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    What's the best thing to put on the meat after the kill while your getting it back to camp to keep the bugs off? Or is a game bag sufficient?
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    Back home I used black pepper but the bugs are nothing like here. I keep hearing to use citric acid so thats what I plan on using on my caribou hunt this year.

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    A game bag is sufficient the vast majority of the time. I've never used any additional product and have never lost meat. If you're going to be out for a week at 70 degree temperatures, then I'd consider citric acid or something of the sort, but in general as long as you keep the meat cool and dry you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    A game bag is sufficient the vast majority of the time. I've never used any additional product and have never lost meat. If you're going to be out for a week at 70 degree temperatures, then I'd consider citric acid or something of the sort, but in general as long as you keep the meat cool and dry you'll be fine.
    Sounds good. We don't plan to stay for long for our 2 caribou.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSmash View Post
    What's the best thing to put on the meat after the kill while your getting it back to camp to keep the bugs off? Or is a game bag sufficient?
    you must have the right type of game bag. The cheesecloth type are worthless; flies lay their eggs right through them. The tag bags are probably the best on the market now. For years I have used home made ones made from old cotton sheets; for smaller animals pillow cases work. These still allow air movement, but the weave is tight enough that flies can't get their little bottoms into them to lay eggs on the meat.

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