Harvest Chart by artist ~ Nadia van der Donk
The purpose is to tell what parts of an hunted animal is used or consumed, but also which kind of meat comes from which part of the body (in general.)
A single deer can provide a lot of meat that can last for months if cut properly. The hide can also be used for a wall hanging or carpet. Butchering at home requires a lot more than a deer meat guide. You'll need the right knives for skinning the hide, a hacksaw, wet stone and gloves for cleanliness. Plus, the process can get a little dirty, so having a safe place to do it without risking a seriously messed up kitchen is key. If you don't know what you're doing, you'll be much better off taking it to a deer processing facility or an experienced butcher. If you're up for the challenge this handy guide will certainly help out. GOODHUNTING in our great wild outdoors!