Deer Processing

We are excited for the 2021-2022 deer season! Please read below for more information about full carcass deer, drop off cooler, and boned out deer. We hope that you have a safe and successful hunt!

  • We do not accept quartered or bone-in portions of deer.

  • WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING QUARTERED DEER OR ANY OTHER GAME ANIMAL

    OTHER GAME ANIMALS: WE ONLY BONED OUT ELK, ANTELOPE OR BEAR

  • We cannot accept Deer that have been tested for CWD – If you provided the DNR with a sample of your deer for testing you need to bone out your deer and put it in your freezer until you have received your test results. If negative you are good – if positive you need to destroy your meat.

  • WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY BONED OUT MEAT FROM LAST SEASON – PER IDNR STATUTE 481 A.57 POSSESSION AND STORAGE RULE YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST OF THE NEXT SEASON TO LAWFULLY POSSESS. PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR DNR TAG TO PROVE THIS SEASON’S MEAT.

  • We will participate in the HUSH program! We are passionate about this program and love being a part of helping FEED our communities. The DNR provides the packaging, paperwork and funds to the processing plant to cover costs. We thank the many, many deer customers over the years that have donated to this program and hope you will use the program again.

  • Products may contain allergens such as milk, wheat, & soy. Please ask staff if you have questions about which allergens may be present in a specific deer product.

Deer Processing

Full Carcass Deer

WHEN WE ARE OPEN YOU MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE FIRST! YOU WILL RECEIVE A SPECIAL TAG FOR YOUR DEER.

DROPPING OFF FULL CARCASS DEER DURING BUSINESS HOURS: Park on the West side of our building and enter in the Northwest entry door by the alley. We will take your order, payment down, and give you a special tag that will follow your deer through our Locker – we will then direct you to drive around to drop off your deer.

On a full carcass deer, the straight cuts are from your animal and any ground meat is commingled. We take great care in processing deer meat to create a quality product. 

    • Straight cut processing is $125.00. Straight cut processing covers getting your deer skinned, boned out, and ground. This payment would also cover straight deer cuts of roasts, steaks, tenders, whole loins or butterfly chops and straight ground deer if you choose these selections. $100.00 payment down due at check in.

    • There is a discount for YOUTH/DISABLED FULL CARCASS processing. (Please note this discount is only available during youth/disabled season: September 18th-October 3rd)  Field Dressed Deer Processing $95.00 and includes the skinning & boning of your deer. If requested, this would include your straight cuts & packaging, such as straight grind, back straps/loins, roasts, tenders & steaks. Any specialty items such as above are extra.

    • Specialty items such as sticks or summer sausage cost extra. Cost for specialty items will be due at the time of pick up.

    • We accept field dressed full carcass deer with the hide left on.

    • Deer need to be tagged properly. The wider tag is the transportation tag and would be attached to the head. The thin tag needs to be attached to the leg of the deer.

    • Do NOT hindquarter leg tendons. Cutting the tendons will result in a $100.00 extra charge. (We cannot hang the deer if those are cut.)

    • Customers will be notified via text message when their order is complete. Completed orders must be picked up within 14 days of notification. If not picked up within that time frame, they will be subject to storage fees of $5.00 per tray per day. 

WILL BE OPEN STARTING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th!

24 Hour Full Carcass Deer Drop Cooler      

  • DEER DROP-OFF COOLER: This is available 24/7 for the hunter’s convenience for FULL CARCASS, FIELD DRESSED DEER ONLY – anything else will be discarded (boned out meat, quartered meat, etc) This cooler is located in the alley of our building at 223 Main Street in Milo with a Yellow and Black sign to identify it. After dropping off your properly tagged, full carcass deer you will call 641-942-6231 the next morning, by 9 AM to give us your deposit and order – if we do not hear from you by 9 AM your deer will be donated to the HUSH program.

  • Deer must be tagged properly and called in before drop off. The wider part of the tag is a transportation tag and needs to be attached to the head on a buck. The thinner tag needs to be placed on the leg.

  • If you would like the head, skull cap (antlers), or a cape, you MUST ATTACH A NOTE TO THE ANTLERS. Heads, antlers, and capes must be picked up the following business day by closing time. If you choose to remove the head before dropping it off double check that you have the thin tag on the leg!

Boned Out Deer
  • Any boneless deer trim from the 2021-2022 season must be received at the Locker by April 30th.

  • WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY BONED OUT MEAT FROM LAST SEASON – PER IDNR STATUTE 481 A.57 POSSESSION AND STORAGE RULE YOU ONLY HAVE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST OF THE NEXT SEASON TO LAWFULLY POSSESS. PLEASE BRING ALONG YOUR DNR TAG TO PROVE THIS SEASON’S MEAT.

  • Boned Out Meat is just for making specialty products and ground meat. We do not process straight cuts from boned out deer. You must bring in a a full carcass to get straight cuts back.

  • MUST be brought in a food grade container or bag. NO GARBAGE BAGS! We have food grade bags available to purchase. We have a 1 gallon bag for .15 cents and a 3 gallon bag for .45 cents.

  • We reserve the right to refuse any trim not handled properly. Treating your deer with care will yield a high quality product. We do commingle our deer and we want to keep our reputation of making quality meats, therefore we will reject meat if not in good condition.

  • Instructions and payment are due at time of check in. Payment of half of the overall total is due at the time of drop off

  • Customers will be notified via text message when their order is complete. Completed orders must be picked up within 14 days of notification. If not picked up within that time frame, they will be subject to storage fees of $5.00 per tray per day. 

  • There is a 9# minimum order per selection.

    • Example: regular sticks and cheddar sticks are two different choices. You would need to use 9# of deer to make regular sticks and an additional 9# of deer to make cheddar sticks.)

    • For every 3 pounds of deer we add 1 pound of pork trim. We only use pork trim processed by us. No outside pork accepted.

  • We do not accept ground deer

  • ATTENTION IF YOU WANT JERKY MADE!

    • Jerky meat requires whole boneless loins or whole boneless hind roasts. These cuts need to be in a separate clear food grade bag. We will weigh them separately from your other boned out pieces.