September 18th, 2009, 11:46 PM
aging elk meat?
Do you all age your meat? If so do you take it to a meat locker / butcher shop?
how long do you hang it for? 3 to 5 days?
and at what temps do you hang it in?
Thanks sorry for the noob ?'s
September 19th, 2009, 12:07 AM
2009 Hoyt Alpha Max 32 @ 27", 62 lb.- Hunting
2011 Hoyt Contender @ 27", 52 lbs- Indoor Spots
2012 Hoyt Vector Turbo @27", 57 lbs- 3D
Staff Shooter- 60X strings- http://www.60xcustomstrings.com/
September 19th, 2009, 07:44 AM
I really don't age it. Once it hit the garage, which is normally the day after kill, I will start cutting the next morning. The cutting up of an elk takes me at least a day.
September 19th, 2009, 08:58 AM
I always age if i can. I have a fridge in the garage and I can get a lot of boned meat in it. some stays in a week. I'd go two weeks but the climate here is dry and the meat can get dried out.
September 19th, 2009, 09:43 AM
I have never really seen the need to age game meat.
2014 LH PSE Freak SP 70#, 32 1/2" draw, QAD HDx, SH 5-pin Hunter, 532gr Kinetic 200 @ 281fps.
2006 LH Bowtech Old Glory 70#, 32 1/2" draw, back to the Hostage rest, SH 7-pin Hunter, 500gr TR Crush 300 @ 285fps.
2007 LH Bowtech Commander 60#, 32" draw, Limbdriver rest, BG 5-pin Flashpoint.
September 19th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Same here never felt the need to age game.....especially elk!
Now that's not to say some of it's not well aged by the time we roll up camp
5 days is no problem if it initially cools properly.
If it frosts at night,hangs in a cool spot during the day and I can keep the flies and yellow jackets off it..... I'm cool with that.
But don't push if you plan on taking it to a processor,it may take them two or three(maybe more) days to get to it.
September 20th, 2009, 08:50 AM
last year i shot a cow and quartered her up skinned her and put the quarters in game bags. hung it in a very shaded area for 10 days. got up to 60 in daytime and about freezing at night. but the sun never touched the bags. when i went to cut her the meat was soooo tender and delicious. it really does work but you dont have to do it. but if you do it does help
By john kristian in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
Last Post: December 8th, 2009, 12:55 AM
By rongcp in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
Last Post: October 30th, 2009, 02:27 PM
By stixz in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
Last Post: January 31st, 2009, 01:11 PM
By DroptineJoe in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
Last Post: July 12th, 2008, 01:01 PM
By fowlhunter8 in forum Bowhunting and Bowhunter Showcases
Last Post: August 7th, 2006, 03:58 AM