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Warm temperatures dangerous for deer meat


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - State health officials want deer hunters to know that mild temperatures this weekend can affect the quality of deer meat.

The Bureau of Meat Safety and Inspection says when temperatures are above 40 degrees, harmful bacteria in the meat can grow quickly.

So it recommends field dressing your deer carcass immediately after harvest, then washing the body cavity with cold, clean water, and refrigerating it as soon as possible.

The Bureau also says you shouldn't leave deer or any other wild game in a car trunk, or hang it in your garage.

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