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Author Topic: Does anyone actually rinse their deer with a hose after it has been skinned?WHY?  (Read 2277 times)

Offline ghosthunter

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If I have access to a hose I will rinse off and dry with paper towels.

My butcher told me to use a plastic scrubby to remove any hair.

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Offline The scout

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I wouldn't get elk meet wet, it seems to be much more sensitive to water than deer. that being said I have never rinsed either off. but I have killed an elk in some pooring rain in the backcountry that I had to trim some off that stayed damp to long I guess, never had that happen with deer

Offline Longbow 58

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I wash my deer down with a half rack of rainier beer :

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I prefer to hang them dry and brush off any hair.   Hosing them off is a last resort if things get really messy with a gut shot animal.


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As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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I've always wiped any areas down that needed it with a clean rag and water and then I pick at the animal with a beer in my hand. I used to always wipe down with Vinegar water solution but I don't do that much any more. In the end clean and dry is the utmost important thing for me even if I have to cut something away. I know some guys that use a torch just before it goes into the cooler. I don't really like that idea though. 
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