Everyone will recommend actual hunting gear for hunters. But as a food safety advocate, I am thinking about more than just the game – eating the game. Let’s face it, whether you hunt deer, elk, hogs, or other wild animals, storing meat is a crucial part of the process. To ensure you are storing meat properly, keep in mind that unfrozen meat in the refrigerator should be used within 2 to 3 days.
When freezing meat, space out packages to allow proper air circulation for cooling. After 24 hours, when the meat is solidly frozen you can stack them together in the freezer. Most frozen meat, when properly wrapped, can last for 9 to 12 months. But wrapping it properly is the key. This is why a good food vacuum sealer is a great buy for any hunter!
Contributor: Candess Zona-Mendola from The Lange Law Firm