Waupaca, WI
Current Conditions
0:35 AM CDT
Cloudy
Temperature
66°F
Dew Point
53°F
Humidity
64%
Wind
ESE at 10 mph
Barometer
0.00 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:54 a.m.
Sunset
06:38 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 63 to 68 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Wednesday
68°F / 56°F
Mostly Cloudy
Thursday
70°F / 51°F
Mostly Cloudy
Friday
55°F / 33°F
Scattered Showers
Saturday
43°F / 33°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
54°F / 35°F
Partly Cloudy
Monday
57°F / 35°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
57°F / 34°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:35 AM CDT
Wednesday...Temperatures will range from a high of 68 to a low of 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 15 miles per hour from the southeast. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 63 to 57 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 13 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 58 to 56 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 6 miles per hour from the southeast.
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 70 to a low of 51 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 1 and 17 miles per hour from the east. 0.65 inches of rain are expected.

MSU Extension offers tips

to ensure venison is safe

Nov. 24, 2011 | 0 comments

Regardless of when hunters bring home their deer, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension wants to ensure hunters' efforts are not wasted and their venison stays fresh.

"Keeping the carcass cool is an important first step to maintain venison's safety for consumption," said Jeannine Schweihofer, MSU Extension meat quality educator. "When temperatures are more than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, multiple steps may be necessary to prevent the carcass from spoiling."

According to Schweihofer, hunters can use many techniques to keep a deer carcass cool. Hunters can insert bags of ice or clean snow in the carcass to prevent spoiling. Gut the carcass before transporting back to a hunting camp or home. Upon arrival, hang the carcass and remove the hide.

Because deer typically do not have much fat cover, Schweihofer suggests letting the carcass hang for not more than two to three days to age before cutting it up into meals. If temperatures are not consistently below 40°F, refrigerate the animal immediately.

Visit MSU Extension News at www.news.msue.msu.edu to find out more information about meat preparation, food safety and other agricultural information.

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