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Our deer season officially just ended 30 minutes ago here in Illinois, so now it’s time to cherish the harvest!
Each year I make several pounds of summer sausage and snack sticks, in addition to cutting select pieces of butterfly chops and roasts. We like to save the chops for the warmer months when we grill outside and will use the roasts for all sorts of things. I try to rotate my venison to keep it as fresh as I can but it seems inevitable that some of it gets freezer burnt anyway. So what luck, I got the chance to test the Foodsaver Gamesaver Bronze G300!
Perfect timing indeed! I have about 100 pounds of venison stuffed into three of my freezers using only a Zip Lock bag. The bags have worked well but that’s mainly because we eat a lot of venison at our home. I have to also admit, it’s always in the back of my mind to eat the venison or it may go bad.
So today, I did the review on the Gamesaver and here’s what I found:
The unit comes with everything you need to vacuum seal any of your food items. The Gamesaver will also speed the process of marinading your meats in a fraction of the time by connecting it to the marinade accessory that is available online for an additional cost.
There was virtually nothing to assemble, so i looked it over, read the instructions and began the process of vacuum sealing my venison. It comes with both pre-measured bags in addition to a few rolls of different sized material to allow you to make custom sized bags. Once I cut my custom bags, I was stuffing them full of meat!
This unit offers a couple of different settings for loose and dry material. It also has a removable tray that captures fluids, that is dishwasher safe. The Gamesaver is unique to the other vacuum sealers FoodSaver makes because of the Mossy Oak Break Up camouflage appearance. They were thinking of everything when they designed it to store vertically to save counter top space.
The Gamesaver retails for about $169.00 online but if you look hard, you can find it even cheaper. FoodSaver, the maker, has been in business for decades and is open 6 days a week. They also have a lifetime warranty on this appliance! Now that speaks volumes about the makers of a product.
If you would like to look over the different selections, please feel free to visit FoodSaver
We can do all of the R&D we want, but in the end, it’s the customers that have the final say-so. I’m just glad the suit has been working for so many people this season. Having a successful product is one thing, but feeling like you have contributed something to the hunting world is a satisfying feeling altogether. Here’s another testimonial from a Marc Anthony Bow Hunter Ghille user:
Thanks again for such a great product, I am truly enjoying it! It is the honest truth. No sales here!
My first seminar of the year will be for the Field and Stream Illinois Deer Classic in Springfield, Illinois on February 1,2 and 3. The topic as chosen by the promoter will be “Taking Bomber Bucks from the Ground”. Hope to see you there!
This will be a great opportunity to ask me questions and get some extra time in studying ground techniques. Other strategies will be addressed too!
Talk about hypocrites. NBC’s David Gregory just ridiculed NRA’s Wayne LaPierre on Meet The Press this week about the idea of having armed guards in schools. It’s now known that he sends his very own children to a school with 11 armed guards! Read:
Here’s an update! As the anti-gun community blame and ridicule one side of the political board and the NRA for placing police and armed guards in schools, you’ll be surprised who first thought of this idea! But of course, they’re wasn’t an uproar over this idea then! It was Bill Clinton in 1994 I believe.
Watch and enjoy!
With Jason’s permission, I’m sharing this with you!
Yesterday was day 4 for me in hot pursuit of this buck. I had been given permission to hunt this small parcel for the first time this year, so I decided to leave it sit until the late season arrived.
I like small pieces of timber for late season hunting for 2 main reasons; deer like to hide in these small areas and will avoid the large timber tracts here in Illinois after the second gun season and with the second rut coming in, it’s a perfect spot for them to remain in hiding. After spotting this guy on day 3 with a doe, it wasn’t until day 4 I was able to close in on him.
Good luck to everyone who’s still trying to fill tags! Don’t ever give up.