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Who does your processing or do you do it yourself?

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Rerider,

I have my bison processed in Topeka at Farview Farms Meat Co. The facility is located north of the Kansas River at 6325 NW Topeka Blvd. The owner, Drew Forster, is a really nice guy. The process all types of game. The telephone number is 785-246-1154 and the email address is farview24@yahoo.com. The processing of my bison is inspected by the State of Kansas in accordance with USDA guidelines.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.

Jungleman

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Good Info. I was just curious where you have your processing done. I've tried several in the area and like trying new ones. I usually take mine to Bowsers in Meriden mainly because it's the closest to me. This year I'm trying my hand at it Thumbs up
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I had my deer processed at Farview Farms.

FYI - they have a number you can call after hours if you get a deer and they're not open.

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jungleman, Thanks for sharing your hunt with us. Thumbs up Sure looks like the bullet did its job.

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I take my deer to the meat locker in Tongi. They do a good job and make excellent summer sausage and jerky.

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I know I'm late jumping into this one, just saw it posted.

Looks to me as if the bullet you used performed just fine. As others have said here, you have a dead elk with meat in your freezer. You didn't have to track the elk very far, did ya?

I think we as modern hunters do tend to get caught up too much in the marketing hype and advertising from ammo manufacturers. Every time a new magic bullet hits the market all those companies and gun magazines do is try and convince us that what worked perfectly well for us before is no longer good enough.

I've said it here before and I'll say it again. Most any standard bullet of appropriate caliber and weight when placed into the vitals of an elk will result in a clean humane kill. It doesn't matter if the core/jacket separated, or the bullet nose sheared off, even if the bullet fragmented into two or three pieces, or even if you never recovered the bullet at all. A dead elk that you didn't have track very far is a dead elk and it's safe to say that the bullet served it's purpose. Now if we are hunting dangerous game that are likely to attack us back if they are wounded.....well....that's another subject.

We had a very experienced gentleman not long ago here post several pictures of several bullets recovered from various game. I commend him for his work and compilation of these bullets. However, we can sit around a study, analys, weigh, and measure spent bullets til we're 100 years old. None of that makes any difference. What does matter is how quick and clean the kill was, no matter what the recovered bullet looked like.

True, a bullet that fragments on impact is not going to result in a clean kill, let alone penetrate the vitals. But, even if a bullet breaks into a couple of pieces or it's jacket seperates once inside the vital area of an animal, it is more often a benefit to a clean humane kill. This leads to more internal damage and faster bleed-out. After all, it's not the bullet itself that causes death or so-called knock down power. Bleed-out is what causes death. Velocity, energy, and bullet construction all work together in getting the bullet into the vitals. Once the bullet's inside the vitals, it doesn't matter if it holds together or not.

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Congrats everyone on thier hunts! hey jungleman nice closing statement I like it great hunts you ever try barnes MRX's Or noslers and what did you think if you did?

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