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Old 10-17-2007, 08:02 PM
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ok lets say you got alot of deer this year had it done by a good butcher
or did it your self

and it is packed in butcher paper like most butchers do

how long after you drop it in your freezer will you keep it

a year two year or long
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:17 PM
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I am not sure how long buther paper keeps, but we have a vaccum sealer and meat is suppose to be good for two years, it never lasts that long though.

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Old 10-17-2007, 08:19 PM
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i lovemy vacum sealer every hunter should have them
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:26 PM
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1 year with butcher paper.
2 years with freezer zip lock bags.
3+ years with vacuum sealed bags.

My son just went on a camping trip and took along some vacuum sealed bear roast and said it tasted fine. It was from 2003.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:28 PM
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i wouldnt keep it over a year and i seem to luck out a finish up last years in time for this years deer. it might still be good but just seems like a long time.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:30 PM
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I don't understand the Q. Venison in the frezzer for more than 4 months????
I'm luky if it makes it that long.
Wife and Kids love it.

Bought beef tenderloins awhile back, grilled to perfection, Kids said it tasted funny, go fiqure.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:15 PM
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1 year with butcher paper.
2 years with freezer zip lock bags.
3+ years with vacuum sealed bags.

My son just went on a camping trip and took along some vacuum sealed bear roast and said it tasted fine. It was from 2003.
No way does meat last 2 years in ziplocs!!!! I tried that 2 years ago, and will never again!!! 6 months tops!!! I have a vaccum sealer, but rarely use it, because the bags are so dang expensive!!Last year I went back to the tried and true method ofdouble wraping mine in freezer paper, and have had it in my freezer as long as 18 months with 0 freezer burn!!

A good freezer helps!!!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:23 PM
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me and dad killed 4 one year. we are the only 2 in the house that eat it. come spring gobbler season we were scrounging up what was left to take to camp with us

but then again we ate it for every meal pretty much. steak and eggs for breakfast...mmmm
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:25 PM
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not very long it gets used quick.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:50 PM
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I cut my own meat. That means I wrap too. I wrap in plastic wrap and then in butcher paper. I found a roast in my freezer last fall[:-][:-][:-][:-]it was 4 yrs old. Except fro a couple of spots all meat was just like it was froze for 3months. Plastic wrap seals the meat from the air and butcher paper does the rest. Butcher paper alone will not seal perfectly. Honestly if the meat is there take a look. Don't follow any guidelines. Smell, look and then taste. Once the meat is thawed smell it......... if it stinks throw it out. If it doesn't stink cut off any spots that look like they have been damaged. Cook and taste........ it not any different.
That reminds me......... I have a pork picnic that I found from 03 that I have to take a look at. Doing a boston butt. Got the picnic for $4...... 8lbs. I have 3 chest freezer and every now and again something slips through the cracks. Check B4 you throw it out
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