Now therefore, please take your weapons, your quiver and your bow, and go out to the field and hunt game for me.
Genesis 27:3 (NKJV)
We have some videos planned for breaking down animals. I will see if we can get breaking down a buck on the list.
Thank you guys. I just didn't want to walk into a processor with a sack of meat and have them throw me out lol! I will study up on proper quartering game. Thanks again
I was skeptical of this with the first cpl cuts, but he separates the major muscle groups which I think is the best way to go.
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I've generally shied away from plastic bags at all, due to them not breathing and holding heat, but this sounds like an interesting option if need be! I can see how this could be useful especially on long pack-ins during early season if it's just not cooling down at night! Thanks
I process all my own game and if it's cool enough I like to quarter game rather than bone it out( where practical of course), just because it's so much easier to clean up and process if not all sides have been exposed in the field. Obviously if its too warm for cooling good,especially on elk size critters or if it's just too dang far to carry the bones out too, then I bone it out. I guess the weather and distance dictate my method in the field!
This is all good stuff. One hard lesson I've learned over the years is that it isn't good enough to put them in just any game bag. The canvas and cotton game bags can be detrimental to your end product. I used to buy the el cheapo game bags from a Wal-Mart-type store for a couple of bucks and call it good. I liked the fact that I could throw them away when finished and they were cheap. However, they are made of cotton which does not dry quickly nor breathe well, and promote bacteria growth in short order. The canvas bags do the same and are much heavier. I didn't buy into the "quality game bag" argument for quite some time...until I used them. Complete game changer, in my opinion. They breathe unbelievably well, dry quickly, and are made of synthetic materials which don't rot. Tie this into the killer cooling tips in this thread from others and you have a good system to ensure proper table fare when you're 'back at the ranch'. I've also found that a gentleman named Larry Bartlett has some really good meat care tips in his videos on meat care. His website is: http://www.pristineventures.com/products.html. His T.A.G. Bags, and Caribou Gear's Big Game Bags, are the two best out there in my opinion.