7th Annual Deer Jerky Contest
Held Sunday - March 13, 2016
Longbranch, L'Erable, IL
Go to the Jerky Contest page for photos & results from 2016
I would first like to thank my wife Marisa and my family and friends for helping me out
with the contest this year as I was unable to be there for the start of the event. I would also
ike to thank all of the participants who brought Jerky to the event, and the families that attend.
I love how this has grown into such a family event and to see the kids enjoying themselves.
This is partly due to the great family atmosphere provide by Nick and Lyndsey at The
Longbranch. Thank you Nick for helping provide the prizes for the event and providing the
perfect setting for our event.
Thank you to all who support our business throughout the year. It is truly a family business
and we engage our boys into the spirit of working hard and doing a little extra. In doing a little
extra, we are able to give a little extra by supporting the local 4-H Sharpshooting clubs, FFA
chapters and other local auctions and charities.
See you next year!
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My family has hunted deer, along with other wild game, for several generations. I remember my father coming home from shotgun season in Illinois and processing deer in the garage under the glow of (2) 60 watt bulbs. When my brothers and I were allowed to hunt, we too processed our deer in the same garage under the same dim bulbs.
Now as adults, and thanks to my father's new shop, including: two grinders, a slicer, sausage stuffer, several cutting tables, good lighting and heat... our love for deer hunting has grown. My family now goes through approximately 4 to 5 deer per year, which could be very costly if you sent all that meat to the processing plant.
With only a decent grinder, a hunter can process all of his deer with our seasoning at a considerably lower cost. All of our bags of seasoning will season up to 25 lbs of meat, whether it is deer or pork. Our prices are lower than similar products in stores, because like us, we want the sportsman to enjoy processing his own meat and provide him or her with a one-stop shop for all of their seasoning needs.
Our products vary: from seasoning for ground deer... to several brat seasonings, breakfast sausage seasonings, deer sausage and snack stick seasonings, general grilling and table seasonings. I do not carry products that I do not put in
my own freezer or use every day.
From the start my saying has always been "my family loves it, I know yours will too", and I truly believe this. I strive to provide excellent seasoning at a cost that everyone can afford. Our prices are not set by profit, but by what I feel is a reasonable value that I would pay and feel good about.
I would like to thank my wife, my kids, and my family for helping me in the past few years to grow this business into something that we can be proud of.