cowgirl said...

Nice to see you Capt. Ron! Hope you have a safe trip to GA..
Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Great looking deer Ms. Jeanie, good luck on filling your other tag, I have one left too, I hope to fill this weekend. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, I know when we are able to get out with family and friends in the woods it makes it all that much better. Have a great day.

Chris G.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Chris, it's nice to see you! Congratulations on your deer ... hope you have good luck this weekend.
Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving. Glad you were able to get together with friends and family too. :)
Thanks again Chris...

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Congrats on the deer Jeanie, he's a beauty . I knew it was just a matter of time.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Mark! :)
Should be good eatin' this winter. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!:)

neanderthal said...

I went through Western Oklahoma (left turn at Shattuck) coming home from Amarillo. That is some tough country.

I got a nice average eating size buck 15 minutes after shooting hours on Thursday. He was standing next to a much larger buck. The big buck seemed to have no idea what to think.


cowgirl said...

Neanderthal it IS tough out here. lol The winters and summers are both pretty harsh.
Congratulations on the buck... That's great. Average eating size is better than a tough ole big buck. :)
Hope you had a nice weekend, thanks for stopping by. :)

neanderthal said...

Hi Cowgirl.

I spend a lot of time in Northwestern Kansas--tough in a different way. Has the extremes but a softer edge out there on the prairie.

If the weather allows, my buck will hang in the garage for a week before I butcher, if it warms up, I'll part him out into coolers with ice, then separate the muscle groups and and vacuum seal the meat. Sometimes I add some marinate or spice before I seal and then let it sit in the fridge to age another week when I thaw it for cooking. What is left of last year's deer goes into jerky.

Population densities are getting high up here and chronic wasting disease is taking hold so I avoid getting into bone or spinal cord. Have they been testing in your area?

Any time I can fill a tag with one shot, I am a happy hunter. I love the hunt, believe in hunting, limiting the populations, love venison and loathe disrespecting the deer by failing to do my part well.


Congratulations on your buck. Looks a little redder than a brown dirt Kansas deer.


cowgirl said...

Hi Neanderthal!
NW Kansas is pretty harsh too... I've not been up that way in a few years but I rememeber getting caught in a good snow storm one time. :)
Sounds like great plans for your buck. I'm sure he is going to be tasty! We haven't had the waisting disease out here but heard of it a couple of years ago in eastern okla...not sure if it is still a problem there or not.
Hope you are having a great week Neanderthal, thanks for stopping by! :)

S said...

Nice buck!!! Makes me miss hunting. I used to go with my parents in Wyoming.

cowgirl said...

Thank you S! I bet the Wyoming deer were good sized..Beautiful country up there. :)
Thanks for stopping by!