Wednesday – Friday 8am – 4pm
Closed 12-12:30 for lunch
Call shop to verify we are still in – 815-399-6946
Saturday to Tuesday – CLOSED
Deer accepted daily!
Please check Facebook for daily updates!!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS!!!
FOLLOW SIGNS FOR DROP OFF!!!
Take care of your deer properly.
Field dress promptly and cool them down quickly.
Ice in cavity and pillowed between hind legs.
We will not take deer that have been recovered the next day after 10:00am
Approval based on inspection!
We do not accept quarters, previously caped deer or skinned deer.
Trimmings accepted based on inspection.
We do not accept trimmings that are full of hair, show trauma or excess fat.
CHECK DEER AT CHECK STATION!!
Dont forget we do European Skulls and Shoulder Mounts.
(Shoulder Mounts are dropped off to our partner Old Barn Taxidermy!)
We are looking forward to another great season!
Please watch our facebook page for updated hours!
Hope your processed venison finds you happy, healthy, and hungry.
Thank you for letting us turn your deer into table fare. I believe it is processed by the best group of talented people in the Midwest. No one does wild game better than our crew – the PRIDE is extraordinary.
Here are a couple of the most common questions we get:
What are your package sizes?
Ground meat: 1lb
Brats: 5 links per package – (approx. 1.3lbs) 5lb minimum
Summer sausage: 1.5lb (chubs) 6lb minimum
Snack Stix: 1.5lb 6lb minimum
Jerky: 1/2lb – dried weight (price reflects green weight before drying) 5lb minimum
**All weights are approximate. We weigh everything to get your desired weight of the products ordered.
Weighing the most expensive items first and finishing off with the ground to give you the most for your money.
Steaks, Chops and Roasts: Subject to how you cared for your animal; shot placement, old wounds, fat coverage and if you ordered jerky. Proper field dressing and cooling determine yield as well as the tenderloins wholesomeness.
We do not accept quarters or previously caped deer anymore. The deer brought in are never up to our standards of cleanliness.
We gladly accept Trimmings: Trimmings must be in food grade containers or clear, one gallon zip lock bags for inspection.
(We do not accept Preground Trimmings)
Smokehouse Cleaning procedure:
We are unique in that we torch all hair from skinned carcass and wash as well. We can’t imagine why anyone would settle for any less care, as this is feeding your family.
Processing takes approximately 6-8 weeks, especially after gun season. Calling does not get your order done any faster.
Your schedule, stopping by or being in the area to visit your Aunt Gertrude does not get your deer pushed to the front of the line.
We have provided you with a convenient time to drop off your deer the day you harvested your majestic animal.
Now it is up to you to pick up your processed deer in a timely manner. Once we have called, texted, or attempted to reach you to pick up your processed deer you have 7 days to pick up till storage charges begin. No exceptions!!! We do not have extra storage space for your processed deer.
When someone tells us we are expensive, I believe them. They are being truthful. We are too expensive for them.
We are offering quality, they are looking for value, it is what it is!!
The lines out the door tell us that people care about quality for their families!!
Sincerely, The Smokehouse Crew
HAVE A SAFE HUNT!! SEE YOU SOON!!!
Cash, Check and Credit cards (3.5%fee) accepted
No other area processor specializes only in wild game or takes animals to the freezer in a cleaner, wholesome, or more timely fashion than Smokehouse Venison Processing. From the start, we skin, wash and torch all (even the smallest) hairs off the venison.
We cryovac all smoked products for longer and better quality freezer storage.
We have smaller summer sausage rolls that are user friendly.
We take all fat, trauma, and exterior silverer skin off standard cuts and are extremely picky about products on animals that we process for your family!
Your venison is completed from standard cuts to smoked products in the fastest turnaround in the business with 90% of our orders being finished within 30 days.
If you are presently using a different processor be sure and ask if these procedures are included … be sure you are getting the quality and price you deserve and if not, give us a try!