Butchering Class

BUFFALO NICKEL Academy at The Buffalo Nickel Lodge

Learn to Butcher like a Pro

Join us for a mouthwatering experience by T.C. Turner (aka Red Beard Butcher), expert butcher, at the Buffalo Nickel Lodge. Indulge in the art of butchery and savor delectable food and drinks during your time with us. This in-person learning event is ideal for hunters of every experience level. Discover the secrets of perfect cuts, portioning, and even sausage-making.

This class will cover the complete breakdown and butchering of whitetail, sausage making, and even how to utilize pheasant in your cooking. Whether you’re a carnivore connoisseur or simply curious, this event promises an exciting learning adventure. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your butchering technique, satisfy your taste buds, and expand your wild game horizons!

Who is the Red Beard Butcher?

T.C. Turner is a butcher and food industry leader with over 25 years of professional experience in a variety of retail, processing, and custom butcher settings and roles. His passion is to deliver high quality product to his customers, mentor other butchers and industry members, and educate the community to the specialty craft of meat cutting. His current focus is expanding the craft of butchery through education and awareness, not only for other butchers, but for the community at large. He is also passionate about cooking, grilling, and smoking the delicious meats he cuts – and sometimes even throws in a veggie or two!

Butchering Class with Expert Butcher T.C. Turner (Red Beard Butcher)

$1,750 per person or $3,000 per duo

Complete wild game breakdown, butchering, and cooking course
led by expert butcher, T.C. Turner


November 30, 2023 – December 3, 2023

Check-In: November 30th
(between 3:00-5:00pm cst)

Check Out: December 3, 2023
(around 2:00pm cst)

Each of our 8 guest rooms have 2 queen beds, so if you book two spots at one time (duo), you will save $250.00 per person and be able to room with your friend.

If you come alone, there is the possibility of sharing a room with another guest of the same sex depending on the number of class attendees.



  • All Meals, Snack, & Drinks (including adult beverages)
  • 5 Star Lodging
  • Upland Hunt (1 box of ammunition included)
  • Sporting Clays Round (2 boxes of ammunition included)
  • Rifle Range Experience (gun rental included, cost of ammunition not included)

*We do have an in-house photographer, so be prepared for some professionally captured memories!


Available add-ons:

  • Shotgun – rental
  • Upland vest – rental coming soon
  • Additional birds – purchase
  • Additional ammunition – purchase (on-site)
  • Airport Transportation (ICT) – round trip, accommodates 6 passengers & gear


Cost does NOT include:

  • Travel
  • Required state/federal licensing ($27.50 Controlled Shooting Area License for Upland Hunting – *A special CSA hunting license may be purchased that is valid only on Kansas CSAs, or hunters may hunt on CSAs with a current Kansas hunting license. Hunter education certification is not required on CSAs with a CSA license.)
  • Gratuities
  • Applicable taxes/fees

Butchering Course Itenerary


Arrival: November 30th, 2023
(Check in between 3:00-5:00pm)

Day 1 (December 1, 2023)
Skinning, Quartering, Butchering Class
Skinning, Quartering, Butchering Class (continued)

Day 2 (December 2, 2023)
Upland Hunt
Pheasant Breakdown
Sausage Making and Tasting Class

Day 3 | Departure (December 3, 2023)
Sporting Clays and/or Rifle Range Experience
Light Lunch
Departure (Can depart after breakfast, if needed)

Is there a class you would like to see at Buffalo Nickel Academy? Email us at info@thebuffalonickel.com and we will work on getting the class on our schedule!

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