MDB my wife shot hers on the 18th and I didnt even gut it till the 19th at night and didnt skin it till 20th. It was cold though and the meat still tasted good. But I didnt want to get the bear smell all over me while I was elk hunting.
But I always skin them at home.
it's been petty warm here latley 50's for day time highs the lititure they give to us with our license says to have ice on hand, call the butcher,1/4 it, put pepper on it to keep flys off the dnr is probly more paranoid than I am
yea boys but you guys prolly have to walk your shit all in and out i drive my 4x right to my treestand when i shot the bear i just shot it in the box of my truck i backed right up to it tagged her shot here in the truck and was home in 25-30 mins not even when im haulin sometimes plus i live in canada northern canada where the weather can be hot one day and cold the next it was a nice cold day that day if it woulda been hot i mighta didi it there not to mention it was gettin dark the sun was going down i let her lay on the ground for about 10 mins then climbed outta the tree stand ive gutted a bear with truck lights on it for light before i dont like it that much heh.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....