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Cooler size #8010336 10/14/20 10:54 PM
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For those that put your game meat in coolers for transport, what size cooler do you use? Academy has a 100 quart cooler for around 100$ that I am thinking about getting.

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If its for transport
Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler,120 Quart
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You can fit a single quartered deer in a yeti 65/75 easily. You can easily get two in a 100 qt chest if you do it right.

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I use igloo 150 quarts. I can get several quarters deer and pigs to fit in them easily. Cheap and work for me. If it’s hot you will have to keep adding ice.

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A yeti would be amazing but I have already spent a good amount of money getting started in deer hunting and I still gotta buy a guide, so the igloo or colman is perfect for now.

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Coleman Xtreme Marine 150 quart. Keeps ice for a few days and can hold a lot of meat.

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I have a 120 qt Brute. It is not necessary for most of my hunting. But, a long hard ride non-stop from Amarillo to Houston gave me the cushion of no concern. Left Amarillo where it was 34°, by the time I hit Ft Worth it was close to 80°.

I don’t even shoot Whitetails any more. Don’t really like the meat unless it is all processed into sausage. Otherwise, I pass. My hunting of late has been birds. While a 48 qt works for most waterfowl it will just barely fit 4 Sandhill Cranes. Won’t make that mistake again.

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Originally Posted by Yeti88
For those that put your game meat in coolers for transport, what size cooler do you use? Academy has a 100 quart cooler for around 100$ that I am thinking about getting.


If I mean business when I go and am going to get meat (3-4 deer) I take a couple 75 yetis full of ice and a 160qt Igloo. 4 deer quartered with backstraps & tenderloins along with trimmings from the necs easily fit into the igloo with plenty of room for ice.


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If you're not going too far, I think you're good with the Coleman/Igloo recommendations. The higher-end roto-molded coolers like Yeti, Brute/Bison, Pelican hold ice for MUCH longer but there are downsides (expensive, less capacity with similar dimensions because of the width of the cooler wall, and they are HEAVY). I second @krmitchell assessment, you can fit a whole deer (even a sizable buck) in a 65/70 cooler if you pack carefully. I've put a WT buck and doe (quartered) in a 100 qt Bison with plenty of ice for a long drive. But you need a friend to move that loaded thing around! smile


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I have a 75qt yeti that will hold 2 whitetails. That's quartered and trimmed.

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Yeti 75 $449.99 vs Coleman Coastal Xtreme Series Marine Portable Cooler,120 Quart $55.00 for transporting deer a few times a year. Yeti if I want to let it sit a week without having to add ice i guess.


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Originally Posted by Yeti88
A yeti would be amazing but I have already spent a good amount of money getting started in deer hunting and I still gotta buy a guide, so the igloo or colman is perfect for now.

They all perform as designed but you gotta go with Yeti since it is your screen name. Just sayin


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Originally Posted by landsurveyor
[quote=Yeti88]A yeti would be amazing but I have already spent a good amount of money getting started in deer hunting and I still gotta buy a guide, so the igloo or colman is perfect for now.

They all perform as designed but you gotta go with Yeti since it is your screen name. Just sayin[/q

Haha ya you are right. I'll have to start a go fund me to get one lol

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the older I get the more I hate lugging a large cooler. I have found that a 60 quart will handle a quartered dear with plenty of ice for the weekend.


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If you live near the Igloo factory in Katy, TX they are having a close out sale. I am an Igloo guy myself, I believe they are a good combo of quality and price. I take a 120 qt hunting and never needed more space with a single deer or hog. I guess I like knowing I have extra space in case lighting strikes and I take more than one animal on a trip.

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[quote=Yeti88]A yeti would be amazing but I have already spent a good amount of money getting started in deer hunting and I still gotta buy a guide, so the igloo or colman is perfect for now.

They all perform as designed but you gotta go with Yeti since it is your screen name. Just sayin[/q

Haha ya you are right. I'll have to start a go fund me to get one lol

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Originally Posted by jpdarby2
If you live near the Igloo factory in Katy, TX they are having a close out sale. I am an Igloo guy myself, I believe they are a good combo of quality and price. I take a 120 qt hunting and never needed more space with a single deer or hog. I guess I like knowing I have extra space in case lighting strikes and I take more than one animal on a trip.



I'll have to check that sale out.

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I have a 60 quart that does okay for one average sized deer with room for ice. You have to "fit in" the sections.

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I use a 145 most of the time. I can easily fit two axis or deer (quartered with neck and rib cage) and 20-30lbs of ice.

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