Deer Processing

Showalter’s Custom Deer Processing

NEED TO DROP OFF A DEER AFTER HOURS?
Text us (or call) @
270 566 4975
Please ONLY use this for after-hours deer drop-off Monday thru Saturday. (NO SUNDAY SERVICE)


Quick Facts about deer drop-off

  • No appointment necessary during deer season to drop off a deer during normal business hours (8-5 Mon-Fri & 9-4 Sat) Eastern Time
  • we are TOTALLY CLOSED on SUNDAY (if you get a deer on Sunday, perhaps you could put it on ice and bring it in on Monday)
  • AFTER HOURS deer drop off info: If you need to drop off a deer after normal business hours simply text us @ (270) 566-4975 (please use this only for after hours deer drop-off arrangement Mon-Sat.) Please do not contact us on Sundays
  • Must have confirmation number to drop off deer – for more info about how to get that, click here: https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/Recording,-Checking,-Tagging-and-Transporting.aspx
  • During modern gun season we are open for deer drop off from 8am till 9pm eastern time, Monday thru Saturday.

Showalter’s Country Meats is happy to provide professional custom deer processing. Simply bring us a deer you’ve harvested and we’ll turn it into everything from roasts and hamburger to spicy jalapeno snack stix or savory summer sausage. We take your instructions on cuts and packaging seriously, and are committed to meeting your specifications to the best of our ability.

Below you’ll find information about our rates and policies, a deer processing form you can download and print out, as well as information about how we’ll process your deer, and what we need you to do before we can do our part.

Want to Donate your deer to feed the hungry?

Deer Processing Rates

Deer processing: $125 FLAT RATE. This includes skinning & basic processing of burger, steaks, and roasts. (does not include breakfast sausage)
Cape Removal for mounting: $30
Gutting Charge: $30
Deer Quarters: Basic Processing $1 per lb.

Your deer needs to be picked up within 3 days of being notified that it is done.

As much as we wish we could, we simply do not have room to store your deer.
There will be a $10 charge per day of every day we have to store your deer after the three day limit.

Click here to familiarize yourself with our Deer Processing Form.

Click here to see an example of a filled out deer processing form.

  • Please bring you deer to us field dressed.
  • Please do NOT skin your deer. When this is done in the field the meat often ends up dirty. (unless you want to bring in the deer already quartered-out or as totally deboned meat) We charge a $20 fee if you bring it in skinned out.
  • If you want us to cape your buck for a mount, we will normally skin it out for you right away so you can take the cape with you as you leave.

Packaging:

We vacuum pack the steaks and roasts and package the burger and breakfast sausage in burger chubs/ burger bags. See photo below.

Packaging Color Key: Venison Burger will be in Camo chubs, while venison breakfast sausage will be in black and white chubs. On the venison breakfast sausage, the tie at the top of the tube indicates the type of sausage it is. Red tie indicates hot sausage. Yellow tie indicates medium sausage. Blue tie indicates mild sausage. Green indicates Extra Sage Sausage.

Save Our Time & Your Money!

Bring in your deer, already deboned, for us to process into our specialties.

Policies for Deboned Deer Meat

1. Must be this season’s deer
2. Must be totally deboned (unless you bring in quartered out)
3. Must be thoroughly cleaned of all dirt & hair
4. Must be unfrozen
5. Must not be ground
6. Charges will apply if these conditions are not met


Venison Specialties Options List


Venison Summer Sausages

Plain Venison Summer Sausage (no cheese) $2.65/LB
Cheddar Venison Summer Sausage $3.00/LB
Pepper Jack Venison Summer Sausage $3.00/LB
Jalapeno Pepper Jack Venison Summer Sausage $3.10/LB

Miscellaneous Venison Specialties

Original Venison Bacon $3.75/LB
Cheddar Venison Hot-dogs $4.25/LB
BBQ Pulled Venison $6.99/LB
Sweet Lebanon Bologna $2.65/LB
Breakfast Sausage $1.50/LB

Venison Snack Stix

BBQ Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Spicy Cheesy Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Cajun Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Jalapeno Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Traditional Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Teriyaki Venison Stix $4.80/LB
Carolina Reaper Venison Stix $5.80/LB

Venison Bratwursts

Cajun Venison Bratwursts $3.30/LB
Pineapple Venison Bratwursts $3.30/LB
Cheddar Jalapeno Venison Bratwursts $3.50/LB
Bacon Cheddar Venison Bratwursts $3.50/LB
Pepper Jack Venison Bratwursts $3.50/LB
Mango-Habanero Venison Bratwursts $3.30/LB

Deer Jerky

Whole Muscle Venison Jerky (old fashioned) $7.99/LB
Original Venison Jerky $6.99/LB
Cajun Venison Jerky $6.99/LB
BBQ Venison Jerky $6.99/LB
Black Pepper Venison Jerky $6.99/LB
Fresh Sliced Jerky $2.50/LB

Consistent Quality & Flavor

In order to keep our prices down and flavors consistent, we do venison specialties in larger batches. So, on specialty items we do not keep your meat separate from other deer meat. Of course, we take pains to make sure that all the deer meat that goes into our specialty products is clean and good quality, to ensure consistent & delicious venison specialties.

What is involved in getting us to process your deer?

After you successfully bag your game, bring your deer and it’s confirmation number to us for processing. At our front desk you can tell us how you want your deer butchered and what products you want out of it (roasts, burger, sausage, snack stix, etc). If you’re not sure how you want your deer processed, we’ll be happy to guide you through the options.

Deer Identification System

Once the paperwork is done, you will be given a tag with your name & deer number. This tag helps us keep your deer identified the whole way through processing. Simply give this tag to the guys who unload your deer when you pull around to the side garage door – we will take care of the rest.

Wanna keep the Antlers?

If you harvested a buck but don’t want it caped out to be mounted, you can get the guys at the garage door to remove the antlers for you on the spot. Take those antlers home with you, right away.

Need your buck Caped for a Shoulder Mount?

If you do want your buck caped out for a mount, no problem, just let the office guys know when they are doing your paperwork, then when you drop off the deer wait around for a few extra minutes so you can take the cape home with you right away. That way you have your buck’s cape to take home the same day and for us there will be a lot less for us to keep track of.

That is all you need to worry about – except of course to come back and pick up your delicious venison products when we have it finished!

Doing our Part

Now the process of turning that fine deer you bagged into lean steaks and tasty treats begins. We start by skinning your animal and cleaning it.

After your deer is skinned and washed down, we get it hanging in our cooler until it’s ready to be turned into whatever combination of burger, venison roasts, deer steaks, sausages, etc. that you specified earlier. We then package and label your deer meat and cart it to our freezer.

Turn-around time

As a general rule, our turnaround time during the main part of deer season tends to be about 1-4 days from when you drop off a deer till the we have it ready for you to come and pick it up.
During Archery, Youth Hunt, & Muzzleloader seasons, turn around time is usually between 1-13 days

Are you from out of state & need a rapid turnaround time so you can take your bounty home with you when you go? $75 rush order fee if you need your deer done within 24 hours (excluding Sunday) It should be noted that certain specialty options may not always be available in that time frame.

We will text you when your deer is done

Since texting is faster for us, We will text you to let you know when your venison is ready to be picked up. If you do NOT TEXT, please let us know so we can call you instead.
IF it has been two weeks since you dropped off & you have not heard anything, please give us a call & check on it.

Because freezer space is in high demand during deer season, we kindly ask that you make sure to pick up your meat within 3 days of us letting you know it’s ready. If we store it longer than 3 days, we charge a $10 per day storage fee.

Special deer drop-off hours

For Youth Hunting, Black Powder, and Modern gun season we are available for drop off from 8am till about 9pm.