The nose knows.....
My wife's nose is off. She smells things that aren't there and doesn't smell some things that are. I don't think I have the best nose. My son has a pretty decent nose I think.I shot a cow in similar conditions that I didn’t recover and butcher for @ 22 hours. I was able to salvage about 80% of her. When you do the final butchering your nose will tell you. A sweet smell and brown isn’t necessarily bad. Greenish color and an off putting sour smell is. There’s no mistaking soured meat when you smell it.
I've got him split up into 4 different coolers right now. He really had a big body. 1 hindquarter fits in the 48 quart cooler. I could fit some other neck meat or trimmings in there but no way another quarter. My 110 quart igloo cooler just fit the 2 front shoulders.
I think I'm going to move stuff around tonight and get the stuff that smells the worst away from the stuff that doesn't smell. Both hind quarters have a smell, not terrible but some smell. Neither front shoulder smells but the one had that meat that I already trimmed off. The neck had a little smell but the backstraps seemed okay. The worst smell of anything was the tenderloins and I hate that because he had HUGE tenderloins.