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Old 01-09-2019, 10:07 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever been sick from handling or cleaning a deer? Me and a buddy went hunting 2 weekends ago and he shot a doe. There were no visible signs of sickness, nothing weird looking on or in the deer. We quartered her up and the next evening I got a mad case of diarrhea. I called my buddy the next day and he got the same thing buy with vomiting. This sickness lasted both of us over a week! We didn't make any stops or eat anywhere on the way to or from the lease. Whats going on!
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Maybe it was something y'all both drank? To answer your question..no, never
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Never.
Did y'all gut her?
Was she gut shot or did y'all accidentally cut the stomach?

I have heard stories of people getting sick after messing with a guy shot deer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:13 AM   #4
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You may have had the flu.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #5
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More than likely something you both ate on the trip.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #6
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Jose Cuervo??
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #7
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My guess is a bad case of "Doe Fever"
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #8
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No, never wear gloves, and many times be eating fried deer meat or food of some kind off a plate, or napkin, while skinning a deer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:19 AM   #9
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I know a guy who shot a buck on a Friday and the next evening wound up in hospital with a bad infection in his hand. He had cut it earlier in the week pretty good at work. He said it was healing fine until after cleaning the deer but who knows.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:22 AM   #10
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I know a guy who shot a buck on a Friday and the next evening wound up in hospital with a bad infection in his hand. He had cut it earlier in the week pretty good at work. He said it was healing fine until after cleaning the deer but who knows.
ive had an open wound get infected but sounds like yall hit the jim bean too hard or got the flu
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:23 AM   #11
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You guys kissed in the stand. Admit it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:24 AM   #12
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Never had that happen. I have probably cleaned well over 150 deer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:29 AM   #13
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Has anyone ever been sick from handling or cleaning a deer? Me and a buddy went hunting 2 weekends ago and he shot a doe. There were no visible signs of sickness, nothing weird looking on or in the deer. We quartered her up and the next evening I got a mad case of diarrhea. I called my buddy the next day and he got the same thing buy with vomiting. This sickness lasted both of us over a week! We didn't make any stops or eat anywhere on the way to or from the lease. Whats going on!
Sounds like you should invest some time and money in some bleach or something to clean the counter tops and other things
A clean camp is a happy camp
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #14
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Never.
Did y'all gut her?
Was she gut shot or did y'all accidentally cut the stomach?

I have heard stories of people getting sick after messing with a guy shot deer.
No gut shot and guts were never cut.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:32 AM   #15
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No, however, you should always wear gloves when skinning/gutting any game animal, as they can have parasites.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:33 AM   #16
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Yeah it wasn't the deer, probably a virus yall both caught.

I've sliced myself to the bone in the gut cavity of hogs, deer, like somebody else said eaten sandwiches with my hands while skinning and quartering, the whole shebang.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:36 AM   #17
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sleep in same sleeping bag???
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:41 AM   #18
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:46 AM   #19
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Never had it happen to me but a really good friend of mine recently got Lyme Disease. So if you or him got bit by a tick you might want to go to the doctor.
He is pretty sure he got it in at their ranch in San Saba.
Always be sure to use bug spray in the woods. He was in pretty bad shape for a few months
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:48 AM   #20
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If you share a common area, disinfect every time you arrive and do it multiple times a day lots of people cut up or thaw chicken and just wipe the bloody juice all over the place
Or bring rats without tails (kids) to camp “ kids are walking sick time bombs”
Also always change your pillow case and bedding as someone might have let a kid with a virus nap in your bed

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Old 01-09-2019, 10:52 AM   #21
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Never.
Did y'all gut her?
Was she gut shot or did y'all accidentally cut the stomach?

I have heard stories of people getting sick after messing with a guy shot deer.
That does it! I'm gonna have my girl shoot my next deer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:54 AM   #22
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Get tested for the flu.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:59 AM   #23
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Probably picked it up from kissing each other after all of that late night drinking by the fire, not from cleaning a deer...
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:14 AM   #24
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That does it! I'm gonna have my girl shoot my next deer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:16 AM   #25
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:18 AM   #26
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My FIL is allergic to deer hair. Its just like if you were allergic to a cat or dog. If you go in the house with deer hair on you he'll know it pretty quick and ask you to change clothes. That being said, its allergies not the Hershey Squirts for a week!
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:21 AM   #27
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LOL. No and I clean alot of deer and pigs a year.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:25 AM   #28
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Well you were around each other, not sure why you'd think it has something to do with the deer
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:34 AM   #29
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have a good friend who has brucellosis right now, got it from cleaning hogs... it's kinda rare though.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:38 AM   #30
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Hogs maybe, but never heard of getting sick from cleaning a deer
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:52 AM   #31
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clorox wipes are your friend .

We stay in the RV and clean counters before prepping any food and then again after . Same thing at home as well . That goes for fridge handle water lever pretty much most of what you can touch in the cooking area
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:26 PM   #32
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it was probably that bad stomach virus going around it is super contagious, We got it and it tore through everybody that got close ,Lol
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:29 PM   #33
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Nope. Dressed out over 100 deer and no problems.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:41 PM   #34
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Less beer, more whiskey
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:52 PM   #35
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No, however, you should always wear gloves when skinning/gutting any game animal, as they can have parasites.
Agreed. It's not common and probably pretty rare, but I recently found out deer are one of about 24 animals that are known to carry the parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) that causes chagas disease. Again, not very likely, but not impossible either. Chagas is relatively more common in squirrels, raccoons, opossums, etc.

Hunters and outdoorsman are more likely to be infected by a bite from the insect vector (triatomine bugs) or an infected animal through blood entering a wound or mucous membrane or ingesting contaminated food/meat that hasn't been properly handled.
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:00 PM   #36
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I never had but I always wear rubber gloves
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:04 PM   #37
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:10 PM   #38
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TBH is going to turn me into a liar... I should have said, "Lone hunter kills deer, quarters it, goes to bed sober, with his wife, and gets sick the next day. Anyone else have this happen?"

I appreciate the sense of humor some of you have, but I don't drink, I only kiss, sleep, and have sex with my first wife (sex on hold but will resume after my diarrhea goes away, hence the reason for this post...)

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #39
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Yeah it wasn't the deer, probably a virus yall both caught.

I've sliced myself to the bone in the gut cavity of hogs, deer, like somebody else said eaten sandwiches with my hands while skinning and quartering, the whole shebang.
Gets my vote--and buy a kevlar glove for the non-knife hand.

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Old 01-09-2019, 01:50 PM   #40
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Nope unless you count puking from accidentally opening up the stomach


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Old 01-09-2019, 01:55 PM   #41
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Old 01-09-2019, 01:58 PM   #42
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Highly unlikely it was the deer. Likely some bug you both picked up somewhere.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:23 PM   #44
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Has anyone ever been sick from handling or cleaning a deer? Me and a buddy went hunting 2 weekends ago and he shot a doe. There were no visible signs of sickness, nothing weird looking on or in the deer. We quartered her up and the next evening I got a mad case of diarrhea. I called my buddy the next day and he got the same thing buy with vomiting. This sickness lasted both of us over a week! We didn't make any stops or eat anywhere on the way to or from the lease. Whats going on!
Yall contracted the flu
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:45 PM   #45
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TBH is going to turn me into a liar... I should have said, "Lone hunter kills deer, quarters it, goes to bed sober, with his wife, and gets sick the next day. Anyone else have this happen?"

I appreciate the sense of humor some of you have, but I don't drink, I only kiss, sleep, and have sex with my first wife (sex on hold but will resume after my diarrhea goes away, hence the reason for this post...)

So your saying this in an urgent matter, and you're looking for an immediate cure?
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:53 PM   #46
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I don't think you got it from the deer. yes you can pick up nasty stuff from cleaning animals... but they don't hit you as quick as you describe. You both likely were exposed to some stomach bug at the same time and came down with it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:03 PM   #47
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Gets my vote--and buy a kevlar glove for the non-knife hand.

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But it's hard to eat a sammich with gloves on.
I'm always hungry when cleaning animals. LOL
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:30 PM   #48
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Broke back ranch + kissed in the stand + both got the flu = mystery solved!!
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:18 PM   #49
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So your saying this in an urgent matter, and you're looking for an immediate cure?
ABSOLUTELY!!! Ha
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You guys kissed in the stand. Admit it.
Hahahahahaha
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