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Your 2023 Venison Processing Guide

Updated: Nov 17

The Grain Bin Butchery & Market is processing venison this season. Please see below for commonly asked questions. (Last Updated Nov 17, 2024.)

What are the hours for deer drop-off during the 2023 hunting season?

In November and December, you can drop off a deer any time the store is open. For straightforward processing of whole deer and boneless trim, you do not need to call ahead of time.

Store Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We are closed on Mondays and Thanksgiving Day.

How much is deer processing?

The base price for processing a whole deer (cut, wrap, grind, & freeze) is $125. We ask for a minimum $50 deposit at drop-off, with the remaining balance due at pickup.

Ground additions and products (summer sausage, etc.) are priced separately; please see below.

If you can't read this image, please call The Grain Bin at (715) 632-2800.
Our venison processing prices for 2023.

Do you process boneless trim?

Yes. The base prices for boneless trim are:

Grind only, $0.75/lb

Grind & package (1lb packs), $1.00/lb

Ground additions and products (summer sausage, etc.) are priced separately; please see above. Note that there is a 10-pound minimum for products.

Do you process partial deer carcasses?

The processing and pricing of partial deer carcasses (bone-in) is at the discretion of the butcher. Please call ahead before bringing in a partial carcass, 715-632-2800.

Will I get my own meat back?

YES, absolutely. Your deer is assigned a number that will follow it throughout processing, ensuring you get your own deer meat back.

We do not “batch” process deer.

Can you cut off the horns at drop-off?

No. We do not remove just the horns.

If a butcher is available when you drop off your deer, they can remove the entire head for you to take with you.

If you want to keep the head and a butcher is not available at drop off, they will remove the head and refrigerate it for you. You must pick it up ASAP, no later than one week after drop-off, even if your meat is not ready, as we have limited refrigeration and freezer space.

Tips for Field Dressing

How you field dress and store your deer carcass impacts the quality of your venison. The WI DNR has an excellent pamphlet on how to field dress deer. We encourage everyone to read through this guide, whether it's your first hunting season or you're a seasoned hunter.

The biggest takeaways are (1) remove the rectum & bladder and (2) pack the carcass cavity with ice.

As always, thank you for your business and good luck hunters!

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