Originally Posted by kc
I hunt Cedar Swamps and have done well. I have gotten the habit of hanging
my Deer for a week or so if its freezing out. I am sure some of you guys don't
but thats ok with me.
Do any of you guys ever hang your Deer or aging, letting nature break down
the muscles making it tender?
I skin my Deer and wrap it in a wet sheet keeping it in my garage (no car exhaust).
I learned from my grandparents who grew up living off the land with no refrigeration how to take care of deer and elk and how to let them hang and age without spoilage. There is a lot to it and too much to explain here.
I hang most all my deer and elk for up to 20 days depending on the weather but never less than a week even if it's warm. If the meat is not taken care of properly it can spoil quite quickly. Aged meat is simply more palatable and tender!