First of all I'd like to say I'm not a big fan of boning out my meat in the field. But after reading several posts in the archives, it sounds like this is a preferred method to use on Kodiak for deer meat. My wife and I are looking into a Kodiak deer hunt next fall and I have some questions about how others take care of their meat. Rep points to anyone with some helpful advice.
Question #1) Is boning your meat allowed on Kodiak for deer? I am assuming it is since so many people seem to do this on the AOD, but I can't finding anything in the regs that spell it out specifically.
Question #2) When you bone out your meat, do you typically bone the deer right at the kill sight, or do you gut the deer and drag it back whole to your camp and then field dress and bone it at camp, or do you skin it, quarter it in the field, put all the meat in game bags, pack it back to camp, and then bone it (like you would typically field dress a moose or caribou)?
Question #3) When you bone the meat, how do you store it back at camp? In a cooler, in a tote, in contractor bags etc.?
Question #4) When you bone out the meat, do you lose a lot of the meat due to spoilage? What is the best way to prevent meat spoilage if you are boning your meat?
Thanks for your help everybody