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Joined: 07/15/2008
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New from Indiana

Just wanted to say HI

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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Joined: 01/27/2007
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New from Indiana

Welcome to BGH! What part of Indiana are you from?

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Location: Kingston, MI
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New from Indiana

A big welcome to the site from a Michigander.

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Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joined: 07/14/2008
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hey guys...

I'm from Fort Wayne, Indiana and i'm curious about something. I've been deer hunting about 30 miles north of me for the past 3 years. Last year, I was definitely more serious about it...didn't get to harvest anything, but it was very exciting, nonetheless.

I'd like to make sure that I give it my "all" again this year and I think that means that I start during the opening days. I didn't hunt last year for the first 3-4 weeks because it was so warm here and I was afraid that the deer would spoil before I could get it to the processor.

Can you tell me what would be the longest amount of time that would be ok, in regard to the meat, before I got it to the processor? I just wanna make sure that I give the meat every chance of getting to the processor before any spoilage happens.

what do ya think???

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Location: Plymouth, Indiana
Joined: 01/27/2007
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Derek,

You ask a very good question that many hunters face in the early season. For the longest time i didn't hunt the opening weeks either because i didn't have confidence in harvesting a mature buck during that time. However a few bucks are still in their summer pattern & aren't quite as spooky, hence an opportunity!! As far as the meat goes, if the temps drop down in the low 40's or lower i wouldn't worry about it, just recover your deer as soon as it gets light out. However; if it's really warm, you might have a long night ahead of you.trying to locate your deer.

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