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.