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Field Care of Game While Hunting in BC CORE Hunter Education

Field Care of Game While Hunting in BC CORE Hunter Education

Field Care of Game While Hunting in BC CORE Hunter Education

The way you handle your BC game after harvesting can have a significant impact on the meat quality.

The growth of bacteria spoils the meat.

Three factors contribute to bacteria growth.

  • Heat is the greatest concern.

    • Bacteria grow rapidly in the carcass, especially if it’s allowed to stay warm.
    • Meat begins to spoil above 4° Celcius.
  • Moisture encourages the growth of bacteria.

  • Dirt can introduce bacteria.

Basic field dressing techniques help cool game by removing entrails, which lowers body heat by allowing air into the body cavity. It is best to field dress immediately.

  • Use available shade to cool the body. Hang the deer, if possible. For larger animals, prop the body open.
  • In warm weather, place squirrels, doves, and other BC upland game birds in a cooler after dressing, but keep dry.
  • Dispose of entrails carefully. Don’t leave them lying by the side of a road, near parks, trails or near a residence.
  • Cover meat with cheesecloth to keep it clean. This also protects it from flies, which lay eggs in exposed flesh. Black pepper also repels insects. If you drag the game to camp, keep dirt/debris out of chest cavity.
  • Because moisture damages meat, don’t use large amounts of water to wash the cavity. Allow it to dry.
  • If you plan to process the animal yourself, skin the animal as soon as possible to allow it to cool.

Do not tie the animal to the hood or roof of your car, where it’s exposed to heat, exhaust fumes, road salt, and airborne dust. It will ruin the meat and earn the disdain of non-hunters. Remember you are representing the entire BC hunting community whenever you are out hunting.

Field Dressing Larger Game

Because it’s harder to move larger animals, you may need to skin and quarter the animal to pack it out, particularly in remote areas.

  • If you’re unable to hang the animal for skinning, begin by making a lengthwise cut and removing one side of the hide. Then turn the animal onto the skinned hide and skin the other side.
  • To keep dirt off the meat, use the inside of a removed hide as a protective mat while you quarter the animal.
  • Put each quarter in a game sack and attach the sacks to your backpack frame for hiking out.

 

Transporting Game

Keep dressed game cool and free of insects. If you’ve quartered the animal, pack the quarters in ice chests—don’t process deer beyond quartering until you reach your final destination. Be sure to keep proper “evidence of sex” if required by game laws.

  • Most hunters in BC take their game to a commercial meat cooler, where typical White-tailed deer or Mule deer can be aged for three or four days if desirable.

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