Seems like the right time of the year for this question

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by rat, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Ok, what does everyone think about stuffing the cavity with bags of ice when it isn't possible to cool a deer down during early season?
    I usually quarter out and get in a cooler with bags of ice. I don't like the idea of having venison sitting in ice water for very long so I leave the ice in the bag.
    What does everyone do with early season archery venison?
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I have put ice in the cavity and between the hams on evening killed deer with good success.
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  3. NoLuck

    NoLuck Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    Ice in the cavity covered with a
    light colored tarp as soon as you can. Get it to a locker ASAP!!
  4. MeatHunter

    MeatHunter Just Livin' The Dream!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Hang it in my Walk-In........ :D
  5. ducksNbucks

    ducksNbucks Senior Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    Lathrop, MO
    Ideally would like to get it quartered and in a big cooler, but ice in the cavity works fine. Common sense, but keep the carcass out of direct sun.
  6. Dmbecke

    Dmbecke Active Member

    Dec 8, 2012
    We have done it before but find it best to just either quarter it and out in trash bags and then in fridge
    It just finish butchering
  7. gurgalunas

    gurgalunas Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Platte City
    An evening killed deer, I'll pack with bagged ice and wrap in a tarp, put it in the detached garage with the door open to take advantage of night temps. Morning kills, or first opportunity on evening deer, I'll cut it into parts, put in trash bag, then pack into ice filled cooler. Deer in bag, ice outside keeps deer out of water.
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  8. Wings Fan 19

    Wings Fan 19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    Kansas City, MO.
    Yup yup.
  9. mopar41782

    mopar41782 Active Member

    I once was told not to put quarter s in a trash bag because of what the trash bags are made of. I buy a roll of food grade 5 gallon pail liners and they work perfect to put quarters in and put them in the fridge or on ice in a cooler.
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  10. 67Firebird

    67Firebird Chicken Man

    When it's warm, and you can't get to any ice yet, get everything propped open so that it can cool. 8.jpg
  11. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Do you come pick them up for us. :p
  12. CuivreDog2

    CuivreDog2 Addicted Habitat Junkie

    Mar 27, 2010
    Lincoln County, MO
    What he said!
  13. Johnny

    Johnny Crossbows!!!!

    Sep 30, 2010
    Linn Co.
    Ice in the cavity and on the hams has worked for me.
  14. MeatHunter

    MeatHunter Just Livin' The Dream!!!

    Dec 7, 2011
    Sure.......but one problem.......cell service sux around here so........I suggest sending me smoke signals and I'll surely see them and be right over........ :D
  15. CuivreDog2

    CuivreDog2 Addicted Habitat Junkie

    Mar 27, 2010
    Lincoln County, MO
    Your cooler must be located one ridge over from mine then! :D
  16. PHhunter

    PHhunter MOD-ER-ATOR

    Jan 22, 2007
    I leave mine out in the sun to kill all the prions.
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  17. beanpile

    beanpile just a no body

    wash out with a hose..pack in ice & wrap in tarp n garage..that being said I dont start until mid Oct so hopefully the nights will be cool enough to by some time
  18. archer66

    archer66 5 shots 1 kill

    Jun 21, 2008
    I take it straight home, debone and put it in a cooler with bagged ice on top.
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  19. BackyardBandit

    BackyardBandit Don't mind me

    Jan 12, 2012
    West St. Louis Co.
    Gutless method into a bag then into a fridge or a cooler with ice jugs
  20. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    ASAP debone and place one bag of ice in the bottom of a large cooler then meat and then another bag of ice. Usually takes two coolers and maybe three if its a large deer. Head for home and start butchering.
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