You'd think that the person who left the deer and basically wasted it could be cited with wasting wild game.

Two years ago the state paid us $75 a deer, but dropped it to $50 last year. This year it will be $50, too, ... I charge a regular customer $75 and don't make much unless they have extra things done, such as sausage and wieners made.

Some processors up north are being helped by conservation clubs, ... We're all in the same boat, regardless of who the processor is. Costs have gone up and if the season is warm, I'll have to rent extra semis to hold the deer. I have five semis of my own, but that may not be enough. Just the paper and double wrapping the ground venison is costing more.