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Protect your health and your harvest: Safely process deer meat this hunting season

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Protect your health and your harvest – make sure your deer meat gets safely processed this hunting season.

Ohio’s popular archery season for deer begins on Saturday, September, 26, 2020.

Before going hunting, make sure you or the deer processor has:

  • Adequate space to refrigerate the meat before and after processing.
  • Clean tools, utensils, cutting boards, tables, etc. that are in good working condition.
  • Clean, running water to wash hands and equipment.

Download this brochure to learn more.

It includes an equipment checklist, field dressing guidelines, and tips to process your meat safely.


With questions or concerns about deer processing in Lorain County, call 440-322-6367 or visit LorainCountyHealth.com/ContactUs.

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Caution: Ticks can crawl off the carcass and on to humans and pets. Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other diseases that make people sick. Check for ticks and remove them. Use tweezers or shield your fingers with a paper towel. Never use bare hands. Grab the tick as close to your skin as possible. With steady pressure, pull straight out to remove the entire tick. After tick removal, thoroughly disinfect the bite site and wash hands with hot soapy water.






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