January 23, 2009

Deer Numbers Down for Deer Season

Below is a great comment by a fellow deer hunter who was deer hunting in my area this past year.

This past deer hunting season posed some real challenges for many hunters in my area. The deer kill was down, in some reports as much as 50% and more, with a state wide average of being down 23%.

I was fortunate in that when I went out deer hunting, not only did I see deer each time, I harvested a deer each deer hunt.

This past year also saw a growing concern of deer hunters eating lead that was being processed into their venison either by themselves or by meat processing facilities. With this concern some hunters have begun looking at safer non-lead bullet alternatives for their deer hunting rifles.

I also took the time to research and develop the Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters, you can get your FREE copy by clicking here.

The Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters shares my over 27 years of deer processing experience, third party studies and why you don't want your deer processed after 6 pm.

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Hello Marty,

It’s been a great year, and I have some idle time during the Holidays. Now it is time for some Catch-up’s.

There has been quite a bit of controversy about this year’s Deer Hunt with many deer hunters outraged. We all have heard about the deer harvest being down around 22% for the season. Ironically, MN and MI were also down, though not quite as much. I shared much of my venison with folks at the local pub. Not one person there tagged a deer this season. A couple of the guys hunted in the New London (Wisconsin) area during the October herd management hunt and 9-Day Firearm Season with their 5 man party not seeing anything.

Brian gets me a subscription to the Outdoor News every year. One of the Reader’s comments really stood out. He stated that he has been hunting the same deer stand for 31 years, and the area for more than 40. This is the first season he has never seen a deer. He goes on talking about Wisconsin deer hunting, and how there are 4 months of hunting with all the different seasons. He refers back to 1952 when there was a dry spell. His overall statement is that the DNR is spoiling the traditional 9-Day Hunt and the Deer have been over harvested the last few years. The economics of WI is dramatically impacted by our deer herd numbers and the deer hunts. Hopefully our deer hunts don’t become as bad as those in the states to our East.

Brian and I keep Fine Tuning our Deer Hunts. Next year we will have some new things:

- Brian is going to start some Food Plots. Hopefully this will add some Bucks to the Area

- I got a Trail Camera to play with for next year

- We are relocating a 3rd Deer Stand to get more coverage on a large open field

- Our Group would be Shooting Lead-Free Ammo for the ’09 Season

The Lead Free Ammo is a bit of a concern for me. I am shooting 270 Win. And, doing research on the Lead Free Options, solutions are very limited. I have found that only Federal & Winchester have products available for the Lead Free Ammo. For the 270 Win, only the 130 gr. versions are available. (This will make Brian happy being the 150 gr. out-performs the 30-06 loads he uses. I am stepping down in the performance area with the 130 gr.) Hornady has a New GMX Lead Free Bullet coming out in the Spring of ’09.

Federal has a video demonstrating the performance of the different bullets. The Lead Free version traveled much further through the Gel Blocks. And, you could see there was much less expansion. On Cabela’s Website, there was feedback from one very upset hunter that used the Federal version. He stated that the 30-06 load he used went right through the deer. It took four hits to drop the deer, afterwards the deer ran nearly ½ a mile. I think that part of the equation is that the shots were placed very well.

I’ll be hitting the range this spring playing with the Federal Triple Shock X-Bullet and the Winchester Supreme E-Tip. Jack O’Conner swore by the 130 gr. 270 Win. I think that I’ll find the Lead Free will give tight groupings, with much less Kick than the 150 gr. high steroid loads I was shooting. The 150 gr. dropped the deer where they stood. The 140 gr. Winchester Accubond’s gave me the best groupings & accuracy. But with heart shots, the deer still ran 50 yards. Shooting the 130 gr. Winchester Silver Tips at the range wasn’t acceptable. They were so bad, I thought something was wrong with my gun. I immediately switched to the 140 gr., and groups were tight again. It will be interesting seeing how the 130 gr. Lead Free will shoot and the results in the field.

I have all summer for range shooting. I go out pretty much every Sunday to fire off a box of ammo, and then 2 – 4 rounds of Trap Shooting.

Did you get a chance to try that recipe yet? I will be pulling out some of the venison today for dinner, tomorrow. I can’t wait.

Take Care,

Rick

Thanks Rick for the insightful email.

If you would like to share your thoughts on deer season or about lead free ammo and your deer hunting experience, click the leave comment button below this blog post.

Good Luck and Great Hunting!

Marty Prokop

Deer Hunting Expert

Deer Processing Expert

http://www.huntingheadlines.com

http://www.marty-prokop.com

715-868-1109

P.S. Did you get the “Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters” ... It’s my gift to you at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

It’s awesome and totally FREE. Go over there and get it now.

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*** Would you like to learn to process your own deer? ***

I’ve processed over 7,800 deer and developed the Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters. You can get it free at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

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*** Warning! Deer hunters, don't butcher your deer until you read this... ***

Health departments discover 87% of meat shops process lead into deer meat — so dangerous it’s recalled and destroyed. A partial ban is issued on ground venison.

But it’s not just meat shops, Department of Natural Resources tests find 1 in 5 deer hunters also process lead in venison.

Keep your family safe, discover why you don’t want your deer processed after 6 pm and much more. It’s shocking. Deer hunters and their families gotta know this stuff. Go get the free Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters at http://www.huntingheadlines.com now. It’s free.

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November 6, 2008

“Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters” from Deer Processing Expert Marty Prokop Offers Solution for Lead in Venison Problem

Free deer meat guide reveals 10 common deer processing mistakes to avoid to keep food banks, deer hunters, families and children safe from lead in venison.

Marty Prokop, who has processed over 7,800 deer in his 26 years experience as a professional meat cutter, deer processor and deer hunter, whose videos are used in Advanced Hunter Education says, “This isn’t speculation anymore. Deer processors and deer hunters can’t guess and can’t use the same old deer butchering ways.”

“To keep your family and children safe,” Prokop continues, “you must know what to do and look for in proper, safe deer processing — whether you process deer yourself or have a butcher process for you. The ‘Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters’ offers the solution to the problem of lead in venison and it is free at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

Disturbing statistics and findings surfacing show:

• The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released in November 2008 found that higher levels of lead show up in blood of people who eat deer harvested with lead bullets than people who don’t — causing danger for families, especially pregnant women and children.

• The deer meat processed at meat shops and eaten by deer hunters, families and children is not inspected for safety or approved as being fit for human consumption like beef and pork. Due to a Department of Agriculture meat inspection loophole, venison harvested by deer hunters is uninspected meat.

• Department of Agriculture tests showed 87% of meat shops tested processed lead in venison, due in part to lack of inspection.

• Lead fragments were discovered in deer meat as far away as 18 inches from the initial bullet entry point, resulting in lead being overlooked, processed and fed to families.

• Department of Natural Resources tests revealed one out of five deer hunters don’t know how to correctly process deer resulting in dangerous lead in the deer meat they butchered.

Marty Prokop teaches safe deer processing in seminars and at Online-Deer-Camp.com, where his step-by-step deer processing videos are available to watch 24 hours a day.

Here are Marty Prokop’s “10 Common Deer Processing Mistakes to Avoid” — for the complete explanation and solution visit the free “Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters” at http://www.huntingheadlines.com:

Deer Processing Mistake # 1

Believing deer processing and deer meat are inspected for safety like beef and pork.

Deer Processing Mistake #2

There is a severe lack of deer processing training for deer hunters and meat processors and no certification or inspection for safety of the deer meat.

Deer Processing Mistake #3

How using saws and the wrong knives can lead to lead in venison and higher bacteria in venison.

Deer Processing Mistake #4

Sharing a grinder with other deer hunters — one hunter’s dirty trim can contaminate hundreds of pounds of other hunters’ venison.

Deer Processing Mistake #5

Having your deer processed after 6 pm

Deer Processing Mistake #6

Not watching what cuts of meat go in the grinder. Trusting the meat in ground venison is not contaminated or dangerous — whether processed at a meat shop or by the deer hunter.

Deer Processing Mistake #7

Lack of education on what is safe deer meat and what is not.

Deer Processing Mistake #8

Deer hunters feeding deer rib meat and deer fat to their families.

Deer Processing Mistake #9

Eating slightly discolored meat that looks safe, but it’s not.

Deer Processing Mistake #10

Accepting stinky or bad tasting venison.

Resources:

Marty Prokop is available for immediate media interview 24/7 by calling Lori at 507-304-1062 or lori@huntingheadlines.com. Ask for video, audio and media kit.

Marty Prokop bio at http://www.huntingheadlines.com/who_is_marty_prokop.htm

“Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters” is available free at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

Marty shows deer hunters how to properly butcher deer in his deer processing videos available for immediate online viewing at Online-Deer-Camp.com at http://www.online-deer-camp.com.

You can read his deer hunting and deer processing blog at http://www.marty-prokop.com

 

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October 28, 2008

Deer Processing: How to Butcher a Deer

Learn to process your own deer with these great deer processing videos

Did you know ...

Health departments discover 87% of meat shops are processing deer meat with lead in it — so dangerous the venison is recalled and destroyed.

Department of Natural Resources tests found 1 in 5 deer hunters do too.

Learn answers to protect your family now…

http://www.online-deer-camp.com

** Warning! Deer hunters, don’t take your deer to any meat shop until you read this ... **

I’ve combined my 26 years of deer hunting ... and deer processing over 7,800 deer ... into “Deer Processing Done Right” online videos for deer hunters who want to butcher their own deer.

It keeps your family safe, saves you big money on deer processing and gives you great tasting venison.

Plus my “How to Save $200 to $400 Per Month on Your Grocery Bill ... Without Coupons” online video series shows you how to use those deer processing skills to save big on the other meats you need to feed your family.

Want to see how clear and detailed these videos are?

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** Protect Your Loved Ones from Lead in Venison and Recession Proof Your Family **

Your family will really love venison after you use my deer processing system.

When venison is gone for the year, deer hunters and their families head to the grocery store to pay through the nose for beef.

You may not realize the cost per pound of beef, but you do know a big chunk of your paycheck disappears after a trip to the grocery store.

Let’s keep more of your paycheck in your pocket.

I’ll show you how to turn your deer processing skills into savings of $200 to $400 per month on your grocery bill ... each and every month ... without coupons — and feed your family better.

How?

I’ll show you how to get delicious, tender, restaurant-quality steaks ... normally $10.99 a pound ... for just $2.29 a pound.

And save big bucks on other meats like delicious boneless pork chops, mouthwatering roast beef, tender beef ribs, juicy roasts and extra lean ground beef.

I’ll show you these grocery store wholesale meat secrets and how this $200 dollar to $400 dollar a month grocery savings can be yours ... with all the hard work already done for you.

Let me explain at http://www.onlinedeercamp.com where you can watch the video and learn about all of this.

See you there.

Good Luck and Great Hunting!

Marty Prokop

Deer Hunting Expert

Deer Processing Expert

http://www.huntingheadlines.com

http://www.marty-prokop.com

715-868-1109

P.S. Did you get the “Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters” (link to http://www.huntingheadlines.com ) ... It’s my gift to you at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

It’s awesome and totally FREE. Go over there and get it now.

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*** Would you like to learn to process your own deer? ***

I’ve processed over 7,800 deer and developed the Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters. You can get it free at http://www.huntingheadlines.com

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*** Warning! Deer hunters, don't butcher your deer until you read this... ***

Health departments discover 87% of meat shops process lead into deer meat — so dangerous it’s recalled and destroyed. A partial ban is issued on ground venison.

But it’s not just meat shops, Department of Natural Resources tests find 1 in 5 deer hunters also process lead in venison.

Keep your family safe, discover why you don’t want your deer processed after 6 pm and much more. It’s shocking. Deer hunters and their families gotta know this stuff. Go get the free Deer Meat Safety Guide for Deer Hunters at http://www.huntingheadlines.com now. It’s free.

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