How Long Will Deer Meat Last in the Fridge?

By Bow StaffOctober 26, 201710 Comments

LAST UPDATED: February 17th, 2023

If you kill and eat your own deer meat, you’ve probably asked the question a time or two before – How long will deer meat last in the fridge?

And we’re not talking about the freezer, but the actual fridge. It’s the place we often quickly stash meat after boning out the meat from our most recent deer kill. Whether you’re in deer camp or at the house, things can get hectic and we tend to get short on time, often neglecting the venison in our fridge that awaits processing.

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How long will your deer meat last in the fridge? 

So how long will it last sitting in the fridge? I’ve often wondered how long is too long, so I finally broke down and did a little research on how long is too long in the fridge when it comes to your wild game meat. In so doing, I found a handy little reference chart from askthemeatman.com.

Here’s a quick reference chart for how long your meat can handle the fridge, as well as the freezer.


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