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11-12-2009, 10:43 AM #1
Hanging Deer- Warm Weather
I like to let my deer hang a few days before I butcher them but we are supposed to have warm temperatures all the way until Nov. 25. What is the max temperature you will let a deer hang and what are some ways to keep the deer cool besides hanging them in a walk-in fridge?
11-12-2009, 10:46 AM #2
I quarter my deer up and let is sit in coolers with ice on it for 4 or 5 days draining the bloody water off daily and adding new ice when it's warm or I put in a cooler and sit in the bottom of my dads garage fridge if he doesn't already have his deer in there.
11-12-2009, 11:31 AM #3
im not sure how long you can do it but mine hung in the garage for a day in the upper 50's during the day, at night it got down to the high 30's and mine is still safe to eat.. hope this helps some.
11-12-2009, 11:42 AM #4Spike
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Bacteria sets in easy at 50degrees,get them in fridge or cooler as soon as possible.You don't want to mess around with taking a chance.
11-12-2009, 11:46 AM #5
A daytime high more than 45 im gettin leary! In the shade if at all possible!
11-12-2009, 11:48 AM #6Take a kid hunting. Grow the sport!
11-12-2009, 11:53 AM #7
I usually de-bone and put it in a cooler. I have a large cooler that I put the grated shelving from a frig in. I placed spacers in the bottom so there is a void at the bottom for the blood and melting ice to drain. I set the cooler on an angle , pull the drain plug and cover the meat with ice. replace the ice as needed."For those that fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know"
11-12-2009, 11:57 AM #8
I'm glad someone started this topic. I've been hunting for 5 or 6 years now and fortunately have never been in a situation where I didn't have time to immediately butcher the deer.
If I get one on saturday, I wont have time to butcher it til sunday morning.
I was thinking maybe pack the rib cage with ice bags??
There is a barn to hang the deer in. Is it more important to get the deer off the ground (hang in the barn), pack it with ice on the barn floor, or neither??
11-12-2009, 12:03 PM #9It's not so much if you win or lose - it's how you shoot the flaming arrow while riding a camel.
11-12-2009, 12:07 PM #10
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