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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 01:48 PM
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Again welcome Tim. I like your thinking. And one of my main goals in hunting is also to put food on the table. I have a little upright. Maybe 8-10 cubic feet. It works great for a deer and all the junk my wife puts in there. Granted there have been times though I wish I had a bigger one.

Good reply there HM.
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-20-2008, 09:03 PM
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Welcome to the club from Montana. I agree with Hunting Man. Think it's great that you have a positive attitude - don't ever lose it as it will serve you well. Just keep in mind that probably more hunters don't get deer than those who do. But if you work at it, are patient, and think of it as a learning process, you will delinitely get your share and have a great experience even when you don't get anything. Good luck and good hunting.
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"A small box shaped chest freezer..." so that equates to probably 5 cu. ft. or 8 cu. ft.

Glad to run into a fellow Marylander. I'm in Silver Spring. Do you hunt around Davidsonville? I'll be heading out west to the Frederick area or maybe even further out to Frostburg.

Thanks for the advice on the freezer.
If I can be of any help to you getting started let me know. Always glad to help newbies along.
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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-21-2008, 06:02 PM
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One more thought came to mind, I use a fridge in my garage to age my deer prior to butchering. I cut the deer into quarters and set the temp 38-40* for several days. Then bone out everything, plastic wrap tight and paper wrap with two layers. This keeps everything fresh for two years.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-22-2008, 11:04 AM
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I like using a big chest type freezer. I got a free one from someone needing garage space. The chest type freezers are a little better for putting big stuff into if you need. You know...like huge deer heads waiting to go to the taxidermist...

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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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I just wanted to send out a thanks to everyone for your friendly welcome and your recommendations for freezers. With all the knowledge and experience around here I'd say I joined to the right club.
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 11:11 PM
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glad to have you here .your answer was a good one

Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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