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#5963568 - 10/06/15 08:59 AM To those who don't process there own ???
StephensCnty308 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 265
Loc: Stephens county
I have hunted in areas in the past where a local processor wasn't close or near by. I learned from a young age how to process my own game and pack it so I can fit it all in my cooler.
I have never thought about it but what do you folks do who hunt real far out and take your deer to a processor
How do you keep it cold in early season hunts?

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#5963612 - 10/06/15 09:22 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
rexmitchell Offline
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Registered: 02/11/13
Posts: 2196
Quarter the deer and throw it on ice in the Yeti....Gives me at least 4 days and usually more. I usually don't take my deer into the processor until the following weekend and only have to add a bag of ice or two to the cooler once I get home.

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#5963619 - 10/06/15 09:27 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26311
Loc: Texas
I do process my own, but still have to get it home. Big ice chests. I freeze gallon milk jugs and 3 liter bottles in the garage chest freezer and fill the ice chest before we leave. When you get something a hatchet and a few minutes and you have crushed ice.
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#5963668 - 10/06/15 09:56 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 500
Loc: Dallas
Quarter it immediately and put it on ice

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#5963777 - 10/06/15 11:08 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 265
Loc: Stephens county
Interesting so even the folks who use processors at least know how to quarter a deer.
I always wondered how y'all/they cooled there kill during transport.


Edited by StephensCnty308 (10/06/15 11:09 AM)

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#5963801 - 10/06/15 11:14 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3815
Loc: Conroe, TX
Careful throwing meat into a Yeti. It gets freezer burned really quick.
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#5963822 - 10/06/15 11:22 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1893
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
If we don't quarter it, we'll throw bags of ice into the chest cavity and cover with a tarp to keep cool. Done this a couple of times in a pinch while not having a big enough cooler.

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#5963835 - 10/06/15 11:27 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 500
Loc: Dallas
I have seen people pull into the processor with deer that hasn't been gutted. I don't care if the processor is less than an hour away, that's disgusting

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#5963836 - 10/06/15 11:28 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: titan2232]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 500
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Careful throwing meat into a Yeti. It gets freezer burned really quick.


I like to wrap the meat in towels to keep it dry and from making contact with the ice

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#5963848 - 10/06/15 11:34 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: Bill Waldschmidt]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 265
Loc: Stephens county
Originally Posted By: Bill Waldschmidt
I have seen people pull into the processor with deer that hasn't been gutted. I don't care if the processor is less than an hour away, that's disgusting
if it's not gutted how do they cool it?

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#5963851 - 10/06/15 11:36 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Bill Waldschmidt Offline
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Registered: 07/15/10
Posts: 500
Loc: Dallas
Exactly

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#5963860 - 10/06/15 11:39 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/27/15
Posts: 265
Loc: Stephens county
Yikes

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#5963882 - 10/06/15 11:45 AM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
Simple Searcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/12
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We keep several boxes of them Hefty 2 1/2 gallon zip lock bags from Walmart. They are big enough to hold a whole large whitetail ham or both shoulders (they will hold two hams from a smaller deer). Put the backstaps and tenderloins in another bag if they wont fit with in other meat. That is 3-4 bags max.
Then throw on ice in the cooler and top off with ice.
In cooler weather we will leave a deer hang and cool naturally for a bit (saves ice). We have let them hang all night or even all day if weather is <40 degrees.
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#5963929 - 10/06/15 12:06 PM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: titan2232]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
Posts: 9986
Loc: wondering about the woods
Originally Posted By: titan2232
Careful throwing meat into a Yeti. It gets freezer burned really quick.

rofl i pud a baby gorrilla in one once, for three years & ended up with a little yeti .. flag
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#5963982 - 10/06/15 12:37 PM Re: To those who don't process there own ??? [Re: StephensCnty308]
HuntinForTail Offline
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Registered: 08/24/09
Posts: 213
Loc: Houston
is it bad to let the meat sit in the ice and water slush? Ive always heard to drain the bloody water as it accumulates and to keep adding ice. Is it better to zip lock the meat and keep it from getting soaked?

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