Our Elk Strip Jerky is machine pressed: for a simple bite, tear, and chew process. It is then cured and smoked for 3-4 days and dried with hickory wood chips. The number of pieces in our one pound packages will vary due to the meat being machine pressed. Strip Jerky comes in two flavors; Regular and Spicy. If you're debating whether or not you can handle the spicy, Be Warned!, It is Spicy, so if you have to wonder, go Regular.