Get the Hide Off

Get the Hide Off

Some hunting seasons can be pretty warm, or at least you run into a warm week or two during hunting season. If you’ve shot a moose, deer, or elk and it’s warm at the time, process the animal as soon as you can. Meaning, get the damn thing out of the woods and into either your garage, or the butcher shop where they have walk in coolers.

If you just can’t get the animal home (because you’re waiting for a floatplane, for example) at least remove the hide from the carcass, especially, a moose hide because they are so thick and heavy. The meat will cool down much more quickly this way. Then, keep it in the shade and wrap it in cheesecloth to help keep birds and bugs away. But, still get it home ASAP.

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