You've got one, now get it processed
Here is a listing of some regional deer processors. Costs are per deer. Call the News-Chronicle at 834-2141 to get listed.
Russ Kendall's Smoke House, 149 Scenic Highway 61, Knife River. Variety of fresh and smoked sausages. Deer must be skinned. Summer sausage, brats, smoked sausage, jalapeno and cheese sticks and salami. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call (218) 834-5995 for more information.
Adolph Store, 3710 Midway Road, Adolph. Accepting boneless trim only as they are no longer cutting deer. Wide variety of fresh and smoked sausages and jerky. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call (218) 624-9680 for price list.
Bear's Den, 6505 Industrial Road, Saginaw. Wild game processing, sausage and jerky. Deer cut up and vacuum sealed. Cost: $85. Call (218) 729-6056.
Carlson's Sausage and Wild Game Processing, 202 N. First Ave., Biwabik. Complete deer processing; cut, ground and wrapped. Average: $60. Full line of sausage and snack sticks. Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Call (218) 865-6791.
Cole Cuts, 4040 Normanna Road, Duluth. Deer processing includes skinning, cutting, grinding, wrapping and freezing. Sausage available. Also processes moose and bear. State inspected. Call (218) 721-3931; (218) 391-1619; or (218) 393-1588.
Eveleth Country Foods IGA, 602 Fayal Road. Twenty varieties of deer sausage, polish, Thuringer and sticks are available. Price is $3-$4.50 per pound when product is finished. Call (218) 744-4350.
Hursh Meat Processing, 10083 E. Oak Road, Poplar. Skin, debone, cut, grind and vacuum seal for $70. Venison jerky sausage, smoked hinds, snack sticks, venison bacon, meatloaf and more, for extra fee. Licensed to accept deer donations for the food shelf though the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota deer welcome. Call (715) 364-6855 or (218) 393-1887.
Kocian's Family Market, Main Street South, Bigfork. Full line of venison processing; $85 minimum. Cutting and sausage making all done on-site. Variety of sausages and smoked meats for extra fee. Call (218) 743-3113.
M&J Deer Processing, 5535 Forestry Road, Aurora. Debone, grind and wrap for $55; extra $10 for hide removal. Call (218) 229-3847 or (218) 225-3572.
Paul's Market and Catering, 623 Garfield St., Eveleth. Venison trimmings made into a variety of sausages. Fast turn-around. Call (218) 744-1244.