This isn't a question for a real life situation I am in, but more for a simulation that I want to be as accurate as possible.
My setting is pre-refrigeration and someone has just successfully hunted and killed a deer. Assume a spear or arrow.
I now understand that 'field dressing' a carcass is the best course of action, and the 'hunters' will know this, so assuming that is done successfully, my question is how long will the meat last if nothing else is done to it?
The setting is Scotland, summer, and about 12 degrees (Celsius) with a bit of rain, if that matters.