: so I got a call today from a guy who killed a deer FRIDAY! He let it hang in a barn 2 days to age and it in the mid to upper 50s. Then Monday he took it to the slaughter house and its been in a cooler until this morning. He is bringing it shortly. I already told him I highly doubt the cape is still good. I have mounted up capes in a cooler for a 3 days but never had one go this long. I'm curious what's the longest ppl have had one they could salvage. Ill skin, flesh and stop rot immediately but I'm still doubtful.