So I've always enjoyed being as self sufficient as possible. Recently I've been on a kick to really minimize costs and maximize my use of the products i consume. Recently I've gotten into hunting and would like to learn a bit more about butchering. This applies to bbq because I'm not just interested in learning to efficiently clean the animal, I'd like to be able to section muscles etc to maximize their usage. I recently read an older post by pops showing how to take a pig leg and make a ham while utilizing everything from skin to fat. A very good read and a perfect example of what I'm talking about in this thread. However it is one thing to see a picture and dialog of how to do something and a hands on experience. So my question is does anyone in Washington, preferably southwest know of a place to take a class, or is there a former butcher among us that may be interested in putting something on? Am i the only one interested in something like this? Perhaps if we have a knowledgeable person among us we could arrange to have a seminar at the discussed Washington get together? Perhaps everyone else is good with learning via pictorials but with the costs of meats I'd be interested in taking a class or getting some help and saving the trial and error process. Just thought I'd throw it out there and add to the Washington group discussion.