After reading all the posts on the TAG bags and cotton and then seeing sheep brought up, I was wondering how most of you use the game bags for sheep?
I for one hunt the beginning of the season (Aug. 10) because of the job, so the temperatures while sheep hunting can be in the 80+ mark on some days. My partner and I only carry garbage bags for the meat. We bone out the sheep (leave the meat out as we bone it out so it can cool somewhat) double bag it place it in the pack and head to camp. Once at camp, we open up the bags and place next to the creek. The next day, we triple bag the meat and almost submerse the entire bag in the creek. This is how we keep our sheep. We have had it in the water for 5 days one time. Then once we get back to the river to float down, the meat is placed in a cooler for the trip home. We have NEVER had any loss of meat or spoilage. The water if by far colder than the air during this time of the year and the meat is ice cold. Just can't imagine hanging sheep in game bags. I have heard of people losing their sheep to bears and can see how that is possible if leaving hanging in trees.