How long can you let a deer sit before gutting?
2 daysSo long as its bled, gutted, and skinned, you are fine for 2 days at any temperature..
How long should you leave a gut shot deer lay?
12 hoursA projectile through the large or small intestines is a true gut shot. These deer will also die in their beds if left undisturbed. Wait even longer — at least 12 hours — before taking up this trail.
Why do you have to gut a deer right away?
Without immediately [as soon as the deer is dead] dressing it out the meat will spoil quickly. If the stomach or intestines have been punctured you will more rapidly spoil the meat with intestinal bacteria and digestive enzymes. You get STRONG GAMEY FLAVOR, which is not the flavor of venison but that of spoiled meat .
Do you leave deer guts in the woods?
We only gut back at the meat pole. Never in the woods. We throw them behind the barn where no hunting takes place. The same way we treat farm animals, we dont take them into the woods to process them, we do it where we have the proper facilities for such work.