I have used Kountry Meats in Elk Grove before, I thought they were rather expensive compared to other places I've used. But those places were outside Sacramento. Standard cut and wrap is all I ever had done. Seemed like when I got my meat back there was hardly anything left so I would rather cut it myself. Since I like to make a lot of jerky that is better for me.
The Mad Butcher is on Florin-Perkins. The cleanest butcher shop i have ever been in. The prices are fair and the turnaround is quick. I got my pig back in a week. The sausage turned out well and the packaging was first rate. I will be going back again very soon.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...