I usually clean them after the hunt, which is usually after lunch. If i shoot the first bird at 7:00 a.m. it might not be cleaned until three. If there is only a few birds, I will gut them and age them in the fridge for around 5 days. If there is alot of birds they are cleaned, labeled, vacuum sealed and frozen. I have read about people aging them longer then 5 days but I don't have the fridge space.