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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805075
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Originally Posted by ShootemupTex
I got about 24 pounds of meat out of her. I rinsed and cleaned her up a bit this monring and got her in a trashbag to age in the fridge. Should I salt or not?

I'd stick her in a cooler and carry to a processor myself


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805085
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Congrats Tex. Nothing like the very first one

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805134
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Congrats Tex! Pulling that dead weight is tough. Might want to look into a deer cart or jet sled. You’d be surprised how much easier that makes things.

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805138
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Congrats on #1, first of many.



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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805147
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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805176
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Congratulations! Yep, you learned...go to the sidearm to finish a deer if available.


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805239
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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: jb20] #3805293
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Originally Posted by jb20
Originally Posted by ShootemupTex
I got about 24 pounds of meat out of her. I rinsed and cleaned her up a bit this monring and got her in a trashbag to age in the fridge. Should I salt or not?

I'd stick her in a cooler and carry to a processor myself


Just deboned everything except one of the hams that just looked too good. Salted everything covered with a bit of foil and aging in the fridge. Looks like meat now!

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805312
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Woohoo! Congrats!


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805337
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Congrats, you earned it Tex!

I prefer to drag them out whole if I can. I like having running water to rinse my knife and hands. Keeps me from getting everything covered in hair. I workout more than the average Alabamian though. In that weather, I try to get the guts out within 3 hours. It'll be fine for a few more hours once you get the guts out.

The shoulders come off easy if you cut behind the scapula, and there's a good bit of stew/grind meat on them. I recommend practicing on rabbits and squirrels. Everything comes apart the same way, it's just smaller and you can get more carcasses to practice with.

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805345
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Soak in salt water. Imo it's the only way.

Any time before you cook. 3 or 4 days is good.

I pull mine out froze put in salt water over night , Rinse off and cook .


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805351
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Congrats!


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805382
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Heck yea - happy for u and congrats

U can make your own but I ordered a Glens deer drag and it helped me a heck of a lot - their May b bettr devices but that what I use for dragging - it’s like a ski handle rope


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805383
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I leave my quarters with the bone in and freeze them until I'm ready to cook. It saves me a lot of work at the time, and the fat and silverskin protect the meat from freezer burn. No need for vacuum sealers when it's still wrapped in nature's bag.

When I'm ready to cook one, I put it in a cooler with salt water for a few days. That gets the blood out and "ages" the meat while it thaws.

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805395
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Congrats Tex. I keep a drag rope with me and toilet paper for the tracking when necessary. They'll get easier from here. I've been deer hunting for a long time and still learn something every time I go to the woods.

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805443
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Congratulations on your 1st!

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805493
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Nice! Your struggles reveal your determination. You did good. Now is time to savor getting your first deer and not worry much about what may have been done differently. Getting out there and doing it yourself will teach you a lot.

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805660
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Congrats buddy! You are hooked now!!

Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805680
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Congrats!


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Re: First Kill! Thank you Aldeer [Re: ShootemupTex] #3805695
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Way to go Tex, you learned a lesson with you deer kill we all have learned and was explained to me by an old timer. I will try to quote him nicely on a public thread but he said Son deer hunting is like masturbating, it fun while you do it but sooner or later you end up with a mess on your hands. Congrats again hope you kill many more

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