This is something that I never hear anyone mention in books or in conversation on here. We've been peppering our meat for years when we quarter and prepare for packing it in. It is very effective at keeping the blow flys off. Another positive effect is it seems to prevent or atleast discourage bear from eating it. I have personally quartered elk and laid the quarters(peppered) on a log or something in the shade next to the kill with spruce branches covering them until I could get back with the pack animal the next day. I came back the next day and a bear had been there and only ate the guts. Just wondering if you guys do this.