5280 Processing is a family owned and operated business with more than 100 years of combined wild game processing experience. We are located at 2885 Depew Street in Wheat Ridge, Colorado - just 4 blocks West of Sheridan on 29th Avenue.
5280 Processing accepts Antelope, Bear, Big Horn Sheep, Buffalo, Caribou, Deer, Duck, Elk, Geese, Mountain Goat, and Wild Boar. Don't see your animal here? Just give us a call at 303-650-7471 to see if we can assist you.
We do not accept frozen carcasses or quarters. Your carcass and/or quarters must be thawed prior to acceptance. However, previously processed frozen meat is accepted during any season. We implemented this policy to help ensure our staff can verify:
Evidence of Sex
What Meat is Received
Help Increase Yields
Our Basic (Part I) Processing includes your choice of Steaks, Roasts and Burger with up to 10% Beef Fat. Steaks and Roasts are Vacuum Sealed and Flash Frozen. Burger is wrapped in approx. 1 lb. Poly Chubs and tied with orange tape. Steaks are cut to approx. 1 inch. Roasts will vary depending upon the size of your animal as well as the condition the animal was received in.
Part I Processing will be complete and ready for pickup in 7-10 days.
As hunters ourselves, we understand the time and energy put into keeping your carcass/meat clean and cared for. Because of this, we do not mix animals when making any of our specialty products. This is why our process can take up to 16 weeks depending upon the season you dropped off in as well as what you ordered.
5280 Processing offers a wide variety of wild game meats including:
Raw Sausage in Bulk or Link
Smoked Logs, Links and Sticks
Wild Game Bacon
Our Processing Services are based on hanging weight and range from $1.40 to $2.00/lb. depending upon how we receive your carcass.
Animals typically lose 3 to 5 lbs. in moisture loss while hanging. Loss from cutting and shrinkage can range from 30-50% depending upon the condition of your carcass/meat.
At the time of drop-off, you will be issued an intake tag. This tag includes the weight and description of your carcass/meat.
You will then be asked to park your vehicle and proceed to our office where we will take your wild game processing order.
We require a person over the age of 18 to be present at the time of drop-off.
We do not accept orders or payment over the phone so please review our products and services prior to sending another party in to place your wild game processing order.
At least 50% of your balance is due at the time of drop-off. At drop-off, we accept Cash, Credit/Debit Cards and/or Checks.
After you have placed your wild game processing order, you will be given an INVOICE which reviews your order, payment as well as your pickup dates.
Please keep this invoice with you as proof of ownership and payment.
We WILL NOT release any order without an Invoice. If you are sending another party to pickup your order, please send the Invoice with them or text them a copy of the front and back so we can verify ownership and release orders.
Your Wild Game Basic Processing (Part I) will be complete and ready for pickup in 7 to 10 days. At the time you place your order, we will review the pickup dates with you.
Please keep in mind, we do charge storage fees as we do not have room to store orders.
Your Wild Game Processing of sausages, jerky and specialty items may take up to 16 weeks depending upon the season you dropped off in as well as what you ordered.
Completed Part II orders are posted on this site as well as on our Facebook page.
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We do offer a Rush and Express Service to help hunters traveling to Colorado to hunt.
Our Rush Service offers completed orders in 3 business days from drop-off and costs $50 per invoice/order.
Our Express Service offers completed orders in 24 hours from drop-off and costs $100 per invoice/order. Please note all Part II orders must be placed by 12 pm to qualify and some items may not be available for this service.
We do charge cleaning fees.
Dry, dirty, hairy and excessively blood shot carcasses/meat create additional work for our staff and therefore will be charged an additional $0.25/lb.
If any cleaning fee is recorded on your intake form, please note you can expect a 15-25% maximum yield.
We reserve the right to refuse any carcass for any reason and we WILL REFUSE carcasses that are excessively dirty, dry, hairy or shot.
We do not wish to possibly contaminate another hunter's meat because care was not taken in the field or during transport.
There are many videos online to assist you in the proper ways to keep your meat safe and clean after the kill.
We do charge skinning fees.
Skinning an animal takes additional time for our staff, therefore, we do charge additional fees that range from $40-$100 depending upon the species of the animal received.
Animals received with the hide on will be inspected for further damage, etc. after the hide has been removed. This inspection may lower your yield as we may discover damage to the carcass that was unseen during intake. You will be notified on any changes to your order or additional costs.
All Products are Gluten and MSG Free.
Some allergens may exist such as soy and diary. Some of our spices are produced in plants that may handle tree nuts. If you have allergies to any of these products, we recommend you avoid ordering these products.
Once your order has been entered into our system, we are unable to make order changes.
We recommend you review our Products List and discuss in detail the pricing with your hunting party and/or family prior to arriving.
Presentation of carcass tags and/or ranch receipts are required at the time of drop-off.
Your taxidermist can accept your Hunting License but we MUST HAVE your CARCASS TAG or RANCH RECEIPT to accept your carcass/meat.
If you do not have the correct documentation or you cancel your order, we will cold store your carcass/meat for a maximum of 24 hours. After this period, the Division will be notified that your carcass/meat is abandoned. All cancelled and/or held orders are stored at a rate of $50 per order.
Please note, our hours change based on hunting seasons. Please do not rely on hours posted on other sites such as Google.
Our current hours will always be posted on this site as well as on our Facebook page.
During certain months, we stop accepting 30 minutes prior to our listed closing times.
This allows our staff to operate and receive your animals in daylight.
Please give us a call to verify
our receiving hours.
August 16th - September 30th
Monday - Friday 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 3 pm