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Bringing the meat home

I will be driving to Newfoundland for a moose hunt this fall with two others.
How does everybody transport the meat home? I was thinking of buying a used chest freezer and putting in the pick-up truck.
Has anybody done this? If so, how large of one would you use for three moose?
Bob

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Bringing the meat home

Contact your Outfitter with the same question. He will advise of the type of cutting and packing available, which must be addressed before freezer size is even a consideration
But since you asked, I would say a 25 cu ft freezer and a 10-12 cu ft freezer should go on the trip in case three large moose and taken. Don't forget about a 1000 watt generator too

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Bringing the meat home

We can get it cut and flash frozen up there but have to get it back to CT. Three moose even when boned and butchered could still be 600 + lbs of meat.

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Bringing the meat home

I have used the freezer trick to transport bison from SD to Pa and it works fine...plug the freezer in so it is cold when you put meat in frozen take 100' of extension cord and if you stop over night on your trip plug it in from the motel room..if you drive straight thru no need to worry as the meat will remain frozen or semi frozen for up to 48 hrs.

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Bringing the meat home

Thanks for the response.

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maybe dry ice when in transit

i agree plug in wherever possible along the way, some parking lots with light post even have a outlet at the base of it. if you are lucky enough to find one at a rest area etc. plug it in for a hour or while you are taking your break. also you can pute dry ice on top of the meat as long as you lay it on a towel or something as a buffer, this gives you added freeze time. I took a heavy duty converter to Montana and ran the freezer I took through the auxilary port of my truck, but you may need a larger freezer than I did. a truck stop that deals in converters etc.. can help to see if this is a option for you and what size converter to use. i was told use it the whole way home it would be less load on my truck to keep it at temp. rather than get it back to temp multiple times. good luck hunting.

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