Freezing Moose Meat
I have a question about freezing moose meat.
How long is it safe to keep moose in the freezer?
Ideally you would want to eat it as soon as practical. Moose will keep in similar terms to beef... possibly a little shorter in time. This would be because moose meat is very lean, without the fat to protect the meat from freezer burn.
In the days before freezers, meat and many other perishable goods were stored for great periods of time completely immersed in fat. Fat insulates the meat and protects it from the breakdown process that subjecting it to extreme cold will have.
I don't think I would eat meat... any meat, frozen for more than three years. Meat frozen for this length of time will be seriously freezer burned, it will be dehydrated and will not have good flavor. Freezer burned meat can easily be identified by looking at it. The meat will no longer be a bright red but rather will have white and brown patches, especially along the edges.
As for safety... I don't believe it would make you sick, but why eat something that tastes and looks bad?
We have answered similar questions about frozen moose meat
and how long you can keep it on another page.
Please feel free to ask for more clarification if your questions do not get answered.Mark