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Ralph Powers checks on a rack of venison sausage in the smoker at his venison processing business.

Powers Processing offers a local option for deer hunters

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When Ralph Powers retired in 2004 after 30 years as a meat cutter, he thought a small deer processing operation might help keep him busy during the winter months.


Little did he realize the demand for deer processing in the New Richmond area.

In the first winter that Powers Wild Game Processing was open, Powers estimated that he handled 50 deer carcasses. Last winter the family business handled 410 deer and early indications are the number will be even higher this winter.

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Dave Newman
Dave Newman has been the sports editor at the New Richmond News since 1988. He has covered the action in the Middle Border Conference, Dunn-St. Croix Conference and Big Rivers Conference for nearly 30 years.
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