I'm not sure where to ask, but guess this is as good a place as any. I was taking hubby to work this morning and about a mile from the house I saw a car pulled over and a deer on the side of the road twitching. Dropped hubby off and came back. The police were there so they wrote me a statement, told me I could have it. No sense letting a deer go to waste. I have eaten deer, but it's always been taken to the processor and I've never personally hunted. I don't have the money for the processor right now, so hubby is going to do that. I removed the guts and have it hanging now. From my kids swingset, and I had to drag it up there with my truck. Pain in the butt with only my mom and 2 year old to help, lol. How long can/should it stay there? It's cold out, and supposed to stay in the 30's until this weekend I think. I remember being told to take out the scent glands, but read that's an old wives tail and they can stay in until it's cut up. True or not? Any tips or anything I should know? Recipes for deer summer sausage? Thanks!