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    Ok, I'm going to be (hopefully) shooting my deer this weekend and next Wednesday is going to be butchering day!

    What's the best way to package the boned meat for the freezer? Would saran wrap and plastic freezer bags work? Let me know what has worked for you guys. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishingnerd33 View Post
    Ok, I'm going to be (hopefully) shooting my deer this weekend and next Wednesday is going to be butchering day!

    What's the best way to package the boned meat for the freezer? Would saran wrap and plastic freezer bags work? Let me know what has worked for you guys. Thanks!
    Freezer paper is generally a good way to go for venison, for my money. You only need the one product that way. It gives good protection for longer than freezer bags, I think.
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    Freezer paper with a drugstore wrap, then into ziplock freezer bags for storage, at least that's the way we do it.

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    I recently received a vacuum sealer as a gift from the wife and really love it. I guess I'll know more as time goes by but so far the meat looks exactly like I packaged it when I take it out of the freezer. If it is boned meat you are going to use to gring or use in the near future, then what the rest of the guys said above.

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    I dont think anything can beat a vaccum sealer.

    Otherwise what we do is saran wrap on meat then into freezer bags.

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    We wrap them in butchers paper then seal in saran wrap

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    I bought one like this from a guy in Louisiana for less than $1400 if anyone is interested I'll look up the info for you. It does a excellent job of packaging .
    I feel it does a lot better job than food savers.


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    Have to go with the vacuum sealer. They are not too expensive.

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    I decided to go with a couple boxes of saran wrap and some ziplock bags. $10 for the whole deal. $1400 is a wee bit above my budget right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad O. View Post
    I bought one like this from a guy in Louisiana for less than $1400 if anyone is interested I'll look up the info for you. It does a excellent job of packaging .
    I feel it does a lot better job than food savers.


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    For that price it should shoot, skin,and butcher the deer also.

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    I know Roman's in Norfolk has a HUGE commercial sealer like the one you pictured Dad O. I think he will seal your own meat for a small fee. I know a guy that brings his turkeys in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Stromquist View Post
    I know Roman's in Norfolk has a HUGE commercial sealer like the one you pictured Dad O. :::SNIP::: I know a guy that brings his turkeys in there.

    That's kinda cruel, isn't it?


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    Hmmmm never thought of it that way Steve. If there was a way to be MORE than fresh I believe that would be the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbosan View Post
    For that price it should shoot, skin,and butcher the deer also.
    Wouldn't that take your fun of hunting away? We buy most of our meat in quantity so it gets used for other stuff besides once a year deer hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ty Stromquist View Post
    I know Roman's in Norfolk has a HUGE commercial sealer like the one you pictured Dad O. I think he will seal your own meat for a small fee. I know a guy that brings his turkeys in there.
    If he don't charge a arm and leg it would be worth it to be vacuum packed.
    We had smoked Salmon packaged for over 3 yrs. and it was still good when we ate it. Vacuum packaging was my field when I was still working. That is probably why I believe so strongly about the benefits of vacuum packaging. The meat keeps a lot longer than any other way of freezing.
    I worked on a vacuum machine in Norfolk back in the 80s.

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    I have used a Tilia Foodsaver for the past few years, and I love it. I am still eating meat from my deer last year, and it is great. I'm sure it would keep well for even longer than that. You can buy a nice sealer for around 100 bones.

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    (Just as a hint.) It sounds like those vacuum sealers will keep meat in good shape way beyond when it is legal to still have it, if it came from Nebraska anyway. Just sayin ...

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