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Hanging deer how long?

Old 12-05-2005, 10:28 PM
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if i shoot a deer on saturday, ill skin it either that night, or first thing sunday morning, then cut it up on sunday. Then it goes into the fridge. usually takes a few days to get the meat sliced, bagged and frozen. my dad does that part, because i usually have to go back to college
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:20 AM
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I usually skin and quarter the same day or the next day. If isn’t cold 30s I put him in a fridge I have in the garage overnight. I put the skinned quartered pieces into garbage bags to inhibit drying out in the fridge. I know the local butchers let them hang for up to a week when backlogged. Meat always tastes great so I avoid long hangs, just doesn’t make sense to rot the meat, but each to his own. Knew one guy who hung them for 3 weeks and the meat turned black, he swore by it, I would not eat it.
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Old 12-06-2005, 05:37 AM
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I'll skin it asap. Usually let it hang over night if cool enough. If not it gets boned out and either put in the fridge or in a cooler on ice where I proceed to cut it up over the next several days.
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