Tucked along Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Olde Town Arvada, Steve's custom processes your wild game on site.  If you have never tried us, it might be time for a change.  Bring in your big game animal or frozen meat that you might have in your freezer from previous years and enjoy the excellent sausages and jerky, 24 different types to choose from.  All of the recipes are custom created by Steve himself and your tastebuds will appreciate his efforts!

NEW FOR 2014!!  

All products are now gluten and MSG free



What's New in 2014

What's New in 2014

"We have listened to our customers' requests"

All products are now gluten and MSG free!



Wild Game Processing


We process deer, elk, moose, antelope, caribou, bear, buffalo, big horn sheep, mountain goat, wild boars (anything else?) All animals MUST have a carcass tag attached, NO EXCEPTIONS.

The cuts of steaks include Boneless Tenderloins (left whole), Loins (a.k.a. backstraps butterflied), Sirloins, and Rounds. We recommend a thickness of 3/4 inch, and we package for a family of three (approximately 1-1/2 lb packs). Roasts come from the shoulders, are approximately 3 lb each, and are netted for easier cooking. Shank and neck meat are ground for burger, sausage, and/or jerky. An average animal will yield about 55% of the hanging weight (based on care taken in the field).


Packaging, Labeling & Freezing

All steaks and roasts are vacuum packed (NOT FREEZER WRAPPED) to ensure freshness & longevity. All packs are professionally labeled with the animal type and type of cut. All meat is packaged and frozen immediately.

Burger is packaged in a 1 lb (approximate) poly-chub. Sausage and Jerky are packaged as shown on our processing price list. Burger is double ground and we recommend adding 10% beef or pork suet for flavor and consistency, although this is at the customer's discretion.

Our building size has increased from 4000 sq ft to 7500 sq ft with 3 refrigerated coolers/freezers to help accommodate more space for animals.

For your convenience, Steve's Meat Market is open August 18 - February 28 for receiving big game.

**Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in several states in elk and deer. Steve's Meat Market, Inc. will not knowingly accept any animal showing signs or symptoms of CWD. We will report any suspicious animal to Colorado Parks & Wildlife. We can in no way guarantee your animal does or does not have CWD and we do not assume responsibility for testing or failure to test for CWD. For further information on CWD and testing, call Colorado Parks & Wildlife at (303)297-1192 or visit their web site at www.wildlife.state.co.us


Processing Fees

Antelope$45 min - $75 max
Deer$45 min - $175 max
Elk$50 min - $395 max
Whole Clean Carcass$1.10 per lb (based on hanging weight)
Quarters Only$ 1.20 per lb (based on hanging weight)
Quarters With Loins and/or Tenders$1.30 per lb (based on hanging weight)
Quarters With Loins/Tenders and Trim$1.40 per lb (based on hanging weight)
All Boneless$1.75 per lb.
Cleaning Fee
(if needed)
Minimum Bone Out$30

Includes: Boneless Steaks, Roasts & Burger. Vacuum packaged & Frozen


Skinning Charge

Antelope$30 - $45
Deer$35 - $50
Elk$45 - $75

Custom Products

Jalapeno Cheese Log*
Cheddar Dogs* $3.95 lb.
Jalapeno‑Cheddar Links* 2 lb. pack**
Ground Jerky Mild, Black Pepper, Red Pepper, Teriyaki, Jalapeno$9.00 lb
1 lb. pack
Pepperoni Stix
Teriyaki Stix $7.25 lb
Jalapeno Stix 1 lb. pack
Jalapeno Cheese Stix $7.50 lb
Pepperoni Mozzarella Stix 1 lb. pack

* Fully Cooked | ** Weight before cooking


Prices and products are subject to change at any time. Please call for updated information.
We reserve the right to refuse Wild Game Meat due to non-compliance of our quality guidelines.

Rush processing may be available (as early as 24-hours after drop-off) with a 20% up-charge.

Sausage 1 lb. in = 2 lb. out
Ground Jerky 2 lb. in = 1 lb. out
Stix 1 lb. in = 1 lb. out


MINI SAMPLER      9 Lbs. In = 14 Lbs. Out

1- 1/2 lb. JBC Burger, 1-1/2 lb. Breakfast Bulk, 1-1/2 lb. Italian Bulk, 2 lb. Summer, 2 lb. Jalapeno Cheese Log,  2 lb. Old Style Franks, 2 lb. Smoked German, 1 lb. Jerky, 1 lb. Stix

SPECIAL!!  $50.00  ($59.00 Value)


JUMBO SAMPLER      17 Lbs. In = 30 Lbs. Out

1-1/2 lb. JBC Burger, 1-1/2 lb. Breakfast Bulk, 1-1/2 lb. Italian Bulk, 1-1/2 lb. Chorizo Bulk, 2 lb. Italian Link, 2 lb. Polish Link, 2 lb. Salami, 2 lb. Summer,  2 lb. Jalapeno Cheese Log, 2 lb. Cheddar Dogs, 2 lb. Old Style Franks, 2 lb. Bratwurst, 2 lb. Smoked German, 2 lb. Chorizo Link, 2 lb. Jalapeno Cheddar Link, 1 lb. Jerky, 1 lb. Stix

SPECIAL!! $100.00  ($116.00 Value)


Frozen Food Storage Fees


When we opened our business at this location in 1990, our production of game was at a very manageable number. We were able to negotiate a pickup date with our customers with some flexibility. Within five years, our game processing business had grown by 200%. It was at this time we had to develop a "frozen food storage fee" policy to ensure that we were able to take carcasses in on a daily basis, but they had to be picked up in a timely manner. Even though our freezer is 75ft long and 12 ft wide, we are at capacity during the hunting season at any given time.

The "frozen food storage fee" that we charge to keep your animal frozen is minimal compared to the inconvenience that it creates when we have to minimize the amount of carcasses we receive daily which in turn affects hunters who want to drop their animal off. 

Our typical turn-around time for processing is one week. During our hunting season when a carcass is dropped off, a pick-up date, hours and "frozen food storage fees" will be explained to you at that time. This information will be printed on your copy of the work order and signed by the person that drops the meat off. If this meat is dropped off by someone other than the owner, it will be the owner's responsibility to get a copy of the claim ticket and understand the pick-up procedure.

Order Changes


No order changes! To ensure that we keep track of your carcass, you will be given the top copy of your work order when the meat is dropped off and this must be presented when the meat is picked up. This copy will prove ownership of the meat.

The remaining two copies will be secured to the carcass/meat once it has been cleaned & refrigerated. As the meat is deboned and cleaned, the appropriate copies will travel with the primals and/or trim throughout the process. While not impossible, it can easily take up to an hour to locate a carcass/meat and both copies of your work orders. We understand that you may want to change your order, however, explaining our processing system to you may help you better understand our reasoning. Keep in mind that if you need to add custom products, you may bring back your hamburger, steaks, or roasts during regular receiving hours and have additional products made.


Receiving Hours for Game Processing

Early Season Hours August 18 August 30
Monday - Saturday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Pre Season Hours August 31October 4
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday & LABOR DAY (Sep. 1) 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Peak Season Hours October 5November 22
Monday - Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Late Season Hours November 23January 2
Monday - Friday 9 a.m.4 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
November 27 - November 28 CLOSEDCLOSED
December 24 - December 26 CLOSEDCLOSED
December 31 - January 2 CLOSEDCLOSED
Post Season Hours January 3January 31
Monday - Friday 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Post Late Season Hours February 1 February 28
Thursday - Saturday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Business Closed March 1August 16

PICK UP HOURS Open hours posted belowClosed all other dates/times
Friday 11 a.m.1 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.1 p.m.




For a possible after hour drop off call 303-422-3487 option 6



Steve's Meat Market

5751 Olde Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, Colorado 80002

(303) 422-3487

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Steve's Meat Market Tour

Welcome to our new look. We've doubled the capacity of our wild game processing plant and added a retail department selling exotic elk and buffalo products, a full line of over 15 types of jerky and snack stix, all naturally smoked right here in Olde Town Arvada.
Come and visit our truly unique retail shop and enjoy purchasing some of the finest beef, pork, venison, elk & buffalo products around.
Besides coming for the great products, our retail shop is truly an “art gallery” with over 20 taxidermy mounts & fish reproductions done by Rhinoriginalz
Our drive thru game receiving department is large enough to accommodate the average motor home and tall enough to unload a full moose carcass.
Once unloaded, you will step inside to give us detailed cutting instructions and order custom sausage or jerky products. If you are unsure, we offer a large variety of products to sample.
Whether it's wild game or exotic retail, all links are commercially prepared with modern U.S.D.A. approved equipment.
All burger is double ground through a set of tandem grinders. This system allows us to quickly grind your burger, keeping it cold and fresh.
After taking your order, your animal will be sanitized, pressure washed, identification tagged, and railed into a 38 degree holding cooler.
A beautiful final grind! Have it your way, we can add beef suet or pork trim to your burger, we recommend 10%.
We de-bone all carcasses, trim off all fat, and remove any trauma tissue or fragmented bone matter.
Wild Game Burger is conveniently packaged in 1 1/2 lb. poly chubs and immediately placed in freezer.
Steaks are cut to the customer’s specifications.
Roasts are professionally netted.
Snack Stix seen here are being extruded into a synthetic casing.
All primals are labeled, then vacuum sealed to maximize freezer shelf life.

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Meet the Family


When I began processing game in the mid 80's, my entire staff was two to four employees. I remember my son Ryan standing on a milk crate skinning a deer, or my daughter Amy wrapping steaks with locker paper using an ink pad and rubber stamp to mark the type of product in the package. I knew every customer by their first name, remembered that they preferred steaks a little on the thick side, or to make their Italian sausage a bit more spicy. I knew when their children shot their first deer, or that one of them was up to 10-points in unit #201 for the dream elk hunt, and I sincerely miss that relationship with my customers. Looking back on it now, I can say those were the "Good Ole Days." While we try to control our extremely successful game processing business, I can assure you that my staff and I continue to process your game with the same passion that I had 30 years ago. (There are just a lot more of you now!)

I am asked why we have such short receiving hours. For example: If you have been here and seen us receive 200-400 antelope in four to five hours on opening weekend of antelope season, you must understand that it is my responsibility to properly clean, refrigerate, process, freeze, and return this meat to you in one week. If I extended my hours to receive more than I can properly handle, I am setting my business up for failure. We need to receive animals at a proper pace. As the owner, I monitor the production at all times. I feel that Steve's Meat Market is the premier wild game processing plant providing a good value & excellent product.

Thanks to all of our loyal & first-time customers

Recapturing the Past


Steve's Meat Market has undergone an extreme facade makeover candidate in Olde Towne Arvada and has been restored to its Historic splendor.


The building located at 5751 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. historically known as the "Evans and Black Livery Stable" was originally built in 1890. In 1931 the building's use was changed to Blacksmithing and was known as "Arvada Blacksmithing Shop." The building was home to the Arvada Iron Works from 1946-48, the Lincoln Cab Company in 1957 and the Arvada Tire and Brake in 1962.

Restoration was based on a photograph discovered by Dennis Culligan with Culligan Construction who performed the renovation. The photograph was our building in 1913 when it was still a livery stable. The "new look" creates a presence of identity, a building with character that will continue to develop over time.

In 2005, Steve's Meat Market was awarded one of Arvada's "Business of the Year." This award was based on significant renovation of a Historic Building Business Expansion, Investment and Personal Commitment to Historic Olde Towne Arvada and Community Spirit.


Steve's Stories


Kodiak Bear- Taken May 17, 2008 by Steve. This Bear squared 9'11", Skull measured 27 6/16", Weighed approximately 900 lbs and currently stands 7'4" tall. This Bear is displayed at Steve's Meat Market. The outfitter was Raven Guide Service owned by Scott Mclood in Sitka Alaska. Taxidermy work was done by longtime friend, Karl Devrous.

This big bull elk was taken with a muzzleloader near Evergreen in 2004. He is just a dandy bull at 7x8. He grossed 375, had a net score of 356. My friend, Rick Gaccetta, called it in.

This cinnamon-colored bear is one that I took in Colorado. I was hunting with good friends Bill and Mike Lancaster in Glenwood Canyon with a firearm.

This mountain lion was taken on my third attempt near Grape Creek which is west of Canyon City. I was hunting with guide, Mike Gillis of Megabucks Outfitters.

The mule deer seen here was taken near Morrison, Colorado, and is the best deer that I took with a bow and arrow. He is 5x6, about 25-26 inches wide. I was hunting with a good friend, Bob Love.

The top right bull was taken many years ago while I was hunting with friends, Ernie and Paul Stewart, in Granby, Colorado. It was a gross score of 315. It brings back fond memories and reminds me of how tough it can be hunting public ground. It was a great experience.

The bull on the bottom left was a result of many years of putting in for preference points. It took 15 points to draw the public permit to hunt this elk. The bull is 7x8 and was taken on the Hill Ranch. Mike Lancaster was helping me (accompanied by my son, Ryan) locate this bull and it is many thanks to Mike that made this kill successful. Out of all the hunters that year on the Hill Ranch, this was the second best bull taken. He had a gross score of 378 and netted 373.

This buffalo is really nothing special. Buffalo, in general, are big and dumb and that's why so many are killed. They are massive animals, a lot of fun to hunt. It was an exceptionally good buy as the rancher was liquidating his herd up in Wyoming.

This buck is a nice wide deer, about 28 inches wide, 5x5, taken down by Westcliff with friend Mike Coleman and an old school buddy, Michael Ballistreri. Definitely a lot of fun on this hunt. I snuck up on him from a mountain top, seen him down and took him right in his bed...he never knew what hit him.

The animal on the bottom is an Audad, a "poor man's sheep". I went down to Texas where they were free-ranging. Quite a challenge and a lot of fun to hunt. They have great eye sight and have definitely adapted well to the environment down there. I was hunting with Nathan Tekell, (a fellow that I hunted with in Old Mexico a few times for whitetail deer) a real nice guy who really knows how to rattle up them bucks!

This antelope is the best buck I have taken. I was hunting with Les Olhauser down around Kim, Colorado, quite a few years ago. It is just about 1/8 inch under 16 and scored in the low 80's but he was a lot of fun. I was on the hunt with my wife, Karen, son, Ryan, friend, Brad Parkhill and his wife, Jessie, and good ol' "one-shot" Les who has about a million stories to share with everyone.

This wall is just a hodge-podge of some sheep, goat, bear, and antelope.

The top left is a Rocky Mountain big horn sheep. I was hunting with G&B Taxidermy owner, Gary Bohochek, down by Salida. He put in many years for sheep, could not draw one, and picked this area because he felt he would at least draw a license in there. There were 20 or 21 hunters that year and only two managed to take a sheep. It was Gary that helped me find this ram... he is a great guy and famous bow hunter.

Top middle is a stone sheep that came out of British Columbia many years ago, in the early 80's, with an outfitter named Bobby Ball. It was an old traditional hunt, riding in on horses. It was booked through Atchinson and was my first guided hunt. On this trip I managed to take a goat (bottom right) which measured a little over 9 inches, a stone sheep, and a bear on the same hunt. I was extremely fortunate to have booked the trip many years ago and experience hunting the right way.

Top right is a dall sheep that came out of Bill Stevenson's area (just north of Anchorage). I was hunting in the Wrangell Mountains and hunted quite a few days. Things didn't work out but I was able to extend my hunt a couple of more days, was persistent about it, and spent the night below these dall sheep (with seven rams) in a little creek bed. While we were going to bed, we watched a grizzly bear digging up rodents and a herd of caribou on the far side of the hill. I had been in Alaska for about 19 days prior to taking this sheep. I was on Kodiak Island and took the deer in the right corner with a great group of old friends (Donnie Coxsey, Dave Young, and Jim Oldendorf). We were down on Kodiak Island hunting black-tail deer out of a USGS cabin. It was a fantastic hunt, caught a lot of fish, had a lot of fond memories. After that, we headed to Iliamna and went caribou hunting and that is where I took my first caribou using a gun. I finished up the hunt early, and booked a last-minute sheep hunt (due to a cancellation and good price) with Bill Stevenson. The bottom middle is a goat taken by myself on a hunt with my son, Ryan (who also took a billy that looked almost identical). It is a nice looking goat and was mounted by Rudy Meyers at Tanglewood Taxidermy. The goat was killed on Mt. Bierstat near Mt. Evans; a lot of years of trying to draw that permit, too.

On bottom left is another bear I took while hunting with Pat Lancaster. This is one of 3 of 4 Colorado bears I have taken.

This wall is a small gathering of African animals. I went with my father, Ron to Zimbabwe. We hunted free roaming animals, with Dave Mason. It was a plains game hunt, which was all that he could afford at the time, but I was extremely happy to be able to hunt with my father. I took a couple of record book impalas, the blue wildebeest also made book, large cow elund, 3 or 4 warthogs, a real good duiker buck, a kudu that made record book, and a nyala. Both my father and I took a few more impalas. A lot of great days over there back when a hunt was very reasonable and affordable.

This is a tahr (and chamois is barely visible just above him). I went on this hunt with my son several years ago in New Zealand. We both were able to take some really good stags. I shot a bull that scored about 373 (on display in our retail store) and Ryan shot a bull that scored 300. We were hunting with Sue and Alan Stewart near Gore. We got to hunt the Alps down there and I think that it will really humble a person, no doubt about it; it is some of the steepest, wildest stuff that I have ever seen. The tahr and chamois, free- ranging animals, are just incredible animals to pursue.

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In 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2012, Steve's Meat Market was awarded the "Top of the Town Meat Market" in 5280, Denver's Mile-Hi-Magazine. The article reads, "Tucked along Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Olde Towne Arvada, Steve's offers something a little different- Elk, Deer, Buffalo...... processed on-site. If you're a hunter, chances are you have already found this gem, but if not, stop by for the excellent sausages and jerky (23 different types)...and the prices are cheap, cheap, cheap!"

I’m 47 and went hunting for the first time in my life. I did not know what to expect, particularly with the processing part. I gutted, skinned, and quartered my first deer (with the help of a friend) in WY and he said take it to your place to get it processed. All I can say is WOW. I’ll be hunting again and I will definitely be back. You guys are amazing. Thanks for suggesting the sampler package!

Greg F

My husband's hunting buddies turned us on to Steve's for game processing, and we've been hooked ever since. If you're not happy with your careless, dirty, and/or clueless game processor, head on over to Steve's. You're welcome. Traffic often backs up here during hunting season, but it is worth the wait. They'll power-wash the carcass, followed by a quick pass with a flame-thrower device that burns off stray hairs. We've never found a single hair in our meat, and we've probably gone through 300+ pounds of their processed game. Although many animals pass through Steve's, the place doesn't smell like a landfill!!! It actually smells quite appetizing, even in the receiving dock where they wash and single the carcasses. The whole operation is clean, efficient, and professional. These guys know what they're doing, and prices are reasonable. The finished product is vacuum packed and shrink-wrapped, and they even put a net around roasts. When's the last time you saw somebody do that? But their sausages are where they really shine. My favorites are the breakfast sausage and teriyaki snack stix. They also make tasty jerky in both natural which is my favorite (only in retail store) and jerky-shooter style Highly recommend the Sampler Pack which gives you a little taste of everything at a discounted price. If you didn't fill you tag this year, head on over anyway- you can purchase game products from their store. Check out their web gallery at http://www.stevesmeatmarket.com.

Jutta H

Steve, You've processed our animals for years and have always exceeded our expectations on the quality and taste of your specialty products.

Best Wishes, Joe W,
Denver, CO

I have been processing three deer a season at Steve's for the past five years and have always been happy. The deer have always been cut the way I requested. I have been helped by both Steve and his wife, and they have been very accommodating, including one warm evening, when they returned to the market to tag in one of my deer after hours so it wouldn't spoil. I would encourage any hunter to have their meat processed at Steve's.

Charles W.

Hello! I am a 13 year old boy and absolutely love Steve's Meat Market! My family and I first heard of you through Tom Martinos referral list and ever since trying you we have been very impressed! You have the most affordable pricing , you have the best meat in the world and your food is made with high quality! I also respect you guys for having to make all of the meat for the customers as I know how hard, and tiring you get! In comparison to other companies that do the same service, I would rank you 10,000 times better since you do a wonderful job on meat choices and since you have the most affordable prices! Congrats on your accomplishments, and keep up the excellent work! You guys rock, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris L.

We are hoping that we are successful and can bring you an elk to process for us. We really like the cleanliness of your facility and the type of packaging you use. We just ate some bison breakfast sausage you processed for us... it was great!


We stopped by here on a whim last Saturday and were very pleasantly surprised. We are always on the hunt for quality fresh sausage, and I think we have found out mark. The visit to Steve's solidified our decision to buy a stand-alone freezer......we plan to stock up and keep our tummies happy.

Jennifer J
Aurora CO

Just got the package you sent to the troops today. Thank you so much. We really appreciate it. The troops are eating it like it is going out of style. I am pretty sure that the way these folks are eating your jerky, they will be making purchases from your online retail store. On a personal note, I want to thank you for supporting our efforts out here. You didn't have to send any jerky, but you did. You didn't have to send that much jerky, but you did. God Bless you and thank you for helping me to make my troops happy. I will never forget you.

Tim G, US Navy

Just returned to NYC from a 2 week trip to Avon. My buddy there had shot an elk and you processed it for him. The Polish Sausage and Breakfast Sausage were excellent!!! You folks do a great job. Thanks!

Eric S
New York

Your products and speciality items are always a favorite in our home, even the baby loves your teriyaki stix! The kids absolutely love your stuff and are always asking me when am I going back to Steve's Meat Market to get some more of their favorite items!!! Thank You So MUCH!!!

Kathi W
Littleton, CO

I just wanted to drop you guys a quick note and say that I was thoroughly impressed with how professional your business is ran. From calling on the phone, ease of dropping off my deer, to picking it up when it was scheduled to be complete. Excellent experience and I will be back next year.

Happy customer, Ben G.

Great service. We just found out about Steve's and what a great find. They're SUPER friendly, the facilities are nice and clean and it was an all around great experience.


The BEST meat processing in Colorado! My family has been going to Steve's Meat Market for the past 8 years and have never been unsatisfied with the quality and their reasonable pricing. Steve's Meat Market is by far the best priced in Colorado, and they get it done in a timely fashion so that you can enjoy your tasty treats! My favorites are their Jalapeno jerky and their breakfast sausage! Yum! Thanks Steve

Boulder, CO

I wanted to say thank you, Steve and Karen, for your kindness and generosity today. My dad was truly overwhelmed at your facility and he got in the car and said I think those were the most genuine nicest people I have ever met. Thank you for making your place of business truly an experience. Thank you for your business and even more for your friendship.

Scott W.

Recently one of the police officers in our unit was deployed to Iraq, and will be there for sometime. He blogs us to let us know how he's doing and that all the soldiers in his unit are safe. He recently mentioned that there were 3 soldiers in his unit that got no mail or packages. After talking with them, he sent us a wish list from those soldiers. One of the items on the list was jerky. I immediately thought of Steve's Meat Market and what great jerky you made. I contacted Karen and asked if you would donate 3 packages of your jerky. When I arrived to pick up the packages, she presented me with 3 one-lb packages of jerky. I was total overwhelmed. I sent off the jerky with other items on the wish list and just heard back from Chris. Chris tells me that the soldiers were overjoyed with what was in the packages, but most of all, how great the jerky was. Chris says that's all they talk about. I know Chris thanks you from the bottom of his heart as well as myself, as it really made 3 soldiers day in Iraq.

Mary W.

We lived in Golden, CO for a year, and visited Steve's Meat Market ALL the time for jerky and sausages. We really miss it and as you can imagine, we don't have anything like the meat you have, out here in Hawaii.

Bests, Minti S from Kihei

We want to send a sincere "Thank you" for donating the beef jerky for the troops in Iraq. We stuffed the stockings we had, then I gave the rest of the bag to the Marine Corp League to stuff in their stockings. The troops loved it!

The Model T Ford Club
Mile High Chapter

Dear Steve-
On Saturday, October 2nd, 2010, I came into your store to pick up my antelope from processing. As I told your cashier how I worked all summer to pay for my hunting fees this fall, he was nice enough to give me a discount from my total. Overall, this gentleman was extremely nice. He was polite in every manner, and as we were hauling the meat out the door, he gave me a free camo ball-cap with Steve's Meat Market written on the front of it. With this only being my second time bringing my meat to Steve's (only my second animal that I have harvested), the personnel working there were very friendly. Everything that we have ever ordered from Steve's has tasted great, and have not been disappointed by anything yet.

Anyway, just thought I would drop that note to you guys, and say thanks again. You have my business till the end. Keep up the good work guys!

Thanks again and know that all you do is much appreciated!

Baily, CO

Steve's is GREAT!
I heard about Steve's from a friend and not sure what to expect. I heard they were a bit unfriendly during their peak seasons but I just visited the shop and they were fantastic! Karen is a jewel, so nice and patient with me while I figured out exactly what types of meat I weanted, and Steve came out and said hello too. Everyone was awesome to deal with and I can't wait to fill my freezer next week! Steve's definitely found themselves a new customer.

Denver, CO



Steve’s Meat Market are Members of and/or Support the following Organizations:

  1. NRA Lifetime Member
  2. Clear Creek Sportsman Club
  3. Golden Gun Club
  4. Golden High Country Archers
  5. Colorado Bowhunter Association
  6. Rocky Mounting Big Horn Society
  7. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  8. Rocky Mountain Mule Deer Foundation
  9. Safari Club International
  10. Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry
  11. Arvada Food Bank
  12. Colorado Association of Meat Processors
  13. Arvada Elks Lodge #2278
  14. Arvada Chamber of Commerce
  15. Colorado Parks & Wildlife
  16. U.S.  Warrior Outdoors
  17. Make a Wish Foundation

After the Kill

Immediately Validate Your Carcass Tag

  1. Sign your name with a pen on the carcass tag signature line
  2. Detach carcass tag section
  3. Punch out Date, Month & Sex
  4. Secure tag to carcass (not antlers) with a cable tie leaving the information visible
  5. Snap a few photos

Field Dress the Animal

  1. Remove Internal organs
  2. Split pelvic & remove anal cavity
  3. Split brisket & remove heart, lungs & wind pipe
  4. Leave evidence of sex attached
  5. Get carcass off ground!  Either hang in tree or place several logs under carcass
  6. Separate hind legs so they cool faster
  7. Place pine boughs over exposed meat to keep birds off
  8. Skin as soon as possible and cover with quality game bags
  9. Place skinned clean quarters in quality tight woven breathable game bags. Be extra careful to keep flies out before tying ends of game bag.

Treat the meat with care, i.e. DO NOT drag it through debris and expect it to stay clean. Remember, this is your meat so take care of it!



(Average Hanging Weights)


  • Buck: 60-70 lbs
  • Doe: 40-50 lbs
  • Fawn: 20-30 lbs


  • Buck: 100-160 lbs
  • Doe: 60-100 lbs
  • Fawn: 30-40 lbs


  • Bull: 250-500 lbs
  • Cow: 200-350 lbs
  • Calf: 60-100 lbs

Approx. Live Weight = Hanging weight x 1.65
(ex:  64 lb Antelope x 1.65 = 105 lb live weight)

Typical Boneless Yields On Whole Carcass

  1. Very clean/Head Shot: 55% Yield
  2. Average cleanliness/Heart shot: 50% Yield
  3. Dirty carcass, shoulder or hind shot: 45% Yield

Do's and Dont's


DON'T: Leave your animal overnight as you see on many television hunting shows.
DO: Try and retrieve your carcass the same day as kill.  Most animals left lying on the ground with organs intact will bone sour or rot overnight

DON'T: Leave your hide on in warm weather, (typically daytime high temps over 50 degrees)
DO: Skin your carcass as soon as possible to cool quicker

DON'T: Use Inexpensive Game Bags
DO: Use a quality tight woven cloth game bag to keep flies out

DON'T: Put warm quarters in plastic bags or Nylon Tarps
DO: Cool quarters in cloth game bags.  Once cool, place in cooler on block of ice and open spicket for proper drainage of water

DON'T: Leave your carcass tag on head with taxidermist
DO: Properly validate carcass tag & secure to carcass

DON'T: Transport carcass directly over rear differential of vehicle or in an enclosed topper
DO: Put several logs to elevate meat from vehicle bed or open topper windows for air circulation

DON'T: Assume it is okay to hang your carcass in a tree or garage for several days
DO: Use blocks of ice in chest cavity to store and transport your carcass

DO: Bring along some snack stix on your next fishing trip




European Mounts/Fish Taxidermy

Skull and Fish Specialist – Offering natural beetle cleaned European Mounts, leather wrapped panel mounts, restoration and repair work. Our many different custom options can give your trophy a truly unique look which makes us different than all the rest. Great for commemorating a first kill or any memory special to your hunt. And for your convenience, you can drop off your head at Steve's Meat Market during their normal business receiving hours. We also do fish reproductions. Visit our website at www.rhinoriginalz.net for additional information.

Email: rhinoriginalz@gmail.com
Phone: 303.427.0113

RhinOriginalz is an independently contracted business. While we endeavor to provide a full range of game processing services for our customers, we cannot be held responsible for the services rendered by independent contractors. Prices are subject to change at any time.

European Skull Mount
Beetle Cleaned, Whitened, & Sealed
*Average turn around runs 5-8 months*
Antelope$105 ($100 if skinned)
Deer$105 ($100 if skinned)
Elk$185 ($175 if skinned)
Moose$235 ($225 if skinned)
Buffalo$260 ($250 if skinned)
Steer$285 ($275 if skinned)
Small Game$35-$65
European Display Options
Wood Choice in Oak or Walnut
Reg. / Elk
Metal Wall Hanger$5 / $5
Barnwood$30 / $40
Standard Panel$30 / $40
Deluxe Panel$40 / $55
Skull Hooker$45 / $65
Table/Wall Pedestal$45 / $65
Driftwood Pedestal$55 / $75
Antler Pedestal$65 / $85
Natural Base$130 / $160
Leather Panel Mount
Price Includes Wall Panel with Hanger
*Average turn around runs 5-6 months*
Reg. / *WP
Antelope$170 / $185
Deer$170 / $185
Elk$220 / $240
*WP indicates mounted on Wall Pedestal*
Custom Work
*Average turn around runs 5-12 months*
Reg. / Elk
$25-$65 / $30-$80
Color Sand Tinting$40 / $55
(Any Color Available) 
Metal Coating$150 / $200
(Bronze, Copper, Nickel, Iron, Brass)
Bone Carving
$150-$375 / $175-$475
*Average turn around runs 5-6 months*
European Mount$35
Neck & Skull$75
Neck & Skull on Base$150
Fan & Beard Board$145
Fan & Multi Beard$165
Reproduction Fish Mounts
$17 per/inch × length
Wall Hanger$5
Custom habitat bases upon request
Additional Services
Lower Jaw$25-$35
Color Antlers$20-$35
Tine Repair$35 & up
Velvet Preserve$50-$75
(Antlers cut, preserved & re-attached)
Shipping$45 & up
Shipping - Elk$300 & up




Marinade in Zesty Italian Dressing overnight or sprinkle steaks with “Steve’s” homemade seasoning salt (available for sale in our retail department). Cook to medium (do not overcook).


Use any type of Game Roast. Butter bottom of baking dish and add roast, season with Steve’s seasoning salt and pepper. Cover with chopped onion, pats of butter (about 2 tablespoons). Mix 1 can of cream of chicken soup and 1 can of celery soup together and add 1 chopped onion. Cover dish and bake for 2- to 3 hours. Serve with Mashed Potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees.


Add seasoning salt. Just make patties & grill. Top with your favorite garnishing’s.



Mix 1 lb. ground -game burger, ½ to 1 lb. ground pork, 1 egg, ¼ C bread Crumbs (Italian or Plain), ¼ C milk, 1-2 teaspoons garlic salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 1 Tablespoon worcheshire sauce, ½ C rolled oats and ¾ C chopped onions. Mix everything Together and put in bread pan, cover with bacon. Bake for 1- 1 ½ hours until done at 350 degrees.


1 lb. ground game burger, ½ C finely chopped onion, ½ C minute rice, 1 egg, ½ C milk, Steve’s seasoning salt, pepper, brown gravy mix. Mix all ingredients except for Gravy mix, make small balls, brown turning with tongs so you don’t smash them. Mix 2 C of Water with brown gravy mix (as directed on package). Pour over meat and simmer for 1 hour. (you will need to add a little water to keep sauce thinner while cooking).


  1. Form patty & pan fry. Add a slice of cheese and a cooked egg on top of a toasted buttered English muffin.

  2. Biscuits & Gravy- Brown & chop 1 ½ lbs. of our breakfast sausage in a skillet. In a sauce pan, prepare two packages of white country gravy mix. Bake 1 tube of country biscuits. Add gravy to sausage skillet to get full flavor. Stir together and cover biscuits.


  1. Form a patty & pan fry. Melt a slice of provolone or mozzarella (add green chili strips if desired). Place on a toasted roll and baste with marinara sauce.

  2. Meat Sauce with Pasta- Sautee diced onions in olive oil over medium heat. Once onions soften, add chopped Italian sausage to pan and brown. Add your favorite marinara sauce & simmer. Cook up some al-dente pasta & cover with meat sauce.


Makes a spicy patty or loosely brown and mix with breakfast burritos or in a Spanish casserole.


Cook in electric skillet. Heat a splash of olive oil. Brown both sides on medium heat. Cover with lid & steam to 160 degrees internally.


These links are all fully cooked. Just Heat & Eat!

  • Microwave a link for 1 minute or:
  • Warm on grill- 2 minutes per side or:
  • Steam in electric skillet- Add a little water, cover with lid and warm 2-3 minutes. (if the links split, you have cooked them too long)


Cook fried potatoes, onions and peppers in skillet. Slice German or Chorizo Links ¼" thick & stir in pan. Add to tortillas. Cover with shredded cheese & green chile.


  1. Take a nice fresh bagel smeared with cream cheese. Add a few slices of either and you've got a great sandwich. You can top with garden fresh tomato slices or fresh cucumbers.
  2. Grilled Cheese Sandwich- Both of these meats can be added to a grilled cheese sandwich. Just brown meat on each side and add to sandwich.


Add meat slice to a butter crisp cracker. Smear on spicy honey mustard then squirt canned cheese whiz on top. You can also use sliced cheese.


This burger is ready-to-go (salt is already added) Just make patties & grill. Top with pickles, onion & barbecue sauce or even add a grilled pineapple ring.


Keep frozen for long-term storage. Eat it right out of the package.


Cut the pack open and stand stix in a coffee cup for a day or two. Let them dry-out in room temperature or eat right out of the package.


Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us by calling or e-mailing us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for stopping by!

Steve's Meat Market

5751 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80002-2534

Phone: (303) 422-3487
Fax: (303) 432-2312

We are located at 5751 Olde Wadsworth in Olde Town Arvada, 12 blocks north of I-70 and 4 blocks west of the Wadsworth Bypass.

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