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    Game bags?

    Are caribou games bags worth the money or is there a less expensive synthetic game bag? Or a better option all together?

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    I used some on my Arizona deer hunt last December and I think where they are at their best is their light weight if you are packing.

    I have made some out of heavy weight cotton that I actually prefer but the weight adds up quick if you are packing enough for a elk. We usually leave them at camp and bring them in on the second pack out.

    As for a better option it all depends what and where you are hunting. On the cost side you have to figure that they are not a one time use bag but you will get years out of them if you take care of them.
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    I've been using the same Alaska Game Bags for at least 5 years now. They are great, very strong and durable and thy wash up nicely.

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    I like the caribou bags over a heavy cotton bag because they let more air near the meat, letting evaporation cool and dry the meat surface. I've carried moose quarters in them without tearing, so they're plenty strong for pretty much anything you can put in them.
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    Worth it if weight and durability are important. I like mine. TAG (I think) is another brand and Cabela’s has some good ones too.

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    Buy Caribou and you will never regret.

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    Meat sticks to Caribou game bags, as in pulling chunks out of the muscles type sticking. Other than that, they're great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WapitiBob View Post
    Meat sticks to Caribou game bags, as in pulling chunks out of the muscles type sticking. Other than that, they're great.
    hmmm.. never had that issue.
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    I used the Alaska Game Bags for the past 4-5 years without issue. However, last year I switched over to Caribou Bags for a dramatic weight savings. They are very durable and re-usable. Much easier to clean than the Alaska Bags.
    It's roughly 30% more $, but very much worth it IMHO.

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    A easy trick to clean the blood out of your heavy cotton game bags is to get a container such as a 5 gallon bucket or plastic garbage can.

    Then put the bags into it and fill it with water and some Biz laundry detergent. Then let them soak for a couple of days then throw them into the washer. You will be surprised at how clean they get even with old dried caked on blood.
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