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Stop grinding shanks

Fire_9

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This was the first animal in a long time that I didn’t debone so it was my first chance to try it (on the bone). I made something similar a few years ago with them boneless but I think this was better.

Ive started saving the shank parts even if I cut them off the bone. I don’t think it’s quite as good as a bone in shank but still good
 

LuketheDog

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Bone in shanks are becoming a rarity with the spread of CWD. My Selway bull last year was my first bone in shanks from elk in a while.

One of the butchers here in Denver won't do them anymore, they're not allowed to use saws in their processing. Not sure if it's a state regulation or a shop rule...
 

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One of the butchers here in Denver won't do them anymore, they're not allowed to use saws in their processing. Not sure if it's a state regulation or a shop rule...
Many states prohibit the importation of deer/elk bones from a CWD state.

That very well might be a state regulation for processors.
 

FranklinME

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Maybe its overkill but I don't cut any bones anymore when butchering. Maybe covid, lymes and head injury have me paranoid
 

dingle

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The shank is some of the finest eating there is, if not our current all-around favorite "cut." Heed Hank Shaw to learn the basics. I cannot imagine letting one be ground.
 

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Maybe its overkill but I don't cut any bones anymore when butchering.

I stopped using a saw the day I figured out how to properly use a knife to debone an animal.

Shanks are the only exception and that is because they are oh so delicious. But CWD does cross my mind when I cut through those shanks. Looking forward to an at-home CWD detection kit!
 

MNHunter67

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I’ve been turning most of my shanks into barbacoa using Hank Shaw’s recipe. I’ve also done Osso Bucco, but that barbacoa is just so darn good!
 
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