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Warm weather tips for avoiding game spoilage by Ryan Connolly

You will all be hearing a bunch more about Ryan as he is one of our newest PRO STAFF members to join our team.  We are working on biography of Ryan and some pictures to come soon, hopefully in the next week with a bow kill of a nice doe from his week of hunting.  He is in the woods already and coming up with some great stories that will be shared here on a regular basis.  For now here is some great tips from Ryan…..

Warm weather tips for avoiding game spoilage

When daytime temperatures are soaring and the nights remain above 40 degrees remember these tips to avoid spoilage:
1)  Dirt, heat and moisture are your greatest enemies. Keep meat cool, dry and clean at all times.
2)  Prepare a solution of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to 1 gallon of water and apply to carcass to lower the overall pH balance of the meat   discouraging harmful micro-organisms from thriving.
3)  Apply black pepper to meat to stave off black flies and yellow jackets.
4)  Hang game in the shade to encourage air circulation and cooling and will keep out unwanted dirt and debris.
5)  Remove the skin from carcass as soon as possible as it acts as an insulator encouraging spoilage.
6)  Avoid transporting meat in plastic.  Use cloth game bags whenever possible which allows meat to breath and cool.
It is essential that early season hunters have a plan of action for after the shot.  From a well-thought out field kit, to considering distance from downed game to the vehicle, to the hours, phone numbers and locations of deer check stations and meat processors (if applicable).  It is a good idea that the early season hunter act as his own game processor.  Not only will it come in handy for late day kills in warm weather it is also a rewarding way to explore the entire realm of the hunting experience.

Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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