I'm planning to bowhunt up the haul road for caribou pretty soon, the first time I've hunted anything you have to cut up to bring home. (I learned to hunt on whitetails within a mile of the house.) I've been reading a lot here and in a couple books about caring for meat, but I've still got one big question: Where do you put your game bags when you're driving back from the slope (to Fairbanks, for me) and don't have a pickup?
I've got a small SUV that doubles as a tent, camp, etc. I'd just as soon not share the inside of it with my game bags, and if I would probably put them in a garbage bag or something so they don't leak any fragrant juices in the back, but then I'd worry about ventilation. I thought about tying them to the top, but it seems like rain and dust could be a problem, and scavengers if I park to sleep overnight. In your experience, what works?