collapse
Sound like the real thing! Trophy Bucks and Bulls

Author Topic: How long can Elk go in a freezer?  (Read 7038 times)

Offline herdbull33

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: central washington
  • Paramedic/Buck slayer
How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« on: February 07, 2017, 04:10:24 PM »
My cow has been in the freezer coming up on two years. I was thinking about making some jerky soon only because i'm not really sure how long I can keep it in there? Thanks in advance.
~HerdBull~

Offline Lingcod

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 196
  • Friends don't let friends eat farmed Salmon
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 04:12:20 PM »
Wrapped or vacuum packed? If vacuum packed it would still be good till this fall for sure. Wrapped, would probably have some freezer burn, but still be good for jerky.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2017, 04:25:56 PM by Lingcod »
“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”

Offline Westside88

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 530
  • Location: Western Wa
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 05:01:05 PM »
I overlooked some Mule deer in the bottom of my chest freezer. It was 2 1/2 plus years old. I was worried it would be ruined, but I thawed some steaks out and cooked them up. They were fine so I took the remainder and added it to my pepperoni batch for this year.  I was relieved I didn't waste any, I think you'll be fine

Offline bobcat

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 34550
  • Location: Rochester
    • robert68
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 05:02:46 PM »
Two years is nothing if it's wrapped properly. I'd only begin the get concerned when you get near 4 years.

Offline bracer40

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 1010
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 05:06:18 PM »
Cooked some up a few years back that was three years. No discernible difference
“Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun.”
― Groucho Marx

Offline Curly

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 17800
  • Location: Thurston County
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 05:06:25 PM »
I've recently found some elk in the back of the freezer from 2011. Those steaks tasted just fine...no freezer burn whatsoever. We wrap it in plastic wrap then butcher paper over that. And our freezer is not the frost free type. :twocents:
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

><((((º>` ><((((º>. ><((((º>.¸><((((º>

Offline Bob33

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 17089
  • Groups: SCI, RMEF, NRA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 05:10:31 PM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

Offline jrebel

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 6500
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2017, 05:11:40 PM »
It should be fine.  If you are worried about it, we should make some pepperoni sticks out of it.  You need to taste my last batch of spicy pepperjack!!!!!  It is divine...

Offline Bob33

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2009
  • Posts: 17089
  • Groups: SCI, RMEF, NRA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2017, 05:23:38 PM »
If the freezer temperature has been kept at around zero or colder it can go several years without problem.
Nature. It's cheaper than therapy.

Offline Bullkllr

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 3049
  • Location: Graham
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2017, 05:30:05 PM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:

Deserved of recognition: :chuckle: :chuckle:
"yoogle that on your google"

Offline actionshooter

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 4495
  • Location: Olympia
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2017, 05:48:16 PM »
Just recently found a elk roast dated 2012 and my wife wanted to throw it out, I wasn't going for it.
 Thawed it out and it was fine.  :tup:
 Totally depends on how its wrapped.
Rainier Arms Shooting Team

Offline Rainier10

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 6851
  • Location: Over the edge
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2017, 05:49:39 PM »
I've recently found some elk in the back of the freezer from 2011. Those steaks tasted just fine...no freezer burn whatsoever. We wrap it in plastic wrap then butcher paper over that. And our freezer is not the frost free type. :twocents:
:yeah:

We did vacuum seal one elk two years ago and it is actually getting freezer burned.  The packages cracked from the cold and getting banged around in the freezer.  We went back to plastic wrap and then butcher paper for everything.

Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HuntWa or the site owner.

Offline dreamunelk

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1901
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2017, 06:38:47 PM »
We wrap in paper than vacuum seal.  I have eaten some that was over 3 years old with no complaints.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13466
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2017, 08:07:15 PM »
I've had vac packed meat that was seven years old, but on a regular basis eat it three years old. Sometimes you need to trim a little freezer burn, but it always tastes fine.  I no longer cut into steaks before freezing as it leaves too many edges to freezer burn.

I had a chunk of marlin that was ten years old, saran wrapped then in a baggie, it was fine as well.  :rolleyes:   :chuckle:

Offline NRA4LIFE

  • Site Sponsor
  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 3950
  • Groups: NRA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2017, 08:34:06 PM »
Yup, I've ate 5 yer old meat that was wrapped very well or vacuum sealed and it was fine.  I now vacuum seal everything.  I also leave it in as large of chunks as possible.  I also leave the silver skin on loins and trim when eating, for an extra layer of protection.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

So many free days, so few fish....

Offline Jimmer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 106
  • Location: North Spokane
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
When you say "my cow has been in the freezer for two years",
You talking the whole cow or just a few pounds?? Elk is better than beef, can't believe it's lasted that long.

Offline Sneaky

  • Savage
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 661
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 05:00:26 AM »
Depends on the wrap and the freezer. Most commercial cold storages house tens of millions of pound of seafood at any given time, they say it will last indefinitely as the rooms are kept at around -5 or so. That fish sandwich you ate at the drive through could be ten years old or older.

Offline dvolmer

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2012
  • Posts: 452
  • Location: Eastern Washington, West Richland
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2017, 07:32:34 AM »
To start off with, freezer burned or not, it wont hurt you physically.  Studies do say that some of the nutritional value can be degraded over time.  Of course the amount of air that gets to it seems to do the most damage and that is why vacuum packing or wrapping in plastic bag and squeezing out the air along with butcher paper seem to help the freshness of it and the overall look and taste.  I like many of you eat meat up to two years old and then if I still have it after that it goes to jerky and sausage of some kind. you should be fine!
Zonk Volmer

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 22405
  • Location: W. WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2017, 08:31:00 AM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:

The problem is more in convincing it to get in the freezer in the first place.

Offline yakimanoob

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2016
  • Posts: 519
  • Location: Naches
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2017, 10:03:00 AM »
I would think that after two years it would be dead. :dunno:

The problem is more in convincing it to get in the freezer in the first place.
:yeah:

Offline Ghost Hunter

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 2623
  • Location: Ariel, WA
  • Groups: NRA Patron Life Member, RMEF Life, Sponser Member
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2017, 11:37:45 AM »
Until the next one. :rolleyes: ;)
Why in the hell should I have to press 1 for English?
Economy failure = Too many people spending money they don't have on things they don't need to impress people they don't like.

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6777
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2017, 11:43:17 AM »
Frost free - not so long

Deep Freeze, manual defrost - a long long time

Offline fireweed

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 996
  • Location: Toutle, Wa
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2017, 11:57:21 AM »
Just cooked a 2009 elk roast last night.  Just cut off and trimmed the touch of freezer burn in a few places and seasoned well. 

Offline coachcw

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 8483
  • Groups: Team getsum !
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2017, 01:02:41 PM »
I turn mine annually .....
My wife told me that I hunt way more than I did when we first got married. I said yeah I know isn't it great !

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 22405
  • Location: W. WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
Freezer burn is already partially jerkied, right?

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6777
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2017, 03:23:38 PM »
Freezer burn is already partially jerkied, right?

Freezer burn is a function of sublimation.  Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase.  It does not effect the edibility of food, but it generally drastically degrades the palatability unless as part of a controlled freeze drying process.   

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 22405
  • Location: W. WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2017, 03:32:40 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:


Offline Rainier10

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2010
  • Posts: 6851
  • Location: Over the edge
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2017, 03:37:56 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of HuntWa or the site owner.

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 22405
  • Location: W. WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2017, 03:41:56 PM »
Here's another one.  Anyone can freezer burned meat and have it come out tasting OK? :chuckle:

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6777
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2017, 03:57:47 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:

I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.  I answered because I don't want to see anyone put much time, effort or money into something that does not have a high probability of success. 

Offline herdbull33

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Jul 2010
  • Posts: 98
  • Location: central washington
  • Paramedic/Buck slayer
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2017, 04:02:01 PM »
Wow, great respond!!! Thanks for the info everyone. I vacuumed sealed everything so based off what everyone is saying I'm sure it's fine. I'll prolly end up making some jerky here soon anyways cause man it's good. Thanks y'all
~HerdBull~

Offline Fl0und3rz

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 22405
  • Location: W. WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #31 on: February 08, 2017, 04:37:39 PM »
Wow, great respond!!! Thanks for the info everyone. I vacuumed sealed everything so based off what everyone is saying I'm sure it's fine. I'll prolly end up making some jerky here soon anyways cause man it's good. Thanks y'all
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:

I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.  I answered because I don't want to see anyone put much time, effort or money into something that does not have a high probability of success. 

Just razzing you.  I didn't get a lot of sleep last night.

Offline Browndawg

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Dec 2015
  • Posts: 70
  • Location: Camas
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2017, 04:24:13 PM »
Alright Mr. Smartypants, how do you tell a joke from an honest question?  :chuckle:
The smiley face.  :chuckle:  When you put that at the end of the question it is a joke.  If you don't its a question.  Sometimes even if you put it at the end of the question you get flamed.  :bash:

I wasn't sure if it was a joke or not.  I answered because I don't want to see anyone put much time, effort or money into something that does not have a high probability of success.

Like shooting elk in the heart? :IBCOOL:

Sorry. I couldn't resist.

Offline Mudman

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 4253
  • Location: Valley of Rocks!
  • Go Hawks!
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2017, 04:35:38 PM »
I will let ya know in about 4 years!  :IBCOOL:
Drain The Swamp!!!

Offline 180-GRAIN

  • Trade Count: (-1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 1415
  • Location: Arlington washington
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2017, 02:56:24 PM »
Took me 4 years to eat my Washington moose. Never lost any to freezer burn. I agree with it depends on how its wrapped comment in a previous post.

Offline fireweed

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 996
  • Location: Toutle, Wa
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2017, 08:09:11 AM »
Just finished the last roast of the moose I got in 2009 that was stuck in the bottom of the freezer.  Trimmed off a bit of locker burn--turned out just fine. 

Offline Moose Master

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 125
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2017, 06:50:41 AM »
Didn't see it mention, I will only keep our meat domestic or wild in a freezer that ISN'T frost free.  This advice was given to me many years ago and has help us with the lack of damaged meat.  Double wrapped is important also.  Merry Christmas to all and Happy New Year.

Offline Elknut1

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2007
  • Posts: 926
  • Location: McCall, Idaho
    • ElkNut Outdoor Productions
    • ElkNut Outdoors
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2017, 07:49:30 AM »
We've had several years go by as well with no issues at all!

  ElkNut/Paul

Offline PolarBear

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 9907
  • Location: Tatooine
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2017, 08:22:52 AM »
Frost free - not so long

Deep Freeze, manual defrost - a long long time
:yeah:
Frost free or automatic defrost freezers are horrible for storing meat. 
P&Y bucks & bulls, predators and any game fish that swims!!
Life is too short to settle for dinks!

Offline The scout

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 1145
  • Location: belfair
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2017, 08:48:15 AM »
Obviously how it’s wraped makes a big difference, also it depends on if it’s steaks-and roasts or burger and sausage with added fat and pork. The steaks and roasts will last much longer because it’s the fat that typically makes the meat go bad.

Offline M_ray

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 3864
  • Location: I'm takin the 5th on this one
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2017, 10:19:25 AM »
I dont have a frost free freezer so it lasts a long time. I just made tacos last night and opened a package of my elk from last year and it was perfect.  :tup:

Basically a frost free will have an element that heats up the cold plates and collects the evaporated water in a collection tray. Depending on the  model this can happen from 1-4 times a day which is why the outside edges or outside layer of your meat will burn, because basically the outer edges are defrosting and refreezing several times. all you really have to do is trim it off and the center will be good because it never completely thaws.
DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed here are not those of HW Management, Admins, Mods or Myself... But they are the opinions of Elvis who has revealed them to me through the medium of my pet hamster, Lee Harvey Oswald...


MB

Growing old is mandatory ... Growing up is optional!

Offline PolarBear

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 9907
  • Location: Tatooine
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2017, 09:37:21 AM »
I found some cubed elk steaks while cleaning out the freezer earlier this summer that were marked 2005.  I thawed them out, cut a tiny bit of the ends off and chicken fried them.  They were awesome!
P&Y bucks & bulls, predators and any game fish that swims!!
Life is too short to settle for dinks!

Offline luvmystang67

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 1544
  • Location: Snohomish
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2017, 09:52:16 AM »
While I second that freezer burn is your most likely enemy, I have had things that are vacuum sealed for 6 months versus vacuum sealed for a year and a half or two years and the meat IS different, especially burger.  It tastes fine, but the consistency changes.  It seems that some of the juice/moisture seeps out depending on how long you wait, basically becoming separate from the meat.  Meat when cooked tend to dry out a little faster.  The real risk is fat though, fat will develop a stank.  Its not awful, its just not fresh.  If I were able to take the same animal, vacuum sealed and frozen for 4 months versus 2 years, you'd be able to tell a difference.  I can.  Between 2 years and 4 years I think the difference would be small.  Its fine to eat, its just that there's a difference....

Offline hunter399

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1337
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2017, 09:54:40 AM »
Freezer burn is already partially jerkied, right?

Freezer burn is a function of sublimation.  Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase.  It does not effect the edibility of food,
This sounds like the way it goes through my belly, :chuckle: :chuckle:
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline TommyGun496

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • ***
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 114
  • Location: North County
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2017, 07:04:24 PM »
If I am lucky mine will last about 8-9 months.  Between myself, my wife and the kids it doesn’t last long in our freezer!

Offline Wetwoodshunter

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2014
  • Posts: 492
  • Location: Sekiu, WA
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #45 on: December 19, 2017, 07:47:45 PM »
I recently found a package from a bull I shot in 2013. I couldn't taste a difference. I wrap in plastic wrap then use a chamber vaccume sealer and I would have no problem with 2 years, but I try and cycle the stuff out.

Offline Calvin Rayborn

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 942
  • Location: Columbia Basin
  • Groups: NRA Life Member, Amateur Trapshooting Association - Member
Re: How long can Elk go in a freezer?
« Reply #46 on: December 28, 2017, 10:26:25 PM »
Less handling the better - Locking freezer so little hands dont mess with it - last for years.

 

ElkNut Outdoor Productions

* Recent Topics

Fall season will be much longer bag limit 4 by scotrobe
[Today at 08:34:06 AM]


Stung by UPS/Ebay by baker5150
[Today at 08:31:04 AM]


What happened to all the stocked trout??? by TeacherMan
[Today at 08:27:58 AM]


Pateros area deer ?? by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 08:27:15 AM]


A few thoughts on mountain goat permits by DOUBLELUNG
[Today at 08:21:34 AM]


Balancing Big Game and Waterfowl by h2ofowlr
[Today at 08:19:22 AM]


Too many guns. by h2ofowlr
[Today at 08:11:25 AM]


Showstopper Prints are awesome by cedarriver
[Today at 08:08:27 AM]


Quality Hunt Wait by Timberstalker
[Today at 07:53:34 AM]


WTS/WTT Limbsaver DZ32 $500 by Mongo Hunter
[Today at 07:12:48 AM]


Spring in the Wenaha by clearwater
[Today at 07:12:20 AM]


Underhammer hammers one by pianoman9701
[Today at 07:02:07 AM]


F/S DPMS LR 204 by elkaholic123
[Today at 06:52:24 AM]


Gas trimmers by Mossy
[Today at 06:41:51 AM]


FS: 6 Solid Broadheads, Legend 125 grain by TriggerHappy
[Today at 06:27:32 AM]


Hoyt Carbon Defiant Turbo by flemdogg
[Today at 06:17:39 AM]


2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment by dreamunelk
[Today at 06:09:23 AM]


Crash and burn by nitroelk
[Today at 06:03:37 AM]


50 cal Knight Bighorn by kukusya
[Today at 05:40:54 AM]


Elk tag by cohocrazy
[Today at 05:15:12 AM]