Meat Shops Get Busy With MN Deer Opener

DULUTH, Minn.- Many Northlanders are returning home after a successful opening weekend of deer firearm season, which means a busy time for meat shops.

For Old World Meats, by the end of the hunting season the shop will process nearly 150 deer. Although some Northlanders handle their deer from the hunt to the table, shops like Old World Meats offer services for people who don’t have the time to do it at home.

“Just come in and I’ll skin them, cut them, wrap them up for you,” processor Pat Lepade said. “Then if you want to have sausage made we bring it over to Old World Meats and they make any kind of sausage for you. We kind of call it our one-stop-shop.”

If you came home with a deer but haven’t had a chance to bring it in yet, Lepade says not to worry. Due to the cold temperatures, hunters have a couple extra days before deer will need to be processed.

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