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#6015661 - 11/06/15 11:44 PM Question if Deer meat is still good?
Trav1921 Offline
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I harvested my deer on Monday. The meat was taken and placed into a game bag, then into a trash bag and put on ice until returned home Wednesday morning. I had a family emergency and had to leave town in a hurry so I threw my entire cooler into my chest freezer. My question is do yall think the meat is still good. I will be home tomorrow afternoon and be able to check on it and get it processed. When the cooler was placed in the freezer is had just been repacked with ice. For having to leave quick this was the only thing I could think of. Thanks for any info.

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#6015811 - 11/07/15 06:54 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
trapperben Offline
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If it stayed cold it should be fine.

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#6015877 - 11/07/15 07:30 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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Your good.

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#6016007 - 11/07/15 08:32 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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#6016194 - 11/07/15 09:57 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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It's fine, no worries.

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#6016213 - 11/07/15 10:02 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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It's no good. I'll dispose of it for a small fee.
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#6017649 - 11/08/15 09:23 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
stxranchman Offline
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Yes it will still be fine as long as it cooled down when you put it in the cooler the first time. I have killed deer that we skinned and quartered then put directly in a freezer. Thawed them out later and processed them. Did it for years.
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#6019116 - 11/09/15 09:30 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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as others have stated, should be fine ...
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#6019196 - 11/09/15 09:58 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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It's easier to grind if it's partially frozen.
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#6019201 - 11/09/15 09:59 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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I would suspect its fine, but would give it the old smell test anyhow.
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#6019245 - 11/09/15 10:20 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I would suspect its fine, but would give it the old smell test anyhow.


Not just the smell test, cook up a little in a skillet no seasonings. If it is bad you will know quick from the smell.
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#6022803 - 11/11/15 07:00 AM Re: Question if Deer meat is still good? [Re: Trav1921]
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It's extremely hard for venison to go bad. It can get freezer burnt if not packaged properly but that takes a while. Your meat is fine. Take it to processor.

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