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You can purchase food-grade citric acid powder at most pharmacies or feed stores. When mixed with water and applied to game, citric acid slows bacteria growth and seals the meat with a layer of acidity that deters flies from laying eggs on the meat.

  • Once the meat is hung, remove the game bags.
  • Mix the citric acid powder with water. Use two ounces of citric acid per quart of water.
  • Spray the meat with the citric acid mixture until it covers the meat. Don’t worry about the citric acid mixture getting the meat too wet. The mixture dries quickly.