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What is the safest temp an animal can be left at overnight if recovery is not possible that day

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    What is the safest temp an animal can be left at overnight if recovery is not possible that day

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    I know where I hunt almost no matter what the temp has been the yotes have gotten to our deer before we have if left overnight... I would say temps about 50 and below for meat to be salvageable the next day. If you are trying to mount your animal you had better find them quick the next day my father shot a 12 last year the temp was 48 and rainy and we got to him the next day at about 2 in the afternoon and his hide was just good enough to save and use for the mount. If the temp is much higher you might not be so lucky; if you are talking 90 degree temps you have just hours to save the hide before hair starts to fall out. On his deer the only meat we could salvage was the backstraps. Now we get to the topic of shot placement, and how the animal died in general, the meat may not be useful if a gut shot has been taken over a 24 hour span if the temp is to high. I personally would not want the meat that is anywhere close to the guts if the deer has been sitting all night. Hope you find this helpful.

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