Gut shot overnighter

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  1. Creepy21

    Creepy21 Weekend Warrior

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    Ok I had a gut shot last night right about sunset. She dropped right where I hit her. Waited about 15 and came out of the stand. As we came down she jumped up and ran away. I actually thought it was another deer until we came to her drop spot and she was gone! Anyway, saw a tinge of green in the blood so figured a gut hit and backed out. Since it was in the 20's last night here I decided to wait until light to look for her. Found her frozen this morning and gutted her. I'm just wondering it was about 14 hours until I gutted. The processor told me the meat is fine. What do you guys think? I never left one this long.
     
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    As cold as the temps was, I believe you should be fine
    I usually hang my deer for a couple days when possible and time permits in a building that is round 35 to 40 when it's warmer than 50 outside
    I don't like to hang them outside due to animals getting into it

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    You will be fine. With temps that cold there is no reason to worry.
     
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    I've left a gutted deer out in 40-45 degrees for 40 hours and the meat was fine.
     
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    Ok for what it is worth, we processed and already consumed some of her. So far we haven't died so I'm calling it good. Thanks for the input folks!


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