MDC program to provide deer processing tips Oct. 26 near Alton

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ASH GROVE, Mo. – Once a hunter has bagged a deer, the work is only half over. How to field dress it, skin it, process the meat and store it for future tasty meals are skills hunters need to know.

Hunters who are interested in learning how to process their own deer will have an opportunity to do so at a Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “Field to Freezer” program Oct. 26 at MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center. This free program will be 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. This facility is located at 4897 N. Greene County Farm Road 61 near Ash Grove. People can register for this event at

At this event, people will get tips on how to field dress, skin, and butcher a harvested deer. People will learn how to turn a harvested deer into neat packages of lean and healthy meat. Other topics covered will be supplies needed and regulations that pertain to stored venison.

To find out more about MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center, call 417-742-4361. Information about deer and deer hunting in Missouri can be found at