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When you hunt wild game, you have a lot of ground meat. It is a fact of life.

When you are trying to process an elk, a KitchenAid attachment grinder just won’t cut it. Believe me… I’ve tried.

I used to take my meat to a local butcher to have them grind it up for me because I did not have a decent grinder that could handle the job. After doing the math, I realized that at $1 per pound, I could break even at 150-180 pounds of ground meat. If I got a deer and an elk in the same season, that would pretty much cover it and a grinder would then start paying for itself. Couple that with other hunts and my wife also having a tag and that cost savings would really start to add up. It just made sense to stop paying a butcher and start grinding meat myself. Continue Reading…