The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a deer processing workshop at its J. Thad Ray Conservation Area (CA) in Hannibal on Monday, Dec. 3, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There is no cost for the program, but pre-registration is required.
The workshop will cover the process of harvesting a deer from the field to the freezer including skinning, quartering and the various cuts of meat. All necessary equipment will be provided.
Participants are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. The workshop is open to anyone 14 and older. Participants between 14–18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
To register for the program, or for more information, contact Rob Garver at (660) 785-2420, extension 6507 or Rob.Garver@mdc.mo.gov by Nov. 30.
J. Thad Ray CA is located northwest of Hannibal. From Hannibal, take Route W approximately one mile west from the junction of Route W and U.S. 61.