I raise pigs and butcher them, I have a walk-in cooler. No surprises here, just asking a simple question.You shot your first bear on Monday, & are just starting to think about butchering it today?!?!?!?
Unless you stripped the hide off & got that carcass into a walk-in cooler on Monday, you're in for a very unpleasant surprise.
"It is critical to remove the hide and cool the
bear immediately after checking the bear. Cool-
ing a bear with ice from inside the body cavity is
inadequate to prevent the meat from spoiling. If
the hide remains on overnight, the meat may be
unsuitable for consumption."