I just picked up a deer from Steve's in Brady. First time and I have mixed feelings but I haven't eaten any of the meat yet.
They do not vacuum seal the steaks/hamburger/chile meat. Steaks are wrapped in freezer paper.
I ordered 5 lbs of jerky and it came frozen, all in one package, but the vacuum seal didn't take. I'll split the jerky up in small packages and vacuum seal it.
I ordered summer sausage and they come in a 12" log (1 - 2 lbs) and one of them had a torn vacuum seal. Guess I'll thaw and eat this one but I sure wish they packaged them in smaller content.
My deer was ready 7 days after I dropped it off which surprised me cause I expected some aging.