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I am still workin on my deer antlers... and FRESH BONES and little bits of RAW meat.. It is GRRRRREAT.. I'm just sayin. Our furends from the Land of OZ wanted to know a bit about the hunting and stuffs..
I love in a very RURAL... Hilly... Wooded area. There are a LOT of deer in this area. In Fact, they are causing lots of problems fur Farmers.
My dad loves to hunt. Butt he does NOT hunt anythingy that we don't EAT.
My mom Cans Most of the meat. She then uses the Meat and the Broth fur stuffs like Soup Stew Noodles Sloppy Joes and sometimes just to nibble on.
Canning it makes the meat very tender and moist. Mom and dad cut the meat into 1 inch cubes (sort of ) and they go RAW... into a quart jar with 1 teaspoon of salt. Then the seals are put on and held in place with the metal bands. Seven quarts fit in the canner at a time. Once the pressure comes up to 10 pounds it takes 90 minutes fur the meat to COOK .. Right in the jars. Then it takes about 1/2 an hour or so for the pressure to come back down and the HOT jars can be taken out... and MORE jars put back in. The average is about 2 pounds of cubes per jar. An average sized deer usually makes about 12 to 14 quarts of meat. There isn't as much meat on a deer as you would think. BUTT.... that total does NOT count the Tenderloins. This deer had two 18 inch long tenderloins. THAT is the PRIMO meat. My mom froze those... and will cook them in gravy. It is DELICIOUS. One year my dad got a HOOOOOGE BUCK and the tenderloins were 36 inches long!!!
The difference between HORNS and ANTLERS is... Horns keep growing year after year butt Antlers fall off every spring and the deer grow new ones every summer.
They are made of calcium and a lot of other minerals. I think they have a grrrrreat flavor.. butt Mom says they do not have ANY smell... Pffffffft What does SHE know??? Butt she IS right that they don't splinter so they are grrrrrreat and Totally SAFE fur us to gnaw on. They are hard like leg bones.
The Meat of a deer is very deep red. They do not have much fat so the meat is very healthy fur peeps to eat... and US TOO.. I NEVER get enough Deer to suit me. I'm just sayin. I hope that wasn't Too Much Information fur you.