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Local outdoorsmen love elk-processing procedure

If you go

What: Elk River Custom Wild Game Processing

Where: 2464 Downhill Drive No. 11, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Cost: $235 for elk plus $60 for skinning; $150 for deer plus $10 for skinning.

For more information

Call Dan Bubenheim at 970-846-7642 or Joe Muhlbauer at 970-819-8177.

Recipe

The guys at Elk River Custom Wild Game Processing usually end up with about 125 pounds of meat from an average elk. Some of that goes into jerky, and they provide recipes to customers for the best way to turn that meat into something excellent. Here’s one of their favorite jerky recipes:

Bloody Mary Jerky

1 1/2 cup tomato juice

1/4 cup vodka

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 Tablespoon liquid smoke

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine the ingredients. Marinate 20 ounces (1 1/4 pounds) of meat in the mixture for 12 hours. Dehydrate for 3 1/2 hours.