These three sections encompass all we do and how we handle both your meats and your privacy. In general, we try to do all we can to make sure your meats are handled in the best and safest possible manner so that you receive the tastiest and freshest possible product from us. We also do all in our powers to make sure that whatever information that you give us stays between us. We will never now, nor in the future, sell off or give away any of your private information.
First thing we do is weigh the carcass. We use a hanging scale when we hoist the animal to take it’s poundage. If you don’t know what that means, check out Bushcraft. We take your animal dressed with or without the skin and use that as it’s “green weight”. If it has its skin still, we skin it. Cutting a ring around the trotters, we make an incision down the inside of the legs to the joints. If it’s to be caped (leaving enough of the skin on the back and sides to create a taxidermy mount), we cut across the shoulders and underneath the front legs. We then pull the skin from the carcass as intake as possible and ready for curing or tanning. Once the carcass is dressed and bare, we wash down the animal and remove all the left over hairs to get it ready for Aging. We use a torch to get all the little left over hairs stuck to the body. Once it’s ready, we lay it up in our refrigerator at 34°F – 36°F for the prescribed amount of time for that animal. Dry Aging Game – Dry aging meat in general and game in particular is a way to let the natural enzymes present in the meat break down the proteins leading to a more tender, more flavorful meat. However, to properly and safely age the meat, several important things need to be remembered. Once it’s aged, it’s ready for butchering! At this point, we break the animal into its quarters. The quarters are then seperated into it’s primals. The primals then are pieced into their sub-primals, then into steaks, chops, and roasts. The scrap meats and trim from butchering are then processed into grind. Once the animal is completely butchered, depending upon the package purchased, the grind, cuts, strips, and roasts are then processed into sausages, jerky, smoked and cured meats, oven ready items, patties, stir frys, and marinaded items. At the end, we take the left over fat and make salves, candles, and, our specialty, soaps.
We like to keep it pretty simple here at North American Game Company. Everything that we write about here on this site and our sister site, www.SteaksandChops.net, are owned by us (‘Merica!). Everything that you submit to this site is also owned by us. We do not use advertising to pay for either site and we do not sell any of the information on these sites to anyone, period. Everything that you submit to this site or www.SteaksandChops.net is kept by us for our own use and will never be sold or given out to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. The exception being, if a LEGAL ENTITY, such as the United States Government, or its legally appointed agent, submits the proper and court approved paperwork, well, that’s that.
Concerning your order:
Until we weigh your product for its’ ‘Green Weight” and physically take possession of it, you still own it and we make no promises or commitments to processing it! The pricing on this site are a helpful and convenient COURTESY to you to give you an idea of the GENERAL cost of the various services we provide. If you choose to enter in your information and continue onto the “PURCHASE” page, you will notice that all purchases ARE MADE IN CASH ON DELIVERY! Please don’t try to give us your money until we process your goods. We use this same website and its information when you get here to the Processing Facility to process your order, however, you do NOT pay until you receive your COMPLETED ORDER. Hopefully, some soon future date, we will be able to do this all through your printer and toaster hooked up through Bluetooth, but currently it is impossible for us to cut up ANY meat over the internet.
Health and Safety
Here at North American Game Company, we take the Health and Safety of both you, the customer, and ourselves, very seriously. We take all measures possible to ensure that our shop and equipment is kept clean and sanitary, as well as, free from anything chemically or biologically unhealthy.
We also want to make sure that you are keeping yourself safe and healthy while out hunting or around the farm. Here we have links to some common health concerns for hunters, ranchers, and for everyone in general.
Feel free to email or call us here at the shop about any questions or concerns you might have. Also check out these links to our most common health and safety concerns, our Shop Health and Safety page, and our Bushcraft page, which gives helpful tips on keeping yourself safe while bringing home the highest quality meats from the field. Below we have listed the three biggest health concerns that we have for hunters and the game that they may handle. Please practice proper health and safety, and sanitary game handling!
Also go directly to our Health and Safety page to see about the three infections we think you should be most careful about.