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Some hunters bone the meat; that is, remove all edible meat from the bones.

  • Boning reduces the weight to be packed.
  • Boned meat placed together in a game bag are harder to keep cool and dry. In some management units in Alaska it is illegal to bone the meat because of a history of wasted meat.
  • After the meat is removed from the animal, place it in cotton meat bags.
    • Good meat bags allow air to circulate to the meat but are tough enough to hold heavy loads.
    • The meat bags also help keep the meat clean.
  • Back at camp, hang the bagged meat off the ground to help keep the meat clean and cool.