I've never understood the facination with deer sausage. I prefer to have my deer made into steaks and hamburger meat. Last time I priced up making smoked deer sausage I think it was cheaper to buy Manda's or Vernon's from a grocer. Of course I eat alot more grind meat than smoked sausage too.
If I ate alot of sausage I'd probably do the same. I'm just spoilt by the NELA processing prices. I can get my deer cut into tenderized steak and hamburger then vacuum packed for $55. I usually forego the tenderizing though because it cooks too dry on the grill.