Busy Weekend for Deer Processing Businesses

November 05, 2018 11:08 PM

Many Minnesotan hunters were back in the woods Sunday following the state's firearms deer opener Saturday.

The Department of Natural Resources estimated half a million hunters would take part during day one of the season.



Each fall, Brothers Meat and Seafood in Maple Grove turns into a deer processing business. Joel Hoogland and his brother opened the shop 18 years ago.

"I have been a meat cutter since I was 14 years old. Actually, three of my kids are working right now, so helping us out when we need it," said Hoogland.

It's all hands on deck Sunday as Minnesota hunters drop their deer off. Hoogland said deer processing is a marathon. It takes them all of October to prepare for the next two weeks of the hunting season. The business expects to get around 200 deer over Sunday and Monday.

Brothers Meat and Seafood is open seven days a week. Hoogland said there's no need to call before you bring your deer to the shop.

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