Mackenthun: Good set of knives eases work of processing deer

Firearms deer season ends today (11/13) across much of southern Minnesota.

Memories and tradition bring hunters out for a chance to fill freezers with venison, as well as the camaraderie of deer camps and the chance at a big buck.

A year of venison roasts, chops, burgers, jerky, summer sausage, snack sticks and all manner of delicious meals await those fortunate enough to fill a deer tag.

The woodsmanship learned through years of deer hunts, mistakes made, lessons learned and successes hard-won or lucked into, build a tapestry of deer hunting experience and know-how.

One of the early lessons, passed down in families that hunt or learned over time, is the…READ MORE.

by Scott Mackenthun

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