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For those of you who butcher your own deer, the birds love the fat in the winter. I just looked out at my suet feeder to see multiple birds feeding off of it an it's about time to fill it again. I don't do anything fancy, just take the fat off in whatever size chunks it comes off on and throw it in ziploc bags in the freezer until it's time to use it.

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I put the entire rib cage in a tree. Its already almost cleaned off.

I dump all the remaining carcass out back and put a trail cam on it to see what neat critters come in for a snack.

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It is amazing how they'll clean that rib cage down and it's fun to watch. I was kind of disappointed this year in that I was only able to trim off about 2 zip loc bags of fat from the deer we got. The does were shot early in the year so not much fat on them and the bucks usually don't yield much. I might actually have to buy suet for the birds this year which would be an unusual thing.

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Yah, and you are really in for a surprise if you pay what I do: $1.49 a pound!!

But that fat is very good for the little three toed guys and especially when it is very cold.

No bacon fat though.

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A buddy of mine does his own castings for his 45-70. He'll render deer fat and use it as a lube. He also has a few chickens that we throw the rib cages to. They pick those bones clean pretty quick. $1.49 a pound for beef suet???...outrageous.

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I wonder some how much fat is on them, some of them, my dad reported last night 10 deer coming to his bird feeder, he's lived in the same place for ever and this is the first winter he's ever had them in the yard, with everything plowed up around there with that layer of ice/snow digging maybe taking too much energy to find what little is there, lots of browsing and wandering. I wouldn't think they'd want to travel that far for a handful or less of birdseed, unless they're finding little to nothing elsewhere. Good to see 10 in a pack though !

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