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#2901863 - 08/09/12 04:15 PM Now, is a Good time...
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Now is a great time to start saving a few empty, plastic, liter, soft drink bottles. Filled with water and frozen, they are great for quickly cooling a deer carcass and fit inside the body cavity perfectly.
By the time the season opens, I have six or eight in the freezer, ready for use. If you are forced to keep a deer whole overnight, they work perfectly. Two or three stuffed in the cavity will do the job even on a warm night.
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#2901898 - 08/09/12 04:50 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: gboucher
What about flies
There kinda like politicians they will always be around.

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#2901928 - 08/09/12 05:17 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: gboucher
What about flies
I think one liter bottles are too big to fit in their body cavities. \:D
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#2901959 - 08/09/12 05:46 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
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LOL @ PH
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#2901965 - 08/09/12 05:52 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: gboucher
What about flies


I keep mine zipped.

Usually.
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#2902038 - 08/09/12 07:18 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: bowriter]
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Cool idea.
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#2902181 - 08/09/12 09:47 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: eightpointer]
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that is a fact and cheaper than buying ice
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#2902184 - 08/09/12 09:48 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: bowriter]
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#2902190 - 08/09/12 09:54 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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I save the 32oz gatoraide bottles myself,they take up less space in the freezer.
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#2902342 - 08/10/12 05:04 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: fourwheeler431]
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Great idea. I have been buying 4-5 bags of ice every Saturday and Sunday like an idiot. We kill a ton of does. That will save me $15-$20 bucks a week . Thanks!
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#2902350 - 08/10/12 05:12 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: eightpointer]
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 Originally Posted By: eightpointer
Cool idea.


Literally!
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#2902372 - 08/10/12 05:51 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: ]
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 Originally Posted By: gboucher
What about flies


Couple of boxes or cans of pepper should do the trick !
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#2902396 - 08/10/12 06:22 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: Snake]
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 Originally Posted By: Snake
 Originally Posted By: gboucher
What about flies


Couple of boxes or cans of pepper should do the trick !


Yep, black pepper works great on the flies, also works pretty good for those dang Yellow Jackets that like to swarm a deer carcass while your trying to skin and quarter it in warm weather.
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#2902571 - 08/10/12 08:57 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: bigtex]
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Great tip and as a kid living in AZ it was a regular practice.
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#2902802 - 08/10/12 11:51 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Been doing the bottles for years. I usually put the deer in the shed to avoid the flies, but during skinning and such flies are a problem. The black pepper is a trick I have not heard. Simply coat all exposed meat liberally or conservatively?
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#2902803 - 08/10/12 11:51 AM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Great idea and pepper is cheap.
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#2902828 - 08/10/12 12:24 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: Bow Hunter]
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Roll of cheesecloth will solve the fly problem.
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#2902835 - 08/10/12 12:29 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: A/M/G]
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 Originally Posted By: A/M/G
Been doing the bottles for years. I usually put the deer in the shed to avoid the flies, but during skinning and such flies are a problem. The black pepper is a trick I have not heard. Simply coat all exposed meat liberally or conservatively?

It doesn't take much pepper to keep the critters off, it just adds a little seasoning to it ,lol.

And yes Winchester, cheesecloth or the premade game bags will and do work great, but it is a biatch trying to skin and quarter a deer all wrapped up, ;\)
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#2902897 - 08/10/12 01:17 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: fourwheeler431]
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Very good idea, I'm gonna start saving my bottles. THANKS!
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#2902988 - 08/10/12 02:55 PM Re: Now, is a Good time... [Re: tarsalgland]
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I use a product called Liquid Game Bag. Comes in a spray bottle, takes very little and is 100% effective. You can check it out online. Even though those boys went to UW, they came up with a good product.
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