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#6963191 - 11/16/17 06:08 PM Quartered Deer on Ice - how long?
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How long can quartered deer be kept on ice?
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#6963193 - 11/16/17 06:10 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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A week easy, I've gone close to two but that is as much as I'd go.

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#6963202 - 11/16/17 06:15 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Some say to keep draining the water off and add ice to the ice chest.

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#6963207 - 11/16/17 06:20 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: Wilhunt]
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Originally Posted By: Wilhunt
Some say to keep draining the water off and add ice to the ice chest.


That is what I do.

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#6963211 - 11/16/17 06:29 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Where is the backstrap?
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#6963237 - 11/16/17 06:50 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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I don't go longer than a week.
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#6963246 - 11/16/17 07:03 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Keep the meat from soaking. Bacteria grows faster with the moisture.
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#6963274 - 11/16/17 07:32 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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no more than four days for me constantly add ice every day and leave the plug off and slightly tilted so excess water drains off.

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#6963327 - 11/16/17 08:15 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: bill oxner]
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Where is the backstrap?


Ha. Backstrap and tenders are in the cooler too
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#6963494 - 11/16/17 11:55 PM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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I keep plug cracked and add ice everyday until itís flowing clear. Then to processing. Normally about 4-5 days

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#6963588 - 11/17/17 07:31 AM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Elevate one side, open drain plug and add ice every day. Iíve gone a week

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#6963615 - 11/17/17 07:56 AM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Iím on day 6. Havenít been draining but have dumped and changed ice every day ó think Iím alright?
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#6963627 - 11/17/17 08:09 AM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Yes

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#6963628 - 11/17/17 08:11 AM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Originally Posted By: RedSnake
Iím on day 6. Havenít been draining but have dumped and changed ice every day ó think Iím alright?


Everyday. your good. I will also put an old refrigerator rack to keep the meat off the bottom. Less discoloring and blood in the water like that.
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#6963684 - 11/17/17 08:59 AM Re: Quartered Deer on Ice - how long? [Re: RedSnake]
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Not sure about in a cooler with ice but my mule deer was just processed after hanging 13 days. He is tasty and tender, was pretty rutted up when I harvested him.
Our elk hung for 12 days . We do have a nice cold garage and very low humidity up here.

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