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Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by VANCE, May 9, 2016.

  1. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    What temperature do you do this at?

    I wish I had the ability to age the elk and deer that I kill using that method. It's tough to keep them whole when you're 3-6 miles in...
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
  2. TxSportsman

    TxSportsman Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    38(ish) deg F - If whole isn't an option then just quarter it down meticulously as to not get any fluids on the meat, that way you don't have to rinse it off with any water. Keeping the meat dry is something I make a point to do when I am looking at aging some.
     
  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I may try that with my buck this year assuming I draw a tag. It's tough with the elk because they're so dang large! It took 3 of us on the first trip, and 4 on the second to carry out two elk last year and they were on the smaller side of the bull scale. We normally bone out everything.
     
  4. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    I actually aged a young little buck for the first time this past season. This guy - (he wasn't fully mature and was only about 190 lbs on the hoof. I'm not smiling cause there is a story on how I shot him. Let's just say it was a Hail Mary that landed :( )

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    I was only able to do 6 or 7 days though on account of the temperature.

    Typically, when I get a deer, the temp is 20° or so for a high and we debone ASAP. I've had good results both ways but haven't had enough of the buck I aged this year to have made a decision on it.

    TxS, can I ask what the real advantage is that you have found? I'm still learning and only average 2-4 deer a year for the past 8 years, butchering the whole deer for the past 5. I'm eager to learn from those that know what to do. :)
     
  5. _Westy_

    _Westy_

    307
    Dec 19, 2009
    Any revolver guys? Here is my deer "gittter" - S&W Performance Center 657 - .41 Magnum

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  6. _Westy_

    _Westy_

    307
    Dec 19, 2009
    I've been meaning to get a couple pictures taken for that thread!
     
  7. Guhul

    Guhul

    653
    Oct 30, 2015
    Sure thing...i dont mind where...keep 'em coming. I just got a 12 ga double barrel....maybe i should get one :D
     
  8. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    i love the 41 mg round. its the only round i have reloaded for
    i used 250gr cast performance bullets

    mine gun of choice was a custom built Ruger Blackhawk by Alpha Precision
     
  9. MajorD

    MajorD Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 18, 2007
    Nice Matt!! This a pic of mine. (I no longer have the Muk.) I need to take a few current pics.

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  10. Tekton

    Tekton

    Mar 8, 2015
    Love that pic MajorD
     
  11. Luca917

    Luca917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2016
    What he said!
     
  12. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    this is almost as frustrating as when I reply to a PM only to find it wont go through because the senders box is full
    i try very hard to ensure my PM's are in check
     
  13. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    thats a cool rig MajorD
     
  14. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    this could be a problem come Friday
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    ive sent mentioned it in the tech support forum and sent a PM to Esav
     
  15. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    on a side note im watching
     
  16. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    the last alaskans
     
  17. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    for some reason if i post that all in one post it blocks me
     
  18. LavaWood

    LavaWood Platinum Member Platinum Member

    540
    Sep 13, 2014
    That holster is badass!
     
  19. Kymedic45

    Kymedic45

    Apr 28, 2013
    I'm just starting the last alaskans. Thank God for dvr. Then onto alone lol

    Resident assistant thread jacker
     

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