Re: What camp do you belong in
After harvesting many antelope over the years, and eating every one of them, I have learn this.
The sooner you get it cooled out, the better the meat will be.
So here is what I do.
If I am way in on foot I debone right on the spot and get the meat out to a cooler asap.
If I am in dragging distance of the truck, I will field dress and get it to camp asap where we skin, then quarter them and put the 1/4's on ice in coolers as soon as possible.
If there is snow on the ground I field dress and fill the chest cavity with snow. Then get it to camp and skin and get on ice.
Antelope are the tenderest tastiest animals one could eat. The guys that don't like the taste are probably hauling them around on a flat bed in 50 degree weather too long.
Bottom line, get em chilled and skinned asap and enjoy some very good eating.