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BuckeyeBucks

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I’m looking to buy a new cooler. I mainly hunt whitetail and want one so that I can quarter a deer up and keep on ice during warmer time periods. I also will be going on a wild boar hunt this spring and will be hauling my processed meat back in it. How many quart cooler will I need I order to have a quartered deer on ice in the cooler.
 
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I have a 150 quart Coleman Extreme. I got it for 50 bucks and it is great. Fits a whole elk and kept ice for 8 days in ~50f weather.

Its super light as well. Those expensive coolers weight a ton empty

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Also depends how and what you keep of your hog kill. In Florida because of the heat, we 1/4 them, remove back straps and tenderloins and throw the ribs and heart etc to the gut pile for the other critters to feast on.

Lately people are fussing over “tomahawk” chops. If we kill a “Barr” hog, we eat every inch in between tail and neck. Barr hogs make for a good tomahawk chop.


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Spend the money on a higher end cooler. The roto molded brands like Yeti are worth it. If you search FB market place, Craigslist, etc you can find them for great deals. Recently picked up a Yeti Tundra 250 for $400.
 
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I'm going to assume Ohio because of your screen name so about 100qt will be fine. I have hunted far enough south you could fit all of a deer in a 55qt.
Hogs may or may not be a different matter depending on what size you are hunting for.

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I just had two hogs loaded up in a 110 yeti on a Florida trip last week they were bigger hogs to
 

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One deer will easily fit in a 65 quart, I have 2 RTIC coolers and they are more than enough. I believe I have fit 3 deer between the two of them before.

You can usually score the RTIC 65s for around $200
 

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If it’s only one deer I’d do a 65-75qt. I have fit some pretty good size deer quartered in a 75 yeti.

The plus to a cooler that size is that you can move it alone.

Once you get ice and meat in a 100+ qt cooler it’s not moving


I’d keep my eye out for a rtic 65 cooler. Good bang for the buck.
 
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BuckeyeBucks

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Anybody have any other input before I pull the trigger. My main concern is whether a quartered whitetail will fit in 65 tundra.
 

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If you are sold on Yeti, get the 75. It is significantly deeper than the 65. I look at the 65 as a professional beer cooler while I look at the 75 as a perfect whitetail/tuna cooler. You will not be disappointed in the 75
 
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