Re: Deer in warm weather
In Georgia's hot weather it was a day's exercise. it was to gut the deer in the woods, as soon as harvested. Keep it in the shade when dragging the deer out of the woods. (If over a half hour)
Get it under cover, out of the sun, in the vehicle, and a bag of ice in the gutted section wouldn't hurt, if transporting it.
At your butchering location, as soon as you arrive, get it ready for skinning. After shinning, cut the deer into four body sections and butcher on a table.
Put most of the meat in the freezer and a couple of pieces in the refrigerator that day.
If you use a commercial butcher, make sure you know the hours they are open, before going hunting.
And I never had any spoiled meat, using my procedure.
You tend to sleep real good at night. And non hunting exercise always paid off.