F&W website offers guidance on processing deer


MONTPELIER — In 2017, Vermont's four big game species (deer, bear, turkey and moose) yielded more than 3.5 million servings of wild game meat. Making the most of these meals starts with the immediate processing of game correctly, which is why the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department now has three online videos demonstrating how to process deer.

Finding the videos is easy on the Fish & Wildlife website (www.vtfishandwildlife.com). Click on "Hunt" and then "From Field to Freezer." The educational videos are titled Field Dressing Your Deer, Skinning a Deer and Butchering a Deer.

"Correctly processing game can make a big difference in the taste of the meat," said Nicole Meier, an information and education specialist with the department. "Taking the time to do it correctly assures that you and your family will have many enjoyable meals ahead."



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