During early season night hunting how long can you wait? If you have trouble locating deer will letting it sit in 55-60 deg weather overnight spoil the meat? Thanks.
Thanks for the info.law651 said:You also can give it the common butchers test. Cut out a chunk of meat and place it on your tougue. If the meat is tainted your toungue will feel like touching a battery post(Tingle). If the meat is good it wont do this. Mike
What John said...Unkljohn said:I would say that it depends on how well you hit the deer, and how long it stays alive after the shot. In other words, if you hit guts and it takes the animal 4 or 5 hours to die, then the meat would likely be fine the next morning, but if you double lung it and the animal dies quickly no way I would eat it if it layed out all night in 60 degree weather.ukey:
willie said:What John said...
AMEN! THat made me queasy just thinking about it.....I get paranoid when I see my wife has left cold cuts out for more than 5 minutes haha...AK-AZ said:Tell you what, leave a steak out in 60 degree weather over night and then have it for dinner the next day and tell us about it. I think you'll not feel too good.
That sounds about right....I know anytime it's the slightest bit warm I'm always thinking 4 hrs max...maybee-r said:60 degrees you halve 3 hours and your time is cut in half for every ten after that 70 degrees 1 and a half,80 degrees 45 min,90 forget hunting.