There is an outfitting company (MacMillian River Adventures) that operates near Faro. Most of the hunters don't take the meat and it is all donated to those who want it in Faro. We have never taken meat from them before as we have always shot our own, but numerous people in Faro sign up to receive meat each year.
Saturday we got a call to head down to the float plane dock to pick it up. We got a large haul of both moose and caribou. I had to butcher it the very next day since we are getting some summer-like weather right now. After a couple phone calls, I had enlisted a couple of friends to help me out for the day and I got to work. I started at 8:30am and finished up just after 5pm. Without help, I would have been there until after midnight for sure!
When done this is what I put into the freezer:
Caribou: 7 packs of steak, 4 roasts, backstraps, and 20 packages of burger
Moose: 34 packs of burger, 8 roasts, 14 packs of steaks and 45lbs of ground meat for sausage
Hurray! My freezers aren't bare anymore! We will be in town later this month and I will pick up the supplies I need for making sausages.
Here are the pictures from the day:
|My butcher shop (complete with tunes from the computer) is all set up!|
|The pile of meat I had to work with.|
|Of course the boys are always alongside to help!|
|Heavy piece of moose!|
|My other very willing assistant!|
|And just a comparison shot. There I am on the left last year in September butchering moose meat. On the right 112lbs smaller!|