For those hunters that are willing to leave their harvest behind to be processed
and then shipped to their home. We have 2 local whitetail deer butchers
"Bushnell Meat Locker & Hamm's Astoria Meat Market ". These butchers will
process your animal to your exact specifications and then ship to your home or
business. These butchers will cut steaks, grind burger to your liking. Plus
they'll turn your harvest into specialty items such breakfast sausages, deer
bratwurst, Salami, jerky sticks & more.
Bushnell Locker: phone at 309-772-2783, Visit their website,
Hamm's Astoria Meat Market phone: 309-329-2577
For the Hunter that wants/needs their deer processed & packaged
immediately & on site for the trip back home. Hunters may hire a
BWO staff member to care for their animal right here at the lodge.
B.W.O. guide's are very experienced & efficient in the area of big
game meat processing & trophy care. Depending upon the depth of
the services that you are needing/requesting. The following services
are available for hunters to purchase/utilize right here at the lodge.
Please Note: We ask that all services hired to be done by a B.W.O. Staff member are paid for in "cash only"
immediately upon the completion of the services requested! So, for those that are already planning ahead
of time to hire a B.W.O. Staff member as a meat care option. Please plan ahead and bring extra cash with
you to cover the cost of those services. Thank You, The B.W.O. Staff
Skin out the skull & removal of antlers for transportation home - $75.00
Skin, Cape, Quarter & remove antlers for transportation home - $175.00
Skin, Cape, Quarter, remove antlers for travel, process and package - $250.00
OTHER MEAT CARE OPTIONS
For the hunter that is not so skilled with a butcher knife or is just
simply worn out & tired from the hunt. There are two other options
for hunters to utilize for getting their trophy animal taken care of
both properly and efficiently.
Hunters will find that the Backwoods Whitetails Lodge is set up to be
a one stop style hunting lodge. As whitetail hunting professionals we
know that as soon as the trigger is pulled, the real work begins. Due
to the sometimes uncooperative weather conditions, warm outside
temperatures and/or conditions that can play a factor in being able
to quickly & safely preserve the meat and/or care for the cape of
each trophy animal. We have installed an Indoor Trophy Whitetail
Processing Area (shown above). This area was built with the trophy
whitetail hunter in mind. No matter if the weather is hot, windy, rainy
or cold. If you are the hunter who prefers to care for your own game?
Know that you can comfortably care for your harvest inside and out
of the weather. Our Whitetail Trophy Care Center is complete with an
electric winch & hoist system that was designed with a sliding rail
system that can support & hold multiple deer at the same time.
There is a refrigerator for the purpose of cooling out your meat
before freezing. As well we have a few chest freezers on sight that
will help to get your game meat frozen & prepared for the long ride
home. Our Meat Care center (shown below) is a complete meat
processing area containing stainless steel counters, cutting board,
Outdoor Edge butcher kits & skinning knives, stainless steel sinks
and meat wrapping station. There is no charge for the use of our
facility but we do ask that hunters help cover the cost of
processing/butchering materials purchased by Backood's Whitetails.
TROPHY & MEAT CARE
For those wanting or needing their items to be shipped back home. The average cost for shipping is about $1.00
per pound of items being shipped. So for those that have UPS or Fed Ex shipping accounts for your business's?
For your convenience, Please bring some shipping labels with you for them to use to ship your products.