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Old 12-05-2019, 07:49 PM   #1
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Well i was needing a cooler today, and when looking for mine it dawned on me i left it at the processors with my deer 18 days ago!!! So either itís been done and i havenít been called or Iíll be gettin someone elseís deer most likely lol....i usually get a call within a week, but i know everyone gets slammed this time of year 18 days is plenty right?
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:55 PM   #2
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Plenty. I was told 28 at drop off
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:57 PM   #3
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I get a call as soon as it hits the freezer...bout 3-4 days


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Old 12-05-2019, 08:00 PM   #4
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Depends on where you're at. I process my own but my dad dropped one off and they said three to four weeks. I'd guess that it depends on what you ask for.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:05 PM   #5
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My processor runs about 7-10 days.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:08 PM   #6
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Last one we had processed this year was all ground breakfast sausage. Took about 10 days
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:10 PM   #7
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Was told 2 weeks when I dropped mine yesterday
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:15 PM   #8
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About three weeks for mine.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:58 PM   #9
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Probably depends on how good(as in quality) and how busy they are. I dropped a doe off at my place in Boerne and was called just under three weeks later.

I also found out they had 180 deer dropped off the Saturday I did alone.


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Old 12-05-2019, 09:29 PM   #10
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Have you not had one processed there previously? Why not just call them? Cracks me up
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:37 PM   #11
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They do have a freezer i would assume? Did you get any specialty meats? Sausage, jerky, summer sausage? I’d call and check also. Some processors sub out there sausage
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:20 PM   #12
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Have you not had one processed there previously? Why not just call them? Cracks me up


Yes i have and like stated itís usually 7-10 days, i would call but theyíre closed once it dawned on me so figured Iíd ask while i waited. Seeing from
Responses how itís not abnormal to go 2-3 weeks Iíll hold off on pestering them..... glad i brightened your day up


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Old 12-05-2019, 10:26 PM   #13
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Dropped mine off in Port Neches literally at exactly the same time that they announced the mandatory evacuation due to the plant explosion last Wednesday. I called today and they said my deer will be ready on time on the 9th. So that’s what, 11 days? Even though they couldn’t work for 3 of them.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:29 PM   #14
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5-7 days with ours
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:33 PM   #15
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4days in hamilton.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:54 PM   #16
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If they do it in under a week your not getting your meat back or they don’t take many in. There mixing your meat and just filling orders with the mixture.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:57 PM   #17
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If they do it in under a week your not getting your meat back or they donít take many in. There mixing your meat and just filling orders with the mixture.
^^^^^^^This. lol. Would not trust this or how good they are. Not saying time makes a place good, but how much traffic does.


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Old 12-06-2019, 01:21 AM   #18
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Early in MLD about 10 days
I would normally take one in and get sausage, buck sticks, and back strap keep it in a box in my ranch freezer and send my hunters back home with a box and then bring another one in and repeat till I had 3-4 ready when lots of clients where coming down ( trick I learned doing a multi hunter elk hunt in Colorado ) hunt , eat , kill a deer drink , leave for home with your already processed meat good way to do nilgai hunts to
End of MLD processing is usually fast as they want to shut down the walk in freezer
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:23 AM   #19
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6 Weeks @ Herringtons in Winnie
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:32 AM   #20
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I've never had mine take over 7 days.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:53 PM   #21
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3 wks is normal at Hudson's in Austin.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:30 PM   #22
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I got mine within a week
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:41 PM   #23
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About three weeks for mine.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:46 PM   #24
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Mine was seven days in Sanger.
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:52 PM   #25
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They just donít like you
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Old 12-06-2019, 09:54 PM   #26
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I got mine within a week
This, mine were done in 4 days this year...
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:03 PM   #27
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About two weeks on processing and no longer than 5 months on mounts.
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:35 AM   #28
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They charge me $5 tho, said they'd get the rest of their money from some worn out old ranger.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:53 AM   #29
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Time to process has nothing to do with getting your deer or someone else's. I used to process and we always gave the customer the deer they brought in. If slow the dear hung in the trailer a day then processed, if busy they got out in less than a week. Those busy times made for some loooooong days.
I've heard processors brag about "getting ahead of the rush" they had a deer processed before the season started and did gave the hunter the already processed meat and let the practice continue.
This was in Mason so the locals knew who did what. I worked after my regular job and sometimes worked 60 hours a week, this did make for a good Christmas as the wife waited tables during the season. I'm glad we moved and got careers, but do miss the town and some of the people.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:57 PM   #30
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Time to process has nothing to do with getting your deer or someone else's. I used to process and we always gave the customer the deer they brought in. If slow the dear hung in the trailer a day then processed, if busy they got out in less than a week. Those busy times made for some loooooong days.
I've heard processors brag about "getting ahead of the rush" they had a deer processed before the season started and did gave the hunter the already processed meat and let the practice continue.
This was in Mason so the locals knew who did what. I worked after my regular job and sometimes worked 60 hours a week, this did make for a good Christmas as the wife waited tables during the season. I'm glad we moved and got careers, but do miss the town and some of the people.
No way a busy shop is giving your meat back in less than a week. I own my own shop and it takes us several weeks to get everything finished. Sausage takes time. When I say we do them individually I 100% guarantee your getting your meat back. These places that are giving a processed deer back in 3-4 days are making tons of sausage ahead of time and just filling orders as they go. I worked in two different shops like that growing up. Unless they are only taking in a few deer a week then maybe they can get your deer back that quick.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:22 PM   #31
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My processor runs one to two weeks depends on the load. LoanStar Smokehouse in Manville. Great place!
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:25 PM   #32
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:28 PM   #33
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I just waited 30 days at Prasek’s. Longest I have ever had to wait.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:31 PM   #34
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Well i was needing a cooler today, and when looking for mine it dawned on me i left it at the processors with my deer 18 days ago!!! So either itís been done and i havenít been called or Iíll be gettin someone elseís deer most likely lol....i usually get a call within a week, but i know everyone gets slammed this time of year 18 days is plenty right?
They may have been back logged from all the processing from Christmas and New Years the week before you dropped yours off. A lot of people hunt those last two weeks of the season with family since most are usually out more during the holidays.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:35 PM   #35
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1-2 weeks. My question to you is......why are you leaving your ice chest? Typically the shop would bring processing crates out to put my meat in. I guess your place doesn't do that. Ice chests stack up quick and take up a ton of room. I'd be more concerned with how they were storing my meat after I dropped it off.

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Old 01-20-2020, 12:48 PM   #36
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:02 AM   #37
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I dropped one off at Taylor’s in Vidor on Dec 13. Here it is Jan 21 and I still
Haven’t got it back. Nothing special done just ground meat and pan sausage.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:05 AM   #38
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Took 3 deer yesterday. Was told 2 weeks.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:46 AM   #39
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Well i was needing a cooler today, and when looking for mine it dawned on me i left it at the processors with my deer 18 days ago!!! So either itís been done and i havenít been called or Iíll be gettin someone elseís deer most likely lol....i usually get a call within a week, but i know everyone gets slammed this time of year 18 days is plenty right?
Not sure who you are using, but I go to Flemings in Montgomery for 99% of our stuff. Besides deer season, they are usually 1-2 weeks. During deer season, I have seen them go to 4 weeks before.
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:33 AM   #40
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I dropped one off at Taylorís in Vidor on Dec 13. Here it is Jan 21 and I still
Havenít got it back. Nothing special done just ground meat and pan sausage.
Well they must have read this post because about 2 hours after I posted this, they called and said it was ready! Lol
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:38 AM   #41
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I donít know how long it should take as Iíve never taken one to the processor. What I am trying to figure out is how does a grown man only have 1 ice chest.


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Old 01-22-2020, 05:52 AM   #42
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If they do it in under a week your not getting your meat back or they don’t take many in. There mixing your meat and just filling orders with the mixture.
I believe this.. I'm 100% done with processors..
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Old 01-22-2020, 07:41 AM   #43
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I've never had mine take over 7 days.
Sounds reasonable...Mine stay on Ice 2/3 days then Me and Wife attack it total through with cut/grind/vacuum seal/freeze and clean up MESS in less than 3hours...

Did a 80# pig yesterday eve...about same time.

Of course were talking steaks/roast/ground meat......not sausage/jerky etc
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:41 AM   #44
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If it takes longer than 4-7 days to get it done , Where has YOUR deer been for all that time ? I can see letting it hang a few days in the cooler , But let it hang for over 2 weeks That kinda worries me . Its ok to let beef age/hang for a week but not to sure about letting a deer hang for over 2 weeks . Thats why I I processes all my own kills . I know how my meat was cared for.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:15 AM   #45
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They charge me $5 tho, said they'd get the rest of their money from some worn out old ranger.
Had to laugh at this, thanks.
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #46
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Ideally, a deer should hang for five to seven days. However, removing the tenderloins right away and the backstraps within 24 hours is a good idea. When the meat ages, a hard membrane will form around the meat, which should be removed when processing the meat. If you leave the straps and tenderloins on the carcass, they will dry up.
Letting a deer hang for about 24 hours will allow the muscles to relax and the meat to cool. Ideally, a deer should hang for five to seven days. What are yalls thoughts on this ??
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:31 PM   #47
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I dropped one off at Kleins in Pflugerville said it would 3-4 weeks.
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Ideally, a deer should hang for five to seven days. However, removing the tenderloins right away and the backstraps within 24 hours is a good idea. When the meat ages, a hard membrane will form around the meat, which should be removed when processing the meat. If you leave the straps and tenderloins on the carcass, they will dry up.
Letting a deer hang for about 24 hours will allow the muscles to relax and the meat to cool. Ideally, a deer should hang for five to seven days. What are yalls thoughts on this ??
I hang mine for a 4-7 days if possible depending on age. Sometimes a little longer. Overnight at least. I leave the skin on and take the tenderloins out immediately. This prevents the meat drying.
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