Last Friday we took a little trip to Eldorado, TX to pick up the venison from the deer my husband shot a couple of months ago.
This little business, Cactus Deer Processing, processes venison for the hunters in the area, and they are extremely busy this time of year.
Just in case you are interested, this is a selection of jaw teeth to indicate the age of the deer.
These are mounts on display at the facility. They also have a resident artist who creates beautiful lampshades from the mesquite that is very plentiful in this part of the country. Note that they also process venison jerky for snacks, also popular in Texas.
If a hunter doesn't have a 'deer blind' constructed in a tree or such, he can buy one of these metal structures to take to some acreage to give him a bird's eye view.
The deer was pretty small, but we brought home some burger, back strap, and sausage. I asked hubby how much it cost per pound, but he just laughed. One has to consider the cost of ammo (to say nothing of the gun), the travel, the processing fee, etc., don't they? Evidently not. But it's lean meat and really tasty. It would certainly be sad to not reap any benefit from the hunt!