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A pair of tongs flips a venison steak on a grill.
A venison steak cooking over a hot grill is a perfect ending for a deer hunt. People can learn how to field dress a deer, process the meat and store it for future meals at a free Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) "Field to Freezer" program Nov. 8 at MDC's Shoal Creek Conservation and Education Center in Joplin.

MDC program to give deer processing tips Nov. 8 in Joplin

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Oct 21, 2019

JOPLIN, Mo. – Once a hunter has bagged a deer, the work is only half over. How to field dress it, skin it, process the meat and store it for future tasty meals are skills hunters need to know.

Hunters who are interested in learning how to process their own deer will have an opportunity to do so at a Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) “Field to Freezer” program Nov. 8 at MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center at 201 W. Riviera Drive. People can register for this event at

At this free event, people will get tips on how to field dress, skin, and butcher a harvested deer. People will learn how to turn a harvested deer into neat packages of lean and healthy meat. Other topics covered will be supplies needed and regulations that pertain to stored venison.

To find out more about MDC’s Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, call 417-629-3423. Information about deer and deer hunting in Missouri can be found at

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