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#1 ligun

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Posted November 10 2010 - 11:47 PM

The Town of Southhold through its Department of Public Works (DPW) has set up a refrigerated truck that accepts field dressed deer carcasses from hunters.  The carcasses are then sent to a butcher in Nassau and then distributed  to soup kitchens etc.  (Deer meat obtained by hunting can not be sold in NY).  As of Monday, the truck had collected 68 deer carcasses this season.

If you want a free carcass, you can call Jeff Standish, DPW, Southold Town at 631 765 1283 and leave your phone number with him.  When a hunter is dropping off a fresh field dressed carcass, they will call you to pick it up.  Of course you have to butcher it yourself.  But you can fill your freezer with lots of meat for free.

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#2 ligun

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Posted November 11 2010 - 12:10 AM

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Posted November 11 2010 - 11:23 AM

Great idea!
Does anyone have a butcher in the Southhold area that I could drop off the carcass for butchering? :)
The benefits of hunting without actually hunting. LOL

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Posted November 14 2010 - 03:27 PM

This is for people who just want venison, or for the needy people who need food ?

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Posted November 14 2010 - 04:31 PM

This is for people who just want venison, or for the needy people who need food ?


If I read it correctly, the town of Southhold has more than enough, and they are opening it to the public if interested.
I left my info on their voicemail last week, I'll probably follow up this week about it.

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Posted November 14 2010 - 04:58 PM

This is a great idea. Lord knows I'm broke.

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Posted November 15 2010 - 04:07 AM

I'm willing to spilt one with someone, if you get the phone call.  and don't want to pay the butcher price.

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Posted November 15 2010 - 07:15 AM

I am in with someone Ken, 01SalsaX  find out when we need to pu. It be nice to put some food on the table.

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Posted November 15 2010 - 09:44 AM

I just called.  There is a long list.

So,  being that I have a good job, and I typcially don't accept hand outs.   I'm willing to pay for the butching.  and all I want is 1/2 the meat.   whoever picks up the deer gets the other 1/2, and I'm covering the processing.

I want the left 1/2  :)

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Posted November 15 2010 - 10:33 AM

holy crap!!
Just got a call back from Jeff..
How many do you guys need?
:)
Two are definitely confirmed for me, I could get more.

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Posted November 15 2010 - 10:38 AM

I am scheduled for Wednesday. I could definitly use it too.

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Posted November 15 2010 - 10:40 AM

I am scheduled for Wednesday. I could definitly use it too.


Glad to hear you're picking one up as well!
Definitely well worth it. :)

It couldn't have come at a better time. :)

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Posted November 15 2010 - 10:50 AM

oh and BTW..
Jeff said that they already had almost 100 carcasses donated for the soupo kitchens. :)
100 deer from long island?! WOW!!

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Posted November 18 2010 - 10:50 AM

I got 1 today.   It's something different for sure.
but it's not cheap.
tank of gas,  $50.
butcher    $80

~40 lbs of meat per deer.
4 hours time.

Your still paying a few bucks per pound of meat.  
I'm donating most of mine.   I'll keep the back straps, etc.

But something different.  and if I don't get anything this weekend, I still have venison.

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Posted November 18 2010 - 11:32 AM

I just want a skirt steak or two... maybe a burger ;)

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Posted November 18 2010 - 12:53 PM

I got 1 today.   It's something different for sure.
but it's not cheap.
tank of gas,  $50.
butcher    $80

~40 lbs of meat per deer.
4 hours time.

Your still paying a few bucks per pound of meat.  
I'm donating most of mine.   I'll keep the back straps, etc.

But something different.  and if I don't get anything this weekend, I still have venison.


Driving through wine country on a beautiful sunny morning to retrieve the deer that someone else shot, instead of freezing your a$$ off in a treestand....PRICELESS



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Posted November 18 2010 - 02:34 PM

I went this morning, They gave me two actually. I am finishing up processing mine.
I am going to share with my brother in law and my buddy kdogg.
I will still continue to hunt, however will donate mine if I do harvest one (fair is fair).

I took advantage of it because times are tight here. +40 pounds of venison can go a long way on a budgeted household.
I will load some pics when all is done. As much as I would like to have dropped it off and had it butchered, it costs money and part of the experience is butchering (of not harvesting) the game.

If there is more that one way to skin a cat, how many ways are there to skin a deer?


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Posted November 18 2010 - 03:15 PM

Two the right way and the wrong way

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Posted November 19 2010 - 07:29 AM

I was able to yeild a pretty signifcant amount of meat last night
Took a while to butcher myself however I am happy because I did my best to have minimal scrap.

Everything is plastic wraped and butcher papered.
I did place some stuff in ziplocs because i'll be using it first.
The backstraps I kept in the fridge because I pland on cooking them today.

some pics in a bit

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hyde removed (I didn't know you could use a shotgun out of season for a nuisance permit? I guess since it is provate property when they took them)
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most of it broken down. had to get in the nooks for mince and grinder meat. That'll make some good sausages in the next few days
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Some of the stuff packaged up. I put some stuff in just saran wrap, some in ziplocs.
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broke down the rumps and shoulders too. There is a look of good steak medalions and roasts out of that

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Posted November 21 2010 - 08:24 AM

Mine too was shot with a slug.  
From what I understand, the nuisance permits CAN'T be used during regular season; as they don't want you competing with a regular hunter.
and you can night hunt till 11pm with a spotlight.  
And the nuisance permits are doe only.

It's a farmer's permit, where the deer are eating his income.
Totally different type of permit and not much information is available on it.   The rules are very different.




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