This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of FoodSaver®; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I am very excited to have teamed up with FoodSaver® GameSaver® as it is a product that I have used for awhile now! I received my first GameSaver® as a Christmas gift from my parents in 2015 and have used it for sealing meat, freezer meals and even popcorn. Some of the venison from my 2016 deer is still in my freezer, in fact I just made burgers with it yesterday!
So, when FoodSaver® reached out to me to try out the GameSaver® Big Game™ vacuum sealing system I didn’t hesitate at the opportunity.
Luckily, here in Western New York Canada goose season is open, and I couldn’t think of any better way to put the Big Game™ to the test.
In preparation for opening morning I packed my hunting gear and gathered together some GameSaver® Heat-Seal Bags and Rolls along with the Big Game™. What’s cool about this compared to my old model is that it you are able to bring it with you in the field or on the water as it comes with a 12 volt DC adaptor. It also has extra-large carry handles so you can easily grab it even when you are wearing gloves. However, the gloves weren’t necessary for me as opening day of goose season was a warm one.
Just to give you idea of how warm it was both of my hunting buddies wore shorts and a t-shirt in the blind…I on the other hand didn’t get this memo!
The morning seemed like it was off to a good start. We had a single come in early and with one shot he fell to the ground. Then we started hearing more geese and had a flock approaching in from our left. We were all excited with anticipation and waiting patiently as the first flock came closer and began to circle around to prepare for landing. I laid in my pop up blind waiting for the command. As the geese flew closer I realized that they weren’t going to follow the game plan instead they flew high above us and landed about 250 yards behind us.
After they landed we all talked about why we thought they decided to land behind us, however our chat was cut short when we heard another flock approaching from our right. Again they came in circled and landed behind us….this morning was not going how we planned it would.
Then at about 7:30am we all got an opportunity to pull the trigger! We finally had a flock come in and follow our plan perfectly! We all unloaded our guns and were able to get all the birds on the ground, with the exception of one that got away.
That seemed to be our last flock of the morning, as we didn’t hear the honking of a goose anywhere for an hour and a half, so we decided to pack it up.
The weird part is usually once you begin packing a flock will show up out of the blue, I don’t know if that ever happens to you but it happens to me all the time, but the geese didn’t even show up then. So, we knew we made the right call.
We carried our harvests for the day to the truck along with all of our gear to pack up in the trailer until the next hunt.
Once everything got packed away we flipped down the tailgate and the cleaning began.
The Big Game™ worked great in the field and made for a quick easy job, we only sealed up 6 bags, however it claims to work great for up to 80 consecutive seals or up to 240lbs. I’m hoping to put that claim to the test this deer season!
What I love most about packaging food this way is that with the durable, tear resistant and oxygen/moisture blocking bags my game and fish stays fresh up to 5x longer compared to ordinary storage methods.
Allowing me to enjoy venison and game meat years down the road! Personally, I have kept meat in these bags going on almost 2 years and the venison still taste great and stays free of freezer burn!