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#6079863 - 12/12/15 10:50 AM Quick question - temperature for hanging deer?
jdk1985 Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
Posts: 12188
Loc: Waco, TX
What temperature does it need to drop down to in order to hang a deer outside over night?

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#6079867 - 12/12/15 10:53 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
BOONER Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: Brownwood,Tx
I don't think that there is a magic number as long as it's cool and the flies aren't out. I could be wrong and I'm sure someone will let me know.

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#6079872 - 12/12/15 10:59 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
helomech Offline
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Registered: 11/14/07
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I would not do it, unless it was as cool as a refrigerator. I would say 40 tops.
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#6079873 - 12/12/15 10:59 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
grout-scout Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
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Loc: Boerne, Texas
I won't hang one if it's 50 or warmer. Obviously we all prefer colder but this year has been quite warm (at least here in the hill country). Def watch for flies, they can still fly at 50.

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#6079887 - 12/12/15 11:07 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: helomech]
Western Offline
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Originally Posted By: helomech
I would not do it, unless it was as cool as a refrigerator. I would say 40 tops.


This, 40* is where bacteria really starts to slow down.
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#6079908 - 12/12/15 11:34 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
StretchR Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: Hutto, TX (Williamson Co)
The department of health and the USDA say that above 40 degrees is unsafe for food storage. That would be my limit, unless it had been much colder and the time above 40 was less than an hour.

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#6079928 - 12/12/15 11:52 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
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i'd never hang one unless forced to by circumstance.
i get it skinned and cut up and in the cooler a.s.a.p.

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#6080809 - 12/12/15 10:56 PM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
Brother Phil Offline
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50 degrees or cooler works for me.

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#6080823 - 12/12/15 11:17 PM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: Brother Phil]
Curly Offline
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Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
50 degrees or cooler works for me.


^^^ this ^^^

Main thing is cold enough to keep the flies off...unless you have a game bag.


Edited by Curly (12/12/15 11:18 PM)

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#6080920 - 12/13/15 05:53 AM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: jdk1985]
jdk1985 Offline
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thanks all

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#6081332 - 12/13/15 12:26 PM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: Curly]
BOONER Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 5338
Loc: Brownwood,Tx
Originally Posted By: Curly
Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
50 degrees or cooler works for me.


^^^ this ^^^

Main thing is cold enough to keep the flies off...unless you have a game bag.



Curly...I'm beginning to like you!

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#6081568 - 12/13/15 02:26 PM Re: Quick question - temperature for hanging deer? [Re: BOONER]
DQ Kid Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: BOONER
Originally Posted By: Curly
Originally Posted By: Brother Phil
50 degrees or cooler works for me.


^^^ this ^^^

Main thing is cold enough to keep the flies off...unless you have a game bag.



Curly...I'm beginning to like you!


50 degrees down in South Texas has been about our barometer for letting one hang a day or so, ideally lower 40s or colder is better.

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