Deer Meat

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Bowman, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Bowman

    Bowman Well-Known Member

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    How long will deer meat stay good in the freezer? I had one processed last october and still have a little burger left, will it be ok.
     
  2. ryanh_johnson

    ryanh_johnson Well-Known Member

    My opinion its still good as long it was tightly wrapped with a good seal. I typically have a couple packages left over every year and they always seem to be ok.

    Just my .02! :biggrin:
     

  3. reflex1

    reflex1 Well-Known Member

    I was talking to a woman at church that said she had some in the freezer for ten years and was still good when she fixed it - one never knows - as long as it's kept frozen and has no freezer burn - should be okay!
     
  4. CDay

    CDay Well-Known Member

    Ten years, I really doubt it. But being in there that long it might have been freeze dried. About two years if packaged real good and freeer temperature at zero or below.
     
  5. jake

    jake Well-Known Member

    You'll know if it is freezer burnt. It won't hurt you, but tastes bad. Even if you scrape off the dried part, the taste remains. But as long as there is no dry crust on it after it defrosts, it should be fine. Burger is the worst to burn though, since you usually don't put any water in the package to buffer it.
     
  6. Bowman

    Bowman Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the info, I used some tonight and it taste fine to me, I didnt see and freezer burn on it.
     
  7. fullcredit

    fullcredit Super Moderator

    Another good recommendation----write or stamp the date on the packages.
     
  8. BuzzBait

    BuzzBait Well-Known Member

    Only one year froze, its fine..Usually deer meat only last a couple weeks at my house...
     
  9. hawgpharm

    hawgpharm Well-Known Member

    what he said.
     
  10. johnf

    johnf Well-Known Member

    I use a vacuum sealer and have had it up to 3 years with no sign of freezer burn.