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    Just got a call from Indian Valley Meats and was told my moose was ready for pick up. I dropped of 454#s of bone in meat. I had them cut best steaks, 20#s J+C hotdogs, short ribs and the rest hamburger. I did my backstraps, tenderloin beforehand.
    I couldn't believe what the cost was. $72.00! Thats it! All cut, wrapped and frozen, you can't beat that. I like cutting my own stuff most of the time, just didn't work out this year, but this is a tremendous bargain.

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    You know it not going to be $72 for 454#. More like, $72 for 45.4#.

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    Hope they don't catch their error before you pick it up. J&C hotdogs are 2.69 a pound. Cut and wrap moose is .40 a pound so if you did nothing else it would have come to $181., then the boning charge and then the hamburger. Are you ssure it wasn't $720.00 and someone didn't see a decimal? Good luck.

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    And hopefully, if they do charge you 72.00, you are a honest man and tell them they might have made a mistake!

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    Wow, you must get one heck of a discount! I dropped off 295 lbs of moose meat there and it was I think $250, for cutting/wrapping, burger, peppersticks, and jerky.

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    I don't think any price would make up for the fact that I get my own meat back from PIONEER MEATS....(grin) Deal or no Deal, I wont touch Indian Valley.
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    I won't touch Indian Valley. After 2 yrs ago when my buddy, his son and I each had a nice blackie we had taken on the thursday before Memorial day. That Friday we took them to Indian Valley to get sausage made from all 3 bears. When we got there we were told that they "were no longer processing any game, everything had been switched over for fish" and to "bring it back in the fall". We ended up taking the bears to Ak sausage and had it done in a week. Best eating sausage ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandeo2003 View Post
    We ended up taking the bears to Ak sausage and had it done in a week. Best eating sausage ever!
    I was told in the past that AK Sausage wouldn't take bear meat. Have they changed that policy?

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    Being the honest man that I am, two minutes after I hung up with them this morning, I called back to double check. She went through the invoice with me and said that was the due amount. I have not had a bad experience with Indian Valley. Maybe someone made a mistake and I will end up paying more. I'll let you know tomorrow.

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    jtm,

    I think the worst experience in all my years would be to take such good care of my own meat, take it to a place assuming I get my own meat back, instead, getting meat that wasn't as cared for. No thank you, part of my harvesting that animal is that eat "that" animal, not someone elses.....That was my point.
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    AK Sausage still won't take bear meat, I've had good luck from Mike's Meats in ER>

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    Never had an issue with Indian Valley but you got me thinking now. But I'm pretty sure I got my moose back, atleast the steaks/roasts I have eaten so far. They are very tender as I shot a young bull, but who knows. I would prefer to have dropped it off at Glenns Wildgame Processing, dropped off a hog, moose, and caribou there and been very pleased with Glenns work and got my own meat back. But he was WAY too busy this year to take in anymore meat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    I was told in the past that AK Sausage wouldn't take bear meat. Have they changed that policy?
    AK Sausage still won't take bear meat, I've had good luck from Mike's Meats in ER>


    Well, they took ours. Don't know about the not taking bear policy but when we called them and explained what happened they said bring it in. We did and had the best bear sausage ready for pick up in about a week. My buddy got a sausage grinder/stuffer from Cabella's that year for his birthday. Now we just make it at his house.

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    Huntress, I don't blame you, and I understand your point. I take great care of my moose meat and have received back quality meat from Indian Valley. I can't swear its the moose I dropped off. I think the only way to make sure is that you do your own. I also think that if you have sausage made or fat added to your burger, its not all your own meat either.

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    Good to hear that AK Sausage will take bear now, perhaps I was giving some bad information from someone there. I have had good luck with them on other meats, although one time I had a considerable amount of meat ~200lbs of boned moose meat I took them in January and the gentlemen pushed a car out to the truck, he loaded a couple of boxes in the back then I looked in one on the cart, it had liver sausage...humm... I said did not have any of that made then he took the boxes back and came out with what I ordered. Everyone makes mistakes I guess glad I always look in the boxes and check for the items I had made before I take off.

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    Only a dream. I asked again when I got to Indian Valley. She put two and two together and realized it wasn't right. Add about $300 to the original $72. Either way, I can't fit another thing in either of my freezers. It does feel good.

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