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‘A dying art’: Pennsylvania deer processors face marathon days as hunting season heats up | Sports

When Doug Peffer opened his big game butcher shop, deer hunters around the intersection of Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties could choose from perhaps a dozen full-service processors to carve their harvest.

Some 45 years later, Mr. Peffer’s outfit near Ellwood City is among fewer than half as many in the greater Pittsburgh area, estimated his son Johnathan Peffer, 39, who was taking a breather on Sunday afternoon from a string of new deliveries unfolding outside the door extended.

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