Re: Elk meat management questions.
A Coleman Extreme 5 day cooler is very good and about 100 qt capacity will allow for meat and ice. If needed, you can use dry ice to quick cool the meat. For small animals like antelope I can actually freeze them in the cooler with dry ice. I cut the hams into to a front and back portion when deboning an animal in the field. The smaller the sizes of the meat makes them easier to cool.
The way meat is spoiled is to leave it lay on the ground in the hide too long. More than 12 hours is asking for trouble. It will not cool down that way.
In hot weather use cloth bags to initially hold the meat and keep the dirt and flies off of it. In cold weather plastic garbage bags are good. Use a 1 mil 9X12 disposable drop cloth for deboning and your meat will stay clean. Tote your trash out and don't leave litter!
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Last edited by Buffalobob; 09-13-2010 at 09:37 AM.