I field dress mine, then if weather is at least 38 or lower I let them hang. Hang them at least a day, then I skin them. Wash all the meat off after I butcher it. Then soak it all in ice water for a couple of days. Then process, wrap, and freeze. That's under ideal conditions for me though. Everyone is different, that's just how I do it.
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.