I'm sure many of you have found yourself in the same position as I did yesterday. I got back home from a rabbit shooting session with a mate after putting all of my gear away the wife commented on a "bit of a nasty smell" coming from my small study where I keep my game bag. She had a sniff around and came out with my game bag and stuffed it under my nose, and yes she was quite right, it stank!
I have a (Relatively cheap) Jack Pyke game bag that I use when I go out "bunny bashing" and carry any shot rabbits in the front net compartment to allow the air to circulate round them and help them cool off. Over time the net got blood (Amongst other things) on it which after a time started to smell.
The wife offered to put it in the washing machine but i said not to as it might damage the leather straps so I took it outside and gave it a bit of a scrub with hot soapy water and then left it out to dry. Fortunately it does not smell anywhere as bad now.
This got me wondering, what do all of you do to keep your game bag as clean and "smell free" as possible? Is there something that can be used to keep it relatively "smell free" that will not effect the leather straps or taint any game carried in it?