So you’ve had a successful hunt for your Elk, field dressed it, skinned it, let the meat settle and hang for a while and now ready for the processing and portioning. It is now time to butcher the Elk and get as much meat yield from the carcass.
Below is a video of Seth Perkins from White Feather Meats, one of the Bearded Butchers from Creston Ohio. Seth is going to show you how to go about getting the most out of your catch with expert precision cutting using the tools that are available in the market place for anyone to buy. Watch how he uses and explains his technique, moving the knife, his wrist and hand holds to make the job easier.
An Elk carcass and meat is similar to that of beef and once you get an understanding of the muscle and bone structure you will be able to use the same techniques for nearly every four leg animal as they are very similar.
The video goes for about an hour, so get comfortable and get ready for a great watch and learn session. If you are cutting an Elk as you’re watching, just stop, rewind as many times as needed to make sure you get your desired outcome. Below the Video are some links to the tools that Seth uses and also other videos on Field Dressing, Skinning and Butchering a Deer for further educating, Visit The Bearded Butchers White Feather Meats website for some other great products that they have available. Enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed the video and were able to pick up some useful hints. Below are some links to help you further.
KWS; Kitchen Ware Station Vertical Commercial Bone Meat Saw Machine, I have an article on this beautiful saw under the Machinery tab.
Bone Dust Scraper, for removing the bone dust when using an electric saw.
Check out the Bearded Butcher Blend SEASONINGS!
Now for those other helpful videos. You can use the same techniques for any animal.
I hope you found my article and video helpful and feel free to comment below if you need some help with something else.
As always, good luck with your hunting