Ok I was given a white tail doe that was shot on Thursday . It was skinned and quartered then placed in a deep freeze. We just picked it up and it is frozen solid. What is the safest way to defrost it so we can process, package, and freeze. I don't have enough space in the fridge to place it in there to defrost. Could I let it defrost over night in a ice chest with ice. The ambient temp here in Houston will be in the 40s tonight. When we usually kill a deer in the past we have always processed same day or next so this is a first for me.