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Innovative ideas to keep deer cold during transport?

Old 09-22-2009, 01:44 PM
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Our season opens Aug 15th. Average temp at that time of the year is close to 100. To date no one has died eating venison we handled and sent to the processor.

My suggestion. Gut the animal within 40 minutes, throw a couple of bags of ice in the gut cavity (if youre really worried) and carry him on to the processor.

I personally think the initial gutting is the big key here to great tasting meat. Get that heat off the meat and dont go parading it around town and you will be just fine.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by crokit
Last year w/adirondack buck, after finally getting it out of the woods, I filled chest cavity with bags of ice, several blocks of ice on and under hind quarters, and wrapped in space blanket. I had 48 hrs before chance to butcher, hence the preps. When I got home, very little of ice had melted. Can't say enough for those blankets.

i do this to in early season works good
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:56 AM
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Thanks for all the ideas fellas! They'll definitely come in handy when the situation comes.
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