MDC program in Joplin to give tips on how to process deer

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JOPLIN, Mo. – A hunter's work is not done when he or she harvests a deer. How to field dress it, skin it, process the meat and store it for future tasty meals are beneficial skills for hunters to know.

People who are interested in processing their own deer should plan to attend the Missouri Department of Conservation's (MDC) "From Field to Freezer" seminar. This event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 24) at the Wildcat Glade Conservation and Audubon Center in Joplin at 201 W. Riviera Drive.

Attendees will learn how to field dress and properly care for their harvested deer and will also learn how to process venison for freezer storage. Joplin-area taxidermist and long-time meat processor Don Scott will cover field dressing, prepping for taxidermy, de-boning deer and packaging meat for the freezer.

This program is free to the public, but pre-registration is appreciated. To register or to get more information, call the Missouri Department of Conservation's Joplin Office at 417-629-3423.