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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    pillow cases work well...just make sure to roll ends enough to keep shut.....shoot animal,break it down and put bits into pillow cases asap...they can hang to air/cool straight away and a flick with switch/branch will stop flies laying on outside of bag.....were I normally hunt the flies are gone as soon as they arrive,the wasps kill them and cart them off for dinner...maggots are one thing that I just dont handle well....makes skin crawl.... trim rapidly and discard... havent lost meat that way for many many years.....deer hung overnight in garage go in sewn up bedsheet with top tied....pepper sprinkled around rolled closure and the pssst flyspay auto can put in garage facing away from carcase...fly spray squirted around doors.....
    I bone out and once the meat has set and cooled I use the same pillow case method. Flys don’t blow through and as long as the pillow case is suspended in a cool place preferably with a bit of breeze it’s as good as a fridge.

    I’ll take the time to set it up in the perfect spot even if it means it’s a little bit of a walk from camp.

    As we shoot more animals we just keep adding to it. Works a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Game Gear products are always well thought out. Take a can of fly spray to spray on the deer skin while its hanging, stops the flys blowing through the mesh
    Isn't the idea with these that the mesh is held away from the meat? i.e. no contact

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    Quote Originally Posted by uk_exile View Post
    Isn't the idea with these that the mesh is held away from the meat? i.e. no contact
    Yes it is, but you will still get blood dripping onto the bottom of whatever the carcase is in and flys will blow that.
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    The cheapest method of keeping fly's of meat, is to sprinkle fine black pepper all over it, make sure to get in in any folds, in the meat, then hang in a cool place with plenty of air movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    Yes it is, but you will still get blood dripping onto the bottom of whatever the carcase is in and flys will blow that.
    Ah, so the maggots would grow on the inside of the bottom mesh and then wiggle their way to the meat. Grrrrr

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    Flys are bastards because they bring spoilage bacteria with them. The maggots dont eat meat but eat the bacterial soup produced by the bacteria the flys have introduced. Sometimes I think the maggots can transport the bacteria as well.

    Hanging the carcase where it gets a drying cold draft is ideal. Once it has a hard dry skin on the meat it will keep well. I dont know how well black pepper works. I guess I could do some double blind trials at home with scraps to test it
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    Single duvet cover for a whole animal?
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    Seems like
    1) mesh is good for cooling, air flow and ultimately drying the surface of the meat, however needs to be kept off the meat surface as flys can lay through it
    2) a pillowcase or duvet cover is thicker and therefore not as good for cooling or drying however the fabric can contact the meat and is adequate for fly/maggot protection.
    Correct summary?

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    At NZDA Auckland last year we were shown meat bags made from weed mat from Bunnings. I bought a roll for around $20 to make some. It may be 2 dense for airflow to keep cool especially if there is any sun on it, not that anyone is going to do that eh? But the material is super light and super strong. Main use is as a meat bag for carry back to camp. Could be useful for hanging in a cool place also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Single duvet cover for a whole animal?
    if its a fallow size it will fit easy i take a single duvet cover and a couple of pillow cases for smaller stuff still seems to do a good job never had maggot problems.
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