To save time, many of us just drop our game off at the processor, and there’s nothing wrong with that; however, when time permits, the sense of reward and accomplishment that processing your own game elicits is something every hunter should try to experience. If you enjoy cooking wild game, then processing your own wild game meat gives you more culinary control. Though not as easy as dropping of at the processor, processing your own game is an intermediate skill that you can pick up with a little practice and/or a good mentor, plus it doesn’t require a kitchen full of tools. Here are some must-have essentials:
Case Winkler Hambone Series
The Case Winkler Hambone is the third in a series of collaborations that celebrate American heroes, an idea inspired by Case’s historic military connections and Winkler Knives’ ongoing involvement with members of the U.S. military. This new fixed blade knife, crafted collectively by Case and Winkler Knives, is the result of a shared vision between Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and U.S. Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha. The Case Winkler Hambone is a high-performance field knife that is lightweight, well-balanced and built for dependability. The curved blade is made from tough 80CrV2 steel, known for its enduring lateral strength, superior retention and ease of sharpening. A glass breaker was incorporated into the end of the handle to create a lightweight, versatile knife. The knife measures 9½ inches long and is the perfect ally to take on any adventure, whether hiking, camping, hunting or just exploring.
Cabela’s Commercial-Grade Carnivore Meat Grinder
Cabela's Commercial-Grade ¾-horsepower Carnivore Meat Grinder delivers reliable, high capacity, meat-grinding power to your home. Offering high-efficiency, high-torque grinding power, the Carnivore's quiet, yet powerful induction motor effortlessly grinds up to 10 pounds of boneless meat per minute. A hardened heavy-duty steel main gear and drive gear in a permanently lubricated gear housing ensures a smooth transfer of power to the grinder's auger. This design features an improved Cool-Tek Gel Ice Pak around its grinding head to keep the meat inside cold during grinding to resist sticking and binding. The grinder includes three sausage-stuffing funnels, a two-piece snack stick funnel, meat stomper, 10mm coarse grinding plate, 4.5mm fine grinding plate, one-way cutting knife and stuffing star. A convenient side-entry storage drawer and a removable, vibration-dampening mat makes it easy to keep accessories close at hand.
Cabela's 15-Inch Commercial-Grade Vacuum Sealer
Enjoy fast, high-capacity vacuum sealing you can trust with Cabela's 15-inch Commercial-Grade Vacuum Sealer. Smart Heat Technology delivers continuous sealing with no waiting periods to help you get through large sealing jobs faster, while its 15-inch, dual-strip, Intelligent Sealing Bar automatically monitors and adjusts heat to provide the perfect seal every time. Made of robust stainless steel, this durable sealer features a clear acrylic vacuum chamber with LED lighting so you can monitor the sealing progression as you work. The high-performance, double-piston DC vacuum pump creates a whopping 28 inHg of pressure to deliver a seal that keeps food fresh up to five times longer than conventional packaging. An easy-to-use design features a large digital LCD information center with easy-touch control-panel buttons for control over the sealer's multiple sealing modes (Auto/Vac-Dry, Auto Vac Seal-Moist, Pulse, Seal Only, Marinate and Canister).