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Common Sense Precautions In Handling Wild Meat


Fri Sep 30 12:35:00 MDT 2011

Before going afield to hunt, it is always wise to review the proper ways to handle and transport wild meat. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks encourages hunters to use safe practices when handling wild meat in the field:

  • do not harvest animals that appear ill or are acting abnormally.
  • wear rubber gloves when field dressing game.
  • minimize contact with animal fluids, brain and spinal tissues.
  • wash hands and instruments thoroughly after field dressing or processing.
  • cook all meat thoroughly before consuming.

For more on hunting in Montana, go to the FWP website at on the Hunting page.