MDC to host deer processing class in Hannibal

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Hannibal, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a deer processing workshop at its J. Thad Ray Conservation Area (CA) in Hannibal on Dec. 3 from 5:30–9 p.m. 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.

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

Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. The workshop is open to anyone 14 and older. Participants between 14–18 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 by Nov. 30.

J. Thad Ray CA is located northwest of Hannibal. From Hannibal, take Route W approximately one mile west from the junction of Route W and Highway 61.