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Deer butchering skillshare

  • Jan 16, 2011 · 9:45 AM
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This Skillsharing meetup will teach folks how to skin and butcher a deer ( goats are very similar ) in a way that harvests everything that can be used or consumed. There will be a couple of deer on hand to assist the teaching and learning process. Proper tools and techniques will be demonstrated. Rumor has it that there will be venison sandwiches served and possibly some venison to go. Again these meetups are free of charge.
All that we ask of you is : 1. Be on time, prepared with your own food/drink and any guests that you bring are geared to learn the subject. Kids must never be away from their guardians, not for a minute. 2. After the meetup , you rate the meetup and write on our site what you think and feel. This is vital to the group as a whole, when folks just show up take what is given and leave without putting feedback on our site it works against what we are working so hard to accomplish. As always these outdoor skillshares are fun and engaging so enjoy yourself as you expand the wealth of your information. Please RSVP as there are limited spaces available.

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  • Erica

    John, Duke and Charles did a great job at sharing their knowledge of the subject. It was great to see a whole deer being butchered, not once but twice!!! You got to view the whole process from different angles as well as get your hands in there and give it a try. I was at the rabbit skillshare but with a deer being a larger animal you could really understand why you cut the deer in which order and what is good to eat. They even shared some roadkill tips just in case. Duke also shared ways to butcher the meat and ways to prepare it to save time. I also learned how to render fat right off the deer. This is a great foundational skill and our gracious hosts/demonstrators were kind, patient and very thorough. I would go again.

    January 31, 2011

  • Laura A.

    It was awesome to learn this skill. Very hands on if you wanted to get dirty :) Thank you to John and Fernando for another very interesting meetup!!

    January 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Duke for the very informative hands on butchering instruction, providing lunch, and the to go pack. I hope I have a chance to use those skills. Thank you John for opening your home and special thanks to everyone who helped organize, cook, give directions....and those who asked questions. I really enjoyed this meet up.

    January 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hands on meetup. Bloody hands was a good thing. Hats off to Duke the butcher, All the good people who participated,( Although there was 7 empty chairs) and Joanne Ellis for cooking up the best venison sandwitches I ever had.

    January 17, 2011


    John , Duke and Charlie did a great job sharing their knowhow with the newbies. John was gracious enough to have us to his homestead. In addition to learning the skinning and buthering techniques we also got to see the adorable baby goats on his farm. Thanks to all who partiipated. I will say however that I am sorely dissappointed with the individuals that RSVP'd Yes and did not show up. These people were very inconsiderate of those on the waiting list, who were not allowed to attend due to the irresponsible actions of those who took up valuable slots within our group but then let us all down. This is the very first time that something like this has happened and I will do my very best to prevent such an afront again.

    January 17, 2011

  • Bob G.

    I just fryed up a nice hunk of venison brisket from the buck that was butchered @ the Butchering skill share (1/16/2011) and it was deeeelicous! Not 1 bit gamey! My 2 youngest sons (ages 4 & 5) kept coming back for more. It was the 1st piece of venison that they ever haved & loved it. Thanks again for Sunday!

    1 · January 17, 2011

  • Jerry R.

    This was another great, informative meetup. Now I know how to get the precious loins and back straps, besides other cuts and techniques.

    January 17, 2011

  • Vincent L. G.

    WOW !! Today's meet-up was awesome ! John, Charles, and Duke were great. No question was left unanswered ! These guys were there every step of the way through the whole process. They never made me feel like the beginner that I am at this. If school teachers were like them I think we would have a lot less problems in our schools today ! I can not thank enough, but thank you John, thank you Charles, and thank you Duke !

    January 16, 2011

  • Michael M.

    Excellent Meetup! Plenty of room and anyone who wanted to get their hands dirty had the opportunity.

    January 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    No matter how many youtube videos that you watch there is nothing like the interaction with humans, you get your own questions answered and you get
    the benefit of other peoples’ questions . . . plus you get all sorts of other advise, related and non related. :) :) Thank you John, Fernando, and “Duke”, I am always
    grateful for the chance to learn.

    January 16, 2011

  • Bob G.

    Excellent, Excellent, EXCELLENT amount of knowledge that was gained today!!!!! We all had the opportunity to ask alot of questions, take notes, take pictures, get our hands dirty (I was too busy soaking everything in by taking notes & pix to do that, but was more interested in observing), & walk out with some high quality venison as well! Duke & John & the other instructors did an EXCELLENT job teaching us this very important survival skill! Much Thanks for a Job WELL DONE!!!!!! Thanks again John for opening up your home to us!!!!!

    January 16, 2011


    Got it Gayle, thanks.

    January 15, 2011

  • Steve

    i will try to make it. my main issue is money right now to get from one place to the other.

    January 11, 2011

  • Joann E.

    is there an estimated end time?

    January 10, 2011

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