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Thanks to customers and staff for a record-breaking deer season!

This hunting season of 2017-2018 was the first time Burks Farm processed over 1000 dear (1047 Deer & 13 Bear so far)! Burks Farm sincerely thanks all the hunters who kept us busy processing deer this past hunting season, and also greatly appreciates the hard work of each member of our staff.

We couldn’t do it without you, and look forward to next season!

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The Importance of Field Dressing Your Animals

All animals should be gutted and cooled as soon as possible. This is especially true of bear because their fur and fat are designed to hold heat in. A bear should be gutted as soon as possible after it is killed, then packed with ice inside and out until it can be skinned. A bear will go bad even at temperatures below 40 degrees if not packed with ice because the hide will not release heat.

Unfortunately, we’ve had a couple of total losses with some bears as of late because they weren’t properly dressed, so much so that not only was the meat bad, the bear couldn’t even be mounted or skinned for a bear skin rug.

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Free Deer Processing for Military – Veterans Day 2014

Burks Farm is offering all veteran, active duty, reserve duty, and National Guard personnel Free Deer Processing on 1 deer for Veterans Day 2014. We deeply appreciate your service!

Terms:

  1. Must bring deer in on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11
  2. Must present military ID
  3. Limit 1 deer per person
    1. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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Burks Farm Participates in 336th Annual Tax Tribute Ceremony

We had the honor of participating in and processing the deer used in the tax tribute ceremony this year, in which Virginia’s native tribes present 2 deer and a turkey to the Governor, instead of paying taxes.
The ceremony was at 10AM today at the Virginia State Capitol Executive Mansion in Richmond. More about this event, and photos from the Richmond Times Dispatch.

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Deer Processed So Far This Fall

Thanks and congratulations to all the Virginia hunters for keeping us busy processing deer during archery and black powder hunting seasons this year! We’ve never seen that many deer (297, to be exact) come through this early. We look forward to a record-breaking gun season and working hard to be your favorite place to bring your deer for processing. Thank you to all the Virginia hunters for allowing us to serve you, and happy hunting!

Update 1/10/2014: We are happy to announce that we have now processed 816 deer so far this season!

Thanks, hunters!


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Free Deer Processing for Military – Veterans Day 2013

For Veterans Day 2013, Burks Farm is offering all veteran, active duty, reserve duty, and National Guard personnel Free Deer Processing on 1 deer. We appreciate your service!

Terms:

  1. Must bring deer in on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11
  2. Must present military ID
  3. Limit 1 deer per person

    1. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy