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How do you keep fly's away?
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Contributors to this thread:
Powder 19-Sep-21
WV Mountaineer 19-Sep-21
Powder 19-Sep-21
standswittaknife 19-Sep-21
cnelk 19-Sep-21
Powder 19-Sep-21
Grey Ghost 19-Sep-21
Powder 19-Sep-21
Straight Shooter 19-Sep-21
BULELK1 20-Sep-21
t-roy 20-Sep-21
DonVathome 20-Sep-21
spike buck 20-Sep-21
BULELK1 21-Sep-21
Scrappy 21-Sep-21
Ermine 21-Sep-21
luckychucky 21-Sep-21
Whocares 21-Sep-21
WYOelker 21-Sep-21
Straight Shooter 21-Sep-21
petedrummond 21-Sep-21
Tao 25-Sep-21
Medicinemann 26-Sep-21
Kevin Dill 26-Sep-21
APauls 26-Sep-21
Missouribreaks 26-Sep-21
Shuteye 27-Sep-21
Ursman 28-Sep-21
Kevin Dill 28-Sep-21
txhunter58 10-Oct-21
DanaC 12-Oct-21
From: Powder
19-Sep-21
How do you keep fly's away after quartering a moose? I've heard pepper, citric acid and vinegar. I've seen conflicting info online if vinegar repels or attracts. Or is it necessary to do anything?

19-Sep-21
Nothing is going to keep them away. It’s a question of keeping them off the meat.

From: Powder
19-Sep-21
Ok. I'll re-phrase.

How do I keep them off the meat after it's been harvested and hanging?

19-Sep-21

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Good game bags and some citric acid formula..

From: cnelk
19-Sep-21
Easy. Hunt when it’s cold

From: Powder
19-Sep-21

From: Grey Ghost
19-Sep-21
Ground pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, even Tabasco sauce will all do the job, too.

Matt

From: Powder
19-Sep-21
Thanks Matt. Do you put it directly on the meat or on the game bag after it's hanging?

19-Sep-21
I used the Koola Buck Anti Microbial game bags on my moose hunt last year in UT. They worked great, flies didn’t want to land on them.

From: BULELK1
20-Sep-21

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This works real good and keeps those dang bee's off too.

Good luck, Robb

From: t-roy
20-Sep-21
BULELK1……How big of a bottle does it take for an elk sized critter?

From: DonVathome
20-Sep-21
Good game bags

From: spike buck
20-Sep-21
Like Grey Ghost said... Pepper works.

From: BULELK1
21-Sep-21
t-roy

1 bottle if I rub it on boned off meat and then put the meat into game bags and hang over limbs or lay on rocks in the shade, to cool down over night.

Good luck, Robb

From: Scrappy
21-Sep-21

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I only skin the section I'm working on at the time and use my game bags to keep it covered as I skin the hide.

I also use extra large game bags and slip them over the quarters as I skin them. By the time I'm ready to pull the hind quarter over to pop the knuckle the quarter is practically in the bag.

From: Ermine
21-Sep-21
Game bags

From: luckychucky
21-Sep-21
all of the above. Then a smoky campfire and fire up the thermacell for good measure.

From: Whocares
21-Sep-21

From: WYOelker
21-Sep-21
Thread title reminded me of a joke my grandma told me back when I was in 5th grade...

2 nuns were out walking in the park on a hot hot day. They being full garb were hot. As they walked they saw a rather large woman sitting on a park bench eating some water melon and her short summer dress revealed that she was not wearing any underwear.

The nuns were taken back. They had a brief discussion and and decided that not wearing underwear had to make her cooler. So they argued a bit more and one decided to ask the women. "Hey does not wearing underwear make you cooler on these hot day?"

The reply.... Oh honey I don't know about that, but it does help keep the flies off the melon.

So maybe there is something to be learned? HAHA. Had to share, I sure miss my grandma, she always had a pile of jokes ready and used to spend hours telling them to anyone that would listen...

21-Sep-21
WYOelker, no more jokes, I just threw up in my mouth!

From: petedrummond
21-Sep-21
I cross my legs

From: Tao
25-Sep-21
Game bags and pepper

From: Medicinemann
26-Sep-21
Do any of these chemical products leach into, or impart a flavor into the meat.....if applied to the outside of the game bags?

From: Kevin Dill
26-Sep-21
Citric acid is harmless to meat. It lowers the pH on the bags and surface of the meat which discourages flies. It also aids in meat 'crust' formation which further reduces fly issues. Although I haven't tried doing it, some advocate for pre-treating meat bags with citric acid. Basically it's done by mixing the c-a solution in a bucket, then dipping the bags in it. Let dry and then pack them up.

From: APauls
26-Sep-21
Game bags. Keeps the meat cleaner too

26-Sep-21
Game bags and black pepper both work.

From: Shuteye
27-Sep-21
When I was living at home we would hang a deer in the shed and skin it. Mom would put a bed sheet around the deer and close up all the openings. Worked great to keep the flies off.

From: Ursman
28-Sep-21
What goes into a citric acid mix?

From: Kevin Dill
28-Sep-21
Dry (powdered) citric acid and water.

From: txhunter58
10-Oct-21
Good thread

From: DanaC
12-Oct-21
ttt, has anyone used these hints this season?

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