Originally Posted By AKFF:
I have TAG game bags I bought for caribou a while back, but am going black bear hunting next week. I've got some material that I can use and a decent sewing machine, so I was hoping to make my own. I'm stumped on what size to make for black bear? Can I use the Caribou bags, or what dimensions would you think?
I had one other question as long as I'm asking. As I understand it, one of the purposes is to keep eggs from being laid in the meat by bugs. What thickness of material would you think would be best suited for that but still allowing air in? Sheets or a slightly thicker cotton blanket?
Thanks in advance.
Go a bit bigger and make them the size of moose bags.
Never know when you might have to stuff more than you think.
Pepper works very well at keeping fly's away.
Get the meat skinned and hung up then start putting the pepper on heavy.
If possible try building a smoke house outa tarps.
We did this one time to keep the bugs off and preserve the meat longer.
Meat came out looking like the old smoked hams and was very tender&tasty.
Will look for the type of bags we use as they are sturdy and last if you wash them when you get back..
Have some called Alaska game bag and they can stretch to fit a side of moose ribs or leg.
They are heavier than a cheese cloth but even the cheese cloth will work.
Have others but they are buried.