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WVU Extension Service to offer Deer preparation classes

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The time when hunters prepare to enter the woods of West Virginia for deer hunting season is getting closer.  That means it is also time to learn how to properly handle what the hunters bring home.
 
To help, the West Virginia University Extension Service is offering a special class, Venison 101.  It teaches best practices for food safety, from the time the deer is killed until the meat goes on the table.

(Get the schedule of classes here)

WVU Extension designed the one-day class with help from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.  Participants will learn how to store and prepare venison. That includes canning the meat and making deer jerky.
 
Local Extension offices will offer the class. They'll also help teach people how to identify unhealthy deer that aren't fit to eat.  Dates and fees vary.