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Old 01-02-2014, 12:01 AM
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meat care

so 3 of us should have enough points to draw out on Antelope 2014 so what do you guys/gals recommend to take to bring home the meat, I have 3 150 qt coolers or a small chest freezer and generator, Or maybe we can hang meat in cooler til we take off for home? Medicine bow has a locker I think? Rather cut it up myself, not sure if they will just let ya hang the meat?
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:33 AM
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Re: meat care

I've always just used coolers. I've seen guys bring a freezer on a small trailer and use a generator. But that looks like a lot of noise in camp, as well as extra expense. As long as its not really hot out, coolers are a fine.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:33 AM
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Re: meat care

we packed ours in coolers with dry ice
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:09 AM
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Re: meat care

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we packed ours in coolers with dry ice
We brought home 7 antelope this fall from WY to IN this fall first week of Sept, in the 90's. 3 were butchered and frozen out there, the others were put on ice, and then dry ice on way home. No problems. We triple wrapped the meet in plastic bags so not to get wet and duct tapped the coolers shut.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:48 AM
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Re: meat care

In my previous life I was a big game outfitter.

On my antelope hunts, we carried 2 coolers with ice per antelope hunter.

Once on the ground, antelope were immediately quartered and all loin, backstrap,and quarters were placed on ice.

After that we would hang them to continue cooling and drying/curing.

I really loved antelope hunter's because 90% of them were convinced prior to hunting, that antelope meat was in-edible and would therefore leave it with us to dispose of.

To this day, I think well cared for antelope meat is one of the finest if cared for and one of the worst, if not.

I truly believe the secret was "immediate" cooling of the meat.
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Old 01-02-2014, 09:52 AM
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Re: meat care

On a related note and hopefully in line with OP's question, I would definitely try to hang the meat in camp, even if you can only do so at night. Then return quarters to coolers, during the day.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:26 PM
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Re: meat care

I would hang the meat in camp in the eve, Just thinking on Staying in a motel and that would kinda limit us from that, Be nice not to have to pull a trailer back there. If we stay in a motel we can make it with just a Long bed 4 door truck with the lack of camping gear

And yes antelope is one of my favorite meats, very tasty!!!! gotten a few here in Oregon
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