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Old 08-24-2019, 02:35 PM   #1
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Well after 20 years of admiring axis on other people’s ranches I was finally invited on a corporate hunt last week and was able to harvest my first axis! I was more excited than a little kid with buck fever lol.

Anyways I dropped the meat off at my local processor with strict written instructions to use front shoulders and neck trimmings for pan sausage and then cut and tenderize steaks out of the rest.....

I picked it up today and it’s 4 boxes of pan sausage only! No steaks and the last thing I needed is 100+ pounds of pan sausage!!

The manager says the processing guy will be back Monday and they will “work it out” what can be done here? This sucks as my whole plan was for steaks with pan sausage being minimal
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:38 PM   #2
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Sounds like the processing guy likes axis steaks too.

Sorry you’re dealing with that. Not sure what you can do if they ground everything up.


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Old 08-24-2019, 02:48 PM   #3
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Meh, crap happens and no one is perfect. I will bet you might get a discount on the next critter you bring them, but i doubt they can waive a wand and turn sausage into steaks.

Nice Axis though, don't let a botched job on the meat ruin your hunt.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:54 PM   #4
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Meh, crap happens and no one is perfect. I will bet you might get a discount on the next critter you bring them, but i doubt they can waive a wand and turn sausage into steaks.

Nice Axis though, don't let a botched job on the meat ruin your hunt.
Beat me to it. Maybe next processing job is deeply discounted. Beautiful axis.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:00 PM   #5
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a processor messed up a blackbuck my wife shot.. they made it right and gave me some REALLY nice ribeyes.. several of them and I was ok with it.. I had enough blackbuck meat in a few varieties, steaks etc to try it out and the beef ribeyes to make it right.. maybe they will do the same. good luck
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:04 PM   #6
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make them pay for another axis hunt and process yourself so it is right...lol not sure how they will fix that I assume they will offer a price cut hopefully there is an order form showing what you requested, I don't use processor so not sure how all that works
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:05 PM   #7
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Yes I have the drop off ticket clearly showing steaks. The admitted it’s their fault just not sure what to tell them or ask for when they call Monday
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:06 PM   #8
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I would leave it at the processor and work out a trade for some beef .
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:17 PM   #9
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I would leave it at the processor and work out a trade for some beef .
Maybe this. I'd offer to let them offer you something. Say, 'hey look I was supposed to get x amount of pan sausage, so I'll keep that. Let's work a trade for the rest?' Worth a shot, anyway?
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:22 PM   #10
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I had that to happen on a cow elk. 10,000 lb. of elkburger and just the backstraps in steaks. He didn’t charge me for it and I never used him again. That’s about the way my first divorce turned out..
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:33 PM   #11
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Had a buddy end up with 300+ lbs of elk hamburger lol he didn’t want any burger. He was slightly ******.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:36 PM   #12
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Sounds like you need to go on another Axis hunt!
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:38 PM   #13
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Sounds like you need to go on another Axis hunt!


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Old 08-24-2019, 04:28 PM   #14
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I'd be very upset for sure considering it was your first axis deer.

Maybe they would be willing to buy you another axis hunt or perhaps pick up the taxidermy tab for shoulder mount for your buck. Those may be out of proportion to their mistake but who knows, maybe they'll come up with something acceptable.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:32 PM   #15
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If they are good folks and it was just an honest mistake I'd settle for no charge on the processing and then I'd spread some sausage around to my friends and family.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
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Learn to process your own and this won’t happen.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:04 PM   #17
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Actually had something similar happen to me at Bellville Meat Market. Marcus and Jerrod Poffenberger got me another Axis doe and made things right AND let me keep the sausage from my doe.

That's one of the reasons I use them for processing and of course their meats are great.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:39 PM   #18
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I usually defend processors because I was a meat cutter/mkt. manager for 25+years and have a few friends that have processing business`s, but someone had to have their head up their A__ for this to happen.....especially on an axis. It would take a lot of chap stick for me to get over this. If they make it right then they are good people and I was wrong.

The manager says the processing guy will be back Monday and they will “work it out” what can be done here?

Like Ron White said.....and I`ll agree...You can`t ride home on a bowl of goat.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:40 PM   #19
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Actually had something similar happen to me at Bellville Meat Market. Marcus and Jerrod Poffenberger got me another Axis doe and made things right AND let me keep the sausage from my doe.

That's one of the reasons I use them for processing and of course their meats are great.
^^^This^^^ ask them to buy an axis doe and cut you some steaks...

Awesome buck, congrats !!!

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Old 08-24-2019, 06:10 PM   #20
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Thanks fellas! I will post the name and the outcome Monday
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:09 PM   #21
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I like pan sausage, my teeth are about all gone, steaks are hard to chew
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:23 PM   #22
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Sounds like you need to go on another Axis hunt!
This is what I'm thinking as well. Let's book a quick axis doe hunt before deer season and I'm in!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:27 PM   #23
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At the very least that pan sausage shouldn't cost you anything. Be firm with them.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:33 PM   #24
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I would not be one bit happy. Was there written instructions that you both agreed to?

Axis can be bought from speciality markets. He could buy and ship a few packages of steaks to you to ease the red arse.

This is just another reason I started processing my own many years ago.

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Old 08-24-2019, 07:43 PM   #25
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Hopefully they aren't your taxidermist, too!!
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:05 PM   #26
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We used to have a processing business. That's why I do my own and some of my friends.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:31 PM   #27
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Only a hundred pounds of breakfast sausage from that buck? Half of that should have been pork. I agree with the HoustonHunter that your processor likes axis steaks.
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Old 08-24-2019, 09:05 PM   #28
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Only a hundred pounds of breakfast sausage from that buck? Half of that should have been pork. I agree with the HoustonHunter that your processor likes axis steaks.


That’s what has me thinking something ain’t right. They looked In the cooler today and said there were no other boxes with my name but I’m hoping for a mix up. I was expecting allot more than 50 pounds after deboning
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:21 PM   #29
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Well good news prevails lol

They mixed up my order and found the steaks in another area. All good here
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:34 PM   #30
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Good deal. Just a thought, if you have to cut the back straps out anyway, might as well just cut those into steaks and vacuum seal, leave the rest to the processor.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:50 PM   #31
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Hopefully they aren't your taxidermist, too!!
I have a bobcat over there now, cant wait to see how it turns out!

Seriously though, that sucks. Crap happens and people make mistakes, at least they owned up to it being their fault.

Give them a shot to make it as right as possible, I dont think asking for a total refund if they don't offer it is out of line.
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:56 PM   #32
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Who’s the processor?
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Old 08-26-2019, 01:15 PM   #33
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Who’s the processor?
Sounds like kovosovics.
Had it happen to me there too and they found mine as well. Good place and I will continue to use them
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Old 08-26-2019, 02:16 PM   #34
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Why I process my own.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:14 PM   #35
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Well good news prevails lol

They mixed up my order and found the steaks in another area. All good here
I would send a sample off to the FBI crime lab for DNA sampling. They may have found some two year old whitetail. . .
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:18 PM   #36
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“Found them “
Sure they did.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:18 PM   #37
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Glad to hear it worked out. I was going to suggest that Axis is available commercially so they should be able to go buy you some quality Axis steaks somewhere.

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Old 08-26-2019, 04:18 PM   #38
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Shouldn’t have to pay for what they screwed up.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:43 PM   #39
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Sounds like a bad experience with an outfit over in Rockwall who never gives you all your backstrap back.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:52 PM   #40
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“Found them “
Sure they did.
Agreed. How’s the marbling on those ribeyes?
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:53 PM   #41
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Let the Processor pay for another Axis hunt for you.

Seems reasonable to me.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:25 PM   #42
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Congrats on the fine animal. I'm not sure I would even let the front shoulders of an axis get out of my possession . Sure hope they steaks they found are axis.

You should keep the back straps and tender loins next time. Cutting the straps and tenders into steaks is easy.
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