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By Doug Leier
Biologist, North Dakota Game and Fish Department 

North Dakota Outdoors: Keeping wild game tasting delicious


November 28, 2022

A freezer-burned package of wild game in 1992 is no better than a vacuum pack in 2022 (NDGF photo)

As Thanksgiving fades into December many hunters have freezers stacked with mallards and grouse, Canada geese and venison.

In college while sharing community freezers we use to have fun by labeling packages to keep others from "enjoying" our hard-earned game. If you lived in Milligan Hall back in the day and ever snuck a freezer-wrapped package labeled "unicorn backstraps" or "passenger pigeon...

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