Outdoors
OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly Southeast Alaska hosts an array of accessible and eatable flora and fauna species. Sitka black-tailed deer are a commonly harvested animal in the region, upon which many residents rely as a primary food source. This is the fourth of a four part series focusing on the process of safely, ethically and efficiently harvesting the animals for food.

On the hunt: Hunter diary - processing

Scott Perkins, owner of Jerry's Meats, holds a custom game processing card in one hand, which each customer completes with butchering selections, while handling the rib cage of a deer in the cooler of his store.
Photo By Amanda Compton
Scott Perkins, owner of Jerry's Meats, holds a custom game processing card in one hand, which each customer completes with butchering selections, while handling the rib cage of a deer in the cooler of his store.
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