Re: What camp do you belong in
In central Wyoming we are experiencing near record heat with daily highs in the mid to upper 80's so be prepared for hot weather even into October. For those who are traveling a long distance, I would suggest you consider not even gutting the critter if legal where hunt and if within your personal code of ethics. Lay a sheet of plastic or a tarp on the ground, skin (cape if mounting), remove the front and rear legs (retain evidence of sex on a hind leg if required), remove the back straps, make a cut along the back that will allow access to the tender loins and remove those, then put the pieces in a large cooler with ice or dry ice. If leaving the animal whole or if quartering, instead of just tossing him/her into the bed of the truck, lay them on a pallet so the air circulates all around the animal.
Tikka Mike posted just before me and I have to agree with him for the most part. FWIW, the outfitter I work for has put about 45 antelope on the ground in the last two weeks with temperatures in the 80's and we don't skin in the field.
Last edited by Ankeny; 10-03-2011 at 12:58 PM.