MDC to host deer processing class in Kirksville

MDC will offer a deer processing workshop Dec. 9.

If youâ??re looking to save a little money this deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation is hosting a deer processing workshop that will teach you how to process any deer you may harvest.

The class is scheduled for Dec. 9 from 6â??9 p.m at the MDC Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville . There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required.

The workshop will cover the process of harvesting a deer from the field to the freezer including skinning, quartering and the various cuts of meat. All necessary equipment will be provided.

â??This is an excellent opportunity for deer hunters to learn, or maybe brush up on, the necessary skills to process their own deer,â?? said MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver. â??We will offer tips on how to make good burger, jerky and steaks.â??

Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. The workshop is open to anyone 14 and older, but participants between 14 and 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

To register for the program, or for more information, contact Garver at (660)785-2420, ext. 6507 or via email by Dec. 6.

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