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Prices to butcher an elk

This is my first year elk hunting, so what can I expect to be charged to butcher a cow? Do they charge by the animal or pounds.How much to have jerky made?Is their such a thing as elk summer sausage?What are the best ways to have it processed? 

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I think I paid $250 the last

I think I paid $250 the last time I had one done...and it was a standard rate for an elk. (Mountain Meat Packing in Craig, CO...Loren & Gary are good guys, though Gary will get grumpy from lack of sleep during elk season! LOLOLOL! )

Basic cuts and grind is included, for anything specialty it is extra (normally)...i.e...jalapeno chedder brats, jerky, pepper sticks, summer sausage, etc...

They are great to work with too, the last time I had mine in there I was still hunting for like 4-5 days and they kept it froze for me till I was driving home. I did not expect it due to the time of year and the dmand for space, but no problem at all they said!

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The one i go to in oregon

The one i go to in oregon charges .50 cents a pound cut and wrapped, then for jerkey and such its around $2.00 a pound.

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elk butcher

Wow pretty cheap to get yers done in Oregon.I live in Oklahoma,got back from scouting for my elk cow hunt in nov.Found only 2 processers in the north central and east New Mexico.They want $.69 to $.95 apound weighted when you bring it in,no matter how much waste their is out the other end.And jerky from one is $15.00 a pound.I bet it good,thanks for your info.     croowsfoot

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I'll typically bone out all

I'll typically bone out all my meat and trim it up so there is no waste to pay for. The place i go is pretty cheap, but they do a great job and the meat tastes very good. Its called Whites country meats, man they have the best steaks in the world. and they dont charge an arm and a leg. its a family owned and ran shop they have been around for 40+ yrs. I wont go antwhere else.

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Last time I had one dne it

Last time I had one dne it was $1 per pound up to $250.  That was for butchering and steaks any thing else was extra.  That was in denver.

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$150 to $250.It depends on

$150 to $250.

It depends on how big an elk and how much elaborate processing you have done (sausage, air tight wrap, exotic steak and roast cuts, and on and on).

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butcher

We just quarter ours, and put it on dry ice.  Then we bring it home and have the local butcher cut and wrap it for 60 bucks.

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$60 is cheeaaap! Wow, that's

$60 is cheeaaap! Wow, that's a lot of work for $60. I don't see how they can make any money. You got a deal on that, bearklr!

 

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bearklr wrote:

We just quarter ours, and put it on dry ice.  Then we bring it home and have the local butcher cut and wrap it for 60 bucks.

That is crazy cheap. What's the name of the company and what city are they out of? That's almost worth the drive to where ever it is!

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60 bucks that is great.....my

60 bucks that is great.....my one and only elk I have had fully prossed costed me 450 bucks for steak, roasts and then all the sausage and jerky type stuff.....now we do it all ourselves.

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