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Old 10-14-2019, 07:19 PM   #1
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In almost every deer I have processed, I find these grey, oval shaped “things.”
They are always in the fat, or connective tissue outside of the muscle or meat, so always get cut out .They are not in the muscle. I am pretty sure they are not lymph nodes, those you do find inside the muscle.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:30 PM   #3
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Do you just find one per deer? The name slips me.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:34 PM   #4
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My guess would be some kind of cyst or something along those lines.

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Old 10-14-2019, 07:37 PM   #5
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Gland . . . do not grind or eat
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:38 PM   #6
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I think they are glands...I’ve always been told to make sure you get them out because if they get mixed in they can ruin the meat. I think they are full of some tant stuff!
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #7
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Lympnodes ( sp)
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #8
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They are glands ! be sure to remove .
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:42 PM   #9
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lymphnodes or however you spell it. All infections drain to them. Get rid of em.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:46 PM   #10
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I think a long time ago they were called kernels. Way to long ago for me to remember. Cut out and throw away.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:57 PM   #11
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:00 PM   #12
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Agree with Lymph nodes
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:03 PM   #13
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Do you just find one per deer? The name slips me.
Yes, usually it is just one per deer, maybe 2 at the most.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:05 PM   #14
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Do you just find one per deer? The name slips me.
Yes, just one or two per deer
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:09 PM   #15
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I thought the lymph nodes ran through the muscles, inside of them? And the lymphatic system runs throughout the body, I only find one or 2 of these critters??
Not saying they cant have something to do with Lymph node..
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:10 PM   #16
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I think they are glands...I’ve always been told to make sure you get them out because if they get mixed in they can ruin the meat. I think they are full of some tant stuff!
I always cut em out and chunk em.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:11 PM   #17
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I always find one in each hind quarter..
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:12 PM   #18
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My late uncle, who eat deer year round, knew exactly where they were they were located. As best I remember they were always in the hind quarters. Always called them kernels. I'm out.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:14 PM   #19
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Blend one up in a smoothie. It'll put hair on your chest.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:36 PM   #20
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They are in the back quarter, if you separate the muscle groups away from the bone and look inside there is one in each side. I butcher my deer so I see them and cut them out.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:37 PM   #21
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My late uncle, who eat deer year round, knew exactly where they were they were located. As best I remember they were always in the hind quarters. Always called them kernels. I'm out.


Yep. Every hindquarter has one inside the muscle group. Itll be wrapped in a bunch of white fat. Make sure to remove them.


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Old 10-14-2019, 08:49 PM   #22
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Wrap in bacon and grill until the bacon is done


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Old 10-14-2019, 08:49 PM   #23
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Blend one up in a smoothie. It'll put hair on your chest.
Can you add a pickled egg?
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:52 PM   #24
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There’s at least one in each ham, between muscle groups, You’ll also find one on the front of each shoulder pretty well covered in fat and connective tissue


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Old 10-14-2019, 09:03 PM   #25
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Lymph nodes are all throughout. Biggest ones are in the flank and armpit area. Lots of tiny ones in the body cavity that you mostly get rid of when gutting.
Don't eat. I repeat, DON'T EAT unless you like the taste of the north end of a southbound menstruating skunk.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:13 PM   #26
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Skinning a doe this morning, I cut one of the lymph nodes in the flank, and JUST BARELY caught myself in time to go wash the knife before I kept skinning.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:14 PM   #27
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There's a string of small ones on each side of the esophagus in the neck. There's a large single node in the fat tissue on the front side of each shoulder where it joins up near the neck. There's a large one in the fat tissue on the front edge of each hind quarter near where it joins just below the back strap. If you debone the hind quarters, and separate the muscles, there's a series of blood vessels and fatty tissue inside the quarters and there's another one in that tissue. On the inside surface of each shoulder there's a similar group of vessel tissue and there's another one in each of those. If you do not remove them and grind them up in your sausage meat and get a bite of one, you'll not like deer meat much! All mammals have them my dad taught me to even remove this tissue out from under the shoulders and hind legs of squirrels and rabbits.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:01 PM   #28
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Lymph node

It’s not a big deal. I’m sure you’re eaten plenty of them in your cheeseburgers at your favorite fast food place.

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Old 10-14-2019, 10:03 PM   #29
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I don’t know the correct terminology but they can ruin some neat if you don’t get rid of them


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Old 10-15-2019, 12:30 AM   #30
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Separate the muscles and you'll find them. They're in hogs too. Biggest ones are in the hindquarters and neck. I think this is why so many people think wild game tastes bad. They're there to filter the bad stuff out of the body. If you eat them, you eat the bad stuff. Dr Grant has a pretty good video on processing deer and finding them on the growing deer TV YouTube channel.

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Old 10-15-2019, 08:07 AM   #31
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:17 AM   #32
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Lymph nodes. There are two per quarter. So a total of 8 per deer. This does not count the nodes in neck and head area.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:57 AM   #33
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Lymph nodes, and there are a lot more than 2. The most commonly seen are the two right by the front of the hindquarters where they meet the body.

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Old 10-15-2019, 09:08 AM   #34
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:54 AM   #35
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Those are the main reason I process my on meat. Most processors dont remove the gland and it makes the meat have a musty taste..
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Old 10-15-2019, 09:57 AM   #36
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:00 PM   #37
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Old 10-15-2019, 12:11 PM   #38
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Lol^^^
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