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    Looking after your meat

    Hi all, when you are away on a five/ six day hunt in a bush camp and you have got a deer, how do you look after it before boning it out for the trip out. Which really means how to keep the bloody blowflies away from it, even in April there`s lots of them around, so how do you beat the buggers. I found using some pepper on the deer stops them a bit, but you could end up with peppered steaks, my best trick was with the deer hanging from a tree low to the ground, wrap some plastic around the deer with a small hole at the top and a larger one at the bottom, now light a small smoky fire so the smoke goes up inside the plastic , this will keep the buggers away, don`t like nicotine, not like us humans. A smoked steak is not to bad , so what`s your top way to beat the buggers.

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    how to keep the bloody blowflies away from it Move to the Mainland!

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    A meat bag made from a pillow case or old sheet works well. Breathes well and the blowies can't blow through it.
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    I new a bloke who used to spray his meat with fly spray !! .

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    Meat bag, at this time of year getting it cool and keeping it that way is the problem.
    I believe fly spray works quite well too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    I new a bloke who used to spray his meat with fly spray !! .
    You knew only one (1)
    I know dozens encluding yours truley
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    If you can hang your animal off ground
    Smear fresh blood all through gut cavity and stuff fern into all other opening cavities (throat-arse etc)
    You be surprised that you wont get too much blow - but you also must leave skin on
    We did this with chest ofal hanging out too.
    If it rains - and stays wet - get it out ASAP

    If you can get the blood smear to dry - it seals it for many days

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    meat bag or mutton cloth, stuff fern between animal and bag so at least when it gets blown its only on the bag. cooling it down is the problem and keeping it cool.Never happen here around east coast this time off year, even april may depending on weather

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    I know a guy that puts the whole animal in a creek, guts and all lets it cool down before gutting just to get that heat out of it. All good if you shoot your animals near a creek.
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    Donít put your meat in a plastic bag... it needs to breathe. If you can hang it under a shaded bank with a breeze it will be fine. I use a lite canvas Huntech meat bag with a bit of fly spray around the top, away from the meat.

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    Huntec meat bags, not sure if they are still available. Once you cool an animal in the bag or overnight when flies are asleep you can bone it out and place in watertight plastic bags and chill in creek.
    Would help keep meat for several days till you get it to a fridge or chiller.

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    Eat it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooseman View Post
    Huntec meat bags, not sure if they are still available. Once you cool an animal in the bag or overnight when flies are asleep you can bone it out and place in watertight plastic bags and chill in creek.
    Would help keep meat for several days till you get it to a fridge or chiller.
    Still available :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    I new a bloke who used to spray his meat with fly spray !! .
    Many a deer began it's overseas trip "marinated" with fly spray. The unscented cans were preferable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Like the look of the frying pan
    Where from RS ??
    Meat looks like good oldi Angus too - not Friesian

 

 

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