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    What do they do with all that meat?

    I've always wondered what the guys on the TV shows do with all the meat they harvest. These guys are taking 5+ deer, a few Elk, Does, Cows, Buffalo, all these animals and there is no way they are keeping it for them selves it would spoil before they could eat it all and how could they store it all? I'm sure a lot can be given to friends and family but still. I know there are a few states that they can donate it the hungry. Any thoughts?

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    I was on Cameron Hanes website the other day, he showed all of the animals he killed just this year

    Wildebeast 11 yards Africa
    Eland 38 yards Africa
    Waterbuck 19 yards Africa
    Black Bear 8 yards Alaska
    4-point Mule Deer 9 yards Utah
    5-point Bull Elk 33 yards Utah
    “Beast Mode” 5-point Roosevelt Bull Elk 67 yards Oregon
    4×4 Blacktail Buck 12 yards Oregon
    6-point Bull Elk 46 yards Colorado
    6×6 Bull Elk 63 yards New Mexico


    That's a boat load of meat. A guy can't eat wild game every meal every day. 4 elk, a bear, a few deer and those weird things from Africa I have no clue how much They weigh but dang man. That's a little too much! For a guy that has says he has a tremendous amount of respect for the animal after the harvest, I sure hope he puts that meat to good use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    I was on Cameron Hanes website the other day, he showed all of the animals he killed just this year

    Wildebeast 11 yards Africa
    Eland 38 yards Africa
    Waterbuck 19 yards Africa
    Black Bear 8 yards Alaska
    4-point Mule Deer 9 yards Utah
    5-point Bull Elk 33 yards Utah
    “Beast Mode” 5-point Roosevelt Bull Elk 67 yards Oregon
    4×4 Blacktail Buck 12 yards Oregon
    6-point Bull Elk 46 yards Colorado
    6×6 Bull Elk 63 yards New Mexico


    That's a boat load of meat. A guy can't eat wild game every meal every day. 4 elk, a bear, a few deer and those weird things from Africa I have no clue how much They weigh but dang man. That's a little too much! For a guy that has says he has a tremendous amount of respect for the animal after the harvest, I sure hope he puts that meat to good use.
    We eat wild game or fish basically every meal of the year. We buy a turkey on holidays and a little ham for sandwiches but other than that it's all something we killed.

    Last year my family killed 3 Roosevelt elk, 3 pronghorn bucks, 2 blacktail bucks and about 20 salmon. Not a bit of it ever goes to waste.

    I think when it comes to Africa all the meat goes to the locals as it wouldn't be sensible to ship meat that far.

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    thats a great question sounds like we need input from the eastmans staff

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    I've seen on some of the movies or shows or something, I think it might have been the Primos boys that in an area out East where they were killing multiple deer and stuff they were donating the meat through a organization in a local town. I would like to think that's what most of them do..

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    I'm sure a lot of meat is given to people working behind the scenes, such as editors, cameramen; not to mention that everyone has friends and relatives who would be happy to take a pile of good eatin' off their hands.
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    I've often wondered this myself! Very good question!
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    What I really want to know is how much of that meat spoils when they shoot it late i the afternoon and then let it sit through the night and retrieve it in the morning. I have done that once since it got so dark and lost the blood trail. The meat spoiled overnight and it was late fall in Wyoming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdhunter View Post
    What I really want to know is how much of that meat spoils when they shoot it late i the afternoon and then let it sit through the night and retrieve it in the morning. I have done that once since it got so dark and lost the blood trail. The meat spoiled overnight and it was late fall in Wyoming.
    I would bet that happens a lot

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    You can bet that all of the meat is well utilized. As far as African animals, it is all utilized by the local community. In RSA, it may even be sold to the local grocery store. By African standards, we all waste a lot of meat in the US. They often even haul of the dung, and the guts are utilized like meat. Nothing goes to waste in Africa.

    Here in the US, there are lots of ways to utilize the meat from multiple kills. It is extremely rare to have any meat spoil with any reasonable attmep at care. My family harvests a lot of animals throughout the US each year. Every last piece of edible meat is wrapped, and utilized. Most goes to other families in our community. My wife works at a local elementary school, and there are never shortages of struggling families who want the free meat. Others give to their church or the local shelter. I've taken whole elk to the "Rescue Mission" before, and seen their incredible gratitude. We also eat a lot of the meat ourselves, but of course their are limits for any person. Sometimes I am so far from home that it is impractical to transport it back to my house. I make arrangements locally, and many communities have a "Sportsmen for the Hungry" or related program to handle donated meat. There is no excuse for waste, nor is ther any reason to worry about folks shooting too many animals.
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