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#1444070 - 01/12/19 09:04 AM How long is too long...
blair Offline
pre destined to exercise my free will

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 705
Loc: floyd, virginia
City or County: floyd
I've been letting a deer hang out in a tree behind my house for 6 weeks...cut it into it and it looks fine...any reason to think that it's not fine LOL....


Edited by blair (01/12/19 09:04 AM)

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#1444089 - 01/12/19 09:52 AM Re: How long is too long... [Re: blair]
Va Hunter Offline
Addicted

Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 592
Loc: Drakes Branch
City or County: Charlotte
Should be fine as long as the temps haven't gotten above 45 degrees.


Edited by Va Hunter (01/12/19 09:53 AM)

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#1444665 - 01/13/19 03:58 PM Re: How long is too long... [Re: blair]
bustedknee Offline
Curmudgeon

Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 1490
Loc: Southwest Va
City or County: Wythe
Two weeks at 29-40 degrees = dark, tender and tasty.

Below 29*f meat freezes,

Above 40*f meat spoils.

Skin on protects the meat.


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#1445156 - 01/14/19 08:32 PM Re: How long is too long... [Re: blair]
blair Offline
pre destined to exercise my free will

Registered: 04/06/11
Posts: 705
Loc: floyd, virginia
City or County: floyd
Yeah we've had temps both below 29 and above 45 but in general they've been staying in the mid 30's....skin has been on.


Edited by blair (01/14/19 08:32 PM)

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#1449993 - 01/26/19 07:35 AM Re: How long is too long... [Re: blair]
mikesxpress Offline
Bolt action

Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 197
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
City or County: Fredericksburg
Key is consistent temperature. 6 weeks with temperature swings above/below freezing is an issue.

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