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greylynx

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How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« on: October 08, 2017, 04:18:12 PM »
We all know of the guy that tries to give his trophy bull moose meat away. Big horns, but that is all.

Meat that your dog sniffs at and pees on. :o Good Doggy :).

Question:

How large of a paddle do you look at on a moose before you decide it is not meant for the deep freeze?
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sonny

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 08:48:56 PM »
I've never had that problem,most of my moose have been little ones. :-[

Our biggest was 49 inches across but he still tasted good. ;) ;)

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 06:22:53 AM »

 Grey you are right .in my younger days in
  Manitopickerel my thoughts were swamps grow
  good eating moose .
          A few years ago ,an acquaintance offered me
  moose meat, a honker of a pasture moose , from
  that Dahlia area , shot in August . I ended up with
  1/3 of a moose .( here I interject, too good to be true
    It usually is  )
      The Beast was barely edible , very gamey , chewy ,
   I passed it on to a friend who is a sausage specialist .
     Links were pretty good , I didn't even asked what
      was in it . At that point the Griff would eat it .
       And that dog has a discerning palate, he will only
       eat a well seasoned cow paddy .🐮
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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 06:50:47 AM »
I shot a moose one time that had 56 inch spread, It dress out at 865 lbs. It was some of the best steak I have ever had? I think it has a lot to do with the rut, and how the animal was dealt with after it was down.

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 09:52:57 AM »
Only had one bad moose was about a 40 inch bull was hot down in a beaver dam we didn't get it skinned fast enough. That's the biggest issue I think is getting it hung and skinned quickly.

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 01:06:49 PM »

I think you guys are right about how that animal is dressed out in the field. 

The faster that animal is skinned and hanging in fresh air, the better.

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 01:26:22 PM »
It's all about the dressing and the aging. The older the bull the longer it should hang provided it doesn't start to turn on you. If the weather allows on a big older bull a min of 7 days aging longer if the meat can take it. Old T.J. Spanky when he was on the other site, used to argue with me endlessly that aging does nothing for meat, cause he read it some place from a butcher or some scientist wrote it. I dont not care what some scientist says,, age old time proven techniques stand for themselves.
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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 04:47:30 PM »
The old butcher I used to work with said a minimum of 14 days. All the reading I have done say's 21 days at 39.6 degrees. You can age your meat faster by bring the temp up. There is a chart someplace in one of my books that tell you how long to hang at what temp. but I am not going to look it up because I don't have time right now. The one thing you do need is air movement past the meat. I have seen meat that was covered with plastic that had mold on it. It was a lot of trimming to get rid of that. I now throw water on the floor of the cooler to keep the outside of the animals from drying out.

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Re: How large of a paddle on a moose before it is not a meat eater?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 05:57:00 PM »
And we all know where that nice furry trim from that hanging Mcbeef  goes to.  ;D

I have heard about hanging animals in a screen box house with a nice air flow running through in warmer weather works pretty good.  Keeps the maggots off, and the meat seems to age nicely.  I could see the local animals wondering who owns that meat.
That includes the farm dogs who are supposed to be guarding that meat. ;)