July 28, 2012 at 10:48pm
I have 3 friends that were taking their deer to a place in Louisburg (not sure if it is the same place the other guys are talking about) until I told them about this guy in Henderson. His name is Mike and he has been a grocery store butcher for 25 years (he says). He doesn't gut and skin - he wants you to bring the deer quartered, on ice in a cooler. Personally I think the meat is better if you get the guts out asap to allow the meat to cool down quick as possible. Anyway his base price is $35 - that is for all the normal cuts like roast, cube steak, burger, stew meat, and steaks. Add $2 for breakfast sausage. Add $15 and he'll mix 20lbs of jerky for you to cook - for $30 or $35 he already has it cooked for you. The most expensive thing that I know he does is (20 or 30 pounds I can't remember) summer sausage and it is $65 ($35 base price plus $30 for the seasoning and smoking it). The summer sausage is absolutely awesome and ready to eat when you get it. He'll do any kinda cut you want even bologna - his is wrapped just like a grocery store, in trays with cling wrap.
He's close to an hour ride for me so I generally take him 2 or 3 deer at a time. He generally has it ready for you in 2 or 3 days and he gets you every ounce of meat possible. He is a really nice guy, operates out of his house, and he also enjoys hunting. Don't tell him I said this but he also has a handicapped child (in a wheelchair) so I really think that this helps him out financially.
This is his info:
Deer and wild game processing.You skin and gut,I'll process,hamburger,sausage,cube steak,and much more. call Mike at 252-431-1260 or 252-767-3296.
Anyway I've been totally screwed by a place in Hurdle Mills before but this guy is solid. I have sent about 20 people/friends to this guy and not one complaint from anyone.