texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
coloradochris, Trout killa, loftisp, AKkav, KJ3
64354 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 90,140
stxranchman 53,730
bill oxner 49,745
RKHarm24 44,577
rifleman 44,411
BMD 41,009
SnakeWrangler 39,516
Big Orn 37,484
txshntr 35,376
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics417,809
Posts6,074,479
Members64,354
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
reasonable time for meat processing? #7061185
02/01/18 04:20 AM
02/01/18 04:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1
R
rogerthat Offline OP
Green Horn
rogerthat  Offline OP
Green Horn
R

Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 1
Gentlemen, what is a reasonable time for simple meat processing from a hunt?

Here is the situation -- I shot an elk cow at Record Buck Ranch in Utopia TX and the skinned quarters, removed back straps, and removed tenderloins were picked up by butcher (Trophy Buck, Lytle, TX) for processing and shipping to CA. I would have butchered, hard frozen, and brought it back with me on an airplane but no -20F cooler was available at the time. So I had to go with a butcher. No grinding, sausage, jerky, fancy stuff needed because I like doing all that. I estimate it would have taken me (a skilled amateur) about 3-4 hours to do the primal cuts and prep for shipping.

The hunt was Dec 7. Trophy Buck processor had it "ready to go" 2 weeks later after the CWD test came back clean -- Dec 21. That seems reasonable. But I give them a break bc of the holidays so figure 1st week of Jan to arrive.

They keep saying we'll call you on a Mon/Tue to get your shipping info and 2 day UPS is over to you. Jan 8 goes by. Then Jan 15. Then Jan 22. Today is Jan 31 and still nothing. They don't return emails or VM.

Are these guys screwing with me? Is it reasonable to wait this long for an easy breakdown? I realize this isn't a hog but really it isn't that much work. I realize that they want to serve their local customers first, its a pain to pack up, etc.. but this seems absurd. So meanwhile its sitting in a freezer (who knows what condition) while I wait to write a fat check....

Am I uninformed or being a crybaby?? My guess is that they lost it, gave it to someone else, it got contaminated or spoiled - and now they're trying to figure out what to do.

I have a bad feeling about this.....

Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7061202
02/01/18 04:48 AM
02/01/18 04:48 AM
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,224
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Creekrunner Offline
THF Celebrity
Creekrunner  Offline
THF Celebrity

Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,224
Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
First, welcome.
Second, I've been on the Record Buck Ranch once. 'Hard to believe they don't process themselves and surprising they went so far for a processor, being that there are so many closer to the ranch.
Third, sorry man, but I agree, they're actions don't lead you to believe that this is going to turn out well. If Record Buck Ranch set this up, I'd be raising hell with them.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7061394
02/01/18 01:26 PM
02/01/18 01:26 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 235
Mountain Springs/Ray Roberts
B
BassBuster1 Offline
Woodsman
BassBuster1  Offline
Woodsman
B

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 235
Mountain Springs/Ray Roberts
Ya does not sound good, I got my deer back from the place in Sanger, same kind of deal just basic cuts in 5 days.

Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7061482
02/01/18 02:23 PM
02/01/18 02:23 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 14,983
Murphy, TX Dickens county
P
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity
Pitchfork Predator  Offline
THF Celebrity
P

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 14,983
Murphy, TX Dickens county
welcome

Contact the ranch and explain to them this was part of their arranged hunt that you paid them for. They need to resolve this problem one way or the other.


Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920
Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7061574
02/01/18 03:14 PM
02/01/18 03:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 188
Fort Worth
M
mdryg1970 Offline
Woodsman
mdryg1970  Offline
Woodsman
M

Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 188
Fort Worth
Agree with Creekrunner and Pitchfork, considering you are out of state and if that was their suggestion for processing then they should do the leg work for you from here.


"Hell with them fellas. Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."
Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7061676
02/01/18 04:29 PM
02/01/18 04:29 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 871
Hill county
L
Legend LE-195 Offline
Tracker
Legend LE-195  Offline
Tracker
L

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 871
Hill county
Normally 5-7 days

Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7062311
02/02/18 12:56 AM
02/02/18 12:56 AM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,944
Gonzales, Texas
Curtis Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Curtis  Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 7,944
Gonzales, Texas
I say a week to two weeks for basic cut and wrap. Past that I think something is wrong. Sorry this happened to you. Just a heads up but I have used Rust Game Place off Hwy 46 near New Braunsfels for more than a decade and never had a problem with my products or a customers, even out of state shipping. I dont mind plugging someone that has done a great job for me and my business. I hope you get your situation fixed. I would contact the fellas at Record Buck and just see if they can help in any way. They may tell ya to go fly a kite or they may just know how to help a client out. Sometimes things get fixed when its all in who ya know to contact.


Double Arrow Bow Hunting
www.doublearrowbowhunting.com
Bow hunters welcome!
Whitetail-Axis-Blackbuck-Fallow-Barasingha-Scimitar Oryx
Located in Gonzales County.
Visit our Facebook page for current updates!

Re: reasonable time for meat processing? [Re: rogerthat] #7096191
02/28/18 05:37 PM
02/28/18 05:37 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 871
Hill county
L
Legend LE-195 Offline
Tracker
Legend LE-195  Offline
Tracker
L

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 871
Hill county
You ever get your meat back?

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2