Deer Freezer Chart

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  • Use A Boning Knife Correctly

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From the moment of the kill to putting venison on your table--information you can use for in-the-field dressing, at-home butchering and properly cooking venison. 3 1/2 x 5-inch, 80-page fully illustrated book comes with fluorescent orange cover to use in the field where you need it.

Venison CutsRefrigeratorFreezer
Roasts, steaks3 to 5 days6 to 12 months
Stew meat1 to 2 days3 to 4 months
Ground deer1 to 2 days3 months
Variety meats1 to 2 days3 to 4 months
Smoked Deer Sausage2 to 3 months5 to 6 months
Cooked deer3 to 4 days2 to 3 months

How much freezer space will you need?

One cubic foot of freezer space will hold approximately
30 lbs. to 32 lbs. of Deer.

Cooking Frozen Deer

Deer may be cooked frozen or defrosted. Defrosted deer should be cooked as a fresh cut; but allow additional cooking time. Frozen roasts require 1/3 to 1/2 more time for cooking. Cooking time for frozen steaks and patties varies according to surface area, thickness, and broiling temperature. Frozen cuts should be broiled farther from the heat so they do not brown too quickly. To braise frozen pot roasts, allow approximately the same cooking time as for defrosted cuts.

Defrosting Deer

Frozen deer my be defrosted before or during cooking. It should be defrosted in the original wrapping in the refrigerator. Defrosting meat at room temperature is not a recommended procedure. The following is a timetable for defrosting frozen beef in a refrigerator:

Large roast 4-7 hours (per pound)
Small roast 3-5 hours (per pound)
Steak, one-inch thick 12-14 hours

If you have had deer processed at Jackson Frozen Food Locker, e-mail us and we will e-mail you a customized chart detailing the recommended length of time each of the beef cuts freezer maximums!

The times shown are for the maximum time for Best Flavor.  These cuts of venison will be edible for a much longer time, but the quality and taste will diminish over time.

Planning on making Deer Sausage or Deer Snack Sticks?
We have the commercial seasonings available for sale now by Credit Card!
Just click on Deer Sausage or Deer Snack Sticks to read more about them.

We also have Spicecraft (formerly known as Witts)
Venison Marinade
now available also.

And for those who are getting ready to stuff their
Deer Sausage or Deer Snack Sticks - we have the
all the right casings for that job too!

Not for sure how to cut up your deer? 
Then check out our Deer Cutting Diagrams.

For more information on how to cook your deer so it tastes just like beef, read this article I wrote for!

Are you concerned about CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease) this year?
Find out the important facts about CWD on this page!

We now have a PDF file from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture
that has a diagram of a deer's lymph nodes, spleen, tonsils, and spinal cord.
Just click on the link below, include your name and address, and I will e-mail this file FREE!
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 Then view and print FREE topographic maps of ANY are in the U.S. at TopoZone!!

Check out our Deer Charts page with photo's and diagrams of how to cut up your deer the proper way!

Read further for some excellent freezer tips!

More freezer tips covering freezer burn, how to freeze meat, wrapping, etc.

What to do if your freezer quits or the power goes out.

Refreezing Food?  Is it safe?

Freezer checklist.  Before you buy a freezer, there are some features you should know about.

ConsumersRechearch. Reviews of the best freezers on the market!

Home Freezers. The full story.  EVERYTHING you need to know about freezers.  Such as only 2 manufacturers make almost ALL the freezers sold in the US!

How to wrap meat from the freezer.  From Ask The Meatman.

Read more about the Commercial Grade freezer paper we offer for sale!

Refrigerators Freezers & More

Wholesale restaurant equipment: commercial refrigeration - refrigerators, freezers, walk in coolers & merchandisers & food service equipment - stainless steel sinks, shelves, work tables & meat slicers.

Order the "Venison Cookbook" Today for $12.95 + Shipping.  Venison Cookbook  This book presents 150 ways to prepare this wonderful food.  You'll learn how to make savory stews, soups, chili, pies and sausage, as well as how to cook various cuts of venison. Recipes include various American fare and interesting but simple international dishes.

Last Updated:  Saturday, October 04, 2008 12:42 PM