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Where to get your venison processed in the Northland

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There are multiple options for venison processing across the Northland if you don't care to butcher your own deer. Some offer basic skinning, cutting and wrapping while others are master sausage makers a well. (file / News Tribune)
  • The Bear’s Den, 5231 Highway 33, Saginaw. Complete processing (skinned, quartered, cut, ground, including vacuum-sealing). Fully Minnesota licensed. Call 218-591-1677 or 218-729-6056.

  • The Brat Barn, 3872 Okerstrom Road, Hermantown. We do not skin or debone but will process wild game into anything and guarantee your own meat back. Six pound minimum and single batches allows us to alter any and all products and flavors to your liking. Cryovac sealed. Cost is based on finished weight. For pricing, visit thebratbarn.com . Make drop off appointments by calling or texting Dan at 218-590-2456 or email thebratbarn@hotmail.com .

  • Carlton Meat and Grocery, 500 Third St., Carlton. Processes all types of big game. Offers full line of sausage making and smoked meats. Has refrigeration to store. Call 218-384-9910 or 218-348-7308.

  • Cole Cuts, 4040 Normanna Road, Duluth. Deer processing includes skinning, cutting, grinding, wrapping and freezing. Sausage available. Custom cutters. Call 218-391-1619.

  • Dewey’s Deer Processing, 2029 Baxter Ave., Superior. Complete processing with sausage available. Cost is by size: $50-$60. Call 715-392-9353 or 715-817-2270.

  • Emily Meats Your Ol’ Fashioned Meat Market in downtown Emily, opens at 8 a.m. seven days a week. Skinning, $20, processing, $100. Over 75 varieties of fresh and naturally smoked sausages made for an additional cost. Call 218-763-6328.

  • Four Seasons Market, between Coleraine and Bovey on U.S. Highway 169 in Cotton Park. Deer processing includes skinning, cutting, grinding, wrapping and freezing. Many varieties of sausage available, along with bacon, sticks, jerky, gyro meat and more. Call or stop in for prices. Deer accepted from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. during hunting season. Call 218-245-1669.

  • Gamache and Sons Deer Processing, 10 Farmstead Road, Esko. Skinning, deboning, grinding and wrapping. Cost: $100. Customers need to wear a mask and call ahead as space is limited. Licensed to accept deer donations for the food shelf through the state of Minnesota. Rifle season hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Call 218-878-1077 or 218-461-2095 or 218-391-3058.

  • Hursh Meat Processing, 10083 E. Oak Road, Poplar. Skin, debone, cut, grind and vacuum seal for $100. Venison jerky sausage, smoked hinds, snack sticks, venison bacon, meatloaf and more, for an extra fee. Licensed to accept deer donations for the food shelf through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota deer welcome. Call 715-364-6855 or 218-393-1887.

  • J. Frisella Taxidermy and Wild Game Processing, 6187 E. Webb Road, South Range. All custom boneless cuts and ground. Double freezer wrapped. Guaranteed you get your own venison back. Price range is $70-$80. Call 715-394-4860. Please phone ahead.

  • Kocian's Family Market, Main Street South, Bigfork. Full line of venison processing; $95. Cutting and sausage making all done on-site. Variety of sausages and smoked meats for an extra fee. Call 218-743-3113.

  • M&M Deer Processing, 5535 Forestry Road, Aurora. Skinning, fully processed (cut, deboned, ground and wrap). Call 218-229-3847.

  • Paul's Market and Catering, 623 Garfield St., Eveleth. Venison trimmings made into a variety of sausages. Call 218-744-1244.

  • SHIR-MARK Game Processing, 5081 S. County Road A, Superior. Skin, cut, wrap and grind; all boneless. Cost: $100. Venison trimmings made into 21 types of fresh and smoked sausages. Minnesota deer welcome. Call 715-398-5700.

  • Stokke’s Meat Market venison processing: Whole deer drop off at 4019 Canosia Road. Drop off hours: Sunday and Monday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two convenient locations for dropping off boneless trim: Stokke’s Adolph Store at 3710 Midway Road and Stokke’s Lakewood Market at 4942 Jean Duluth Road. All venison, including sausages, comes in vacuum sealed packaging.

  • Superior Meats, 6301 Tower Ave., Superior. Venison trimmings made into sausages, jerky, bacon and snack sticks. More than 40 varieties and award winning sausages. Call 715-394-4431.

  • TJ’s Country Corner, downtown Mahtowa. Large variety of fresh and smoked sausage made from your trimmings. Guaranteed to get your own meat back. Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Call 218-389-6257.

  • Wrazidlo’s Old World Meats, 226 N. Basswood, Duluth. Snack sticks, fresh brats, jerky and summer sausage. Deer are cut up on day of delivery with next-day processing. Cost: $1.50-$6.50 per pound. Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday; closed on Sundays but will accept deer on Sundays if you call (218) 393-8339. Call 218-722-2333.

Editors note: The News Tribune asked venison processors to send us their information for this free list as a service to our readers.

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