I had the opportunity to visit my buddy Mark Leigh at his butcher shop on Rt. 9 in Paeonian Springs this morning after arrowing the eight-point buck at left. Visiting Mark is always a pleasure, and I believe his shop is the best deer processing business in Northern Virginia.
In addition to processing venison, Mark makes great European mounts, and - since this was the first good-sized buck I've harvested in a few years - I decided to go ahead and order one.
Mark's Butcher Shop is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday. He works around the clock this time of year, and his busiest month - November - is coming up. Mark mentioned today that he really needs the rest on Sunday and asked me to make sure I note the shortened Sunday hours.
Hopefully this won't be my last visit to Mark's shop this season. The nights are getting colder and deer are moving.
Get out there and hunt!